Re: Does anything else flare like an Iridium?

finn@main.jetnet.ab.ca
Mon, 29 Dec 1997 16:43:34 -0700

At 11:04 PM 29/12/97 +0000, you wrote:
>Flying across the Atlantic the other day, I saw two "flares". So convinced
>was I that
>they were Iridiums that I just made a mental note to check which two they
>were.
>However, when I came to run the prediction programs, I could not find any
>candidates
>to fit the criteria. Could it have been anything else?

In recent nights, including last night, i have seen non-Iridium objects
"flare" very brightly. If the sun catches an object at the right angle at
the right time then there will be a flare. I don't know if there is a way to
predict when they will occur.

Jari