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Lucy in the Sky

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Maybe not Lucy, but the space shuttle Discovery’s last flight and the International Space Station are going to be pretty spectacular this week.

In Pasadena, look for a pair of brightly lit objects (as bright as Venus) going from NW to SE at these times:

SATELLITE LOCAL DURATION MAX ELEV APPROACH DEPARTURE
DATE/TIME (MIN) (DEG) (DEG-DIR) (DEG-DIR)
ISS Mon Mar 07/07:02 PM 2 20 11 above NNW 20 above NNE
ISS Tue Mar 08/07:28 PM 2 44 11 above NW 44 above NW
ISS Wed Mar 09/06:19 PM 5 23 10 above NNW 11 above E
ISS Wed Mar 09/07:56 PM < 1 16 16 above W 16 above W
ISS Thu Mar 10/06:46 PM 5 82 13 above NW 16 above SE

And as a favor to our Seattle friends:

SATELLITE LOCAL DURATION MAX ELEV APPROACH DEPARTURE
DATE/TIME (MIN) (DEG) (DEG-DIR) (DEG-DIR)
ISS Fri Mar 04/07:16 PM 2 66 24 above WNW 41 above E
ISS Sat Mar 05/07:43 PM 1 53 30 above W 51 above SSW
ISS Sun Mar 06/06:34 PM 4 72 31 above WNW 10 above ESE
ISS Sun Mar 06/08:09 PM 1 19 15 above WSW 19 above SW
ISS Mon Mar 07/07:01 PM 3 47 35 above WSW 12 above SE
ISS Tue Mar 08/07:27 PM 3 18 16 above WSW 10 above S
ISS Thu Mar 10/06:45 PM 2 16 16 above SW 10 above S

Or… you can just watch the International Space Station’s present position in real time HERE.

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Written by arnold

March 7, 2011 at 1:50 pm

Posted in Science

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