[AZ-Observing] Re: ISS Pass Over Moon, Wed. April 1

  • From: stevecoe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2009 18:50:43 -0400 (EDT)

Tom;

Thanks for the heads up, I will be watching.

Steve Coe

> No foolin', there's going to be a very favorable ISS transit of the moon
> Wednesday night that crosses much of the Valley.  Unlike the usual "blind"
> passage of the silhouetted Space Station, this time it will be
> illuminated,
> so we will be able to watch the approach.  Look to the northwest around
> 8:13 p.m.  At 8:15 and some change, the ISS will cross the moon's disc in
> about a half second.
>
> The centerline of the transit across the Valley crosses through the
> following intersections, and the path width will be a couple miles.
>
> 35th Ave./Union Hills
> Tatum/McDonald
> Hayden/McDowell
> Baseline/Stapley
> Greenfield/Ray
>
> The Web site that predicts these things is CalSky.
>
> http://www.calsky.com
>
>
> It's going to look like this, so I might as well milk this image one more
> time.
>
> http://www.pbase.com/polakis/image/95661776
>
> Tom
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