Upcoming Visible Space Station Passes

18,130 Views | 156 Replies | Last: 3 mo ago by maroon barchetta
scd88
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
THAT WAS SO DAMN COOL!!!! I SAW IT SO CLEARLY THIS MORNING!!!
scd88
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
BaitShack said:

scd88 said:

I have set a calendar event for the Sunday evening pass.
I think it's Sunday Morning.




Thank you, again.
TChaney
How long do you want to ignore this user?
That was BRIGHT. I swear we saw two other satellites (and an airplane) during the same time frame.
theNetSmith
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
First text received since 1/17:

Quote:

SpotTheStation
Time: Fri Feb 05 7:47 PM, Visible: 3 min, Max Height: 51 degrees, Appears: NW, Disappears: WSW

oklaunion
How long do you want to ignore this user?
If we saw the correct one, it went from NW to SE. But 2/3 of the way across the cloudless night sky, it disappeared. Maybe they turned out the lights inside.
Loaded
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
oklaunion said:

If we saw the correct one, it went from NW to SE. But 2/3 of the way across the cloudless night sky, it disappeared. Maybe they turned out the lights inside.
It went into the Earth's shadow.
Loaded
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
https://spotthestation.nasa.gov/


trouble
How long do you want to ignore this user?
theNetSmith
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
I don't know how many of you were able to be outside and looking skyward Saturday evening, but,, that was, by far, the best sighting I have ever witnessed. Perfectly clear skies, ISS was very bright, passing damn near straight overhead.. clearly visible from horizon to horizon..
scd88
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
Son of a nutcracker I missed it again.
BaitShack
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
Good one tonight around 8:20



BaitShack
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
20 minutes from now
Loaded
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
joho
How long do you want to ignore this user?
Thx for the heads up BaitShack!

I always enjoy an ISS sighting opportunity, and I set a reminder on my phone for this one bc of this thread bump. Was at a St Pattys Day get together w/ friends last night, and most of them had never seen an ISS flyover... they were rightfully impressed, that one was ideal!
armymom
How long do you want to ignore this user?
It was an excellent sighting last night!
Tailgate88
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
Not the ISS, but Starlink just deployed another 60 satellites today. If you are an early riser, Saturday morning you can see 43 Starlink satellites go over around 6:06am from a previous deployment, followed by the 60 from today's deployment around 6:24am.

https://james.darpinian.com/satellites/


Hat tip to PJ Young on the Space thread on Politics.

BaitShack
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
Who's up for 6:06 & 6:20 tomorrow morning?
trouble
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
I'm going to try
BaitShack
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
Too cloudy.
BaitShack
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
Tonight looks good. -3.9 (Very Bright) 9:14 PM Southwest to Northeast





https://james.darpinian.com/satellites/
scd88
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
I love this thread.
happyinBCS
How long do you want to ignore this user?
I saw it for only about 30 seconds simply amazing
chucktheaggiejeweler
How long do you want to ignore this user?
Sponsor
AG

God's Peace,
Chuck

Fifth C Jewelry
TyHolden
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
So this Sunday?
MiMi
How long do you want to ignore this user?
S
This is from page 1 See a Satellite Tonight

Oops - just saw that this was re-posted earlier.
TyHolden
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
saw the satellite tonight - pretty cool
meezermom
How long do you want to ignore this user?
Mimi - thanks for posting where the info came from!!!! We sit outside every night to watch satellites and our current app (Luminous - I may have spelled it wrong) is not working well anymore. We were just saying last night we needed to find a new one to identify what we see!
BaitShack
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
This site is a little clunky, but gives an indication of the brightness.

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

I look at the magnitude (Lower numbers are brighter) and the Alt. (Degrees over the Horizon - Closest to 90 is best)
BaitShack
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
5:33 AM tomorrow morning looks interesting.

https://james.darpinian.com/satellites/
BaitShack
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
Tomorrow night looks good. Very bright and directly overhead. Starts at 9:42, overhead at 9:45.



BaitShack
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
I found a site that shows predicted cloud cover and ISS passes. We'll see how accurate it is. 32% cloud cover tonight at 9 (Mostly medium clouds). ??



theNetSmith
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
I received a text (below) about tonight's flyover, but the last one before that was on July 14. Sometimes, there will be several over a span of a few days, but then weeks can go by without one. Makes me wonder if NASA's ISS text alerts factor in the weather forecast at your location at the time of the flyover. The website only says:

Quote:

This service will only notify you of "good" sighting opportunities - that is, sightings that are high enough in the sky (40 degrees or more) and last long enough to give you the best view of the orbiting laboratory.

but nothing about weather or expected cloud cover. Here is the text about tonight:
Quote:

Time: Tue Aug 03 9:42 PM
Visible: 4 min
Max Height: 90 degrees
Appears: NW
Disappears: SE
BaitShack
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
The clouds have cleared out and I see a few stars. 15 minute warning
toolshed
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
My son and I caught it tonight. Very bright, perfectly overhead!


theNetSmith
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
Directly overhead is right.. hard on the neck!
 
×
subscribe Verify your student status
See Subscription Benefits
Trial only available to users who have never subscribed or participated in a previous trial.