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Barrie Yates 13-12-2014 07:01

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 07:04

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

Gremlin 13-12-2014 07:46

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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 08:28

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 09:20

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5.21-23pm over Blackpool.

DaveinGermany 13-12-2014 14:35

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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 15:19

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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 17:21

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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 22:41

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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 11:27

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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 13:37

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

Morecambe Ex Pat 16-12-2014 16:29

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

DtheP47 03-02-2015 19:28

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

Gordon Booth 03-02-2015 19:48

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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 20:22

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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.

DtheP47 03-02-2015 21:03

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Gordon Booth (Post 1132098)
Just popped outside to see it, beautiful!
Is there ice in the air causing it? The air looks very clear.

Yes Gordon millions of ice crystals contained within high thin clouds. I am in Hertfordshire tonight and it's spectacular. Yes gpick that's Jupiter at 9 o clock shining as a bright star.
Been talking to my son back in Accy apparently not so clear but the phenomenon is set to last all night so maybe it will clear?

gpick24 03-02-2015 21:14

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Gets more difficult to photograph as it gets closer to the moon.

Margaret Pilkington 04-02-2015 11:03

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I tried a few times but the ice halo wasn't nearly so defined here....but jupiter was very clear.
I would have taken a picture but my monopod is packed away somewhere(haven't a clue where) until all the work on the house is completed.....and my hand is not steady enough to get such a shot with the Lumix.

Margaret Pilkington 04-02-2015 13:00

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I will be watching out tonight to see if the conditions are the same....I have found my monopod.
It was in the back of the boot of the car.......but being in a black case it was hiding from me.

DtheP47 04-02-2015 14:01

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Margaret Pilkington (Post 1132144)
I will be watching out tonight to see if the conditions are the same....I have found my monopod.
It was in the back of the boot of the car.......but being in a black case it was hiding from me.

Useful websites here Margaret, not sure if the Halo will be as pronounced tonight?

The Sky Tonight - Astronomy News UK, Night Sky, Celestial Events, Images, Books and Star Naming Service

The Night Sky February 2015 | Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics

Margaret Pilkington 04-02-2015 16:20

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It was the cloud last night which obscured the view...It kept drifting across my field of vision.
I will check tonight...especially now I have something that will stabilise the camera.

DtheP47 04-02-2015 19:52

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No halo on the moon here in Stevenage tonight but Jupiter is brighter and more prominent sitting above our satellite in the night sky.

Margaret Pilkington 04-02-2015 20:16

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Last time I looked there was a lot of cloud cover and nothing visible.

Studio25 06-02-2015 00:35

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Taken with an old 5MP camera using a doorpost to steady it (and me after a couple of slugs of Tullamore Dew).

Accyexplorer 06-02-2015 01:15

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Studio25 (Post 1132300)
Taken with an old 5MP camera using a doorpost to steady it (and me after a couple of slugs of Tullamore Dew).

Taken with my fuji finepix 6500fd :(.....
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...Where do i get a 5mp camera in Accrington :o

Studio25 06-02-2015 11:10

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Think we might have bought it on Amazon, before I got religion and realised how evil they are. It cost 270 - so that shows you how long ago it was. I only used it because I've managed to break my 12MP camera that cost 45 18 months ago.

gpick24 17-02-2015 20:26

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Weather permitting, we may be in for a treat next month, around 90% solar eclipse on 20th March.

March 20, 2015 ? Total Solar Eclipse


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