Re: Flaring geosats soon for far north

From: John Locker (john@satcom.freeserve.co.uk)
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
    http://mysite.freeserve.com/satcom_transits/20040304_000000_08_VIS006_7_0.jpg
     , courtesy of Eumetsat...I think it better illustrates your point .
    
    Regards,
    
    John.
    
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Ed Cannon" <ecannon@mail.utexas.edu>
    To: <seesat-l@satobs.org>
    Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2004 9:33 AM
    Subject: Re: Flaring geosats soon for far north
    
    <snip>
    
    > 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:
    >
    > http://www.satobs.org/seesat/Mar-2004/0057.html
    >
    > 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 - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA
    
    
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