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the probable demise of " iridium flare watching "

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posted on Sep, 12 2018 @ 09:25 AM
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due to the " block one " constelation of irridium comms sataleties - coming to the end of thier usefull life - and being replaced by a new generation of re-designed satalite , it is likley that " iridium flares " - will become far less "predictable " and far rarer

all good things must end i guess - they are a fun phenonemon - and a very useful teaching tool - i shall miss them if they fade away

for people who are wondering what the hell i is talking about :

wiki primer

TL : DR - iridum comms satelites are a set of satelites with a very predictable orbit anf HUGE solar panels - that havve a very good chance of reflecting light so it can be seen by ground observers when the sun is at certain angles - these variables are well known and understood - and the orbital data freely available online - so if you follow the instructions there is a good chance you will be rewarded

example

farewell iridium flares




posted on Sep, 12 2018 @ 10:55 AM
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Someone’s a Scott Manley fan....



posted on Sep, 12 2018 @ 12:19 PM
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originally posted by: BigDave-AR
Someone’s a Scott Manley fan....


I can't speak for Mr. Ape, but I saw that information about the end of Iridium flares on the Heavens Above Website a while ago (a few months ago, maybe?), which was before Scott Manley' latest video on the subject, which it seems was published a few days ago.

Having said that, I am in fact a fan of Scott Manley's videos.



EDIT TO ADD: ignorant_ape's OP has a link to Heavens Above, which includes another link to the following page set up by Iridium themselves to commemorate the coming end of Iridium Flares. Here is a direct link to that page:

#flarewell


edit on 12/9/2018 by Soylent Green Is People because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 12 2018 @ 12:22 PM
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originally posted by: ignorant_ape
iridum comms satelites are a set of satelites with a very predictable orbit anf HUGE solar panels


I don´t consider solar panels the size of roughly three baking trays huge... A single PV-module on my roof is bigger than the two combined. And those are standard sized modules (1.6m * 1m)



posted on Sep, 12 2018 @ 12:27 PM
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originally posted by: Soylent Green Is People

originally posted by: BigDave-AR
Someone’s a Scott Manley fan....


I can't speak for Mr. Ape, but I saw that information about the end of Iridium flares on the Heavens Above Website a while ago (a few months ago, maybe?), which was before Scott Manley' latest video on the subject, which it seems was published a few days ago.

Having said that, I am in fact a fan of Scott Manley's videos.



EDIT TO ADD: ignorant_ape's OP has a link to Heavens Above, which includes another link to the following page set up by Iridium themselves to commemorate the coming end of Iridium Flares. Here is a direct link to that page:

#flarewell


I was just giving my friend the monkey a hard time, and who doesn’t like Manley? He has the most soothing voice known to man!



posted on Sep, 12 2018 @ 01:47 PM
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Ending this year
www.skyatnightmagazine.com...

It's a sad goodbye, I enjoyed observing them. Hopefully gonna catch a few more before the end.



posted on Sep, 12 2018 @ 04:31 PM
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good ridance



posted on Sep, 12 2018 @ 04:52 PM
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originally posted by: humanoidlord
good ridance

Salty from all the UFO reports from the flares?



posted on Sep, 12 2018 @ 06:35 PM
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a reply to: BigDave-AR

we don't need another source of false UFO reports



posted on Sep, 12 2018 @ 07:42 PM
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originally posted by: humanoidlord
a reply to: BigDave-AR

we don't need another source of false UFO reports

Granted just giving ya a hard time.



posted on Sep, 13 2018 @ 07:00 PM
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originally posted by: humanoidlord
a reply to: BigDave-AR

we don't need another source of false UFO reports


Used to be a great gimmick at outdoor BBQs, I'd have the evening flare schedule memorized, then as the time approached I'd stand up, look skyward, start muttering, "I'm getting a feeling.... they're calling me.... hello, space brothers, do you hear me?...' Could have started several new religions.



posted on Sep, 13 2018 @ 07:08 PM
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originally posted by: JimOberg

originally posted by: humanoidlord
a reply to: BigDave-AR

we don't need another source of false UFO reports


Used to be a great gimmick at outdoor BBQs, I'd have the evening flare schedule memorized, then as the time approached I'd stand up, look skyward, start muttering, "I'm getting a feeling.... they're calling me.... hello, space brothers, do you hear me?...' Could have started several new religions.

More than LRH had to start his little one....



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