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ploughman
07-08-2005, 04:05 PM
Just saw the International Space Station go over for the first time, burnng brightly in the evening sky. Humankind did that and much more. Have a groovy weekend. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

ploughman
07-08-2005, 04:05 PM
Just saw the International Space Station go over for the first time, burnng brightly in the evening sky. Humankind did that and much more. Have a groovy weekend. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

F16_Neo
07-08-2005, 04:16 PM
I'll keep an eye out for ISS when I encounter non-citylight-polluted nightsky next time http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.
Nice post for 900 even, almost poetic... ah well me sorta drunk.
Live long & prosper!
Neo

Taylortony
07-08-2005, 04:16 PM
Cool have you watched iridium flares? some you can see in daylight, there is a site that allows you to predict a time when you will see it and where to look in the sky from where you are see

http://www.satobs.org/iridium.html#service


http://www.heavens-above.com/


it is caused by the sun glinting off the solar panels

rnzoli
07-09-2005, 11:37 AM
I spotted ISS last summer, it was quite unbelievable. But they are predictable, and very much visible at sunset (when the station is still illuminated by the Sun up there).

On clear, moonless nigths, one can see a random satellite every 10 minutes, no kidding. They are all over the sky.

What makes ISS so special, is the 2 guys within, flying over our head at a breathtaking speed. 2-3 minutes and the station crossed the entire sky, with the only 2 known living creatures outside our planet. At those times, I feel proud of being a man, and a (former) engineer... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

LEXX_Luthor
07-09-2005, 04:52 PM
Bumps for sats watching. :thumps: