ISS (International Space Station) IRIDIUM FLARES and more!
August 13, 2007 12:31pm CST
Check out the ISS when it comes by your neighborhood. Watch the spectacular Iridium flares as the multi million dollar Iridium satellites burn up on re-entry. AND MORE! This web site can tell you when and where to look. It is free! http://www.heavens-above.com/ What do you think? Is this a neat web site or what?
31 Aug 07
Hi Red, I had to come and look when I saw this, not much stuff like this gets posted. All top stuff except the Iridium sats aren't burning up, these thingies have a big mirror on their side, if you happen to be under one when it is lit up by the sun and its mirror is pointing right at you, that is spectacular, You spot a tiny faint satellite at first, nothing special, but as it approaches, for want of a better word, zenith, it increases in brightness rapidly until the only things brighter are the moon, or sun. It only lasts for a few seconds and then they fade back to looking like a normal satellite again. But, well worth the effort to locate one and wait the few days until the event.