R: METOP-A bright flare

From: satrack@libero.it
Date: Fri Mar 11 2011 - 20:45:46 UTC

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    Hi Marco,
    I think bright flares from METOP-A can be easily predicted. Your report
    reminded me
    that I already observed such a flare long ago. I searched in my archive and I
    actually found
    an observation from May 2009. The model matches perfectly your observation.
    The program predicts the flare maximum at 20.09.25 UTC at about 3 km from your
    The orientation is Vertical Along Track, with tilt of 47 degrees and angle of
    48 degrees.
    If someone wants to catch it I can export the model to the online program
    >----Messaggio originale----
    >Da: marco.langbroek@wanadoo.nl
    >Data: 11-mar-2011 21.16
    >A: "satelliet lijst (SeeSat)"<SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
    >Ogg: METOP-A bright flare
    >I was just out checking the sky, and saw METOP-A (06-044A) flare brightly at 
    >20:09:20 UTC (11 March) amidst scattered clouds. Flare brightness at least 
    >if not more.
    >- Marco
    >Dr Marco Langbroek  -  SatTrackCam Leiden, the Netherlands.
    >e-mail: sattrackcam@wanadoo.nl
    >Cospar 4353 (Leiden):   52.15412 N, 4.49081 E (WGS84), +0 m ASL
    >Cospar 4354 (De Wilck): 52.11685 N, 4.56016 E (WGS84), -2 m ASL
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