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Old 10-13-2017, 10:13 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by greeleyhill View Post
. It appeared coming over the tree line and disappeared just past overhead. I though it would disappear at the opposite tree line, over the horizon but it was mid sky. VERY cool to see it just fade out and even cooler that my kids enjoyed it as much as I did. I guess we're all still kids when it comes to that kind of stuff. Amazing.
It depends on the relationship of the sun whether you see it the whole horizon to horizon. By that I mean the time it passes because the lower the sun drops behind earth the light shining on the ISS will be blocked by the earth. Which is why there is a big range of visible viewing. I think the longest I have seen it was near 7 minutes with it passing almost directly overhead(90 degrees). That is usually not long after sunset or not long before sunrise.
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