Colored Iridium Flares?

From: Tom Wagner (sciteach@mchsi.com)
Date: Sat Mar 15 2003 - 20:57:57 EST

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    I, being somewhat geometrically challenged, have a question for those that
    aren't.
    
    Now, I was just looking at the ground plot of some iridium satellites and
    something occurred to me. I noticed that they travel pretty much N-S. My
    question is this: at the equinoxes, could for a time an iridium satellite
    follow what would, from its perspective, be red light from a sunset? If so,
    does anyone see at certain times of the year colored iridium flares? I
    supposed that it wouldn't have to be at any particular time of the year but
    I am thinking that at the solstices the red color might be prolonged.
    
    Thanks!
    
    Tom
    Iowa
    USA
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