Tuesday, September 8, 2009

See the International Space Station Sept 9

ISS and Endeavour (2)

If we have clear skies, the International Space Station will be visible from 8:36pm through 8:46pm CDT on Wednesday September 9, 2009. Look to the South West for the bright shiny dot moving quickly. It's going about 17,500 mph so it will take less than 10mins for it to pass. It will proceed almost straight up, through the constellations Lyra and Cygnus. Be sure to get out a little early to give time for you eyes to adjust.

Rain is predicted for my area in the afternoon but maybe you'll be able to see it.

The next visible pass is on Thursday the 10th between 9:01pm and 9:11pm. This time look for the station to pass through Arcturus and then the handle of the Big Dipper asterism. I'll probably miss this one because I'll be here.

Visit the JPL Human Space Flight site to figure out the timing and locations in your area.

The above pic is one I took of ISS and Endeavour back on July 18, 2009.

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