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    • colinw
    • By colinw 21st Jul 13, 12:42 PM
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    Upcoming Space Station Sightings
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    • 21st Jul 13, 12:42 PM
    Upcoming Space Station Sightings 21st Jul 13 at 12:42 PM
    Thanks to Derek (torbrex) for reminding me about this!
    The Space Station is back to see for insomniacs and night workers.
    It is visible from tonight/ tomorrow morning. Times are


    Not brilliant sightings but they do improve a bit from the 27th onwards!!!!

    To see it face south and look up at the sky about 60 degrees above the horizon. The space station should go from West to East across the sky. A steady white light.

    And for the rest of the month!

    Date Time from Time To Magnitude


    31.07.2013 01:33 01:34 -1.4
    31.07.2013 03:05 03:11 -2.5
    31.07.2013 04:41 04:47 -1.9


    Some more timings and it returns to the evenings soon!!!!


    Date Time From Time To Mag

    1.8.13 02:19 02:23 -2.5
    1.8.13 03:53 03:59 -2.2

    2.8.13 01:32 01:34 -1.9
    2.8.13 03:05 03:11 -2.4
    2.8.13 04:41 04:46 -1.3

    3.8.13 02:18 02:22 -2.5
    3.8.13 03:53 03:58 -1.6

    4.8.13 01:32 01:34 -1.4
    4.8.13 03:05 03:10 -2.0
    4.8.13 04:42 04:44 -0.6
    4.8.13 23:03 23:04 -0.9

    5.8.13 03:54 03:57 -1.0
    5.8.13 22:15 22:20 -1.0
    5.8.13 23:51 23:53 -1.9

    6.8.13 21:28 21:30 -0.6
    6.8.13 23:02 23:07 -2.0

    7.8.13 00:38 00:40 -1.2
    7.8.13 22:14 22:20 -1.7
    7.8.13 23:50 23:53 -2.5

    8.8.13 21:26 21:31 -1.3
    8.8.13 23:01 23:06 -2.4

    9.8.13 00:38 00:39 -1.2
    9.8.13 22:13 22:19 -2.2
    9.8.13 23:49 23:52 -2.4
    Last edited by colinw; 15-11-2013 at 2:23 PM.
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    • torbrex
    • By torbrex 27th Jul 13, 12:43 PM
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    I got a good sight of the space station at 3am this morning, I was watching the baseball when I remembered and dashed out in my slippers & dressing gown
    I don't know if anyone was watching me watching the ISS but I was happy
    • torbrex
    • By torbrex 31st Jul 13, 2:17 AM
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    This morning was aone of the best station sightings I've seen, it was really high in the sky and bright, travelling virtually the full way across the sky. There is a little light pollution here but not enough to spoil my view.
    When I came back indoors the point shown on the map was somewhere over eastern Germany so it just shows how far away it was and still visable
    • colinw
    • By colinw 31st Jul 13, 7:12 AM
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    This morning was aone of the best station sightings I've seen, it was really high in the sky and bright, travelling virtually the full way across the sky. There is a little light pollution here but not enough to spoil my view.
    When I came back indoors the point shown on the map was somewhere over eastern Germany so it just shows how far away it was and still visable
    Originally posted by torbrex

    Good stuff They looked like they would be good sightings apart from the time that is!
    I might see if I can update some more dates before I go away.
    • torbrex
    • By torbrex 31st Jul 13, 7:34 AM
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    There are some evening/night-time ones coming up.

    I was able to dig out my binoculars last night so I got a really good view as it dashed across the sky, I would imagine that anyone living in the midlands that had clear skies might have been able to see detail on the station with a good set of bins.
    • colinw
    • By colinw 31st Jul 13, 7:54 PM
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    Some more times and it returns to the evenings soon from the 4th of August!


    Date Time From Time To Mag

    1.8.13 02:19 02:23 -2.5
    1.8.13 03:53 03:59 -2.2

    2.8.13 01:32 01:34 -1.9
    2.8.13 03:05 03:11 -2.4
    2.8.13 04:41 04:46 -1.3

    3.8.13 02:18 02:22 -2.5
    3.8.13 03:53 03:58 -1.6

    4.8.13 01:32 01:34 -1.4
    4.8.13 03:05 03:10 -2.0
    4.8.13 04:42 04:44 -0.6
    4.8.13 23:03 23:04 -0.9

    5.8.13 03:54 03:57 -1.0
    5.8.13 22:15 22:20 -1.0
    5.8.13 23:51 23:53 -1.9

    6.8.13 21:28 21:30 -0.6
    6.8.13 23:02 23:07 -2.0

    7.8.13 00:38 00:40 -1.2
    7.8.13 22:14 22:20 -1.7
    7.8.13 23:50 23:53 -2.5

    8.8.13 21:26 21:31 -1.3
    8.8.13 23:01 23:06 -2.4

    9.8.13 00:38 00:39 -1.2
    9.8.13 22:13 22:19 -2.2
    9.8.13 23:49 23:52 -2.4
    • Ash McCloud
    • By Ash McCloud 31st Jul 13, 7:56 PM
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    Thanks for the heads up to point our heads up Colin A bit cloudy here tonight though hope the weather improves in time.
    • colinw
    • By colinw 31st Jul 13, 8:04 PM
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    Thanks for the heads up to point our heads up Colin A bit cloudy here tonight though hope the weather improves in time.
    Originally posted by Ash McCloud

    I reckon you might be being sarky Took me ages to type and format all the interesting data What with that and my panda fact of the day I have this forum rocking tonight
    • Ash McCloud
    • By Ash McCloud 31st Jul 13, 8:05 PM
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    I reckon you might be being sarky Took me ages to type and format all the interesting data What with that and my panda fact of the day I have this forum rocking tonight
    Originally posted by colinw
    Yeah and all those dumbos keep saying 'Nice dog avatar' Anyone can see it's a panda
    • colinw
    • By colinw 31st Jul 13, 8:07 PM
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    Yeah and all those dumbos keep saying 'Nice dog avatar' Anyone can see it's a panda
    Originally posted by Ash McCloud

    Hmmm now there is a thought
  • shammyjack
    Just bumping this as there are 2 cracking sightings tonight with the Japanese HTV-4 in tow.

    MAG -3.1 21:24:07 10 WSW ,21:27:25 56 S, 21:30:43 10 E

    Mag -3.1 23:00:41 10W , 23:03:59 53 S, 23:04:37 44 SSE
    • torbrex
    • By torbrex 12th Aug 13, 8:39 PM
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    It was a good sighting here, not as bright as it would have been further south and a bit obcured by clouds at the end of the pass but worth it
  • shammyjack
    A 6 minute visible pass almost overhead here in West Yorkshire and quite bright considering it was not quite dark. The later pass will appear much brighter but only 4 minutes in length due to the angle of the earths shadow in relation to the Sun.
    • Candy53
    • By Candy53 13th Aug 13, 9:48 PM
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    The space station came straight over us! It was amazing. My son was sent an alert from this site saying it would be passing around 10.12pm.

    We went outside, and looked to the West, and saw like a small orange star coming towards us, then, as it got closer, it got bigger, and bright like a huge star.

    It seemed quite low. Didn't know it got that low, but it passed straight over us, totally silent, and then went Eastwards. We're going to see if we can see it tomorrow night.


    Edit: This was tonight.


    Candy
    Last edited by Candy53; 13-08-2013 at 10:12 PM.
    What goes around, comes around.
    • Old Wrinkly
    • By Old Wrinkly 13th Aug 13, 10:51 PM
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    The space station came straight over us! It was amazing. My son was sent an alert from this site saying it would be passing around 10.12pm.

    We went outside, and looked to the West, and saw like a small orange star coming towards us, then, as it got closer, it got bigger, and bright like a huge star.
    Originally posted by Candy53
    Orange??
    • Candy53
    • By Candy53 13th Aug 13, 11:03 PM
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    Yes, because it catches the sun differently at certain points of the sky.

    We saw it literally come over the horizon as a small orangy speck, but when it got closer, it shone up white like a star.


    Candy
    Last edited by Candy53; 13-08-2013 at 11:14 PM.
    What goes around, comes around.
    • colinw
    • By colinw 14th Aug 13, 1:10 PM
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    I looked for it here in Australia the other night and totally failed! No more before I come home.....
    Last edited by colinw; 14-08-2013 at 1:14 PM.
  • Errata
    That's a shame, there was a cracking view of it last night over Yorkshire.
    .....................I'm smiling because I have no idea what's going on ...
  • Buick
    Does anyone know if there are any more sightings of the ISS coming up?

    We often get cloud cover here, but I still like to try and keep a look-out for it.
  • shammyjack
    Does anyone know if there are any more sightings of the ISS coming up?

    We often get cloud cover here, but I still like to try and keep a look-out for it.
    Originally posted by Buick
    Nothing till 16th September and early in the month they are all in the early hours of the morning.

    First late evening sightings start on 10th October and get brighter over the next week and diminish after that.

    Best sighting is 16 Oct Mag-3.2 20:09:00 10 WSW, 20:12:17 61 S, 20:12:22 60 SSE .
    • mandi
    • By mandi 19th Oct 13, 12:39 PM
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    It's visible again

    Time: Sat Oct 19 8:10 PM, Visible: 2 min, Max Height: 42 degrees, Appears: WSW, Disappears: S
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