Friday, September 30, 2016

See Iridium Satellite Flares This Week

Have you heard of iridium flares? There are 66 satellites in orbit, owned by Iridium Communications, used for satellite phone communication. These satellites have three door-sized antennas that occasionally reflect the sun's light, which is seen as a flare from earth.
There are a few good chances during the next couple of days to witness one of these satellite flares: Sunday night around 8:42pm will be the first opportunity. Monday night brings two more chances - at 8:36pm and again at 8:37pm. Check the site below for details. Happy satellite hunting!