Globalstar 4 Flare

From: Brent Gordon (
Date: Tue Jun 14 2011 - 04:41:14 UTC

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    Caught the tail end of a nice flare from Globalstar 4 (25163, 
    1998-008B).  I was watching the ISS when I caught the flare out of the 
    corner of my eye.  Occurred at 21:41:24 MDT (June 14, 3:41:24 UTC) just 
    SW of Saturn/Porrima.  The flare was significantly brighter than Saturn, 
    possibly as bright as the ISS.
    Viewing conditions here are lousy with thin, high clouds and lots of 
    smoke from the fires in Arizona, over 200 miles away.
    Earlier near Saturn I caught a glimpse of NanoSail-D2, which was 
    flashing rapidly.  Also saw ISS when it wasn't obscured by clouds and smoke.
    Albuquerque, NM
    35:7:32N, 106:31:17W, 1721 meters
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