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ISS (International Spacestation) Sightings Over the Virgin Islands  

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swans
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Good day everyone,

ISS will be visiting the beautiful Virgin Islands this weekend. ISS appears as a bright, non-blinking light as she glides across the sky.

Friday, August 2nd
@7:24pm
A 4 minute run time @ 16 degrees over the horizon
Arriving from the SSE and Departing to the East (SSE to E)

At 9:01pm, she will make another pass:
A 2 minute run time @ 17 degrees - Arriving from the West and Departing to the WNW (W to WNW)
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Saturday, August 3rd. HAPPY 10th BIRTHDAY, JJ!
@8:11pm
A 6 minute run time @ 40 degrees over the horizon (Great run time!)
Arriving from the WSW and Departing to the NNE (WSW to NNE)
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Sunday, August 4th.
@7:23pm
A 6 minute run time - Overhead!
Arriving from the SW and Departing to the NE (SW to NE)
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Daniel posted a wonderful video "tour" of ISS under the topic "Science anyone." Very interesting and informative. Thank you Daniel!

ISS has a six member crew aboard. They appreciate and enjoy being remembered by all of us down here.

"Give 'em a wave!"
Swan

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Posted : July 30, 2013 4:20 pm
STXjill
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Thank you, Swans, we'll be watching for it tonight, and waving 🙂

Good day everyone,

ISS will be visiting the beautiful Virgin Islands this weekend. ISS appears as a bright, non-blinking light as she glides across the sky.

Friday, August 2nd
@7:24pm
A 4 minute run time @ 16 degrees over the horizon
Arriving from the SSE and Departing to the East (SSE to E)

At 9:01pm, she will make another pass:
A 2 minute run time @ 17 degrees - Arriving from the West and Departing to the WNW (W to WNW)
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Saturday, August 3rd. HAPPY 10th BIRTHDAY, JJ!
@8:11pm
A 6 minute run time @ 40 degrees over the horizon (Great run time!)
Arriving from the WSW and Departing to the NNE (WSW to NNE)
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Sunday, August 4th.
@7:23pm
A 6 minute run time - Overhead!
Arriving from the SW and Departing to the NE (SW to NE)
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Daniel posted a wonderful video "tour" of ISS under the topic "Science anyone." Very interesting and informative. Thank you Daniel!

ISS has a six member crew aboard. They appreciate and enjoy being remembered by all of us down here.

"Give 'em a wave!"
Swan

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Posted : August 2, 2013 11:16 pm
swans
(@swans)
Noble Member

Good day everyone,

ISS is returning for a visit this week over these stunningly beautiful Virgin Islands. ISS will appear as a non-blinking bright light that glides across the night sky.

Wed., Aug. 28th @ 7:26pm.
A 4 minute run @30 degrees over the horizon
Arriving from the NNW and Departing to the East (NNW to E)

Fri., Aug. 30th @ 7:27pm
A 4 minute run @ 53 degrees over the horizon
Arriving from the WNW and Departing to the SW (WNW to SW)

"Give 'em a wave!"

Swan

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Posted : August 26, 2013 11:46 am
ikory
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Awesome thank you for sharing.

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Posted : August 27, 2013 4:01 pm
swans
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Noble Member

Awesome thank you for sharing.

Hi Ikory,
You're very welcome! Sometimes it helps to go outside a few minutes earlier to establish the location from which ISS will arrive; but she is really bright (the Sun's reflection) and is fairly easy to spot. Long - 5-6 minutes - overhead runs are amazing! She'll be showing them off again from time to time. 🙂

Remember, "Give 'em a wave!"
Swan

Minor change: Friday's sighting - Arrival will be from the WNW and Departure will be to the SSE. All other data remains the same.

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Posted : August 27, 2013 4:22 pm
ikory
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Thank you. The family and me will be on the look out

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Posted : August 27, 2013 10:13 pm
buck
 buck
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Love that you are back to keep us informed!

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Posted : August 28, 2013 9:15 pm
swans
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Love that you are back to keep us informed!

Thank you so much, Buck. ISS loves to show off, especially when displayed against the indescribable beauty of the Caribbean night sky above the breathtakingly gorgeous US Virgin Islands.
Enjoy!
Swan

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Posted : August 28, 2013 9:42 pm
ikory
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YAY that was really cool. lost it in the clouds at the end. My four year old had no real interest. My 2 year old kept saying hi space ship while waving(so cute). Thank you swan. I started a thread about star viewing on stx a few months a go and several people mentioned they missed you. So thank you for the updates. My family will be on the look out friday night as well.

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Posted : August 28, 2013 11:39 pm
swans
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Good day everyone,

Just a quick reminder: ISS will be passing over the VIs tomorrow night appearing as a bright light moving across the evening sky.

Fri., Aug. 30th @ 7:27pm
A 4 minute run @ 53 degrees over the horizon
Arriving from the WNW and Departing to the SSE (WNW to SSE)

"Give 'em a wave!"

Swan

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Posted : August 29, 2013 12:20 pm
swans
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Noble Member

Good Day Everyone,

In order to locate ISS, "degrees over the horizon" is given in each sighting opportunity. To help locate ISS, the following method may be applied:

The sky is split up into 360 degrees. To get a general idea of how to measure degrees, extend your arm out from you, make a fist, and the distance from the top of your hand to the bottom is about 10 degrees. To check it for yourself, extend your arm and fist out toward the horizon. Then place your other arm and fist on top of the first and alternate them until you have counted to nine. You have just measured 90 degrees and your arm should now be straight up over your head, as it is 90 degrees over the horizon.

ISS is returning later this week!

Thurs. Oct 3rd @ 7:37pm
A 2 minute run @ 30 degrees over the horizon.
Arriving from the SW and Departing to the SW (SW to SW)

Fri. Oct. 4th @ 6:50pm
A 4 minute run @ 35 degrees over the horizon
Arriving from the SSW and Departing to the East (SSW to E)

Sun. Oct. 6th @ 6:53pm
A 4 minute run @ 40 degrees over the horizon
Arriving from the West and Departing to the NNE. (W to NNE)

When you see the bright, non-blinking light silently gliding across the night sky, that will be ISS!
Aboard is a crew of six.

"Give 'em a wave!"
Swan 🙂

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Posted : October 1, 2013 1:57 pm
lily1025
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as always swans,a great big thank you, sometimes it is a great reminder of why we live here.......the most beautiful star filled skysetc. very often i say to myself"there are days living on stx that i see more nature in one day than some people see in a lifetime! lily ps grrrrreat timing swans,i'm going to the hairdresser tomorrow ....always want to look my best for the iss!

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Posted : October 3, 2013 12:29 am
swans
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Noble Member

Good Day Everyone,

Because the run time for ISS is longer tonight and Sunday, she will be quite easy to spot in the sky (a non-blinking bright light). Since timing is so critical, I recommend using your cellphone clock. Enjoy!

Fri. Oct. 4th @ 6:49pm
A 4 minute run @ 35 degrees over the horizon
Arriving from the SSW and Departing to the East (SSW to E)

Sun. Oct. 6th @ 6:52pm
A 4 minute run @ 40 degrees over the horizon
Arriving from the West and Departing to the NNE. (W to NNE)

"Give 'em a wave!"
Swan

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Posted : October 4, 2013 11:11 am
swans
(@swans)
Noble Member

Good Afternoon Everyone,

Please mark your calendars, because ISS is returning to the incredible US Virgin Islands for another visit. Look for a bright, non-blinking light that glides silently over the night sky and use a cellphone clock for accurate timing.

Wednesday: Oct. 30th
Time: 7:08pm
A 3 minute run @ 68 degrees over the horizon (quite high).
Arriving from the NW and Departing to the SSW. (NW to SSW)

Thursday: Oct. 31st
Time: 6:20pm
A 6 minute run (fantastic!) @ 50 degrees over the horizon (very nice).
Arriving from the NNW and Departing to the SE. (NNW to SE) "Happy Halloween" everyone! (From NASA, ESA, and ISS)

"Give 'em a wave!"
Swan

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Posted : October 26, 2013 9:06 pm
swans
(@swans)
Noble Member

Good Afternoon Everyone,

Please mark your calendars, because ISS is returning to the incredible US Virgin Islands for another visit. Look for a bright, non-blinking light that glides silently over the night sky and use a cellphone clock for accurate timing.

Wednesday: Oct. 30th
Time: 7:08pm
A 3 minute run @ 68 degrees over the horizon (quite high).
Arriving from the NW and Departing to the SSW. (NW to SSW)

Thursday: Oct. 31st
Time: 6:20pm
A 6 minute run (fantastic!) @ 50 degrees over the horizon (very nice).
Arriving from the NNW and Departing to the SE. (NNW to SE) "Happy Halloween" everyone! (From NASA, ESA, and ISS)

"Give 'em a wave!"
Swan

ISS TRACKER (Live)
http://www.isstracker.com/

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Posted : October 27, 2013 11:05 pm
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