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ISS (Intn'l Spacestation) Sightings over the Virgin Islands
ISS will be visible once again over the VIs on the following evenings:
A 3 minute run @ 60 degrees over the horizon
Arriving from the NNW and Departing to the NNE
@ 6:46 PM
A 4 minute run @ 20 degrees over the horizon
Arriving from the N and Departing to the E
@ 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!"
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.
When will it pass over the VI next?
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)
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!
ISS will be visible during the evening hours once again this coming week:
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,