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    Default Just saw the International Space Station

    I stepped out back to "water a tree", looked up at the sky, and noticed a star moving in a straight line. Is that a satellite, I thought. It has been a while since I have seen one. Anyway, I came in a Googled the ISS tracker, and sure enough it was overhead.

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    I would have thought it was a ufo and went for the shotgun on my way to the bedroom closet

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    Quote Originally Posted by polkfarmboy View Post
    I would have thought it was a ufo and went for the shotgun on my way to the bedroom closet

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    I watch ISS quite a bit, we should be in for a treat this weekend if the skies ever clear up around here.

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    Did you wave ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyb View Post
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    Finger.

    Not really. I don't need the NSA, CIA, FBI, etc. pestering me.

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    There is an app called ISS Spotter. It uses your location and tells you when all the visible passes are. I watch it all the time.

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    Hope you didn't kill the tree

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueFox View Post
    I stepped out back to "water a tree", looked up at the sky, and noticed a star moving in a straight line. Is that a satellite, I thought. It has been a while since I have seen one. Anyway, I came in a Googled the ISS tracker, and sure enough it was overhead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PolkieMan View Post
    Hope you didn't kill the tree
    Nope. The tree is thriving after starting this a couple of years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueFox View Post
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    Peak weekend for the Perseid "meteor shower" this weekend... :-)

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astro...ing_stars.html

    Northeast is the worst skyview from the new place... but the blog above says "the more open sky, the better..." (even if not looking straight down the barrel of Perseus) :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueFox View Post
    I stepped out back to "water a tree", looked up at the sky, and noticed a star moving in a straight line. Is that a satellite, I thought. It has been a while since I have seen one. Anyway, I came in a Googled the ISS tracker, and sure enough it was overhead.
    You sure it was the ISS and not some other satellite? Every time I've seen the ISS it almost looked like a cluster of objects, moving together. And it's bright, brighter than Venus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wz2p7j View Post
    You sure it was the ISS and not some other satellite? Every time I've seen the ISS it almost looked like a cluster of objects, moving together. And it's bright, brighter than Venus.

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    Well, I didn't get its 'N' number as it went by, but it was supposed to be overhead following a southeast to northwest path. As you say, it is bright. With all the light pollution around here, only the brightest stars shine.

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    If you frequently star at the sky while watering the trees at night google the Heavens Above web site. Lots of things you can see once regstered and you enter your location. The Iridium flares happen fairly frequently and it's amazing how accurate the data is on the occurances. Even in fairly light polluted areas you can still see the "flare" at it's brightest but it's much more interesting to be able to see the start to finish of them.

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    It's pretty cool to spot a satellite or ISS going over you. I remember we flew back home from Shuttle flight support one day, checked ISS tracker and ISS would go over Toronto in the evening right after Shuttle separated from it. So went to the lake and watched TWO stars separating from each other :)

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    Download the NASA app as it will track anything heavenly that you can see from your location with times, directions, etc; very fun.

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    Now you will have to start watching for 'Iridium Flares'.

    http://www.heavens-above.com/
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    'Iridium Flares'

    It's a series of communication satellites.

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