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Bombi
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Tonight at 8:01 PM, arriving from the NNW, super bright, hope the sky is clear, wave.

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Topic starter Posted : April 29, 2013 1:00 pm
STXBob
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It's going to be nice and high, peaking at 71 degrees above the horizon, and then disappearing into the earth's shadow 10 seconds later. Here is the full info for STX. It will be similar for STT/STJ.

http://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=25544&lat=17.72776&lng=-64.7644&loc=St.+Croix&alt=0&tz=UCT4

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Posted : April 29, 2013 1:09 pm
Alana33
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I haven't looked yet but heard on News that Saturn is at its closet orbit to earth and it and the rings are visible with the naked eye.
Anyone able to see it in VI?

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Posted : April 29, 2013 1:57 pm
AandA2VI
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Really? I heard the rings aren't visible? That would be amazing to see the rings of Saturn.

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Posted : April 29, 2013 2:42 pm
STXBob
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Seeing the rings of Saturn requires magnification.

From http://huygensgcms.gsfc.nasa.gov/Shistory.htm : "Saturn has been known since prehistoric times because it is easily visible to the naked eye. Not until the invention of the telescope, however, did people observe Saturn's magnificent rings."

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Posted : April 29, 2013 3:12 pm
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