Lunar Iridium Flare #4?

From: Ron Lee (
Date: Wed Jun 21 2000 - 23:21:17 PDT

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    At 06:01:35 UT on 22 June 2000 I observed a "possible"
    lunar iridium flare from #25040.  It exhibited the same
    fluctuation in brightness as the third one I saw recently.
    The magnitude was in the 9.0 - 9.5 range.
    The question on if it was a true lunar flare is that I observed
    it about two seconds prior to shadow entry.  So could the satellite
    be that bright that close to the umbra without lunar reflection?
    Ron Lee
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