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Old 08-24-2013, 08:58 AM
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Following data from New Bern, but will be close all over Eastern NC

Saturday Night, 9:01 pm.

Visible for only three minutes

Visible toward the northwest about 4 or so "balled fists" above the Horizon

Traveling NW to ESE.

Max height is 78 degrees, which appears for all practical purposes directly over head

Will disappear toward the ESE

It is a quick pass in regard to length of visibility (most of the time above horizon the iss will be in earth's shadow), but with a zenith of 78 it will be good, though quick, viewing

If it is not cloudy!

Put on the bug spray and take a look. We only get these "nearly right overhead" passes that are visible, occasionally.
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Old 08-27-2013, 06:02 PM
 
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I saw it last night. It is pretty awesome to watch. It will catch you off guard if you are not expecting it.
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Old 08-28-2013, 11:34 AM
 
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did you see it see it naked eye or through a telescope?
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:28 PM
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Through the naked eye...it is about the brightest thing up there, and it moves quickly. It will be awhile before earth, sun, and ISS are back in for good viewing (early evening) but there will be visible passes in early morning, soon I suppose.

It moves too fast for a telescope. I have used spotting scope, not all that great, and binocs, which allow you to follow it, but is not that much better a view..just a bigger dot.

Naked eye is by far the preferred method.
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Old 08-28-2013, 03:52 PM
 
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So does it appear like a bright star or shooting star?
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Old 08-29-2013, 02:44 PM
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Very bright star, moves quite quickly.
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