ISS transit it this evening (Sunday 3-Jul)

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ISS transit it this evening (Sunday 3-Jul)

#1 Post by rwilkinson » Sun Jul 03, 2011 2:39 pm

The prediction program has foretold a pass by the ISS in front of the new crescent Moon, which can be seen from the corridor shown below:
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Predicted path of ISS transit
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Don't blink or you'll miss it: the transit takes less than one second!
But even if you're not on the transit line, you should still see the sunlit Space Station whizz past the Moon.

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Re: ISS transit it this evening (Sunday 3-Jul)

#2 Post by rwilkinson » Sun Jul 03, 2011 7:07 pm

Missed it! :(
The thin crescent Moon was surprisingly difficult to find in a bright sky (even with 7x50 binoculars), so I'd not left myself enough time after dinner to set up.

But there may be a Solar transit next weekend (watch this space)...

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Re: ISS transit it this evening (Sunday 3-Jul)

#3 Post by dean_kos » Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:38 pm

I tried the same thing last night and couldnt find the moon at all !!! anywhere !!! I guessed that it would be a very thin crescent and gave up in the end ......

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