DMSP Flare

Mir16609 (
Sun, 29 Mar 1998 23:13:16 EST

DMSP B5D2-9 (24753, 97012A) flared to about a +1 Mag at 20:03:30 EST (01:20:30
UT 30 March) this evening as it was ascending towards alpha-Leo.  It was
easily visible at 1X, even in a hazy sky.  For most of the ascent it was about
a mag 4.5.

Don Gardner
76.8419 W, 39.1796 N,  34m ASL