Aeromoe's Version of Joe Orman's Naked-Eye 100 List


Number 96: Iridium Satellite Flares


(And Iridium Satellite spottings)


Page 96P: Iridium Flare Photos


Page 96Z: My other Iridium Flare Table


"Iridium Flares" are highly-predictable glints of sunlight produced when the geometry between an Iridium communications satellite, the sun, and the earth-bound observer is just right. The predicted magnitude of the "flare" is dependent upon the observers location relative to the path of reflected sunlight reaching the surface of the earth.

I only discovered the "Iridium Flare" phenomenon in July 2010, and I was able to observe my first flare the very morning I first discovered their existence. Since then, I have been actively observing them as well as photographing them when the conditions are right. Indeed, many astrophotographers probably research these predictions and others to avoid having astrophotographs "spoiled" by their potential presence. Modern "stacking" software minimizes the additional workload required to remove a satellite trail or flare from a deep-sky astrophoto, but still...

During my research I have found that much has been written about the Iridium satellites and Iridium Flares since the satellites were first launched in 1997. There are a LOT of photographs of Iridium Flares on the internet. Further down the page I have a table of links to some interesting webpages dedicated to the subject.

My favorite tools for predicting flares are the Heavens Above and Cal Sky websites. I also like to track the satellites using the Real Time Satellite Tracking website.
All are invaluable tools for the satellite observer and I thank the authors of those websites for maintaining them.

In late June 2011, I consolidated all my Iridium sightings on this page. Now that I've seen nearly all of the active satellites that produce Iridium flares, I've started searching out the other Iridium satellites. As most of them are beyond naked-eye visibility, I use binoculars to first spot them then try to acquire them visually. In some cases this is possible; in others it is not - it just depends on their visual magnitude at the time. In the spotting log below, I term the non-flare producing Iridiums as "rogue."

Disclaimer: The information on this website is for entertainment purposes only. The data is extracted from unofficial sources (mostly from the weblinks below) and should be considered unofficial.


Viewing and Satellite prediction data courtesy of the Heavens Above website.


The Iridium Satellite Constellation



Six distinct (count them) orbital "Planes" make up the active Iridium constellation.
Each plane has 11 operational satellites and the entire constellation provides coverage to virtually the entire surface of the globe.
Satellites in the adjacent planes 1 and 6 are travelling in opposite directions.
Like all satellites in a prograde orbit (inclination = >90°) the right ascension of the ascending node precesses to the west with each successive orbit.
Iridium satellites can be observed moving either north or south depending on whether they are in the ascending or descending (relative to the equator) node of their orbit.






Iridium Launch Dates Iridium Launch Dates Iridium Constellation Status Iridium Failures Iridium Flare Info and Photos
Real Time Satellite Tracking Jonathan's Space Report Cal Sky Heavens Above Another Iridium Flare photo page



In the table below, yellow in the Iridium # column indicates the first time I spotted that individual flare/satellite.

DATE TIME EVENT IRIDIUM # MAGNITUDE ALTITUDE / AZIMUTH NOTES
12 Jul 10 04:08 MST MMA Flare 80 -6 16° / 96° VERY COOL!
13 Jul 10 04:01 MST MMA Flare 81 -2 19° / 99° N/B
14 Jul 10 03:55 MST MMA Flare 43 -0 15° / 100° .
14 Jul 10 04:05 MST MMA Flare 18 -1 19° / 101° N/B
16 Jul 10 03:52 MST MMA Flare 15 -6 18° / 105° N/B
21 Jul 10 03:21 MST MMA Flare 43 -1 16° / 114° .
26 Jul 10 02:59 MST MMA Flare 80 -4 14° / 124° .
03 Aug 10 04:38 MST MMA Flare 66 -5 59° / 236° S/B; Quite a bit higher overhead than expected-almost missed it!
10 Aug 10 04:04 MST MMA Flare 66 -1 52° / 244° N/B
24 Aug 10 04:43 MST MMA Flare 49 -0 57° / 218° S/B; A bit higher overhead than expected
01 Sep 10 20:21 MST MMA Flare 19 -3 23° / 359° N/B; Observed with B&B
03 Sep 10 20:08 MST MMA Flare 7 -1 27° / 000° N/B; Observed from home
12 Sep 10 05:01 MST MMA Flare 31 -8 52° / 203° S/B; Observed from home - first photo of a flare
15 Sep 10 04:45 MST MMA Flare 94 -2 50° / 208° S/B
17 Sep 10 04:40 MST MMA Flare 58 -3 45° / 213° S/B
18 Sep 10 04:34 MST MMA Flare 55 -8 44° / 214° S/B
20 Sep 10 06:07 MST MMA Flare 7 -8 51° / 162° S/B; very brief in the brightening sky...saw peak of brilliance
01 Oct 10 19:30 MST MMA Flare 54 -1 39° / 9° N/B; viewed despite cloudy conditions
02 Oct 10 19:30 MST MMA Flare 83 -1 41° / 9° N/B
03 Oct 10 19:18 MST MMA Flare 56 -6 42° / 12° N/B
04 Oct 10 19:11 MST MMA Flare 84 -0 44° / 12° N/B-Saw from George & Dragon
07 Oct 10 04:52 MST MMA Flare 36 -2 38° / 201° S/B; A little dimmer than expected
28 Oct 10 18:58 MST MMA Flare 40 -4.5 48° / 24° N/B; Very bright, a nice pass
16 Nov 10 18:33 MST MMA Flare 21 -3 35° / 179° S/B; Nice pass
19 Nov 10 04:59 MST MMA Flare 41 -2 19° / 186° S/B
21 Nov 10 18:12 MST MMA Flare 63 -4 33° / 189° S/B; Got a photo of it
22 Nov 10 06:24 MST MMA Flare 14 -6 60° / 345° N/B; Much dimmer than expected; poor photo
22 Nov 10 06:26 MST MMA Flare 72 -0 58° / 341° N/B; Quite dim; poor photo
23 Nov 10 06:20 MST MMA Flare 62 -5 57° / 344° N/B; Nice and bright :)
24 Nov 10 06:14 MST MMA Flare 65 -3 56° / 346° N/B
30 Nov 10 19:12 MST MMA Flare 22 -3 28° / 166° S/B
01 Dec 10 05:41 MST MMA Flare 65 -2 43° / 341° N/B
01 Dec 10 19:06 MST MMA Flare 25 -7 29° / 168° S/B
02 Dec 10 05:35 MST MMA Flare 68 -3 42° / 343° S/B
10 Dec 10 06:49 MST MMA Flare 25 -4 65° / 340° N/B
10 Dec 10 18:30 MST MMA Flare 3 -4 29° / 186° S/B
11 Dec 10 06:43 MST MMA Flare 47 -1 63° / 342° N/B
11 Dec 10 18:24 MST MMA Flare 76 -0 30° / 186° S/B; Saw from Estrella Mtn Ranch
14 Dec 10 18:15 MST MMA Flare 11 -0 27° / 194° S/B
15 Dec 10 18:08 MST MMA Flare 45 -7 28° / 195° S/B; Saw through fairly cloudy skies; Jupiter easily visible too
26 Dec 10 18:21 MST MMA Flare 76 -3 10° / 277° S/B; Quite low in the west - nice sighting
27 Dec 10 18:06 MST MMA Flare 45 -5 13° / 274° S/B; Quite low in the west; very nice sighting - thanks Ryan!!
30 Dec 10 18:41 MST MMA Flare 58 -1 30° / 182° S/B; Appeared much brighter than -1...quite nice
04 Jan 11 18:20 MST MMA Flare 29 -2 30° / 193° S/B; Watched with Dad
05 Jan 11 06:34 MST MMA Flare 59 -4 55° / 339° N/B; Through the Big Dipper
06 Jan 11 06:28 MST MMA Flare 95 -8 54° / 340° N/B; Saw through thin cloud layer - very cool since it was so bright
07 Jan 11 06:22 MST MMA Flare 30 -3 52° / 342° N/B
09 Jan 11 19:35 MST MMA Flare 7 -3 26° / 162° S/B
13 Jan 11 19:20 MST MMA Flare 4 -1 30° / 171° S/B
14 Jan 11 05:49 MST MMA Flare 30 -0 38° / 341° N/B; Saw from Luke
14 Jan 11 19:14 MST MMA Flare 19 -1 31° / 170° S/B
15 Jan 11 05:43 MST MMA Flare 57 -4 37° / 343° N/B
15 Jan 11 07:36 MST MMA Flare 4 -8 74° / 344° N/B; Quite bright morning sky
15 Jan 11 18:24 MST MMA Flare 94 -0 11° / 275° S/B; Easily visible low in the west
18 Jan 11 18:58 MST MMA Flare 35 -2 33° / 180° S/B
23 Jan 11 18:37 MST MMA Flare 8 -1 34° / 191° S/B
23 Jan 11 18:37 MST MMA Flare 51 -1 34° / 190° S/B; Unexpected flare - turned out to be the out of service #51 parallel to #8 seen above
24 Jan 11 06:51 MST MMA Flare 97 -0 58° / 343° N/B
25 Jan 11 06:45 MST MMA Flare 7 -1 57° / 345° N/B
26 Jan 11 06:39 MST MMA Flare 37 -4 55° / 347° N/B
27 Jan 11 06:33 MST MMA Flare 34 -8 54° / 348° N/B; extremely bright: awesome display for a dozen or so folks with me
28 Jan 11 06:27 MST MMA Flare 5 -1 53° / 351° N/B; Half-expected flare for my location
29 Jan 11 06:21 MST MMA Flare 8 -1 51° / 351° N/B
29 Jan 11 19:46 MST MMA Flare 84 -2 32° / 157° S/B
02 Feb 11 19:31 MST MMA Flare 54 -8 36° / 165° S/B; got a nice photo with Orion
03 Feb 11 19:25 MST MMA Flare 83 -1 37° / 165° S/B
06 Feb 11 05:43 MST MMA Flare 61 -0 34° / 349° N/B
07 Feb 11 05:37 MST MMA Flare 35 -2 33° / 350° N/B
07 Feb 11 19:09 MST MMA Flare 50 -2 40° / 176° S/B
08 Feb 11 05:31 MST MMA Flare 6 -6 31° / 352° N/B
08 Feb 11 19:03 MST MMA Flare 53 -2 40° / 175° S/B
09 Feb 11 05:25 MST MMA Flare 4 -7 29° / 352° N/B
13 Feb 11 18:42 MST MMA Flare 13 -2 42° / 188° S/B; saw through overcast skies
14 Feb 11 18:36 MST MMA Flare 50 -8 43° / 189° S/B; Twilight flare; saw w/Bear
21 Feb 11 06:15 MST MMA Flare 53 -5 47° / 000° N/B; Double flare with Iridium 91
21 Feb 11 06:15 MST MMA Flare 90 -1 47° / 357° N/B; Double flare with Iridium 53
22 Feb 11 06:09 MST MMA Flare 54 -1 45° / 002° N/B; Bear saw as a predicted -8!
22 Feb 11 19:42 MST MMA Flare 39 -3 43° / 154° S/B; photo
27 Feb 11 19:20 MST MMA Flare 82 -2 48° / 167° S/B
04 Mar 11 05:14 MST MMA Flare 91 -4 26° / 000° N/B
04 Mar 11 20:31 MST MMA Flare 63 -7 21° / 14° N/B; Photo
05 Mar 11 20:25 MST MMA Flare 66 -1 23° / 14° N/B
09 Mar 11 04:42 MST MMA Flare 12 -4 10° / 005° N/B; another new sighting for me
09 Mar 11 20:09 MST MMA Flare 68 -2 32° / 11° N/B
10 Mar 11 20:03 MST MMA Flare 75 -3 33° / 13° N/B
16 Mar 11 19:35 MST MMA Flare 68 -2 43° / 006° N/B; Appeared much brighter than the -2 predicted
17 Mar 11 19:29 MST MMA Flare 75 -3 44° / 007° N/B; Appeared considerably dimmer than the -3 predicted, in contrast to last nights Iridium 68 sighting
19 Mar 11 19:19 MST MMA Flare 14 -4 48° / 005° N/B; Saw through fairly thick cloud cover
22 Mar 11 05:33 MST MMA Flare 77 -3 33° / 10° N/B; Saw from Sun Valley Pkwy
24 Mar 11 18:55 MST MMA Flare 75 -3 54° / 355° N/B; Just barely caught it
28 Mar 11 20:37 MST MMA Flare 46 -6 17° / 3° N/B; Nice bright flare
01 Apr 11 05:51 MST MMA Flare 66 -8 56° / 179° S/B; Bright, brief morning twilight flare
08 Apr 11 19:38 MST MMA Flare 47 -4 38° / 357° N/B
15 Apr 11 04:44 MST MMA Flare 66 -1 56° / 217° N/B
19 Apr 11 20:46 MST MMA Flare 96 -0 15° / 357° N/B; MUCH brighter than predicted
19 Apr 11 20:56 MST MMA Flare 55 -3 9° / 355° N/B
20 Apr 11 04:22 MST MMA Flare 75 -7 51° / 231° S/B
21 Apr 11 04:16 MST MMA Flare 75 -1 53° / 232° S/B
21 Apr 11 20:42 MST MMA Flare 91 -3 15° / 355° N/B
23 Apr 11 20:30 MST MMA Flare 95 -2 18° / 354° N/B
24 Apr 11 20:19 MST MMA Flare 96 -2 23° / 353° N/B; much dimmer than predicted
24 Apr 11 20:24 MST MMA Flare 30 -2 20° / 353° N/B
25 Apr 11 20:18 MST MMA Flare 57 -6 23° / 353° N/B; very nice flare
26 Apr 11 20:11 MST MMA Flare 60 -3 25° / 352° N/B; very nice flare
27 Apr 11 20:05 MST MMA Flare 29 -7 27° / 352° N/B; Not quite as bright as predicted
28 Apr 11 19:59 MST MMA Flare 32 -2 29° / 351° N/B
04 May 11 20:14 MST MMA Flare 76 -1 63° / 219° S/B
05 May 11 04:55 MST MMA Flare 46 -1 66° / 214° S/B
06 May 11 04:49 MST MMA Flare 49 -0 65° / 218° S/B
11 May 11 04:28 MST MMA Flare 76 -2 58° / 238° S/B
12 May 11 04:22 MST MMA Flare 46 -0 61° / 236° S/B; MUCH brighter than expected for a -0
13 May 11 04:15 MST MMA Flare 49 -0 60° / 239° S/B; pretty weak - even for a -0
17 May 11 04:00 MST MMA Flare 3 -2 52° / 251° S/B
24 May 11 03:27 MST MMA Flare 3 -3 47° / 262° S/B
25 May 11 03:21 MST MMA Flare 76 -1 47° / 264° S/B
25 May 11 05:06 MST MMA Flare 31 -4 72° / 216° S/B; Bright but quick in the morning twilight
26 May 11 22:34 MST MMA Flare 84 -0 10° / 248° N/B; Saw from QT Youngtown
27 May 11 22:27 MST MMA Flare 12 -0 11° / 250° N/B; Nice long, steady flare
30 May 11 22:19 MST MMA Flare 54 -2 10° / 256° N/B
31 May 11 04:39 MST MMA Flare 55 -0 64° / 241° S/B; A bit brighter than predicted
03 Jun 11 22:32 MST MMA Flare 66 -1 10° / 42° S/B
05 Jun 11 22:30 MST MMA Flare 62 -1 14° / 48° S/B
06 Jun 11 04:09 MST MMA Flare 94 -1 57° / 254° S/B
06 Jun 11 04:12 MST MMA Flare 58 -2 58° / 253° S/B
06 Jun 11 20:58 MST MMA Flare 50 -2 10° / 346° N/B
06 Jun 11 22:24 MST MMA Flare 65 -4 13.9° / 48.7° N/B; nice flare
07 Jun 11 20:51 MST MMA Flare 53 -3 11° / 345° N/B
08 Jun 11 22:21 MST MMA Flare 70 -7 18° / 53° S/B
09 Jun 11 22:15 MST MMA Flare 64 -0 18° / 54° S/B
10 Jun 11 22:19 MST MMA Flare 68 -1 23° / 57° S/B
11 Jun 11 22:13 MST MMA Flare 75 -4 23° / 58° S/B
12 Jun 11 20:08 MST MMA Flare 91 -6 23° / 342° N/B; Nice brief flare in the fading evening twilight
13 Jun 11 03:38 MST MMA Flare 58 -6 51° / 263° S/B
13 Jun 11 22:10 MST MMA Flare 67 -1 29° / 61° S/B
13 Jun 11 22:39 MST MMA Flare 80 -4 18° / 240° N/B; not as bright as expected
14 Jun 11 03:32 MST MMA Flare 55 -3 50° / 265° S/B
14 Jun 11 22:04 MST MMA Flare 72 -7 29° / 62° S/B
14 Jun 11 22:33 MST MMA Flare 81 -2 18° / 242° N/B
14 Jun 11 22:37 MST MMA Flare 98 -3 16° / 242° N/B; Heavens Above said this was Iridium 51; Other sites confirmed it as Iridium 98
14 Jun 11 22:42 MST MMA Flare 82 -2 14° / 242° N/B
15 Jun 11 02:15 MST MMA Flare 47 -0 11° / 299° S/B
15 Jun 11 03:01 MST Bino Sighting 33t (rogue) 5.8* 87° / 88° S/B; Bino target; passed right next to Sadr; tumbling Iridium sat: noticeable variations.
15 Jun 11 03:26 MST Bino Sighting 31 6.4* 50° / 270° S/B; Bino target; spotted two together
15 Jun 11 03:26 MST Bino Sighting 28 (rogue) 6.4* 50° / 270° S/B; Bino target; spotted this one just after Iridium 31 above...
15 Jun 11 22:36 MST MMA Flare 18 -4 15° / 244° N/B
16 Jun 11 02:09 MST MMA Flare 26 -6 12° / 300° S/B; Nice flare
16 Jun 11 21:01 MST Bino Sighting 38t (rogue) 6.5* Southeast N/B; Bino target; First spotted by Nu Sco (Jabbah)
16 Jun 11 21:11 MST Bino Sighting 920t (rogue) 7.0* North N/B; Spotted approaching Dubhe (A UMa)
16 Jun 11 21:41 MST Bino Sighting 17t (rogue) ~ 7.0* South N/B; Spotted at Spica - wathced Megrez (D UMa); slow periodic flashing
16 Jun 11 21:52 MST Bino Sighting 2t (rogue) ~ 4.9* Zenith N/B; Spotted by Corona Borealis...became an easy naked eye object, steady brightness
16 Jun 11 22:30 MST MMA Flare 39 -6 16° / 246° N/B; much dimmer than predicted
17 Jun 11 02:03 MST MMA Flare 11 -0 12° / 302° S/B
17 Jun 11 02:03 MST MMA Flare 23 (rogue) -1 11° / 302° S/B; not far behind the previous flare
17 Jun 11 21:55 MST MMA Flare 21 -1 35° / 65° S/B; also watched through binos
17 Jun 11 22:24 MST MMA Flare 15 -4 16° / 248° N/B; Photo
17 Jun 11 22:33 MST MMA Flare 81 -1 12° / 249° N/B; Photo
18 Jun 11 03:12 MST MMA Flare 29 -2 42° / 270° S/B; Photo
18 Jun 11 20:47 MST MMA Flare 73t (rogue) 7.2* North N/B; Bino target; Near Sadr in Cygnus
18 Jun 11 21:20 MST Bino Sighting 44t (rogue) 6.7* North N/B; Bino target; Near Sadr in Cygnus
18 Jun 11 21:35 MST Bino Sighting 920t (rogue) 8.6* West N/B; Bino target; Near Regulus
18 Jun 11 21:37 MST Bino Sighting 38t (rogue) 7.2* North N/B; Bino target; Near Merak
18 Jun 11 21:49 MST MMA Flare 70 -3 34° / 66° S/B; Photo
18 Jun 11 21:57 MST Bino Sighting 2t (rogue) 5.4* North N/B; Bino target; Passed through handle of Big Dipper - steady brightness
18 Jun 11 22:15 MST Bino Sighting 17t (rogue) 8.5* West N/B; Bino target; Passed East of Regulus - definitely tumbling
18 Jun 11 22:18 MST MMA Flare 41 -1 17° / 250° N/B; Photo
18 Jun 11 22:27 MST MMA Flare 43 -2 13° / 250° N/B; Photo
19 Jun 11 03:11 MST MMA Flare 32 -4 42° / 272° N/B; Photo
19 Jun 11 20:43 MST Bino Sighting 44t (rogue) 5.7* Zenith N/B; Spotted Naked Eye...then a bino target
19 Jun 11 20:58 MST Bino Sighting 920t (rogue) 7.1* West N/B; Spotted first flash naked eye...then a bino target; Passed by Denebola
19 Jun 11 21:01 MST Bino Sighting 38t (rogue) 5.6* Zenith N/B; Passed through Corona Borealis
19 Jun 11 21:41 MST Bino Sighting 17t (rogue) 7.4* West N/B; Passed by Denebola
19 Jun 11 21:43 MST MMA Flare 64 -0 ~ 34° / 67° N/B; Photo (Saw from Sun Valley)
19 Jun 11 21:57 MST Bino Sighting 2t (rogue) 5.9* South N/B; By Spica then Merak
19 Jun 11 22:30 MST MMA Flare 39 -0 11° / 253° N/B; Photo
20 Jun 11 04:51 MST MMA Flare 4 -2 68° / 240° S/B; Photo
20 Jun 11 20:24 MST MMA Flare 80 -2 15° / 142° N/B; Photo Solar Panel Flare
20 Jun 11 22:15 MST MMA Flare 77 -6 14° / 254° N/B; Photo
20 Jun 11 22:24 MST MMA Flare 15 -1 11° / 255° N/B; Photo
21 Jun 11 04:44 MST MMA Flare 19 -2 69° / 239° S/B; Photo
21 Jun 11 21:41 MST MMA Flare 75 -0 41° / 69° S/B; Photo
21 Jun 11 22:09 MST MMA Flare 82 -2 15° / 256° N/B; Photo
21 Jun 11 22:18 MST MMA Flare 41 -2 11° / 257° N/B; Photo
22 Jun 11 03:02 MST MMA Flare 30 -1 36° / 275° S/B; Photo
22 Jun 11 22:02 MST MMA Flare 98 -1 16° / 257° N/B; Photo; 98 is tracked as 51 in H.A. Why??
22 Jun 11 22:04 MST MMA Flare 18 -0 16° / 258° N/B; Photo
22 Jun 11 22:13 MST MMA Flare 42 -6 12° / 259° N/B; Photo
23 Jun 11 21:29 MST MMA Flare 66 -4 42° / 71° S/B; Photo
23 Jun 11 21:36 MST Bino Sighting 74 (rogue) 6.4* 49° / 85° S/B; Bino target then easy naked eye; By Vega
23 Jun 11 21:57 MST Bino Sighting 73t (rogue) 6.4* 29° / 275° S/B; Bino target
23 Jun 11 22:07 MST MMA Flare 80 -5 12° / 260° N/B; Photo
23 Jun 11 22:16 MST MMA Flare 77 -1 9° / 261° N/B; Photo
23 Jun 11 22:25 MST MMA Flare 15 0.5 6° / 261° N/B; Photo
24 Jun 11 22:01 MST MMA Flare 81 -2.7 13° / 262° N/B; Photo
24 Jun 11 22:10 MST MMA Flare 82 -3.6 10° / 263° N/B; Photo
24 Jun 11 22:19 MST MMA Flare 41 -0.4 7° / 264° N/B; Photo
24 Jun 11 22:28 MST MMA Flare 43 0.9 4.8° / 264° N/B; Bino target; Photo
24 Jun 11 22:37 MST MMA Flare 49 0.9 7.3° / 38° S/B; Photo
24 Jun 11 22:47 MST MMA Flare 26 3.8 11° / 41° S/B; Bino target; Photo
25 Jun 11 21:55 MST MMA Flare 43 0.5 13.6° / 263.9° N/B; Photo
25 Jun 11 22:04 MST MMA Flare 18 -5.3 10.4° / 264.9° N/B; Photo
25 Jun 11 22:13 MST MMA Flare 42 -1.7 7.6° / 265.9° N/B; Photo
25 Jun 11 22:22 MST MMA Flare 40 0.1 5.1° / 267.1° N/B; Photo
25 Jun 11 22:31 MST MMA Flare 22 0.1 6.9° / 38.5° S/B; Bino target; Photo
26 Jun 11 22:07 MST MMA Flare 80 -4.1 8° / 267.8° N/B; Photo
26 Jun 11 22:16 MST MMA Flare ?? ?? 5.4° / 269.3° N/B; Started just before 77 and lasted about same...in photo w/77
26 Jun 11 22:16 MST MMA Flare 77 -1.1 5.4° / 269.3° N/B; Photo
26 Jun 11 22:25 MST MMA Flare 25 3.0 8.2° / 41.5° S/B; Photo
26 Jun 11 22:35 MST MMA Flare 45 -4.9 11.8° / 44.5° S/B; Photo
27 Jun 11 04:17 MST MMA Flare 4 -4.4 59.6° / 253.5° S/B; Very nice flare
27 Jun 11 04:27 MST Pass 37 Naked Eye ~50° / ~250° S/B; Dim naked eye pass right below Altair
27 Jun 11 21:13 MST MMA Flare 42 -2.6 7.3° / 345.5° N/B; Just missed a good photo of it
27 Jun 11 21:14 MST MMA Flare 68 -2.1 49.8° / 74.2° S/B; Nice photo passing Vega
27 Jun 11 21:52 MST MMA Flare 98 -3.6 11° / 267.8° N/B; Dual flare with 15
27 Jun 11 21:52 MST MMA Flare 15 -0.8 11° / 268.8° N/B; Dual flare with 98
27 Jun 11 22:01 MST MMA Flare 81 -4.9 8° / 270° N/B; Photo
27 Jun 11 22:10 MST MMA Flare 82 -3.0 6° / 270.8° N/B; Photo
27 Jun 11 22:29 MST MMA Flare 20 -1.4 12.2° / 46.2° S/B; Photo
27 Jun 11 22:39 MST MMA Flare 49 1.5 16° / 48.4° S/B; Bino target; photo
28 Jun 11 04:11 MST MMA Flare 19 -1.2 60.8° / ° S/B; photo
28 Jun 11 04:19 MST Pass 51 Naked Eye High in West S/B; photo through Coathanger
28 Jun 11 04:20 MST Pass 34 Naked Eye High in West - behind 51 by 69 seconds S/B; photo
28 Jun 11 04:42 MST MMA Flare 97 -1.2 14.4° / 218.2° S/B; Solar Panel Flare
28 Jun 11 21:06 MST MMA Flare 80 -2.7 8.2° / 344.9° N/B; Photo
28 Jun 11 21:08 MST MMA Flare 75 -2.9 48.8° / 75.7° S/B; Photo
28 Jun 11 21:17 MST Pass 70 Naked Eye Zenith S/B; Photo
28 Jun 11 21:28 MST Pass check screen shot Dim Zenith S/B; Bino target
28 Jun 11 21:35 MST Pass? 63 ?? Zenith S/B; Bino target
28 Jun 11 22:14 MST MMA Flare 42 -3.2 4.1° / 274° N/B; Photo
28 Jun 11 22:23 MST MMA Flare 3 2.4 12° / 47.3° S/B; Bino target; Photo
28 Jun 11 22:32 MST MMA Flare 22 -3.6 15.4° / 49.1° S/B; Photo
29 Jun 11 20:50 MST MMA Flare 15 -2 14° / 345° N/B
03 Jul 11 03:50 MST MMA Flare 6 -7 53° / 261° N/B
04 Jul 11 20:40 MST MMA Flare 68 -6 58° / 82° S/B
04 Jul 11 22:16 MST MMA Flare 26 -2.8 26° / 60° S/B
08 Jul 11 02:17 MST MMA Flare 31 -4.7 9.8° / 301.3° S/B
08 Jul 11 03:28 MST MMA Flare 61 -6.2 44.7° / 266.9° S/B; very nice
09 Jul 11 02:11 MST MMA Flare 91 -1.3 10.1° / 302.0° S/B; Rainbow Valley
09 Jul 11 02:20 MST MMA Flare 57 -1.7 6.9° / 305.2° S/B; Rainbow Valley
09 Jul 11 02:28 MST Bino sighting 58 3.1 4.4° / 307.8° S/B; Very dim; Bino target; Photo at Rainbow Valley
09 Jul 11 03:22 MST MMA Flare 35 -2.0 44.9° / 267.9° S/B; Rainbow Valley
11 Jul 11 20:07 MST MMA Flare 68 -3.7 67.4° / 91.7° S/B; Nice high twilight flare
13 Jul 11 21:40 MST MMA Flare 46 -3.7 38° / 72° S/B; Also watched through the 120ST
13 Jul 11 21:49 MST Scope sighting 47 5.3* 50° / 86° S/B; Past Sadr; trail photo
14 Jul 11 21:49 MST MMA Flare 49 -1.3 39° / 73° S/B; Photo
16 Jul 11 20:53 MST Scope Sighting 71t (rogue) 7.0* Through Cygnus - near Deneb S/B; Scope object; Photo
16 Jul 11 21:34 MST Scope Sighting 24t (rogue) 8.6* NW - through Big Dipper bowl S/B; Scope object; Photo of a flash
16 Jul 11 22:13 MST Scope Sighting 69t (rogue) 8.6* NW - passed Big Dipper S/B; Scope object; Photo
16 Jul 11 22:36 MST MMA Flare 95 -2.6 6.5° / 39.1° S/B; Photo
19 Jul 11 22:38 MST MMA Flare 55 -5.2 11.7° / 48.7° S/B; Photo
20 Jul 11 03:09 MST Scope Sighting 914t (rogue) 6.2* Zenith - right by Gamma Cassiopeia S/B; Scope object
20 Jul 11 04:01 MST Scope Sighting 921t (rogue) 6.8* NW - Just west of Capella N/B; Scope object
20 Jul 11 04:04 MST Scope Sighting 911t (rogue) 5.5* Zenith - right by Beta Cassiopeia S/B; Scope object
20 Jul 11 22:22 MST MMA Flare 31 -0.5 11.7° / 50.0° S/B; Photo
20 Jul 11 22:32 MST MMA Flare 30 -0.1 15.4° / 52.3° S/B
22 Jul 11 04:08 MST MMA Flare 50 -5.8 53.9° / 252.5° S/B; nice MMA flare photo
22 Jul 11 04:19 MST Scope Sighting 90 6.6* In the west - just north of Delphinus S/B; trail photo
22 Jul 11 04:25 MST Scope Sighting 52 7.3* In the west - just above Brocchi's Cluster S/B; trail photo
22 Jul 11 04:28 MST Solar Panel Flare 52 -2.0 19.4° / 227.0° S/B; Solar Panel flare photo
22 Jul 11 22:20 MST MMA Flare 60 -2.6 16.1° / 55.6° S/B; With C&B
23 Jul 11 04:03 MST Pass 53 Naked eye 54° / 253° S/B; Spotted just after it flared at -1.7
23 Jul 11 04:09 MST Pass 84 Naked eye In the west through Cygnus S/B
23 Jul 11 04:18 MST Bino Sighting 10 7.2* In the west just above Vega S/B; Bino target - trail photo
23 Jul 11 04:22 MST Solar Panel Flare 10 -2.6 19.9° / 222.1° S/B; Solar Panel Flare photo
23 Jul 11 04:27 MST Bino Sighting 54 7.5* In the west - just below Vega then above Altair S/B; Bino target
23 Jul 11 04:31 MST Solar Panel Flare 54 1.1 15.7° / 225.4° S/B; Solar Panel Flare photo
27 Jul 11 02:25 MST Scope Sighting 911t (rogue) 9.5* N/E - right above Capella S/B; Scope target - brief flashes
27 Jul 11 03:46 MST MMA Flare 10 -1 45° / 257° S/B; photo in Delphinus
27 Jul 11 04:06 MST Scope Sighting 911t (rogue) 7.2* West - just above Vega S/B; tumbler; scope target / photo in Aquila with 16t
27 Jul 11 04:08 MST Scope Sighting 16t (rogue) 7.1* West; right below Altair S/B; tumbler; scope target / photo in Aquila with 911t
28 Jul 11 03:40 MST MMA Flare 13 -4.3 46° / 259° S/B; photo in Delphinus
28 Jul 11 03:49 MST Bino Sighting 83 5.6* 37° / 274° S/B; bino target - trail photo
28 Jul 11 03:57 MST Bino Sighting 86 6.4* 37° / 274° S/B; bino target & trail photo - finished off Iridium catalog with this one
04 Aug 11 04:52 MST MMA Flare 82 -5.9 62.5° / 228.2° S/B; photo in Pegasus & near Uranus
05 Aug 11 04:46 MST MMA Flare 18 -1.1 63.1° / 227.4° S/B; in Pegasus
14 Aug 11 20:58 MST MMA Flare 58 -3.4 49.2° / 93.3° S/B; a bit dimmer than expected
15 Aug 11 04:04 MST MMA Flare 43 -1.6 46.3° / 245.4° S/B
15 Aug 11 05:00 MST MMA Flare 67 -2.7 19.2° / 23.4° N/B
16 Aug 11 04:54 MST MMA Flare 72 -4.2 17.8° / 22.4° N/B
16 Aug 11 05:01 MST MMA Flare 74 0.5 21.2° / 21.6° N/B
17 Aug 11 04:48 MST MMA Flare 62 -5.4 16.4° / 21.5° N/B
18 Aug 11 04:43 MST MMA Flare 65 -4.5 15.1° / 20.6° N/B
19 Aug 11 04:36 MST MMA Flare 74 -2.9 12.4° / 20.2° N/B
19 Aug 11 04:37 MST MMA Flare 68 -2.7 13.6° / 19.9° N/B
24 Aug 11 05:03 MST Solar Panel Flare 68 -2.7 24.3° / 218.8° N/B
25 Aug 11 04:58 MST Solar Panel Flare 75 -2.5 25.8° / 219.6° N/B; Able to see through quite dusty conditions
30 Aug 11 19:40 MST Pass 31 5.5* 66° / 87° S/B; Caught it just past Aquila while waiting for I-94 flare; trail photo
30 Aug 11 19:43 MST MMA Flare 94 -? 71° / 81° S/B; Photo through Aquila; MUCH dimmer than the -7.5 predicted by Cal Sky; Spare
30 Aug 11 19:48 MST Pass 30 5.5* 82° / 85° S/B; Watched it skirt past Vega; trail photo
06 Sep 11 05:17 MST MMA Flare 25 -4.4 29.2° / 16.6° N/B; nice flare
07 Sep 11 05:11 MST MMA Flare 47 -6.0 27.5° / 15.9° N/B; nice flare
08 Sep 11 05:05 MST MMA Flare (11) -1.9 25.2° / 16.0° N/B
04 Oct 11 04:58 MST MMA Flare 32 -5.8 28.0° / 3.7° N/B; very nice flare
05 Oct 11 04:52 MST MMA Flare 58 0.0 25.6° / 5.0° N/B; dim but very noticeable
08 Oct 11 18:23 MST MMA Flare 6 0.7 51.4° / 185.4° S/B; nice twilight flare
09 Oct 11 18:17 MST MMA Flare 4 -4.3 50.8° / 186.8° S/B; nice twilight flare; photo
11 Oct 11 04:19 MST MMA Flare 30 -2.0 6.4° / 4.3° N/B; nice low altitude flare
12 Oct 11 04:13 MST MMA Flare 57 -2.8 4.5° / 4.4° N/B; another low altitude flare; my lowest yet at this azimuth
12 Oct 11 04:21 MST MMA Flare 58 2.9 11.9° / 0.7° N/B; bino spotting only
13 Oct 11 19:39 MST MMA Flare 86 -3.4 41.1° / 141.4° S/B; Photo
14 Oct 11 04:04 MST MMA Flare 96 ?? 4.3° / 2.5° N/B; Spare; flare much brighter than the predicted 0.7 - very nice :)
14 Oct 11 06:09 MST MMA Flare 6 0.8 52.6° / 2.8° N/B; nice but dim twilight flare
17 Oct 11 19:24 MST MMA Flare 56 -3 43° / 152° S/B; MUCH brighter than the predicted -3
18 Oct 11 19:18 MST MMA Flare 84 -8 43° / 153° S/B; nice bright flare :)
19 Oct 11 19:12 MST MMA Flare 12 -0 42° / 153° S/B; dim flare
23 Oct 11 18:56 MST MMA Flare 83 -1 44° / 167° S/B
24 Oct 11 05:18 MST MMA Flare 97 -6.5 37.7° / 356.1° S/B
28 Oct 11 18:36 MST MMA Flare 53 3.2 89° / 323° S/B
30 Oct 11 06:44 MST MMA Flare 52 -5 65° / 004° N/B; my last flare needed in the Iridium "catalog"
30 Oct 11 18:23 MST MMA Flare 83 -3 42° / 179° S/B;
31 Oct 11 06:38 MST MMA Flare 10 -4 64° / 003° N/B;
08 Nov 11 19:24 MST MMA Flare 80 -6.6 32.8° / 154.1° S/B; somewhat dimmer than the prediction
09 Nov 11 19:18 MST MMA Flare 81 -1 32° / 155° S/B; watched in 7x50s for a minute prior to "flare"
13 Nov 11 19:03 MST MMA Flare 41 -8 34° / 165° N/B
15 Nov 11 05:26 MST MMA Flare 13 -1 39° / 345° N/B
16 Nov 11 05:20 MST MMA Flare 50 -5 39° / 347° N/B; very nice flare event
17 Nov 11 05:14 MST MMA Flare 53 -0-ish 37° / 348° N/B; wasn't predicted for my precise location but was a flare none-the-less
22 Nov 11 06:47 MST MMA Flare 41 -2 65° / 343° N/B
22 Nov 11 06:52 MST MMA Flare 65 -6 23° / 78° S/B
23 Nov 11 06:40 MST MMA Flare 42 -5 64° / 346° N/B
23 Nov 11 18:21 MST MMA Flare 82 -7 33° / 185° S/B; MUCH dimmer than the predicted -7
24 Nov 11 06:31 MST MMA Flare 72 -0 18° / 73° S/B
24 Nov 11 06:35 MST MMA Flare 80 -1 63° / 348° N/B
25 Nov 11 06:24 MST MMA Flare 62 -4 18° / 72° S/B
27 Nov 11 06:03 MST MMA Flare 67 -6 14° / 66° S/B
28 Nov 11 05:47 MST MMA Flare 21 -5 10° / 63° S/B
30 Nov 11 06:35 MST MMA Flare 72 -1.4 18.2° / 145.0° S/B
01 Dec 11 06:02 MST MMA Flare 80 -3 50° / 340° N/B
01 Dec 11 06:29 MST MMA Flare 62 -6 17° / 146° S/B; pretty weak for a predicted -6; more like a -2
02 Dec 11 05:56 MST MMA Flare 81 -5 48° / 341° N/B
02 Dec 11 06:23 MST MMA Flare 65 -1 16° / 147° S/B
09 Dec 11 05:59 MST MMA Flare 66 -6 18° / 160° S/B
10 Dec 11 05:53 MST MMA Flare 21 -1 16° / 161° S/B
21 Dec 11 19:12 MST MMA Flare 3 -5 44° / 40° N/B
22 Dec 11 19:06 MST MMA Flare 76 -2 45° / 41° N/B
24 Dec 11 06:31 MST MMA Flare 22 -0 17° / 150° S/B
25 Dec 11 06:25 MST MMA Flare 25 -3 16° / 152° S/B
28 Dec 11 18:38 MST MMA Flare 3 -5 57° / 45° N/B
29 Dec 11 18:32 MST MMA Flare 76 -2 58° / 47° N/B
04 Jan 12 18:05 MST MMA Flare 3 -1 70° / 49° N/B
05 Jan 12 17:58 MST MMA Flare 76 -2 71° / 51° N/B
09 Jan 12 05:31 MST MMA Flare 49 -1 17° / 180° S/B
10 Jan 12 05:26 MST MMA Flare 22 -1 13° / 178° S/B; appeared much brighter than the predicted -1 magnitude
10 Jan 12 06:52 MST MMA Flare 60 -6 15° / 143° S/B; nice twilight flare - a little dimmer than expected
13 Jan 12 05:17 MST MMA Flare 3 -2 13° / 185° S/B
13 Jan 12 06:43 MST MMA Flare 59 -2 17° / 147° S/B
20 Jan 12 06:18 MST MMA Flare 60 -3 22° / 161° S/B
24 Jan 12 06:03 MST MMA Flare 95 -1 23° / 168° S/B; WAY brighter than the predicted -1
26 Jan 12 06:56 MST MMA Flare 97 -5.2 17° / 75° S/B; very nice
27 Jan 12 06:40 MST MMA Flare 6 -2.4 14° / 72° S/B; very nice - appeared much brighter than the prediction
27 Jan 12 06:50 MST MMA Flare 7 -1.3 17° / 74° S/B; nice
28 Jan 12 05:48 MST MMA Flare 31 -5.0 24° / 177° S/B; very nice
28 Jan 12 05:50 MST MMA Flare 96 -0.3 27° / 181° S/B; Spare Satellite - very nice flare and much brighter than predicted
28 Jan 12 06:25 MST MMA Flare 8 -3.4 11° / 69° S/B; very nice
28 Jan 12 06:34 MST MMA Flare 4 -1.3 14° / 71° S/B; dim but nice
31 Jan 12 19:38 MST MMA Flare 37 -6.6 30° / 42° N/B; Extremely bright flare; photo
01 Feb 12 05:33 MST MMA Flare 32 -4.4 24° / 185° S/B
06 Feb 12 06:47 MST MMA Flare 37 -3 29° / 154° S/B
16 Feb 12 06:05 MST MMA Flare 4 -7 34° / 173° S/B
16 Feb 12 06:43 MST MMA Flare 52 -5 10° / 80° S/B; barely visible morning twilight flare
21 Feb 12 05:43 MST MMA Flare 35 -7 35° / 183° S/B
23 Feb 12 19:41 MST MMA Flare 54 -5 42° / 20° N/B
16 Mar 12 19:50 MST MMA Flare 43 -3 37° / 006° N/B
23 Mar 12 19:16 MST MMA Flare 43 -6 48° / 000° N/B; nice twilight flare
23 Mar 12 20:08 MST MMA Flare 75 -2 53° / 132° S/B
23 Mar 12 20:09 MST MMA Flare 14 -2 53° / 132° S/B; spare; flared TWICE: the predicted then a similar Solar Panel flare ~10 seconds later
24 Mar 12 19:10 MST MMA Flare 40 -5 49° / 360° N/B; nice twilight flare
06 Apr 12 05:32 MST MMA Flare 82 -2 59° / 187° S/B; nice twilight flare - MUCH brighter than predicted
12 Apr 12 20:19 MST MMA Flare 3 -5 55° / 113° S/B; nice flare in high clouds
23 Apr 12 05:32 MST MMA Flare 72 -7 31° / 26° N/B; brief twilight flare - almost missed it
27 Apr 12 04:04 MST MMA Flare 40 -5 49° / 242° S/B; very bright
27 Apr 12 05:08 MST MMA Flare 75 -1 25° / 24° N/B
27 Apr 12 20:51 MST MMA Flare 31 -2 46° / 92° S/B
27 Apr 12 20:56 MST MMA Flare 96 -6 49° / 94° S/B; Spare - a nice bright if not brief flare
30 Apr 12 04:42 MST MMA Flare 68 -0 15° / 24° N/B; nice flare
4 May 12 19:53 MST Solar Panel Flare 55 -1.4 15° / 133° S/B; just caught it
4 May 12 20:02 MST Solar Panel Flare 95 -0.5 19° / 136° S/B
14 May 12 02:43 MST MMA Flare 63 -3 10° / 123° N/B; nice flare
14 May 12 02:52 MST MMA Flare 64 -5 15° / 123° N/B; nice flare
14 May 12 02:57 MST MMA Flare 14 -2 15° / 123° N/B; spare; barely a flare - certainly not at the predicted magnitude
15 May 12 02:46 MST MMA Flare 67 -6 14° / 125° N/B; dimmer than predicted
15 May 12 02:56 MST MMA Flare 68 -0 19° / 125° N/B; dim flare
16 May 12 02:40 MST MMA Flare 72 -3 13° / 127° N/B; fairly dim...not a -3 as predicted...and about 16 seconds late
16 May 12 02:49 MST MMA Flare 14 -0 16° / 126° N/B; quite dim...and about 20 seconds late
16 May 12 02:49 MST MMA Flare 75 -2 18° / 127° N/B; this one was on time
17 May 12 02:43 MST MMA Flare 63 -6 16° / 128° N/B; much dimmer than the prediction of -6
22 May 12 03:51 MST MMA Flare 49 -4 12° / 94° N/B
22 May 12 04:00 MST MMA Flare 11 -0 15° / 95° N/B
22 May 12 04:32 MST MMA Flare 23 -5 12° / 28° N/B; wasn't -5 but respectable for #23
23 May 12 03:54 MST MMA Flare 23 -4 15° / 97° N/B; wasn't -4, but again, respectable for #23
24 May 12 03:48 MST MMA Flare 45 -3 14° / 98° N/B; nice flare
24 May 12 03:57 MST MMA Flare 46 -0 17° / 99° N/B; quite dim
25 May 12 03:51 MST MMA Flare 49 -2 17° / 101° N/B
29 May 12 03:35 MST MMA Flare 3 -4 19° / 108° N/B
30 May 12 03:29 MST MMA Flare 76 -1 19° / 118° N/B; brighter than predicted -1
31 May 12 03:32 MST MMA Flare 47 -1 23° / 113° N/B
01 Jun 12 03:26 MST MMA Flare 11 -7 22° / 114° N/B; very nice flare
08 Jun 12 03:02 MST MMA Flare 3 -0 28° / 128° N/B; dim flare
08 Jun 12 04:22 MST MMA Flare 58 -5 11° / 83° N/B; nice flare - not quite as bright as predicted
09 Jun 12 21:05 MST MMA Flare 13 -8 50° / 76° S/B; nice flare
11 Jun 12 04:12 MST MMA Flare 57 -0 14° / 90° N/B; not too bad...
11 Jun 12 04:21 MST MMA Flare 58 -1 17° / 91° N/B
11 Jun 12 04:44 MST MMA Flare 60 -0 13° / 31° N/B; nice twilight flare
12 Jun 12 04:15 MST MMA Flare 55 -6 18° / 93° N/B; dimmer than predicted
12 Jun 12 04:38 MST MMA Flare 29 -3 12° / 30° N/B; brief twilight flare - a bit dimmer than predicted
12 Jun 12 22:21 MST MMA Flare 77 -3 21° / 55° S/B; nice flare
13 Jun 12 04:09 MST MMA Flare 37 -2 17° / 94° N/B; seemed a bit brighter than predicted
13 Jun 12 04:37 MST MMA Flare 96 -5 12° / 29° N/B; was dimmer than predicted
13 Jun 12 22:15 MST MMA Flare 82 -1 20° / 56° S/B; nice
14 Jun 12 03:17 MST MMA Flare 94 -1 27° / 124° N/B
14 Jun 12 04:12 MST MMA Flare 57 -1 21° / 97° N/B
15 Jun 12 04:05 MST MMA Flare 60 -4 21° / 99° N/B
15 Jun 12 22:12 MST MMA Flare 80 -4 26° / 59° S/B
16 Jun 12 03:59 MST MMA Flare 29 -4 20° / 101° S/B
29 Jun 12 04:27 MST MMA Flare 4 -4 11° / 82° N/B
29 Jun 12 04:36 MST MMA Flare 37 -0 14° / 83° N/B
18 Jul 12 03:15 MST MMA Flare 5 -6 20° / 121° N/B; nice flare
20 Jul 12 03:03 MST MMA Flare 61 -2 18° / 125° N/B; just above a cloud bank
26 Jul 12 04:54 MST MMA Flare 50 -5 16° / 27° N/B; brief twilight flare
27 Jul 12 03:58 MST MMA Flare 83 -1 11° / 95° N/B; brief and dim
27 Jul 12 04:48 MST MMA Flare 53 -1 15° / 26° N/B; brief twilight flare
01 Aug 12 03:36 MST MMA Flare 53 -0 12° / 105° N/B; quite dim
08 Aug 12 19:59 MST MMA Flare 62 -0 31° / 350° N/B; dim twilight flare
21 Aug 12 04:48 MST MMA Flare 15 -0 18° / 19° N/B; quite a bit brighter than predicted -0
26 Aug 12 20:36 MST MMA Flare 22 -6 18° / 356° N/B...nice flare seen through the Eucalyptus trees
28 Aug 12 04:54 MST Solar Panel Flare 18 -1.6 29° / 218° N/B; very nice flare - appeared much brighter than predicted
28 Aug 12 05:40 MST MMA Flare 75 -3.5 61° / 182° S/B; brief, somewhat bright twilight flare
28 Aug 12 05:41 MST MMA Flare 74 -6.5 61° / 184° S/B; spare: brief, really bright twilight flare; not sure it was -6.5 but it was bright
03 Sep 12 19:54 MST MMA Flare 94 -2 34° / 359° N/B; fairly dim - right near Polaris where it was predicted to be
04 Sep 12 05:07 MST MMA Flare 75 -1 56° / 200° S/B; kinda dim
04 Sep 12 05:08 MST MMA Flare 14 -4 56° / 204° S/B; spare: kinda dim - not at the magnitude predicted
05 Sep 12 19:21 MST MMA Flare 25 -2.3 42° / 354° N/B; nice flare
13 Sep 12 19:21 MST Solar Panel Flare 57 -1.2 51° / 149° N/B; nice flare
14 Sep 12 20:33 MST MMA Flare 55 -3 14° / 3° N/B; very nice flare
15 Sep 12 20:22 MST MMA Flare 96 -2 21° / 6° N/B; spare - much brighter than the -2 prediction
15 Sep 12 20:27 MST MMA Flare 31 -4 17° / 4° N/B; very nice flare
16 Sep 12 20:20 MST MMA Flare 91 -2 20° / 6° N/B; kind of weak but still nice
17 Sep 12 05:52 MST MMA Flare 3 -3 53° / 174° S/B; brief twilight flare
17 Sep 12 20:14 MST MMA Flare 59 -6 23° / 6° N/B; nice but probably not the predicted -6; CalSky said -5.2 from my observing site this night.
18 Sep 12 05:32 MST MMA Flare 76 -6 52° / 175° S/B; nice twilight flare
18 Sep 12 05:32 MST MMA Flare 94 -4 52° / 165° S/B; spare satellite - another nice, brief twilight flare
18 Sep 12 20:07 MST MMA Flare 95 -3.6 6.5° / 25.1° N/B; nice flare
19 Sep 12 20:01 MST MMA Flare 30 -4.9 6.7° / 27.6° N/B; nice flare
20 Sep 12 19:55 MST MMA Flare 57 -1 8° / 30° N/B; dim flare
20 Sep 12 19:55 MST MMA Flare 96 -1 6° / 32° N/B; spare - dim flare in same field of view as previous entry #57
21 Sep 12 19:49 MST MMA Flare 60 -2 8° / 32° N/B; nice little flare
24 Sep 12 05:19 MST MMA Flare 3 -7 48° / 188° S/B; nice flare
01 Oct 12 18:56 MST MMA Flare 58 -3 50° / 7° N/B; nice flare
03 Oct 12 18:44 MST MMA Flare 31 -8 54° / 8° N/B; nice flare; not quite the predicted -8
07 Oct 12 20:17 MST MMA Flare 6 -5 15° / 12° N/B; not quite the predicted -5
09 Oct 12 20:04 MST MMA Flare 19 -2 21° / 15° N/B; not quite the predicted -2; lingered for quite some time
18 Oct 12 19:17 MST MMA Flare 51 0.2 21.7° / 39.2° N/B; simultaneous flare with one below
18 Oct 12 19:17 MST MMA Flare 7 -1.2 21.3° / 39.6° N/B; simultaneous flare with one above
22 Oct 12 04:52 MST MMA Flare 55 -1 32° / 191° S/B
26 Oct 12 06:13 MST MMA Flare 34 -7 33° / 155° S/B; probably not a -7
31 Oct 12 05:52 MST MMA Flare 51 -6.3 31.7° / 165.1° S/B; flared shortly before #7 below
31 Oct 12 05:52 MST MMA Flare 7 -4.2 31.9° / 165.7° S/B; flared shortly after #51 above
01 Nov 12 05:46 MST MMA Flare 37 -2.3 30.4° / 165.8° S/B; appeared brighter than predicted
05 Nov 12 06:18 MST MMA Flare 54 -5 14° / 77° S/B; nice twilight flare
06 Nov 12 06:03 MST MMA Flare 13 -3 11° / 73° S/B; nice twilight flare
07 Nov 12 05:57 MST MMA Flare 50 -3 11° / 71° S/B; brief twilight flare
14 Nov 12 06:22 MST MMA Flare 54 -3 22° / 148° S/B; another brief twilight flare
19 Nov 12 06:01 MST MMA Flare 50 -1.2 22° / 157° S/B
23 Nov 12 05:46 MST MMA Flare 52 -6.6 22° / 165° S/B
27 Nov 12 06:36 MST MMA Flare 18 -3.4 20° / 73° S/B
28 Nov 12 05:25 MST MMA Flare 12 -3.7 19° / 175° S/B
29 Nov 12 05:20 MST MMA Flare 86 -3.6 18° / 175° S/B
29 Nov 12 06:14 MST MMA Flare 77 -5.7 16° / 68° S/B
30 Nov 12 05:59 MST MMA Flare 81 -1.4 12° / 64° S/B
30 Nov 12 06:08 MST MMA Flare 82 -4.9 15° / 67° S/B; weak seemed dimmer than the previous flare
04 Dec 12 05:00 MST MMA Flare 84 -4.3 10° / 181° S/B
08 Dec 12 05:00 MST MMA Flare 40 -0.2 40° / 56° N/B
19 Dec 12 05:32 MST MMA Flare 81 -6.2 15° / 172° S/B
21 Dec 12 05:26 MST MMA Flare 98 -6.3 14° / 175° S/B
22 Dec 12 18:47 MST MMA Flare 65 -7.0 29° / 180° S/B; very nice
27 Dec 12 06:46 MST MMA Flare 63 -8.3 61° / 338° N/B; brief twilight flare - probably wasn't the predicted magnitude
27 Dec 12 18:26 MST MMA Flare 72 -6.6 29° / 190° S/B; very nice
07 Jan 13 05:49 MST MMA Flare 64 -2 42° / 343° N/B
15 Jan 13 07:02 MST MMA Flare 3 -8.2 64° / 343° N/B; nice bright twilight flare
16 Jan 13 06:58 MST MMA Flare 76 -8.1 62° / 343° N/B; nice bright twilight flare
31 Jan 13 19:10 MST MMA Flare 29 -1.7 37° / 172° S/B
13 Feb 13 19:54 MST MMA Flare 61 -0.6 39° / 155° S/B; very nice flare - appeared brighter than predicted
14 Feb 13 19:48 MST MMA Flare 35 -7.8 39° / 154° S/B; this was a very impressive flare between Sirius and Saiph
18 Feb 13 19:48 MST MMA Flare 5 -0.1 44° / 164° S/B; Rather dim but did not disappoint
21 Feb 13 05:42 MST MMA Flare 32 -2.2 35° / 356° N/B
22 Feb 13 05:36 MST MMA Flare 58 -2.2 34° / 359° N/B
04 Mar 13 06:38 MST MMA Flare 8 -7.9 53° / 10° N/B; caught after peak brigtness
06 Mar 13 19:59 MST MMA Flare 50 -4.7 46° / 142° S/B
17 Mar 13 19:10 MST MMA Flare 52 -1.3 58° / 169° S/B
01 Apr 13 19:49 MST MMA Flare 40 -3.5 59° / 137° S/B
16 Apr 13 21:22 EDT MMA Flare 74 -5.1 20° / 357° N/B: Flare from the lower altitude I-74 prior to the flare below:
16 Apr 13 21:22 EDT MMA Flare 21 -5.9 20° / 357° N/B
25 Apr 13 20:01 EDT MMA Flare 75 -3.4 34° / 347° N/B
29 Apr 13 05:16 EDT MMA Flare 77 -3.9 26° / 26° N/B
16 May 13 03:01 MST MMA Flare 41 -6.1 15° / 119° N/B
16 May 13 05:19 MST MMA Flare 68 -8.4 71° / 205° S/B; barely caught sight of this twilight flare
21 May 13 02:49 MST MMA Flare 80 -4.4 20° / 128° N/B
22 May 13 02:43 MST MMA Flare 81 -6.7 20° / 128° N/B; was much dimmer than the prediction
23 May 13 04:45 MST MMA Flare 80 -8.4 66° / 232° N/B; very nice flare
29 May 13 04:18 MST MMA Flare 65 -0.3 58° / 249° S/B; dim but OK
30 May 13 04:12 MST MMA Flare 68 -5.9 60° / 250° S/B; nice
13 Aug 13 20:30 MST MMA Flare 65 -3.3 55° / 101° S/B; nice
11 Sep 13 19:57 MST MMA Flare 3 -0.2 51.2° / 124.7° S/B; just discernable as a flare; continued as a Solar Panel Flare (see below)
11 Sep 13 19:58 MST Solar Panel Flare 3 -1.6 38.2° / 146.2° S/B; continuing event from above MMA Flare
18 Sep 13 19:58 MST MMA Flare 72 ? 40° / 15° N/B; nice, bright twilight flare observed near Tres Rios
8 Oct 13 06:03 MST MMA Flare 3 ? 50° / 8° N/B; nice, bright twilight flare observed while driving to Tres Rios
15 Oct 13 19:03 MST MMA Flare 58 -1 45° / 158° S/B
16 Oct 13 18:57 MST MMA Flare 55 -0.7 45° / 160° S/B; perceptible but fairly dim
18 Oct 13 05:12 MST MMA Flare 49 -4.0 35° / 359° N/B; very nice flare just west of Polaris
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The Iridium Satellite Constellation
Six distinct (count them) orbital "Planes" make up the active Iridium constellation. Each plane has 11 operational satellites and the entire constellation provides coverage to virtually the entire surface of the globe.


Below is a tabular log of Iridium Satellites launched with details of when I've viewed them. I'm still researching which satellites are no longer in service.
Like the table above, viewing details are those predicted on the Heavens Above website.

The "Real Time Satellite Tracking" weblink is a very helpful page with a lot of great features. In fact, I used it just tonight (23 Jan 11) to confirm the second Iridium was #51 I saw flare parallel to, and simultaneously with, Iridium 8.


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As of 28 July 2011 I've observed all 90 Iridium satellites currently in orbit in one form or another: flares, rogues, and/or just the satellites cruising by.

IRIDIUM /
SATCOM #
1st DATE
SPOTTED
TIME
SPOTTED
PREDICTED
MAGNITUDE
ALTITUDE
AZIMUTH
NOTES LAUNCHED
1 . . . . Not Launched Not Launched
2 . . . . Not Launched Not Launched
3 . . . . Not Launched Not Launched
2 / 25527 16 Jun 11 21:53 MST 4.9 Zenith Tumbling in Plane 5 Nov 6, 1998 w/83, 84, 85, 86 (V)
03 / 25431 10 Dec 10 18:30 MST -1 29° / 186° S/B; Saw from El Mirage Aug 19, 1998 w/76 (TY)
4 / 24796 13 Jan 11 19:20 MST -1 30° / 171° S/B May 5, 1997 w/5, 6, 7, 8 (V)
5 / 24795 28 Jan 11 06:27 MST -1 53° / 351° N/B; half-expected flare for my location May 5, 1997 w/4, 6, 7, 8 (V)
6 / 24794 07 Feb 11 05:31 MST -6 31° / 352° N/B May 5, 1997 w/4, 5, 7, 8 (V)
7 / 24793 03 Sep 10 20:08 MST -1 27° / 000° Saw again 20 Sep 10 May 5, 1997 w/4, 5, 6, 8 (V)
8 / 24792 23 Jan 11 18:37 MST -1 34° / 191° S/B; Saw with the unexpected Iridium 51 - an out of service spare in Plane 4 May 5, 1997 w/4, 5, 6, 7 (V)
9 / 24838 . . . . Reentered atmosphere 11 March 2003 Jun 18, 1997 w/10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16 (TB)
10 / 24839 23 Jul 11 04:18 MST 7.2 (Binos) Just above Vega S/B Jun 18, 1997 w/9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16 (TB)
11 (1) / 24842 . . . . Redesignated 911; Replaced with satellite shown below Jun 18, 1997 w/9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 16 (TB)
11 (2) / 25578* 14 Dec 10 18:21 MST -0 27° / 194° S/B; Tracked in Heavens Above database as Iridium 20 Dec 19, 1998 (TY)
12 / 24837 09 Mar 11 20:09 MST -2 32° / 11° N/B Jun 18, 1997 w/9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16 (TB)
13 / 24840 13 Feb 11 18:42 MST -2 42° / 188° S/B; Saw through fairly overcast skies Jun 18, 1997 w/9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16 (TB)
14 (1) / 24836 . . . . Redesignated 914; Replaced with satellite shown below Jun 18, 1997 w/9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16 (TB)
14 (2) / 25777 22 Nov 10 06:24 MST -6 60° / 345° Much dimmer than expected; Spare in Plane 1 Jun 11, 1999 (TY)
15 / 24896 16 Jul 10 03:52 MST -6 18° / 105° . Jul 9, 1997 w/17, 18, 20, 21 (V)
16 / 24841 27 Jul 11 04;08 MST 7.2* Zipped past Altair Tumbling in Plane 5 Jun 18, 1997 w/9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 (TB)
17 / 24870 16 Jun 11 21:41 MST 6.5. Zenith. Failed but still in Plane 6, replaced with 77 Jul 9, 1997 w/15, 18, 20, 21 (V)
18 / 24872 14 Jul 10 04:05 MST -1 19° / 101° . Jul 9, 1997 w/15, 17, 20, 21 (V)
19 / 24965 01 Sep 10 20:21 MST -3 23° / 359° . Sep 25, 1997 w/34, 35, 36, 37 (V)
20 (1) / 24871 . . . . Redesignated 920; Replaced with satellite shown below Jul 9, 1997 w/15, 17, 18, 21 (V)
20 (2) / 25577* 27 Jun 11 22:29 MST -1.4 12° / 46° Tracked in Heavens Above database as Iridium 11 Dec 19, 1998 (TY)
21 (1) / 24873 . . . . Redesignated 921; Replaced with satellite shown below Jul 9, 1997 w/15, 17, 18, 20 (V)
21 (2) / 25778 16 Nov 10 18:33 MST -3 35° / 179° Got a photo Jun 11, 1999 (TY)
22 / 24907 30 Nov 10 19:12 MST -3 28° / 166° S/B Aug 22, 1997 w/23, 24, 25, 26 (V)
23 / 24906 17 Jun 11 02:03 MST -1 11° / 302° Failed but still in Plane 2 Aug 22, 1997 w/22, 24, 25, 26 (V)
24 / 25105* 16 Jul 11 21:34 MST 8.6 Northwest Tumbling in Plane 2; was Spacecom ID# 24905 Aug 22, 1997 w/22, 23, 25, 26 (V)
25 / 24904 01 Dec 10 19:06 MST -7 29° / 168° S/B; nice photo Aug 22, 1997 w/22, 23, 24, 26 (V)
26 / 24903 16 Jun 11 02:09 MST -6 12° / 300°. S/B Aug 22, 1997 w/22, 23, 24, 25 (V)
27 / 24947 . . . . Reentered atmosphere 1 February 2002 Sep 14, 1997 w/28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 (TB)
28 / 24948 15 Jun 11 03:26 MST 6.4 51° / 272° Tumbling in Plane 3; replaced with in-orbit spare Iridium 95 Sep 14, 1997 w/27, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 (TB)
29 / 24944 04 Jan 11 18:20 MST -2 30° / 193° S/B Sep 14, 1997 w/27, 28, 30, 31, 32, 33 (TB)
30 / 24949 07 Jan 11 06:22 MST -3 52° / 342° N/B Sep 14, 1997 w/27, 28, 29, 31, 32, 33 (TB)
31 / 24950 12 Sep 10 05:01 MST -8 52° / 203° First photo of an Iridium Flare Sep 14, 1997 w/27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 33 (TB)
32 / 24945 19 Jun 11 03:11 MST -4 42° / 272° N/B Sep 14, 1997 w/27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 33 (TB)
33 / 24946 15 Jun 11 03:01 MST 5.8 87° / 88° Collided with Kosmos 2251 on 10 Feb 2009 at 16:56 UTC; tumbling Sep 14, 1997 w/27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, (TB)
34 / 24969 27 Jan 11 06:33 MST -8 54° / 348° N/B; extremely bright: awesome display for a dozen or so folks with me Sep 25, 1997 w/19, 35, 36, 37 (V)
35 / 24966 18 Jan 11 18:58 MST -2 33° / 180° S/B Sep 25, 1997 w/19, 34, 36, 37 (V)
36 / 24967 07 Oct 10 04:52 MST -2 38° / 201° S/B; Reported Tumbling in Plane 4 Sep 25, 1997 w/19, 34, 35, 37 (V)
37 / 24968 26 Jan 11 06:39 MST -4 55° 347° N/B Sep 25, 1997 w/19, 34, 35, 36 (V)
38 / 25043 16 Jun 11 21:01 MST 5.9 51° / 87° Tumbling in Plane 6; Replaced by Iridium 82 Nov 9, 1997 w/39, 40, 41, 43 (V)
39 / 25042 22 Feb 11 19:42 MST -3 43° / 154° S/B Nov 9, 1997 w/38, 40, 41, 43 (V)
40 / 25041 28 Oct 10 18:58 MST -4.5 48° / 24° N/B; Very nice pass Nov 9, 1997 w/38, 39, 41, 43 (V)
41 / 25040 19 Nov 10 04:59 MST -2 19° / 186° S/B Nov 9, 1997 w/38, 39, 40, 43 (V)
42 / 25039 22 Jun 11 22:13 MST -6 12° / 259° N/B Dec 8, 1997 w/44 (TY)
43 / 25039 14 Jul 10 03:55 MST -0 15° / 100° Saw again 21 Jul 10 Nov 9, 1997 w/38, 39, 40, 41 (V)
44 / 25078 18 Jun 11. 21:20 MST 6.7 52° / 274° Tumbling Dec 8, 1997 w/42 (TY)
45 / 25104 15 Dec 10 19:08 MST -7 28° / 195° S/B; Saw through fairly cloudy skies; Jupiter easily visible too Dec 20, 1997 w/46, 47, 48, 49 (V)
46 / 24905* 28 Mar 11 20:37 MST -6 17° / 003° N/B; Nice bright flare; Was Spacecom ID# 25105 Dec 20, 1997 w/45, 47, 48, 49 (V)
47 / 25106 11 Dec 10 06:43 MST -1 63° / 342° N/B Dec 20, 1997 w/45, 46, 48, 49 (V)
48 / 25107 . . . . Reentered atmosphere 5 May 2001 Dec 20, 1997 w/45, 46, 47, 49 (V)
49 / 25108 24 Aug 10 04:43 MST -0 57° / 218° . Dec 20, 1997 w/45, 46, 47, 48 (V)
50 / 25172 07 Feb 11 19:06 MST -2 40° / 176° S/B Feb 18, 1998 w/52, 53, 54, 56 (V)
51 / 25262 23 Jan 11 18:37 MST -2 34° / 190° Partial Failure - Spare in Plane 4; Flared next to Iridium 8 Mar 25, 1998 w/61 (TY)
52 / 25169 22 Jul 11 04:28 MST -2.0 19.4° / 220.7° S/B; Solar Panel Flare Feb 18, 1998 w/51, 53, 54, 56 (V)
53 / 25173 08 Feb 11 19:03 MST -2 40° / 175° S/B Feb 18, 1998 w/51, 52, 54, 56 (V)
54 / 25171 01 Oct 10 19:30 MST -1 39° / 9° . Feb 18, 1998 w/51, 52, 53, 56 (V)
55 / 25272 18 Sep 10 04:34 MST -8 44° / 214° Photo Mar 30, 1998 w/57, 58, 59, 60 (V)
56 / 25170 03 Oct 10 19:18 MST -6 42° / 12° . Feb 18, 1998 w/50, 52, 53, 54 (V)
57 / 25273 15 Jan 11 05:43 MST -4 37° / 343° N/B Mar 30, 1998 w/55, 58, 59, 60 (V)
58 / 25274 17 Sep 10 04:40 MST -3 45° / 213° Photo Mar 30, 1998 w/55, 57, 59, 60 (V)
59 / 25275 05 Jan 11 06:34 MST -4 55° / 339° N/B; through Big Dipper Mar 30, 1998 w/55, 57, 58, 60 (V)
60 / 25276 26 Apr 11 20:11 MST -3 25° / 352° N/B Mar 30, 1998 w/55, 57, 58, 59 (V)
61 / 25263 06 Feb 11 05:43 MST -0 34° / 349° N/B Mar 25, 1998 w/51 (TY)
62 / 25285 23 Nov 10 06:20 MST -5 57° / 344° N/B Apr 6, 1998 w/63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68 (TB)
63 / 25286 21 Nov 10 18:12 MST -4 33° / 189° Photo Apr 6, 1998 w/62, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68 (TB)
64 / 25287 09 Jun 11 22:15 MST -0 18° / 54° S/B Apr 6, 1998 w/62, 63, 65, 66, 67, 68 (TB)
65 / 25288 24 Nov 10 06:14 MST -3 56° / 346° N/B; saw again 1 Dec 10 Apr 6, 1998 w/62, 63, 64, 66, 67, 68 (TB)
66 / 25289 03 Aug 10 04:38 MST -5 59° / 236° Saw again 10 Aug 10 Apr 6, 1998 w/62, 63, 64, 65, 67, 68 (TB)
67 / 25290 13 Jun 11 22:10 MST -1 29° / 61° S/B Apr 6, 1998 w/62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 68 (TB)
68 / 25291 02 Dec 10 05:35 MST -3 42° / 343° N/B Apr 6, 1998 w/62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67 (TB)
69 / 25319 16 Jul 11 22:13 MST 8.6 Northwest Tumbling in Plane 2 May 2, 1998 w/71 (TY)
70 / 25342 08 Jun 11 22:21 MST -7 18° / 53° S/B May 17, 1998 w/72, 73, 74, 75 (V)
71 / 25320 16 Jul 11 20:53 MST 7.0 Northwest Tumbling in Plane 2 May 2, 1998 w/69 (TY)
72 / 25343 22 Nov 10 06:26 MST -0 58° / 341° Last of originals and spares May 17, 1998 w/70, 73, 74, 75 (V)
73 / 25344 23 Jun 11 21:57 MST 7.6 29° / 275° Tumbling in Plane 1 May 17, 1998 w/70, 72, 74, 75 (V)
74 / 25345 23 Jun 11 21:36 MST 5.2 49° / 85° Plane 1 lower orbit - no flares predicted May 17, 1998 w/70, 72, 73, 75 (V)
75 / 25346 10 Mar 11 20:03 MST -3 33° / 13° N/B May 17, 1998 w/70, 72, 73, 74 (V)
76 / 25432 11 Dec 10 18:23 MST -0 30° / 186° S/B; Saw from Estrella Mtn Ranch Aug 19, 1998 w/78 (TY)
77 / 25471 22 Mar 11 05:33 MST -3 33° / 10° N/B; Saw from Sun Valley Pkwy Sep 8, 1998 w/79, 80, 81, 82 (V)
78 / 25431 . . . . Became Iridium 3 Aug 19, 1998 w/76 (TY)
79 / 25470 . . . . De-orbited 29 November 2000 Sep 8, 1998 w/77, 80, 81, 82 (V)
80 / 25469 12 Jul 10 04:08 MST -6 16° / 96° Originally launched as a spare; Active in Plane 6; 1st Iridium Flare Spotted Sep 8, 1998 w/77, 79, 81, 82 (V)
81 / 25468 13 Jul 10 04:01 MST -2 19° / 99° Originally launched as a spare; Active in Plane 6 Sep 8, 1998 w/77, 79, 80, 82 (V)
82 / 25467 27 Feb 11 19:20 MST -2 48° / 167° Originally launched as a spare; Active in Plane 6 Sep 8, 1998 w/77, 79, 80, 81 (V)
83 / 25531 02 Oct 10 19:24 MST -1 41° / 9° Spare Nov 6, 1998 w/84, 85, 86, 87 (V)
84 / 25530 04 Oct 10 19:11 MST -0 44° / 12° Originally launched as a spare; Active in Plane 5 Nov 6, 1998 w/83, 85, 86, 87 (V)
85 / 25529 . . . . Spare; Reentered atmosphere 30 December 2000 Nov 6, 1998 w/83, 84, 86, 87 (V)
86 / 25528 28 Jul 11 03:57 MST 6.4* Passed right near Vega Originally launched as a spare; Active in Plane 5 Nov 6, 1998 w/83, 84, 85, 87 (V)
88 / 25578 . . . . Spare; Redesignated Iridium 20A as replacement Dec 19, 1998 w/89 (TY)
89 / 25577 . . . . Spare; Redesignated Iridium 11A as replacement Dec 19, 1998 w/88 (TY)
90 / 27373* 21 Feb 11 06:15 MST -1 47° / 357° Spare for Plane 3, migrated to 5; Double flare with Iridium 53; tracked in Heavens Above Is Iridium 91 Feb 11, 2002 w/91, 94, 95, 96 (V)
91 / 27372* 21 Apr 11 20:42 MST -3 47° / 357° Spare for Plane 3; Tracked in Heavens Above as Iridium 90 Feb 11, 2002 w/90, 94, 95, 96 (V)
92 / 25777 . . . . Spare; Redesignated Iridium 14A as replacement Jun 11, 1999 w/93 (TY)
93 / 25778 . . . . Spare; Redesignated Iridium 21A as replacement Jun 11, 1999 w/92 (TY)
94 / 27374 15 Sep 10 04:45 MST -2 50° / 208° Spare in Plane 3 Feb 11, 2002 w/90, 91, 95, 96 (V)
95 / 27375 06 Jan 11 06:28 MST -8 54° / 340° Spare Feb 11, 2002 w/90, 91, 94, 96 (V)
96 / 27376 19 Apr 11 20:46 MST -0 15° / 357° Spare in Plane 3 Feb 11, 2002 w/90, 91, 94, 95 (V)
97 / 27450 24 Jan 11 06:51 MST -0 58° / 343° Spare; N/B Jun 20, 2002 w/98 (PL)
98 / 27451 14 Jun 11 22:37 MST -3 16° / 242° N/B; Spare for Plane 4, migrated to Plane 6 Jun 20, 2002 w/97 (PL)
911 / 24842 20 Jul 11 04:04 MST 5.5 83° / 84° Re-designated from the failed Iridium 11; Orbiting in Plane 5 Jun 18, 1997
914 / 24836 20 Jul 11 03:09 MST 6.2 69° / 88° Re-designated from the failed Iridium 14; Orbiting in Plane 5 Jun 18, 1997
920 / 24871 16 Jun 11 21:11 MST 6.8 62° / 273° Re-designated from the failed Iridium 20; Orbiting in Plane 6 Jul 9, 1997
921 / 24873 20 Ju1 11 04:01 MST 6.8 29° / 86° Re-designated from the failed Iridium 21; Orbiting in Plane 6 Jul 9, 1997
Sim1 / 24925 . . . . Simulated Iridium launched by a Long March 2-3; Sep 1, 1997
Sim2 / 24926 . . . . Simulated Iridium launched by a Long March 2-3; Sep 1, 1997
SimSat1 / 26365 . . . . Eurockot launched 2 demo sats to match the Iridium orbit; not officially part of Iridium May 16, 2000
SimSat2 / 26366 21 Dec 12 06:00 MST 4.6 83° / 268° Eurockot launched 2 demo sats to match the Iridium orbit; not officially part of Iridium May 16, 2000

Another Table of All My Iridium Flare Sightings


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