Iridium flares are phenomenon caused by the polished antennas of the Iridium communication satellites reflecting sunlight onto the Earth below and appearing as a brief, bright "flare".

iFlares calculates the occurrences of Iridium satellite flares for your current position (or any other location on earth).

iFlares provides a navigation mode, using the devices accelerometer and compass (if present) to give you visual directions where to look for a flare.
The flares are calculated directly on the device, i.e. you don't need an Internet connection in order to check for upcoming flares!
iFlares let you set reminders for flares, mail information on upcoming flares to your friends or even post them on Twitter or Facebook.
iFlares keeps record of seen Iridium satellites on the device and synchronizes this information with Apple's Game Center. That way your Iridium flares achievements are not only automatically synchronized between your different devices, you also can compare them with your Game Center friends.

- Calculating Iridium flares directly on the device (no active Internet connection needed)
- Visual navigation mode for directions
- Audio countdown when watching flares
- Add your own favorite locations
- Multiple time windows
- Many additional information on the Iridium satellites and the calculated flares
- Reminders for upcoming flares
- Keeps record of all seen Iridium flares and automatically synchronizes the achievements to Game Center.
- Universal app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

What's New

Version 2.1.1

- Fixed an issue with night sight mode on iPads

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5

5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Used to work just great


This app used to work five stars. But about several months ago it seems that the data was not updated automatically, and was degraded greatly. When I compared this apps results with another that I now use, I find that this app comes nowhere near being accurate for any forecasted flares. Very disappointing. Don't bother to download until this is fixed.



This app is a pleasure to play with. I've now seen about 43% of all sats... and I *really* appreciate how it leverages Game Center to keep track of those across my iOS devices.

Date search broken


Can't search for flares in the future. There are controls to do this (sorta, month and year but no day... Huh?) But they don't work. That's what I wanted from this app. +1 star for showing flare centers.


Eberhard Rensch
27.5 MB
Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, German, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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