Re: WOW! Iridium 43!

Earl Needham (
Wed, 06 May 1998 01:14:15 -0600

At 11:08 PM 5/5/98 -0600, Earl Needham sent:
>	Just had an extremely bright flare from Iridium 43.  Iridflar predicted a
>magnitude of -7.9, with the flare lat/long only 1.3 km east of here.  I
>felt like I was a shepherd at Bethlehem or something, it was so bright!
>	Earl

	I'm not sure just how this happened, but this message was originally dated
1 March 98!  My apologies -- I was not observing tonight.  I must have
fat-fingered the keyboard or something.


Earl Needham, KD5XB    mailto:KD5XB@AMSAT.ORG
Lead trombone for Bill Case & the Velvetones (big band)
Clovis, NM
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Pi Chi '76  (That was Texas A&I University.)