Iridium 56 flares near gibbous moon.  This shot shows the

intensity of the flares compared to a near full moon, almost mag 10.

Flare near full moon


NOAA 11 flares in Ursa Major

NOAA 11 Flare


Iridium 19 Flare.....

since the reflecting panels are concave the apex of the reflection can be so bright that

it will light up the surrounding landscape like a flashbulb.  Apex shots are rare.


Iridium 19 flare