Re: Colored Iridium Flares?

From: Bjorn Gimle (b.gimle@chello.se)
Date: Mon Mar 17 2003 - 16:40:21 EST

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    They have been seen - and not only at equinoxes.
    See http://satobs.org/seesat/Jun-2000/0052.html
    http://satobs.org/seesat/Jun-2000/0087.html
    ...
    http://satobs.org/seesat/Jun-2000/0364.html
    http://satobs.org/seesat/Jun-2000/0367.html
    http://satobs.org/seesat/Aug-2001/0465.html
    ...
    Rob's IridFlar indicates this situation by Pnb (penumbra) instead of Lit
    
    > 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.
    
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