RE: Series of triple Iridium flares for So Cal

From: Matson, Robert (
Date: Mon Jun 11 2001 - 14:34:45 PDT

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    Hi Mark,
    > Looks like here in So Cal we're headed for sets of 3 Iridium flares,
    > 10-20 deg high in the SW to W, each flare about 8.8 minutes after the
    > last one. It may be hard to see the fainter ones in murk.
    This is also a good week for Iridium solar array flares for
    southern California.  For example, Iridium 29 should produce
    a negative magnitude solar array flare around 20:53:12 PDT
    tonite for your location, 1 rev before its forward MMA flare
    at 22:35:35 PDT.  Iridium 28 may also have a solar array
    glint at 20:43:40, but it will be very low in the southeast
    with the sun less than 8 degrees below the horizon.  You
    can try Iridium 30 at 21:02:40 -- it might reach magnitude 0.
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