Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Iridium Flares are frequently seen in Algonquin

If you are anything like me, ritght now you are thinking...."What the hell is and Iridium Flare?"

Q. What is an Iridium flare?

A. An Iridium flare is caused by the sun being reflected from one of the three main mission antennae (MMA) of an Iridium satellite. The MMAs are flat, highly polished aluminium surfaces, and when the angles are just right, they can reflect the sun just like a mirror. There are over 80 of these communications satellites
in orbit, and they are operated by the Iridium LLC Consortium.

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