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 If the website is down for maintenance or another cause, data can't be loaded.

What’s New

Version 4.0.0

- Improved support for bigger screens
- Improved support for newer iOS versions
- Fixed multiple crashes

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Squishybrain ,

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.

Flareman876 ,

I love it

It was a little confusing at first but it's great

Peterjhill ,

Remove app from store

According to heavens above website, all the first gen iridium satellites have been de-orbited.


Dennis van den Berg
3.6 MB

Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Dutch

Age Rating
Rated 4+
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