TRMM Rk -- one flash, one flare

Ed Cannon (
Sun, 14 Dec 1997 14:29:31 -0600

TRMM/ETS-VII Rk (25066, 97-74D) is quite bright, but beyond that it 
flashed once and later, as it moved away past culmination, brightened 
until it suddenly flared to about -1.  This was very similar to HST, 
GRO, and other flares I've observed.  Apparently it has at least one 
flat surface (?).  My sister saw at least one flare/flash from San 
Antonio, Texas (29.4N, 98.64W, 180m).

Ed Cannon
Austin, Texas, USA -- 30.3086N, 97.7279W, 150m