Thu
Feb 16 2017
08:45 am

It should be clear enough to see the International Space Station. It's big and it's fast. You'll know it when you see it. With strong binoculars you cam make out the shape.

ISS

Time: Thu Feb 16 7:06 PM, Visible: 6 min, Max Height: 65°, Appears: 10° above NW, Disappears: 10° above SE

It Was Really Cool!

It was easy to distinguish from planes because it didn't blink, just the solid reflection of the sun just after sunset.

There are more sighting opportunities coming up

Last night was a great one because it appeared high in the sky and the night was clear. Here is the link for anyone who wants to see it again. Show it to a kid. It might change the kids life and yours too. I now this from experience. Our little niece has her entire first grade class tuned into seeing the space station. It will pass by tonight and tomorrow night though much lower on the horizon.

(link...)

If it's clear you can almost always see tiny dots of light moving slowly across the sky. Those are some of the other satellites up there. An ordinary laser pointer is helpful when you are trying to show kids where they are (or vice versa).

There are apps

That you can put on your phone to let you see where it is going to be and when. That will help you if you aspire to see the ISS.

There are also apps if you happen to be an amateur radio operator that will help you with the information should you want to listen to or communicate with the ISS.

RB

There are apps

That you can put on your phone to let you see where it is going to be and when. That will help you if you aspire to see the ISS.

There are also apps if you happen to be an amateur radio operator that will help you with the information should you want to listen to or communicate with the ISS.

RB

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