Iridium flare was slow

From: Tom Wagner (
Date: Sun Jan 13 2002 - 01:54:04 EST

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    Tonight I saw a -2 iridium flare that was about 30 degrees above the SSE
    horizon. It was one that was pretty late as far as iridium flares go. It
    seemed to brighten more slowly that what I am used to seeing. It also barely
    Being quite ignorant of the geometry of these occurrences, can someone tell
    me if there are times when one can expect the flare to be more gradual and
    expect the satellite to move more slowly. Like, are the later ones more apt
    to be this way?
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