Daytime Iridium, (almost)

Ross Eddie (
Fri, 14 Aug 1998 15:27:19 -0400

This morning at 0613 I saw an Iridium flare, just 3 mins before sunrise.

It was just above and to the right of the 1/4 moon, predicted mag -7,
easily seen naked eye, but only for about 5 seconds.

Details from DLR:

Satellite: Iridium 64
Antenna (MMA): Left
Flare centre is at: 43.785=B0N, 79.169=B0W
Distance to centre: 1.5 km (0.9 miles)
          At your location  At flare centre
Time:           06:13:38      06:13:38
Magnitude:         -7            -7
Elevation:         69=B0           69=B0
Azimuth:          192=B0 (S )     192=B0 (S )
Mirror angle:     0.1=B0          0.0=B0