Explore the Night with Bob King

Get Your Iridium Fix Before It's Too Late!

The shock and dazzle of Iridium flares will soon be a thing of the past. Here's how to make the most of seeing them before they're replaced by a new generation of satellites.

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Astronomy and Stargazing Projects

How to Catch an Iridium Flare

These communications satellites can briefly outshine Venus as they spray the ground with reflected sunlight.

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