Monday, October 7, 2013

Space Station Viewing

Taken with iPhone.
The International Space Station's orbit is just right for good viewing in Colorado and the Midwest.  If you haven't stepped outside and watched it fly overheard, I would recommend doing it.  It is a great family activity.  So grab the kids and your husband/wife and go out and watch.

What should you look for?  Initially look for a little dot, similar to a star or a plane.  It will be moving and will not blink.  Usually, it will start to get brighter as it moves overhead.  Also, note what time it is expected to be visible.  It is always on time.  Not a minute early, not a minute late.

Times listed are local time.

SOUTHERN COLORADO (Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Walsenburg, Lamar, La Junta):
  • Tuesday
    • Time: 8:02pm
    • Where: Starts in SW sky and exits in NNE sky.
    • How long: Visible for 4 minutes.
  • Wednesday
    • Time: 7:14pm
    • Where: Starts in SW sky and exits in NNE sky.
    • How long: Visible for 6 minutes.
INDIANAPOLIS & COLUMBUS:
  • Tuesday
    • Time: 8:29pm
    • Where: Starts in SW sky and exits in E sky.
    • How long: Visible for 4 minutes.
  • Wednesday
    • Time: 7:41pm
    • Where: Starts in SSW sky and exits in ENE sky.
    • How long: Visible for 6 minutes.
ST. LOUIS && CAPE GIRARDEAU:
  • Tuesday
    • Time: 7:28pm
    • Where: Starts in SSW sky and exits in ENE sky.
    • How long: Visible for 5 minutes.

1 comments:

thanks for sharing! Great job on keeping the ISS in the news. We had some great views here in Phoenix.

Hope to see you get your pilot certificate soon!

Blue skies!

Boeing Pilot

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