Re: Iridium flare frequency

From: Anthony Ayiomamitis (
Date: Mon Jun 11 2001 - 15:44:37 PDT

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    > I believe that Bjoern posted something on this a few years ago and
    > there was a definite latitude/seasonal dependence.
         Thanks for the pointer. I will check the archives for further info.
    > Ron Lee
    > >     Being new to Iridium flares, I wonder if certain parts of the
    > year
    > >are better than others for frequency of flaring and/or lower/higher
    > >flare magnitudes. As far as the frequency goes, I would think not (?)
    > >since flares are most often observed  following sunset and before
    > >sunrise. However, it is interesting to see how the flare azimuth
    > during
    > >the course of the year keeps moving in a steady direction and pace.
    > >
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