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ISS (Intn'l Spacestation) Sightings over the Virgin Islands  

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swans
(@swans)
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Good day,

ISS will be visible once again over the VIs on the following evenings:

Mon. 9/5/11
@ 7:43PM
A 3 minute run @ 60 degrees over the horizon
Arriving from the NNW and Departing to the NNE

Tues. 9/6/11
@ 6:46 PM
A 4 minute run @ 20 degrees over the horizon
Arriving from the N and Departing to the E

Wed. 9/7/11
@ 7:25 PM
A 3 minute run @ 45 degrees over the horizon
Arriving from the W and Departing to the SSE

Remember to use the cellphone clock for accurate timing and that ISS will appear as a non-blinking bright light gliding across the night sky.

"Give em' a wave!"

Swan

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Posted : September 3, 2011 12:54 pm
cheryl96s
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download the app for iPhones called Star Walk! Easy to find and track the ISS

~Cheryl

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Posted : September 4, 2011 12:17 am
Ric
 Ric
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Don't have an iphone. Have a Swan.

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Posted : September 4, 2011 6:51 pm
swans
(@swans)
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Don't have an iphone. Have a Swan.

Thank you Ric; you sure do.

Swan

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Posted : September 4, 2011 8:29 pm
Effone
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Saw it! Very cool... Thank you!

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Posted : September 7, 2011 11:34 pm
Nannerz
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Pretty cool stuff.

Thanks Swan for the heads up. It was moving really fast.

Here's a few shots we snapped from tonight as it passed over. You can see the streak in the sky(long exposure).

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Posted : September 7, 2011 11:39 pm
swans
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G' morning,

Thank you Effone and thank you, Nannerz, for the great photos.

Yes, ISS is really moving so as to maintain orbit at roughly 210 to 250 miles above Earth She travels at approximately 17500 mph ( 5 miles per second) and orbits Earth once every 90 minutes. Weighing just shy of one million pounds, ISS can comfortably fit over a football field (including. the end zones.) The crew(s) conduct a host of microgravity research. To garner complete knowledge regarding ISS, please visit www.nasa.gov

NASA encourages children to engage themselves in learning about the space programs of which there are a number currently going on at this time.

I would love to see a future astronaut hail from our beautiful Virgin Islands! So kids, "If you dream it, you can do it!" Trust me.

Swan

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Posted : September 8, 2011 1:25 pm
Nannerz
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When will it pass over the VI next?

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Posted : September 10, 2011 4:17 am
swans
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When will it pass over the VI next?

Good morning,
ISS is NOW visible only during the early morning hours, and is a wonder to be seen if you are up at those hours: Next week
:

FRIDAY, Sept. 16th
Time: 5:36 AM
A 6 min. run - Directly Overhead
Arriving from the SW and Departing to the NE (This will be a remarkable sighting due to her long run time and location overhead)

Saturday, Sept.17th
Time: 4:40 AM
A 2 min. run @ 22 degrees over the horizon
Arriving from the SSE and Departing to the ESE

Sunday, Sept. 18th
Time: 5:16 AM
A 4 min. run @ 40 degrees over the horizon
Arriving from the WSW and Departing to the NNE

Monday, Sept. 19th
Time: 4:22 AM
A 2 min. run @ 30 degrees over the horizon
Arriving from the ENE and Departing to the NE

Timing is exact ( use a cellphone clock. ISS will appear as a bright, non-blinking light crossing the sky)

"Give em' a wave!" And enjoy! Thank you for your interest in ISS!

Swan

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Posted : September 10, 2011 11:08 am
nedalford
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These are absolutely stunning! Good job there.

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Posted : September 15, 2011 5:55 am
chefnoah
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Time lapse of ISS flying over

Here's a different look, cheers from Denver!
Noah

Noah
Signature user since right now

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Posted : September 18, 2011 3:46 pm
swans
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G'morning,

ISS will be visible during the evening hours once again this coming week:

Wed., Oct 12th
Time: @ 7:19 PM
A 3 minute run
@45 degrees MAX Elevation
Arriving from the WSW and Departing to the NNW
Note She can be initially spotted (@15 degrees over the WSW horizon)

Thurs., Oct. 13th
Time @ 6:21 PM
A 6 minute run
@ 45 degrees MAX Elevation
Arriving from the SSW and Departing to the NE
Note: She can be initially spotted (@ 11 degrees over the SSW horizon)

Timing is exact (use cellphone clock) - She will appear as a non-blinking bright light gliding across the night sky. There are currently 3 crew members on board who also appreciate your interest in ISS!

"Give em' a wave!" Many thanks,
Swan

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Posted : October 9, 2011 1:03 pm
Effone
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Hi swans,

Checked it out last night and it was spectacular watching the flight path between the clouds. Will be on the balcony tonight to check it out again!

Many regards!

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Posted : October 13, 2011 1:08 pm
Bombi
(@Bombi)
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so cool, thanks Swan

optimist with low expectations on STX

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Posted : October 13, 2011 1:22 pm
rhstoo
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Watching. SO cool!

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Posted : October 13, 2011 10:26 pm
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