RE: Iridium flares from the moon.
Mon, 20 Oct 1997 11:28:02 -0700

Floyd Weaver said-

	>    Is it possible to see flares from the moon? My guess is
that under the
	> right conditions it should be naked eye visiblity, but I am no
	> on the subject.

	Since the sun is 14 magnitudes brighter than the moon, my guess
is that a lunar Iridium flare would be about 14 mags dimmer than a solar
Iridium flare.  I'll leave the calculation to the student.