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Old 06-07-2008, 11:25 PM
 
Location: nunya
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This viewing time should be good for over a 100 mile radius from my location. You can edit your location at the link below.

The ISS and STS-124 will appear in the NW at 9:30pm, 10 degrees above the horizon.

At 9:32pm, the ISS/Shuttle will reach a peak altitude of 79 degrees in the SW.

At 9:35pm, the ISS/Shuttle will vanish at 11 degrees altitude in the South.

A lot of us here saw it Friday night, but instead of binoculars, I had a phone in one hand and an empty camera in the other. Binoculars aren't a requirement, but you can see the wings and solar panels with them. Once in a great while, you get a water dump or plasma lights which are extra spectacular.

It will be the brightest object in our sky, for five minutes Sunday night (June 8). The Sun, Full Moon, and the ISS... in order of brightness. Sunday, the ISS is a magnitude -2.3, the lower the number, the brighter the object.
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Will you see it?
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Old 06-08-2008, 06:26 AM
 
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I'll be watching...thanks..
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Old 06-08-2008, 08:59 AM
 
Location: nunya
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You're quite welcome. Enjoy!

I'm getting out on the darkest, tallest ridge tonight, but viewing in city lights is easy.
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Old 06-08-2008, 09:20 PM
 
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We saw it in the southern sky for about 20 minutes...blinking red and green...mosquitos sent me inside on the third bite...I'm thinking its parked over the Cape...is that right?
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Old 06-09-2008, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Cottageville, West Virginia
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I think you may have been looking at an airplane David. What I saw looked like a brilliant star and that bad boy was truckin' on!! I was only visible for about 3 minutes from the time it appeared until it disappeared. I saw it from the town of Millwood.
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Old 06-09-2008, 11:18 AM
 
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Sorry I missed it... I saw the ISS fly over near Baltimore a year or two ago... I'm sure it would have been much clearer in WV.
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Old 06-09-2008, 12:34 PM
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Location: Warrenton, VA
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The rockets that put it up there are made by the company I work for. Our rkt systems also put that "thing" on Mars. No I do not work on them, I fly a desk!
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Old 06-09-2008, 07:05 PM
 
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What I was looking at was in the southern sky and seemed to be stationary...perhaps it WAS a plane...sky was good though...next time...
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