A bright Iridium flare

Celestial Objects to Observe

Predictive Prowess: See an Iridium Flare

Channel your inner superpower by looking up at the night sky precisely when a dazzling blaze of light is beamed to Earth from outer space.

sunlight twice reflected

Space Satellites

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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