ISS solar transit, Sunday 10-Jul

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ISS solar transit, Sunday 10-Jul

#1 Post by rwilkinson » Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:06 am

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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Predicted ground-track of Solar transit on 10-Jul-2011
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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.

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Re: ISS solar transit, Sunday 10-Jul

#2 Post by rwilkinson » Sun Jul 10, 2011 6:13 am

Yes it's still on:
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Ground-track update with latest data
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but the weather forecast is a bit iffy.

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Re: ISS solar transit, Sunday 10-Jul

#3 Post by rwilkinson » Sun Jul 10, 2011 3:06 pm

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:

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Re: ISS solar transit, Sunday 10-Jul

#4 Post by dean_kos » Sun Jul 10, 2011 3:49 pm

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

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