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)
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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)
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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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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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swans
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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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ikory
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Awesome thank you for sharing.

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swans
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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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