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"Iridium Flares"

On Nov. 10th  Between 5:21:21 AM and 5:21:41 AM
There were two consecutive  Iridium Satellites #51 & #4.
 They caused -8 mag. Iridium flares, at ~ Elev. 47 dig  ~352 deg N
Usually you would be lucky to see one -8 flare
every two weeks, these occurred 20 seconds apart!
Twin -8 Iridium Flares
Pentax 35mm lens f3.5 Kodak MAX 400 film
~5 min exposure.
Time and location of Iridium flares and other satellites
 at your locality can be found at

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