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See the Space Shuttle and the Space Station from earth - Every night this week!

See the Space Shuttle and the Space Station from earth - Every night this week!


I have posted this before but it is just so cool, and it's happening now!  Walk out in to your yard tonight, or any clear night this week, and you can see the space shuttle and the space station.  The shuttle is currently docked at the ISS so it will actually appear as one white light moving across the sky. it looks like they will depart on Sunday so they will actually appear as two white dots "chasing" each other across the sky.

From the NASA website:

Viewing Them from the Ground
Depending on your location on the Earth's surface, the spacecraft's position in orbit and the time of day, you may be able to see either the space shuttle or the International Space Station, or both, as they orbit about 386 kilometers (240 miles) above the planet. A spacecraft will be seen as a steady white pinpoint of light moving slowly across the sky. Read the entire article here.


The get viewing detail for any place on earth visit 
Human Space Flight

Here is the viewing schedule for Marietta Ga. and the nearby area.
THE FOLLOWING ISS (Space Station) SIGHTINGS ARE POSSIBLE FROM MON NOV 17 TO SAT NOV 29
 

SATELLITE LOCAL DURATION MAX ELEV APPROACH DEPARTURE
  DATE/TIME (MIN) (DEG) (DEG-DIR) (DEG-DIR)
           
ISS Mon Nov 17/06:29 PM 2 15 10 above SSE 15 above ESE
ISS Tue Nov 18/06:54 PM 3 72 11 above SW 72 above SE
ISS Wed Nov 19/07:22 PM < 1 23 19 above WNW 23 above WNW
ISS Thu Nov 20/06:12 PM 4 85 27 above SW 12 above NE
ISS Fri Nov 21/06:39 PM 3 22 18 above WNW 15 above N
ISS Sun Nov 23/05:55 PM 3 20 17 above WNW 10 above NNE
           

    ONLY DAYS WITH SIGHTING OPPORTUNITIES ARE LISTED

 

 

THE FOLLOWING SHUTTLE SIGHTINGS ARE POSSIBLE FROM MON NOV 17 TO FRI DEC 05

SATELLITE LOCAL DURATION MAX ELEV APPROACH DEPARTURE
  DATE/TIME (MIN) (DEG) (DEG-DIR) (DEG-DIR)
           
SHUTTLE Mon Nov 17/06:29 PM 2 15 10 above SSE 15 above ESE
SHUTTLE Tue Nov 18/06:54 PM 3 72 11 above SW 72 above SE
SHUTTLE Wed Nov 19/07:22 PM < 1 23 19 above WNW 23 above WNW
SHUTTLE Thu Nov 20/06:12 PM 4 85 27 above SW 12 above NE
SHUTTLE Fri Nov 21/06:39 PM 3 22 18 above WNW 15 above N
SHUTTLE Sun Nov 23/05:56 PM 3 20 16 above WNW 10 above NNE
           

ONLY DAYS WITH SIGHTING OPPORTUNITIES ARE LISTEDThis data last updated on 17 Nov 2008 22:35:08 GMT

 

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Comment balloon 3 commentsBob Southard • November 18 2008 04:12PM

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Thanks for the info, my kids will have fun looking tonight!

Kim, RE/MAX EXCEL

Posted by RE/MAX EXCEL (RE/MAX EXCEL) almost 11 years ago

How fun- I used to love to do this kind of stuff or do some star gazing. When I was a child, the best place to look at stars was at girls camp. Camp was way out of the city- about 2 1/2 hrs away so there were no city lights, just you and the great outdoors. I will have to look into my local times to see the space shuttle.

Thanks for sharing, Nicole Weidauer

The Egerer & Weidauer Team, Keller Williams Realty North Seattle

Posted by Nicole Weidauer (Keller Williams Greater Seattle) almost 11 years ago

Kim and Nicole,  Thanks for the comments.

The weather here last night was cold but really clear. Even just looking from my front yard, surrounded by street and porch lights, it quite easy to spot.  It just never ceases to amaze me that you can see it from earth with no binoculars or telescope.

 

Posted by Bob Southard, e-Pro - Cobb, Cherokee, North Fulton (Atlas Realty Service, LLC) almost 11 years ago

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