Updated Geosat Flare Calculator

From: Jeff Umbarger (jumbarger2000@yahoo.com)
Date: Mon Oct 15 2007 - 14:09:13 EDT

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    Hey All,
         I've added an additional column to the table I've
    provided at Kevin's site to include the Right Ascenion
    (RA) of the "leading edge" or the "eclipsing edge"
    (the western edge) of the earth's shadow. What you'll
    need to do is enter your local time to figure out how
    far west the shadow has advanced with respect to the
    Purple Dot. For instance, for 10pm local time enter,
    22:00 For 12:15am, enter 00:15 This only applies to
    western edge of the shadow and not the eastern or
    "uneclipsing edge" of the shadow. It also only applies
    for the time *before* your local midnight. The
    calculator is located at:
    http://www.kfetter.com/jeff/2007FallGeosatFlare2.xls
         The 2007 Fall Geosat Flare season ends tonight
    (for me) at 2:25:09UT Oct 16, so this table is really
    only for Europe and Western Asia and only for tonight.
    This doesn't mean there will be no flaring (there will
    be plenty by the Purple Dot), there just won't be any
    interference from the earth's shadow. Write to me with
    questions or observations.
    
         Regards,
              Jeff Umbarger
              Plano, TX, USA
              jumbarger2000@yahoo.com
    
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