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swans
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April 25, 2010 1:38 pm  

Good morning:

For anyone interested in seeing the ISS pass over the Virgin Islands (the kids will enjoy this), below are the sighting times this week:

Monday - 4/26/10 @ 7:55pm - a 3 minute run almost overhead (70 degrees) - going from the SW to the NNE
Wed. - 4/28/10 @ 7:10pm - a 4 minute run almost overhead (80 degrees) - going from the SW to the NNE

NASA timing is exact! - use a cellphone to time the arrival to the very minute, because it will be spotted at that very minute...:-)

The ISS will appear as a bright, non-blinking light gliding across the sky. On these two sightings, it will arise in the SW sky and depart in the NNE. I hope it is a clear night for all to enjoy.

Swan


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April 25, 2010 1:56 pm  

Oops, sorry for my separate posting on the same subject. I never thought somebody else would be starting a new posting on the same far-out subject at the same time that I was typing!


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swans
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April 25, 2010 2:09 pm  

No need for apologies, STXBob; I am so pleased that someone else may take an interest in seeing the ISS. How extraordinary that two people would be posting about the ISS at the same time though, isn't it? It isn't a topic that doesn't get much - if any - news, but can be such an education for the children and other "kids" of all ages. Swan


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April 26, 2010 10:52 am  

Thanks, you two... I will definitely be looking out for this tonight!


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Suzette
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April 26, 2010 11:10 pm  

Thanks to both of you !!!
We will be on the lookout !!!


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April 26, 2010 11:21 pm  

unfortunately the sky is very cloudy tonight. 🙁


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Suzette
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April 27, 2010 12:20 am  

Couldn't see a thing .... hoping for clearer skies on Wed. !


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April 27, 2010 1:29 am  

I saw it in a clearing between the clouds about the time it hit the apogee - for all of 5 seconds. Sheesh.


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April 27, 2010 9:41 am  

Fortunately I live on north shore in Cane Bay where the cloud cover was scattered with lots of open sky. I was able to see it appear from the SW, pass overhead and disappear into NE. Neat stuff!!

Jumbie-STX


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swans
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April 27, 2010 11:21 am  

Good morning, Thank you for responding. Really neat stuff!

Hopefully, there will be clearer skies on Wednesday when another one of their longer (greater than 3min), overhead runs ocurs over the VIs. @ 7:10pm - arriving from the SW and departing at the NNE. - reminder that timing is exact.

STXBob: Bob, we have company; how great is that! Thank you all. Swan


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April 28, 2010 5:45 pm  

Must have been too much cloud cover last night because I never saw it at all. In fact couldn't really see stars but then again I was at Off The Wall where there are a lot of lights vs being up on "our:" hill away from the lights. 7:10pm came and went with nothing to see.

Jumbie -STX


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swans
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April 28, 2010 6:04 pm  

Must have been too much cloud cover last night because I never saw it at all. In fact couldn't really see stars but then again I was at Off The Wall where there are a lot of lights vs being up on "our:" hill away from the lights. 7:10pm came and went with nothing to see.

Jumbie -STX

Jumbie, you haven't missed it yet: it's TONIGHT @ 7:10pm 😀
Reminder: Timing is exact; going from the SW to the NNE. I hope the skies are clear for you!

Swan


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April 28, 2010 6:05 pm  

Great stuff! For those of you who are really into this stuff (I am!) you can register(free) your location at http://www.heavens-above.com/ and get personalized information on all sorts of satellites and solar-system events visible to you. If you don't want to look it up, our lat/long on Stx is roughly N17.7W64.5


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STXBob
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April 28, 2010 6:26 pm  

Or see my other posting for the links to STX and STT/STJ coordinates at heavens-above.com
https://www.vimovingcenter.com/talk/read.php?4,136886


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swans
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April 28, 2010 6:51 pm  

Good afternoon:

Just a note to early risers or those working overnight: The ISS will pass directly overhead starting exactly at:

4:53AM -Tomorrow (Thursday ) morning
A 4 minute run, going from the NW to the SE

Hope the sky is clear!

Swan


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April 28, 2010 11:26 pm  

Jumbie, you haven't missed it yet: it's TONIGHT @ 7:10pm
Reminder: Timing is exact; going from the SW to the NNE. I hope the skies are clear for you!

Swan

Woe is me as I can't even get a calendar date right. Well as luck would have it I was in the check out line at Plaza Extra East with my lovely wife at 7:10pm tonight.


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cathy
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April 29, 2010 1:05 am  

Saw it! Had everyone in the laundramat come look.


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April 29, 2010 1:35 am  

CRAP ! I FORGOT !!!!!


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April 29, 2010 1:41 am  

waay cool! Thanks!! and a very clear night over my house.


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swans
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April 29, 2010 10:44 am  

Good morning,

See? Isn't it something? The six astronauts on board ask those who watch them gliding across the sky give them a wave: seriously!

I'm sorry you missed it, Suzette; there will be other great opportunities...

Swan


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Jumbie
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April 29, 2010 11:36 am  

Good afternoon:

Just a note to early risers or those working overnight: The ISS will pass directly overhead starting exactly at:

4:53AM -Tomorrow (Thursday ) morning
A 4 minute run, going from the NW to the SE

Hope the sky is clear!

Swan

Saw it very clearly this morning --
Jumbie STX


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swans
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April 29, 2010 11:55 am  

That's great, Jumbie. Pretty thing, isn't it?

Swan


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April 29, 2010 5:33 pm  

someone just told me its tonight (thursday) at 7:04. is that correct or did i miss it? wonder if it could turn around if i did miss it?


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swans
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April 29, 2010 5:55 pm  

DixieChick, ISS won't be going over the VIs tonight, as I can see after double-checking. Cute...no, it can't turn around - LOL (Then, again, you never know what nasa keeps up their sleeves!)

p.s. The only sightings I post will be those that are clearly visible and that take minutes to cross the sky. The passes that are low over the horizon and, consequently, are very short in duration exist; but, these are hard to spot...if at all.

Swan


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April 29, 2010 10:46 pm  

For us near East End on Emerald Hill we saw her starting @ 7:09 PM from WSW @ 66 degrees to the NE. Beautiful sight and so bright - was able to see her for about 4 minutes as she disappeared NW of JVD. You can see the solar panels and more as they add on to her. Indeed an awe inspiring sight of the miracles of technology.


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