ISS over Gloucester

Karly
Joined: 20 Feb 2010, 02:12

17 Oct 2016, 22:51 #201

OMG!  Just watched it go under the last cloud. Longest amount of time I've been able to see it.  It poked in and out of clouds going left to right over the back of my house. Then it reached a cloudless area and I got one of the longest and best views ever.  Thanks :-)
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DM3194
Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

17 Oct 2016, 23:12 #202

I couldn't find it! I need to see it best on the first half of the run...and the clouds were heavy. And I need new glasses.

It was supposed to be a real zinger tonight, in brightness. Was it bright?

I saw Mars of and on, extra pink lately. But I am tired of Mars, and I wanted to see the ISS tonight!
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Karly
Joined: 20 Feb 2010, 02:12

17 Oct 2016, 23:16 #203

I really appreciate your updates here because I love this stuff but just don't do the work myself.  It was in and out of clouds for the first half. Then in wide open space and very bright.  I've seen it a number of times thanks to you but never like this.  It went on and on and very bright but no need for sunglasses.  It is always very exciting to think of the people who are in there.
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Da Man
Joined: 10 Aug 2008, 22:42

17 Oct 2016, 23:19 #204

Cloudy WAY out west of Gloucester. Image
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Karly
Joined: 20 Feb 2010, 02:12

17 Oct 2016, 23:25 #205

Da Man wrote:
Cloudy WAY out west of Gloucester. Image
Hey You!  Yeah...one of my kids is out your way...I guess I should give him the warning...he'd love it.
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DM3194
Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

17 Oct 2016, 23:39 #206

"It is always very exciting to think of the people who are in there."

That is what I like the best. Right now I think there are 5 or 6 aboard. One American, and I think her name is Kate!

Japanese, Russians, Chinese and several other nations have shifts. Exquisite cooperation between nations with all sorts of governments, cultures and religions.
Trivial differences that just don't matter to these science folk! It is great. That's why it is special to see it zoom over us once in a while.

...

There are all sorts of live streaming things that the ISS offers for all of us "at home".... my old computer doesn't let me do the most of it.
Like watching the camera that they have pointing down at us.... so you can see the lights of Gloucester as it passes above.
I can easily loose myself in looking stuff up for hours, but then I get in trouble with regular earthly chores.... like researching The Trumpster.

Glad you saw it, K.
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DM3194
Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

04 Nov 2016, 09:09 #208

A nice overhead pass coming up in about an hour....

Time: Fri Nov 04 6:11 AM, Visible: 5 min, Max Height: 77°, Appears: 18° above WSW, Disappears: 11° above NE
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Fishtown Boy
Joined: 17 Jan 2008, 23:36

04 Nov 2016, 11:02 #209

DM3194 wrote:
A nice overhead pass coming up in about an hour....

Time: Fri Nov 04 6:11 AM, Visible: 5 min, Max Height: 77°, Appears: 18° above WSW, Disappears: 11° above NE
Thanks for the heads up on that!  I saw it go over Blackburn Industrial Park.
Enjoy Every Sandwich
Warren Zevon
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DM3194
Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

04 Nov 2016, 11:14 #210

Nice and bright.

I could see it clearly through a dirty window where I was working.
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moro
Joined: 02 Jul 2014, 19:56

16 Nov 2016, 00:33 #211

Right overhead tomorrow morning (almost... at 85). And it hasn't been that high in a long time.
Maybe crystal clear if the weather blows away by then.... a good look!

Time: Time: Wed Nov 16 6:07 AM, Visible: 4 min, Max Height: 85°, Appears: 10° above WNW, Disappears: 39° above SE
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DM3194
Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

16 Nov 2016, 11:13 #212

Too Soupy!
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DM3194
Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

01 Dec 2016, 19:10 #213

Maybo a good look tonight:

Time: Thu Dec 01 5:53 PM, Visible: 3 min, Max Height: 68°, Appears: 15° above SW, Disappears: 66° above ESE

.......................

And coincidentally... the ISS supply rocket that was launched from Baikonur Space Center in Russia a few hours ago just burned up in the atmosphere.
Something went very wrong shortly after launch!
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Damon
Joined: 25 Jun 2007, 22:00

01 Dec 2016, 19:53 #214

There go all their Christmas cards I bet. Let's hope the Japanese one on Dec 9 makes it.
Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?...   ..........
 George Orwell , 1984
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DM3194
Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

01 Dec 2016, 22:31 #215

What a sky right now.

Look at the "dark side" of the moon right now as it sets.

ISS in 22 min.
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DM3194
Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

01 Dec 2016, 22:52 #216

And is that Venus?..... wear your sunglasses.

Here comes the ISS ! 2 minutes.
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Da Man
Joined: 10 Aug 2008, 22:42

01 Dec 2016, 22:56 #217

Just a bit too cloudy in my neck-of-the-woods.   Image
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DM3194
Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

02 Dec 2016, 23:08 #218

Excellent "earthshine" again tonight. The dark side of the Moon is spooky red.

The Moon and Venus at their best. All about to set.
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DM3194
Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

03 Dec 2016, 21:53 #219

Here it comes..... Over the Indian Ocean as I write!

Time: Sat Dec 03 5:47 PM, Visible: 2 min, Max Height: 53°, Appears: 32° above W, Disappears: 40° above NNE

Looks pretty clear tonight.

http://iss.astroviewer.net
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DM3194
Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

03 Dec 2016, 23:12 #220

Right before it disappears, it turns red for a second....

And the Moon and Venus are still throwing fastballs tonight!
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