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Barrie Yates 13-12-2014 08:01

Space Station
 
I have been told that on 24th December the Space Station will be visible in Northern England just before 1800 hrs providing the sky is clear.
I am trying to confirm the details but no luck so far.
It may be something special for all of us but especially for young children who are anxiously waiting for Father Christmas.:)

Barrie Yates 13-12-2014 08:04

Re: Space Station
 
This gives the possible sightings - had to use Blackpool as the view point.
NASA - Spot The Station

Gremlin 13-12-2014 08:46

Re: Space Station
 
You can register with the Space station site and give your location. You will then get an email whenever it is possible to see the station.

The last few times I looked it was visible for about four minutes. Travelling NW to S and at an angle of 60 degrees elevation.
I've tried, unsuccessfully, to get a photo but really Al you see is a bright light.

gpick24 13-12-2014 09:28

Space Station
 
Skyview is a free app for iphone (probably available for android as well) that shows the location of stuff like that, meteor showers, planets, constellations, space station & Hubble telescope.

Bob Dobson 13-12-2014 10:20

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5.21-23pm over Blackpool.

DaveinGermany 13-12-2014 15:35

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It can be seen quite often here, but all it is is a "brighter, bigger, star" than the others. Don't know if this is any good to you Barrie?

Where is the International Space Station? / International Space Station / Human Spaceflight / Our Activities / ESA

DtheP47 13-12-2014 16:19

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Looking skywards
tonight's the night to see the Geminids meteor shower.

Geminids Meteor Shower Promo | NASA

Geminids meteor shower: What is it and where to watch it - Telegraph

accyman 13-12-2014 18:21

Re: Space Station
 
my son has a telescope so he wont be disapointed

not because i think the weather will be clear but because im going to stick a picture of a small space station onto the lens

Barrie Yates 13-12-2014 23:41

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Quote:

Originally Posted by DaveinGermany (Post 1126156)
It can be seen quite often here, but all it is is a "brighter, bigger, star" than the others. Don't know if this is any good to you Barrie?

Where is the International Space Station? / International Space Station / Human Spaceflight / Our Activities / ESA

Hey DinG, I just wanted to maybe give some youngsters a thrill on Christmas Eve - thought there might just be a few parents who enjoy giving their kids something different - mine saw where "Puff the Magic Dragon" lived, the Treacle Mines at Sabden, the Custard Wells and the Rhubarb Mines. Fun days and they can still laugh about them.

DaveinGermany 14-12-2014 12:27

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Barrie Yates (Post 1126224)
Hey DinG, I just wanted to maybe give some youngsters a thrill on Christmas Eve

May I suggest the NORAD site then? :)

Official NORAD Santa Tracker

Morecambe Ex Pat 14-12-2014 14:37

Re: Space Station
 
I am confused - the site says the ISS travels West but it is going East on the tracker.

Morecambe Ex Pat 16-12-2014 17:29

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Good news - it will be within ranges at 1740 tonight.
Bad news - it is cloudy

DtheP47 03-02-2015 20:28

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Full moon has great ice halo tonight with Jupiter clearly visible to the left.

Gordon Booth 03-02-2015 20:48

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Quote:

Originally Posted by DtheP47 (Post 1132094)
Full moon has great ice halo tonight with Jupiter clearly visible to the left.

Just popped outside to see it, beautiful!
Is there ice in the air causing it? The air looks very clear.

gpick24 03-02-2015 21:22

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Is that Jupiter to the left of the moon, quite a lot of cloud at the moment, if it clears I`ll try for a better pic.


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