Flare?

Robert H. McNaught (RMN@aaocbn2.aao.gov.au)
Mon, 9 Mar 1998 14:54:01 +1100 (EST)

In meteor terminology, a flare is a short-lived increase in intensity
superimposed on the overall intensity profile.  Given the more leisurely
pace of a satellite, the term is not inappropriate.
Rob McNaught
(rmn@aaocbn.aao.gov.au)