S CA: bright Iridium double flare predicted

Mark Hanning-Lee (markhl@prodigy.net)
Mon, 30 Mar 1998 15:22:31 -0800

FYI, S CA residents should be aware that there's a bright double flare
predicted for 4/4/98. However, one of them is Iridium 24, so we'll see
whether that performs. Iridflar 1.52 predictions with today's TLEs for
Pasadena CA:

      Local          Iridium           Sun       Flare      Maximum
Flare   Ir
  Date     Time    Azm El Rnge  N I  Azm Elv   Ang Mg MMA  Latit. 
Longit.   #
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
98- 4- 4 19:02:58  137 61  884  D L  285  -9   0.4 -5  R   34.141
-118.022  24
98- 4- 4 19:03:04  137 61  881  D L  285  -9   0.4 -6  R   34.141
-118.027  47

If these numbers are right, they're relatively close to each other ...

The maximum flare position is where the flare track passes due E of me;
according to http://www.etakguide.com/, that location is near Huntington
& 2nd St. in Arcadia. Not too far from me & there are even nice
restaurants and cafes for afterwards ;-) Let's see how the weather holds
up, there's been a few storms recently.

Happy viewing, Mark
-- 
Mark Hanning-Lee, markhl@prodigy.net