Geostationary satellite flares at different latitudes

From: Vladislav Gooba via Seesat-l <>
Date: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 22:09:30 +0200
The vernal equinox is coming soon and geostationary satellites beginning to flare up. I have read that the mid-seasons of flares occurs at different times at different latitudes, as one time sunbeams "scanning" the southern hemisphere, and the second - the north. How can I determine when precisely occurs the mid-season of flares for, e.g., the 48th latitude?

PS. Hello Seesat! My name is Vladislav Gooba (in some sites I'm known as 1valdis), I'm from Ukraine (usually I observing from E 35.0181, N 48.5265) and I'm 16 years old. It's the first time I wrote to Seesat. I was always interested in astronomy, but watch the sky I began a year ago. I and a several other good men translated Heavens-Above to Russian and Ukrainian languages. Now my setup is SW 114eq2 and Sky-Master 15x70. Some of my "achievements" is Yaogan 17 simultaneous triplet flare, many period definitions of failed Iridiums, disappearance trick of Lacrosse 5, nearby (-9)-(-10) mag. flash from ALOS, USA 229 deb 2 mag. flare. Hope that observing together with SeeSat will be interesting :) Sorry for my bad English.
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