Re: Close encounter of the Iridium kind at the end of the month, for those down in the sourtern hemisphere

From: daniel crawford (djcunix@gmail.com)
Date: Wed Dec 07 2011 - 21:41:31 UTC

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    After I read this, I did a bit of checking on other multiple flares in
    the future.  (for me)
    
    I found a triple opportunity, all 3 were -8ish center lined around St.
    Paul, MN for Feb 22.  This link showed all 3 on HA when I was working
    predictions on 5 December.
    
    http://heavens-above.com/iridium.asp?lat=44.944&lng=-93.093&alt=235&loc=Saint+Paul&TZ=CST&Date=40958.3056666667&Dur=1
    
    I knew when I first saw the predictions on Heavens-Above that they
    were way too far out in the future to rely on - it just doesn't work
    that way.
    
    Later on in the evening a friend and I both checked the link again and
    all 3 of the  flares were gone.  Using historical elements and
    iridflar I can duplicate the triple prediction but it got me wondering
    as to how far in the future flare predictions can be reliable.
    
    It's still fun to me to think about a triple right now and attempt to
    frame it in a photograph.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    On Sun, Dec 4, 2011 at 8:34 AM, Kevin Fetter <kfetter@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > Around Dec 27, Iridium 28 ( 24948 ) is predicted to catch up to, then pass iridium 59 ( 25275 ).
    >
    > So check your passes, and enjoy the show.
    >
    > Just incase people, are interested in this kind of info.
    >
    > Kevin
    >
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