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    Yeah, we have sent a lot into space. While in New Hampster a month ago, I saw 13 satellites in about 40 minutes. The less light pollution, the better the viewing.
    I hear that W. Texas is the best for viewing.
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    Just saw the space station go over. Even through some breaking high clouds, the mass (around 450 tons) shines on through.
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    Just caught it again- clear sky with a blinding reflection from the rising sun. Worth seeing.
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    Three ISS "favorites" I use when indoors:
    http://www.satflare.com/track.asp?q=25544#TOP
    http://www.ustream.tv/channel/iss-hdev-payload
    http://www.ustream.tv/channel/live-iss-stream

    The satflare.com site has a good graphic to predict the ISS path and visibility. Their live video stream has overlays to help identify ground features. The two ustream.tv video feeds usually offer two different views, inside, forward, rear, etc. It's not always clear what the interior experiments are about, and often there is little to see due to darkness, clouds or signal loss, but some of the views are outstanding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    Yeah, we have sent a lot into space. While in New Hampster a month ago, I saw 13 satellites in about 40 minutes. The less light pollution, the better the viewing.
    I hear that W. Texas is the best for viewing.
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    I remember watching a few on the cruiser Jouett in the middle of the Pacific. No light pollution at all and the added benefit of CIC telling us exactly where to look. It's incredible how many stars you can see out there!
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    Went over again this morning. I hope they are not lining me up for a "blue ice" drop
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    Raining here in DFW. Missed it today...

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    A friend of mine in Marquette, Michigan photographed an extremely rare satellite event. Details here.....https://www.facebook.com/13827967922...type=3&theater
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    Quote Originally Posted by MUNMI View Post
    A friend of mine in Marquette, Michigan photographed an extremely rare satellite event. Details here.....https://www.facebook.com/13827967922...type=3&theater
    That's cool
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    Well, if you like a "big" moon, tonights the night-

    The supermoon (perigee full moon) on November 14, 2016, will bring the moon closer to Earth than it has been since January 26, 1948. What’s more, the moon won’t come this close to Earth again until November 25, 2034. That makes the November 2016 full moon the closest and largest supermoon in a period of 86 years!

    Should you look for it on November 14? Yes! But be sure to look the night before as well – November 13. For many on Earth, the moon will be more “super” that night … although both nights will be awesome!



    More info at Earthsky.org http://earthsky.org/tonight/closest-...oon-since-1948



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