Re: NOAA 15 Flare

From: Jim Nix (nixj@bellsouth.net)
Date: Mon Apr 02 2001 - 23:36:24 PDT

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    Hi Ken,
    
        Apparently a lot more often than previously believed, or there are more observers seeing them now.  I
    serendipitously caught  the second of two flares from NOAA 11 while it passed through UMa.
    
    http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Galaxy/3070/General.htm
    http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Galaxy/3070/NOAA11.jpg
    
    Regards
    
    Jim
    
    Girodias Ken wrote:
    
    > Hi Everyone,
    >
    > Was out tonight observing and saw a very bright flare
    > from the NOAA 15 satellite just as it passed the moon
    > at about 20:08:10. It was very bright, about -3! Is
    > this typical of the NOAA satellites? How often do they
    > flare like this?
    >
    > Ken Girodias
    > Cary, NC
    >
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