HEADS UP: IRIDIUM SUPER FLARE!
Tarboro sky-watchers, in particular, should take a few moments to observe an Iridium super flare this evening at 6:40 PM. At this time, an Iridium Satellite will pass some 800 miles overhead, through the constellation Pegasus. Pegasus will resemble a large square almost directly overhead. Neither the square nor the satellite will be terribly bright. But don’t worry - you’ll see them. The satellite will be travelling from north to south through the square. Continue following the satellite until it flares, at precisely 6:42 PM, roughly halfway down to the southern horizon. The flare will not be as spectacularly bright for Rocky Mount observers as IT WILL BE for folks in Tarboro, but it should still be worth a look. With a little luck, the high clouds moving through the area right now should clear enough for successful observations. Report back on YOUR observations in the comments section below!
(If it continues to clear, tonight after midnight will be the best time to observe the Leonid meteors.)
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