Iridium solar panel flares observation

From: Mark Hanning-Lee (markhl@prodigy.net)
Date: Wed Jul 11 2001 - 14:12:51 PDT

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    Last Friday I observed 2 solar panel flares as predicted by the new
    version of iridflar. My first solar panel flare obs!
    
    Iridflar output, times are Pacific Daylight Time = UTC -7 h:
    
           Local     Local     Iridium          Sun    Flare  Max Flare  Ird
    Day    Date      Time    Azm El Rnge N I  Azm Elv MMA Mag  Bearing    # 
    S
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    Fri 2001- 7- 6 20:52:44  146 18 1126 A L  305  -8  S  -1  49.3 mi W   6
    Fri 2001- 7- 6 20:56:07  148 20 1052 A L  306  -9  S   0  81.2 mi W  51 
    ?
    
    The "S" in the MMA column is how this version identifies a solar flare.
    
    Both in the same position, almost opposite the Sun as you'd expect from
    a solar panel flare ;-). At this time of year that's near Mars &
    Antares.
    
    Mark
    
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