By Dennis van den Berg
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Did you ever want to see a falling star but don't want to sit outside all night waiting to see one?
The next best thing is watching Iridium Flares. The advantage of them is that you can know the exact time and place when they're about to happen. The big difference is that you're watching an Iridium (a satellite) that's reflecting sunlight, instead of a falling star.
This application lists the Iridium Flares that are visible on your location for the next 7 days. The only necessary thing to see them is a clear sky.
- List of Iridium Flares for the next 7 days
- Shows the date and time, the direction, altitude and intensity of the Iridium Flare
- Add multiple observation locations or use your current location
- View flares that occur in daylight
- Alarms can be set to remind you before a flare will occur
- View the path of the flare on a map
All data used in the application is loaded (with permission) from heavens-above.com. If the website is down for maintenance or another cause, data can't be loaded.
What's New in Version 3.0.2
- Fixed issues with countdown, notifications, interface glitches and saving of map type
- Fixed issues with compass, intensity and feedback
- Redesigned interface with better support for iOS7
- Support for multiple locations
- Sharing flares with friends
- Adding flare to your calendar
- Option for miles/kilometres
- Fix for multiple bugs
I love this app
I've always enjoyed spotting a satellite going across the sky at night. With this app you can spot them without having to rely on luck.
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: Jul 04, 2014
- Version: 3.0.2
- Size: 2.6 MB
- Languages: English, Dutch
- Seller: Dennis van den Berg
- © 2008-2014 Montana Media
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.