Even with rather bright skies with high cirrus clouds the ISS/Shuttle link-up was beautiful this evening, and lived up to its 0.6 magnitude prediction at our home near Bell and 7th St . It rose in the SW and entered the Earth's shadow 37 degrees up in the West. It's really awe inspiring to think that there are ten people up there in that tiny speck of light. Thanks go to Jack Jones for giving us the heads-up. More passes are visible from Phoenix in the next few days. See http://www.heavens-above.com. Enter your coordinates. Central phoenix is: -112.08 (W) longitude, and +35.45 latitude. Enter the AZ time zone, and request ISS passes. -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.