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ISS solar transit, Sunday 10-Jul
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Author:  rwilkinson [ Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:06 am ]
Post subject:  ISS solar transit, Sunday 10-Jul

Here's another prediction from the program: this time for the ISS crossing the face of the Sun at 3:15pm (BST) on Sunday afternoon, as seen from parts of Bolton and surrounding areas:
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Remember that the transit is very brief - lasting less than a second, and if you're planning to try an observation then please use the proper precautions to avoid damaging your eyes or your instruments!

This prediction is based on the latest data from NASA but the ISS orbit is subject to short-term change, so check this Forum again on Sunday morning for a final update.

Author:  rwilkinson [ Sun Jul 10, 2011 6:13 am ]
Post subject:  Re: ISS solar transit, Sunday 10-Jul

Yes it's still on:
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but the weather forecast is a bit iffy.

Author:  rwilkinson [ Sun Jul 10, 2011 3:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ISS solar transit, Sunday 10-Jul

Clouded out here from 11am, although there was a brief gap about ten minutes after the event, through which I could have seen it. :cry:

Author:  dean_kos [ Sun Jul 10, 2011 3:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ISS solar transit, Sunday 10-Jul

unfortunatley, was the same here...... was worth a try though ....
Maybe next time eh .....

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