ISS over Gloucester

Fortune Cookie
Joined: 13 Nov 2010, 17:37

28 Oct 2017, 16:59 #281

It's the right time of year for observing the moon, all right. 

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DM3194
Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

29 Oct 2017, 10:53 #282

I looked upwards for a few moments,
but didn't do anything really special.

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DM3194
Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

12 Nov 2017, 11:14 #283

A nice flyover of the ISS a few minutes ago.

Is this the kind of situation where you can get a good picture, Dun?
And see the panels and everything.

ISS was super bright (6:05), and it is light outside.
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DM3194
Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

12 Nov 2017, 22:10 #284

If the clouds allow it, there will be a great view
of Venus and Jupiter very close together tomorrow
morning. They are "in counjunction" and that
should be a nice thing to see.

Sunrise is at 6:32.



It is good luck to see a conjunction like this!
It will make your whole day go well.


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Just before sunrise Monday (Nov. 13), Venus and Jupiter will pass within 17 arc minutes (0.28 degrees) of each other in the sky, or just over half the apparent width of the full moon. The two planets will also be fairly close to each other in the days just ahead of and just after the conjunction. 

The actual conjunction (the point at which the planets are closest together in the sky) will happen at 1:05 a.m. EST (0605 GMT) on Nov. 13. Neither planet will have risen for observers on the U.S. East Coast by then — that won't happen for another few hours, at about 5:30 a.m. EST (1030 GMT). Jupiter and Venus will be in the constellation Virgo, roughly southeast, and west of the moon, which will be a small crescent.
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Leland33
Joined: 02 Apr 2011, 03:07

13 Nov 2017, 04:11 #285

My Dad like everything about space.  Conjunctions were huge.  As was listening to Sputnik on a home built.  The entire LEM Program.  Anything exploring space.  Billions and Billions. His favorite flower - a cosmos.

Happy 100th Dad.

Good night Laika.
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DM3194
Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

13 Nov 2017, 11:10 #286

Too cloudy for The Conjunction this morning!
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DM3194
Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

15 Nov 2017, 09:58 #287

There will still be a good Venus/Jupiter conjunct this morning. Clouds seem better for a look this morning.
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DM3194
Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

21 Nov 2017, 22:23 #288

Excellent earthshine on the Moon right now.

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DM3194
Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

14 Dec 2017, 22:15 #289

Here comes the ISS.

And it will be directly overhead at 5:27.

It will be so bright you need shades!

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Thu Dec 14 5:24 PM, Visible: 6 min, Max Height: 85°, Appears: 10° above NW, Disappears: 16° above ESE
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Karly
Joined: 20 Feb 2010, 02:12

14 Dec 2017, 22:30 #290

That was amazing! My son and I caught it. I'm lucky to be home early today. Thanks for the heads-up.
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DM3194
Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

14 Dec 2017, 22:45 #291

Glad you saw it. I forgot about it until about 10 minutes prior.

That's about as bright as it gets!
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