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International Space Station fans 20:02 - Mar 28 with 1973 viewsBrixtonBlue

It went over at 5 to 7 tonight and will be back round again in half an hour (8.31).

Amazes me it's that quick at going round the entire planet. 17,130 mph! How many astronauts on it at the moment? They must be the safest humans right now!

Anyone with telescopes or binoculars had a look? Can you see the shape of it rather than just a bright star?

Love space, me.

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International Space Station fans on 20:07 - Mar 28 with 1603 viewsTrequartista

Not sure if that's a necessary journey, i'll inform Derbyshire Police.

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International Space Station fans on 20:10 - Mar 28 with 1588 viewsjeera

It's definitely round.


Well it looks like a duck, it sounds like a duck. Nope, dunno what it is.
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International Space Station fans on 00:45 - Mar 29 with 1463 viewsstonojnr

there are 3 astronauts on board at the moment, one of them is due back next month though Id be choosing to stay up there if I were them :)

its a 90minute orbit dont forget the Earth is rotating as well at the same time

you can make out shape/details with powerful enough optical equipment, though I think to be fair your average pair of binoculars arent of suitable magnification, a telescope would get it but you need tracking to keep up with it, it might be the size of an american football field but at 17,130mph it moves quite fast through the field of vision

this is through a 10 inch dobsonian telescope which is what you can view galaxies,nebula and lots of deep space objects through and planets like mercury and pluto (its still a planet ok) so its kind of the ultimate amateur astronomy seutp


but Ive seen lower resolution images people have got from smaller telescopes so its possible for sure, for myself I dont care if all I can see is just a dot in the sky, its recognisable for what it is
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International Space Station fans on 21:02 - Mar 29 with 1299 viewsronnyd

Was watching it go over just now and noticed what looked like a line of smaller satellites on a similar trajectory. Could anyone on here confirm or refute this? I only watch with the naked eye as i can't hold my binoculars steady enough and i haven't got a tripod.
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International Space Station fans on 21:26 - Mar 29 with 1285 viewsSwansea_Blue

International Space Station fans on 21:02 - Mar 29 by ronnyd

Was watching it go over just now and noticed what looked like a line of smaller satellites on a similar trajectory. Could anyone on here confirm or refute this? I only watch with the naked eye as i can't hold my binoculars steady enough and i haven't got a tripod.


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International Space Station fans on 21:27 - Mar 29 with 1282 viewsjeera

International Space Station fans on 21:26 - Mar 29 by Swansea_Blue

Jehovah Witnesses after those 3 astronauts!


Tugs.

Well it looks like a duck, it sounds like a duck. Nope, dunno what it is.
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International Space Station fans on 21:34 - Mar 29 with 1274 viewsronnyd

International Space Station fans on 21:26 - Mar 29 by Swansea_Blue

Jehovah Witnesses after those 3 astronauts!


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International Space Station fans on 11:02 - Mar 30 with 1180 viewsBrixtonBlue

International Space Station fans on 21:02 - Mar 29 by ronnyd

Was watching it go over just now and noticed what looked like a line of smaller satellites on a similar trajectory. Could anyone on here confirm or refute this? I only watch with the naked eye as i can't hold my binoculars steady enough and i haven't got a tripod.


Apparently you can see Elon Musk's satellites at 8.45 each evening, probably those.

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International Space Station fans on 13:19 - Mar 30 with 1145 viewsronnyd

International Space Station fans on 11:02 - Mar 30 by BrixtonBlue

Apparently you can see Elon Musk's satellites at 8.45 each evening, probably those.


Thanks BB
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International Space Station fans on 16:30 - Mar 30 with 1098 viewsstonojnr

International Space Station fans on 11:02 - Mar 30 by BrixtonBlue

Apparently you can see Elon Musk's satellites at 8.45 each evening, probably those.


Yep they are the starlink satellites, Musks goal is to have 30,000 of the darn things orbiting, darn things because they fundamentally ruin earth based astronomy observations

This was an example taken (not by I hasten to add) last night as it coincided with an ISS pass (the brightest line), the fainter long lines are all the starlink satellites passing in that same time window

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International Space Station fans on 16:35 - Mar 30 with 1090 viewsDebsyAngel

I think I saw it last night, about 9pm for about half an hour, a little bright dot in the sky.
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International Space Station fans on 16:42 - Mar 30 with 1075 viewsSteve_M

International Space Station fans on 16:35 - Mar 30 by DebsyAngel

I think I saw it last night, about 9pm for about half an hour, a little bright dot in the sky.


Thee space station goes over in about three minutes, it's obviously moving against the background of stars. The brightest thing in the evening sky at the moment is Venus which is visible to the west every evening.
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International Space Station fans on 16:50 - Mar 30 with 1064 viewsjeera

International Space Station fans on 16:35 - Mar 30 by DebsyAngel

I think I saw it last night, about 9pm for about half an hour, a little bright dot in the sky.


Half an hour. Bless you.

It moves a bit quick for that!

Well it looks like a duck, it sounds like a duck. Nope, dunno what it is.
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International Space Station fans on 17:00 - Mar 30 with 1052 viewsBrixtonBlue

International Space Station fans on 16:35 - Mar 30 by DebsyAngel

I think I saw it last night, about 9pm for about half an hour, a little bright dot in the sky.


Try this Debs

https://spotthestation.nasa.gov/sightings/view.cfm?country=United_Kingdom®ion

4 mins and 2 mins tonight.

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International Space Station fans on 18:24 - Mar 30 with 1019 viewsLord_Lucan

International Space Station fans on 16:35 - Mar 30 by DebsyAngel

I think I saw it last night, about 9pm for about half an hour, a little bright dot in the sky.


Nah Debs.

Once you pick it up you'll know it as it is usually between 1 and 5 mins. Tonight is 19.36 for 5 minutes. It is too fast to stay in vision for half an hour, if it isn't moving it's a star.

Unlike trains and buses it is never late.

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International Space Station fans on 18:31 - Mar 30 with 1006 viewsNthsuffolkblue

International Space Station fans on 16:42 - Mar 30 by Steve_M

Thee space station goes over in about three minutes, it's obviously moving against the background of stars. The brightest thing in the evening sky at the moment is Venus which is visible to the west every evening.
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Yes, Venus is the really bright one that stays still.

Was pleased to see ISS for the first time Saturday evening. As I watched it gradually faded and disappeared. Definitely was it from the speed of movement and the fact it did that.

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International Space Station fans on 18:32 - Mar 30 with 1005 viewsNthsuffolkblue

It is not moving at 17,130 mph. It is stationary while we are moving at that speed.

It is all relative really, isn't it?

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International Space Station fans on 18:43 - Mar 30 with 996 viewsRadlett_blue

International Space Station fans on 18:32 - Mar 30 by Nthsuffolkblue

It is not moving at 17,130 mph. It is stationary while we are moving at that speed.

It is all relative really, isn't it?


So you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it's sinking
Racing around to come up behind you again.
The sun is the same in a relative way but you're older,
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death.
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International Space Station fans on 19:08 - Mar 30 with 984 viewsDebsyAngel

International Space Station fans on 18:24 - Mar 30 by Lord_Lucan

Nah Debs.

Once you pick it up you'll know it as it is usually between 1 and 5 mins. Tonight is 19.36 for 5 minutes. It is too fast to stay in vision for half an hour, if it isn't moving it's a star.

Unlike trains and buses it is never late.


Happy to be proved wrong! Will watch out for the real thing later!
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International Space Station fans on 19:21 - Mar 30 with 974 viewsBrixtonBlue

International Space Station fans on 18:32 - Mar 30 by Nthsuffolkblue

It is not moving at 17,130 mph. It is stationary while we are moving at that speed.

It is all relative really, isn't it?


Unless I'm about to get a whoosh, that's not true.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2017/10/03/how-does-the-iss-travel-around-the

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International Space Station fans on 19:26 - Mar 30 with 968 viewsBrixtonBlue

International Space Station fans on 18:24 - Mar 30 by Lord_Lucan

Nah Debs.

Once you pick it up you'll know it as it is usually between 1 and 5 mins. Tonight is 19.36 for 5 minutes. It is too fast to stay in vision for half an hour, if it isn't moving it's a star.

Unlike trains and buses it is never late.


It's 19.58 tonight in Ipswich, for 4 mins.

https://spotthestation.nasa.gov/sightings/view.cfm?country=United_Kingdom®ion

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International Space Station fans on 19:30 - Mar 30 with 963 viewsronnyd

International Space Station fans on 18:43 - Mar 30 by Radlett_blue

So you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it's sinking
Racing around to come up behind you again.
The sun is the same in a relative way but you're older,
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death.


And Breathe
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International Space Station fans on 19:48 - Mar 30 with 955 viewsLord_Lucan

International Space Station fans on 19:26 - Mar 30 by BrixtonBlue

It's 19.58 tonight in Ipswich, for 4 mins.

https://spotthestation.nasa.gov/sightings/view.cfm?country=United_Kingdom®ion


Oh, I got the date wrong.

I've been staring at Venus for 10 mins!!

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International Space Station fans on 20:58 - Mar 30 with 914 viewsNthsuffolkblue

International Space Station fans on 19:21 - Mar 30 by BrixtonBlue

Unless I'm about to get a whoosh, that's not true.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2017/10/03/how-does-the-iss-travel-around-the


Not a whoosh. Try Einstein's theory of relativity instead.

Are we stationary or are we circling the Sun at so many million mile per hour? Are we stationary or spinning around at whatever it is miles per hour?

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International Space Station fans on 21:15 - Mar 30 with 904 viewsBrixtonBlue

International Space Station fans on 20:58 - Mar 30 by Nthsuffolkblue

Not a whoosh. Try Einstein's theory of relativity instead.

Are we stationary or are we circling the Sun at so many million mile per hour? Are we stationary or spinning around at whatever it is miles per hour?


Yes, we're moving. But so is the ISS. I gave you a link to it.

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