Iridium 73 flare this evening

Matson, Robert (
Thu, 17 Dec 1998 14:14:55 -0800

For those in southern California, there will be a nice flare from
Iridium 73 tonite (Thursday, December 17) between 5:22:20pm
and 5:22:35pm PST (exact time depending on your location),
about 30 degrees above the south-southwest horizon.  This is
about 12 degrees to the right of (and slightly above) 1st magnitude
Fomalhaut -- the only bright star in the vicinity.

Favored cities include Belmont Shore, Sunset Beach, Huntington
Beach, Seal Beach, Fountain Valley, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa,
Anaheim, Cerritos, Garden Grove, Hawaiian Gardens, Westminster,
Fullerton and Azusa.  From all these cities, Iridium 73's brightness
will briefly exceed that of Jupiter.  Peak predicted magnitude is
close to -7.  --Rob