Re: Flaring geosats soon for far north

From: John Locker (
Date: Wed Mar 10 2004 - 05:14:07 EST

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    Hi Ed,
    The link I posted has now time expired , so I have posted a new image here
     , courtesy of Eumetsat...I think it better illustrates your point .
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    From: "Ed Cannon" <>
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    Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2004 9:33 AM
    Subject: Re: Flaring geosats soon for far north
    > One aspect of this phenomenon that's a bit tricky is that
    > the conditions are most favorable when the observer is
    > close to the Earth's limb, as seen from the vantage point
    > of the satellite.  That's either early in the evening or
    > late in the morning from here, when the satellites low in
    > east (or west in the morning, though I've never tried to
    > see those yet) are nearing eclipse.  I guess it's pretty
    > much all night long from high latitudes.
    > The photo that John Locker recently pointed out helps to
    > visualize this aspect of it:
    > An observer near the limb of the Earth is as close as
    > possible to the "perfect" alignment of Sun, satellite,
    > and observer.  Someone on the equator at midnight on the
    > equinox is at the least favorable position.
    > Ed Cannon - - Austin, Texas, USA
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