Iridium 56 flares near gibbous moon. This shot shows the
intensity of the flares compared to a near full moon, almost mag 10.
NOAA 11 flares in Ursa Major
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.