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.
- Improved support for bigger screens
- Improved support for newer iOS versions
- Fixed multiple crashes
Ratings and Reviews
Even better now!
Iridium flares is even better now that it supports high resolution screens such as on the iPhone 6s and 6s plus.
If you don't have this app get it and use it to see these strange and fascinating lights in the sky. You won't regret it.
I love it
It was a little confusing at first but it's great
Matches data on website-- but it KNOWs where you are--Predict 'shooting' stars!
i have been using the Heavens-Above website for years to locate Iridium flares--'shooting' stars. This app saves having to input your location. It is fun to predict a shooting star at an outdoor, evening event. Do it, it is fun. But make sure your watch is set to the exact time--these flares only last about 5 seconds but become as bright, or brighter than a planet. I am so glad this is now an app. Keep up the good work. Do another App that shows the International Space Station and Space Shuttle passes.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.