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Old 06-07-2008, 12:26 PM   #1
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Default Int'l Space Station visible tonight

According to spaceweather.com, the International Space Station (ISS) will be visible tonight over the lakes region.

Look south. It will rise at 9:12 p.m. and reach a max elevation of 27 degrees above the horizon about 40 seconds later. Expected magnitude is listed as -1.0 (very bright.) Private citizens in many other parts of the country have been able to photograph its details with consumer-grade telescopes.

The ISS has solar panels spanning 240 feet from tip to tip. With a max visual magnitude of -3.0, it outshines Venus, and only the sun and moon are brighter.

Tonight's only obstructions to viewing may be haze and humidity, or possibly any leftover clouds from thunderstorms that form in the soupy air this afternoon.
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Old 06-07-2008, 01:01 PM   #2
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Thank You CLA. You're just full of good stuff today.
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Old 06-07-2008, 09:44 PM   #3
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You're welcome. I think I saw it, while I was outside this evening. Anyone else?

Something else was visible tonight from northern parts of the lake: Frequent lightning from a thunderstorm that radar indicated over Worcester, Mass. The actual cloud-to-cloud strokes were visible, very low in the southern sky.

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I gave it a try last night but the ski here in southern Connecticut was pretty hazy. I could just about seen the moon. Any info on when it may be visible over new england again?
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I read your post too late but thank you for putting up that kind of info.
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My son and I were walking home from his friends house, and we saw it. Didn't know it was going to be visible, in fact we both thought it was the space shuttle. But it was cool to see regardless...it moves pretty quick up there!
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Hi all,

check out this website for ISS flybys!

http://www.spaceweather.com/flybys/?...fcjnvos3nh8fm3
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