Re: S&T Eurosom. AP Iridium Article

Chris Dorreman (bram.dorreman@skynet.be)
Mon, 28 Sep 98 18:26:06 +0100 (UT)

> >VALLEY FORGE, Pa. (AP) - The glint in the sky looks at first like a =
big star
> >but
> >ignites spectacularly, rivaling the moon's brightness.
>                         ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>
> I haven't seen any THAT  bright.

The brightest flares are as bright as a crescent moon (30-40% lit?)

> > observers just about anywhere in the world can see a dozen flares
> >of varying>brightness in a single evening.
>
> As long as they're not limited to naked eye flares.

At latitudes of 50 degrees and up, there are periods you can actually see=
 a dozen or more flares with the naked eye in 1 night. But off course tha=
t's not 'anywhere in the world'.

Greetings,
Chris


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