Re: NOAA 15 Flare

From: Ed Cannon (
Date: Tue Apr 03 2001 - 02:08:13 PDT

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    > 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
    Here's my breathless report of the first NOAA 11 double flare 
    that I saw, in October 1997:

    In July 1999 I saw three NOAA 11 flare events and got to 
    thinking that they are probably predictable:

    Later I think I was looking for them every eighth night, but
    that hypothesis didn't hold up for long at all.
    Ed Cannon - - Austin, Texas, USA
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