Iridium Flares

Iridium Flares


Find out when and where to look in the sky to see bright flashes from Iridium satellites that last up to half a minute as the satellite moves across the sky. Works in any country!
See the best viewing spots on the map.
No ads only in the paid version!

If you don't care about astronomy, don't download!

Note, the map with the flare centers and lines is broken and I doubt I'll fix it anytime soon. The list of flares and the data you see on the map page are accurate though, so you can use those to spot flares.

Recent changes:
Broke the notifications on the last update. Now they're fixed.
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About Iridium Flares
Find out when and where to look in the sky to see bright flashes from Iridium satellites that last up to half a minute as the satellite moves across the sky. Works in any country!
See the best viewing spots on the map.
No ads only in the paid version!

If you don't care about astronomy, don't download!

Note, the map with the flare centers and lines is broken and I doubt I'll fix it anytime soon. The list of flares and the data you see on the map page are accurate though, so you can use those to spot flares.

Recent changes:
Broke the notifications on the last update. Now they're fixed.

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A Google User
May 31, 2014
Needs DAYTIME passes! Iridium flares don't just happen at night, and if they're bright enough and the sky is clear enough, you CAN see them. Indeed, if you live in a large, light-polluted area (such as a large city), a daytime pass might be as easy, or even easier to see than trying to pick out a nighttime flare through all that yellow haze.
A Google User
Apr 15, 2014
Flares map is broken Galaxy s4
A Google User
Dec 27, 2013
Awesome potential but rarely works now ... I sure wish the author would pick this up again. :-(
A Google User
Dec 13, 2013
Nearly there Good, but lacking the stated claim of displaying the location of maximum intensity. Any chance of correcting this?
A Google User
Nov 21, 2013
Exciting but doesn't work properly I'm excited that there's an app for this now, but the flare path doesn't show on the map. I think once the bugs are worked out it will be great.