Re: Iridium moonlight flares?

Thu, 26 Nov 1998 01:36:55 -0500

Paolo Bussola wrote:
> Can
> we observe reflection on the MMAs from the Moon? In other words is it
> possible to observe flares from moonlight instead sunlight? If so, which
> magnitude can be reached from a full moon?

Yes, it is possible. I've tried a couple of time but for various reasons,
have not been successful yet.  I'll keep trying when conditions are
Brightest flares should reach about mag 8.
Jay Respler
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