Has the ISS just gone over?

Home Forum Chat Forum Has the ISS just gone over?

Viewing 9 posts - 1 through 9 (of 9 total)
  • Has the ISS just gone over?
  • Premier Icon Pook
    Subscriber

    ah cool! first time I’ve seen it. cheers!

    Premier Icon matthewjb
    Subscriber

    There’s meant to be a meteor shower tonight as well

    Premier Icon Pook
    Subscriber

    I know we’re expecting a few shooting stars tonight

    Premier Icon Pook
    Subscriber

    I’ve just stepped outside and spotted a super bright satellite going over. Is the ISS going over the midlands tonight? I’m in Sheffield and it was in the southern sky, going west to east.

    I know we’re expecting a few shooting stars tonight but this was definitely a satellite of some sort.

    CountZero
    Member

    Check out Col Chris Hadfield’s page on Facebook. He posts up fantastic photos from inside the ISS and of the earth through the windows. There were a couple from a couple of weeks ago of southern England and London at night, which were stunning, I could even pick out my home town’s lights, whereas in daylight it would be unnoticeable.
    http://www.facebook.com/AstronautChrisHadfield

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFp9pndbSKM&sns=em [/video]

    WillH
    Member

    Also, you can sign up at the NASA website and they’ll email you about a day in advance whenever the ISS will be visible from your location.

    Premier Icon ahwiles
    Subscriber

    a few days ago, (saturday) i was in mallorca, up early packing the car to drive to the airport.

    the stars were out and very clear, i treated myself to a few minutes just looking at them.

    by fluke i was looking due south, about 30 degrees up from the horizon when a ‘star’ shone very brightly for a couple of seconds.

    it wasn’t moving – so i guess it wasn’t a satellite.

    what did i see?

    Premier Icon andytherocketeer
    Subscriber

    just a few seconds? that’d be an iridium flare (but they are satellites, and moving, but since it’s such a short duration it may not look like it)

Viewing 9 posts - 1 through 9 (of 9 total)

The topic ‘Has the ISS just gone over?’ is closed to new replies.