Friday, September 11, 2009

ISS Again Tonight

The International Space Station will be visible again from Corvallis tonight:In the screen capture above, ISS is the object's name, 08:59:03 PM is the time it will rise above the horizon (but not ground clutter like trees, buildings and hills), W is the direction in which it will cross the horizon, 09:01:09 is the time it will be highest and brightest (NOT, as I said to Tucker last night, the number of minutes it will be visible), 30 degrees is its maximum elevation in the sky, and -2.2 is its visual magnitude.

You can track this and other satellites from your zip or Canadian Postal code here; there is also a link to a global tracker at this page. I haven't reason to use the latter, so I can't vouch for its quality.

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