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Old 04-28-2010, 08:04 PM
 
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Default See the International Space Station in San Antonio

Sorry for the short notice...
The International Space Station (ISS) will be visible in San Antonio's sky tonight at 9:17 PM for four minutes. It will come into view in low in the WSW sky and leave four minutes later low in the sky to the NNE. Its highest point will be 47 degrees above the horizon.

It will look similar to a star but moving as if it were an airplane going by. Check it out!

Next chance is 5:23 AM tomorrow morning and then 8:33 PM Friday night.
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:25 PM
 
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thanks for posting! we got to see it! very cool...imo
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:25 PM
 
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I watched it. Great view with such clear skies and just as the big bright moon was coming up.
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:29 PM
 
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thanks for posting! we got to see it! very cool...imo
Glad you got to see it! It is even better when the Space Shuttle is close by and you can see both moving across the sky together.

See it again at 5:23 tomorrow morning. Slightly higher in the sky (probably not enough to notice) but this one will be in the SE only and will last for two minutes.

The Friday night chance, at 8:33 PM, will be on the path that tonight's view was (slightly lower in the sky than tonight's) and visible for four minutes.
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Old 04-29-2010, 05:34 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Dang, missed it; but I did see it years ago when it passed overhead. It was quite cool...

By the way, I was outside to see the beautiful harvest moonrise we had last night. It had just risen off the horizon and was huge, kinda like in this pic...



Unfortunately, by the time I got home and grabbed my camera, it had risen and was not quite as spectacular as it had been earlier...

Cheers! M2
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Old 04-29-2010, 11:26 AM
 
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There's another pass tonight on Thurs, 29 April. 9:43:57 to 9:46:58. Those are the times for when it's above 10 degrees above the horizon. This one's fairly low, running W to NNE.

Check out ISS - Visible Passes for a 10 day out prediction of ISS passes.
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Old 04-29-2010, 02:03 PM
 
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noob question, but do you have to be out of city limits to get away from city lights in order to see this? or can it be seen with the light that is all around us?
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Old 04-29-2010, 02:53 PM
 
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When I saw it last time, it was from Lackland AFB; but it passed more overhead and not so much on the horizon, so it was easier to see.

As wc2005 said, it looks like a very fast moving airplane very high in the sky.

Cheers! M2
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Old 04-29-2010, 03:19 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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noob question, but do you have to be out of city limits to get away from city lights in order to see this? or can it be seen with the light that is all around us?
I live in the Alamo Heights area and the ISS is usually visible.
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Old 04-29-2010, 05:37 PM
 
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I watched it last night near city lights. The higher in the sky it is the better. If I recall, the pass tomorrow night will be at 42 degrees above the horizon.
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