Upcoming Visible Space Station Passes

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BaitShack
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Tomorrow morning, 6:10 AM.


milner79
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Friday evening, 5:38. Western sky springing up from the area of Venus and arcing toward the south.
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Saw it pretty well last two nights.

https://james.darpinian.com/satellites/
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Tailgate88
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FRM:HQ-spotthestation@mail.nasa.gov
SUBJ:SpotTheStation
MSG:Time: Wed Dec 08 6:53 PM, Visible: 6 min, Max Height: 46 degrees, Appears: WNW, Disappears: SSE
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Looks like it's going to be cloudy this evening.


Tailgate88
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What website is that?
BaitShack
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https://clearoutside.com
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Looks clear!
Tailgate88
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Here's another!

FRM:HQ-spotthestation@mail.nasa.gov
SUBJ:SpotTheStation
MSG:Time: Thu Dec 09 6:05 PM, Visible: 7 min, Max Height: 83 degrees, Appears: NW, Disappears: SE
BaitShack
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Good passes tonight and tomorrow. Tonight it'll probably be visible from 6:57 - 7:01.





scd88
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Thank you!
BaitShack
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Getting close. Sky is clear.
BwdAg
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Very cool. Thanks for the heads up
scd88
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Good show tonight!
Ag_B_10
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Bright as can be directly over my backyard.
TyHolden
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Tonight? Which direction?
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TyHolden said:

Tonight? Which direction?
Southwest. This site uses google street view to show where to look from your location.

https://james.darpinian.com/satellites/
BaitShack
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Tonight's pass.

BwdAg
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Thanks again, it was cool in the earlier hour as well.

I mess around with a telescope but not very well.
BaitShack
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You're welcome. I'm always amazed at the distance and the speed. It looks overhead but it's out over the gulf. Over Mexico, another state etc.. Cruising along at 17,000 mph / 4.6 miles per second
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Thanks - great view tonight
BaitShack
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Another good one tonight. Bright and directly overhead. Visible for 6 minutes.

7:08 - 7:13



555-PINF
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Thanks! Outside now getting ready.
555-PINF
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I don't care how many times I've seen it, I still get a little emotional. Amazing technology witnessed by a technodolt - wild there are people living on that thing traveling 17,500mph.
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555-PINF said:

I don't care how many times I've seen it, I still get a little emotional. Amazing technology witnessed by a technodolt - wild there are people living on that thing traveling 17,500mph.
Hello Earth to Major Tom...

+1 to BaitShack for the heads up, great view tonite!
milner79
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Apparently two passes tonight (Sunday):
6:21 ... A bright arc in the northwest sky arcing up to the north.
Then at 7:59, a low pass across the western sky going southerly.
Somebody explain to me how it goes it what feels like two different directions within an hour and a half? I know there is a scientific reason, but I am too dense to visualize it.
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Good question. Here are the two ground tracks.





This shows the present location , along wit the path 1.5 hours ago (yellow) and 1.5 hours in the future (white). Notice how the track shifts. It just completed the pass on the bottom ground track. The yellow line shows the previous track to the north. I penciled in what I think was the 1st ground track.

BaitShack
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Decent pass tonight. 8:03 - 8:09
Only 44 degrees above the horizon, but a long pass, and bright.





meezermom
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Saw it last night with the Chinese space station following close on its heels - awesome!
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Good pass.
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Bright one tonight overhead at 20:52
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maroon barchetta
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And lunar eclipse tomorrow night!
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maroon barchetta said:

And lunar eclipse tomorrow night!


Starts tonight going into early Monday.
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Took a picture of the timeline shown on the 10pm news last night.

milner79
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Space station making a pass on the northern sky at 8:54 tonight.

 
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