The International Space Station will fly over London this week


By negiBob at 2013-08-17 10:52:52
London, UK
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2013-08-17 14:11:19

If you would like geeky updates concerning when you will be able to see the station, there's a cool NASA link called, humorously enough, Spot The Station where they send you an email every time it'll be visible over your location.

http://spotthestation.nasa.gov/


2013-08-17 18:29:19

If you would like geeky updates concerning when you will be able to see the station, there's a cool NASA link called, humorously enough, Spot The Station where they send you an email every time it'll be visible over your location.

http://spotthestation.nasa.gov/

True - but the slight problem with that is that from London can mean, ISS is airborne over Birmingham or parts of France.

I try to keep it to when the ISS is really over London itself.


2013-08-17 19:22:19

Was totally perceptible last week too. First time I saw it, it was amazing and the real connotation of awesome.


2013-08-17 23:44:19

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I've seen the ISS close to 8 times now.

It flies over relatively frequently, there are tonnes of apps on andriod and ios that alert you when its ready to fly over and it shows you when which bearing it will fly past from.

And by frequently i mean, occasionally you will see it 4 days in a row during the night.

I try to keep it to when the ISS is really over London itself.

I didnt see that before, sorry :D


2013-08-18 00:24:19

Just missed it. Saw a shooting star though.


2013-08-18 03:30:19

If you would like geeky updates concerning when you will be able to see the station, there's a cool NASA link called, humorously enough, Spot The Station where they send you an email every time it'll be visible over your location.

http://spotthestation.nasa.gov/

True - but the slight problem with that is that from London can mean, ISS is airborne over Birmingham or parts of France.

I try to keep it to when the ISS is really over London itself.

Very true, you read some of the news and they state that the greatest height is only about 20 degrees or so, or that the station will only be obvious for less than a minute. They do then again have some smart maths that works out when the station will in fact be visible, ie reflecting sunlight rather than eclipsed by the earth. perhaps that isn't that clever. Thanks for your link!


2013-08-18 08:34:19

If you would like geeky updates concerning when you will be able to see the station, there's a cool NASA link called, humorously enough, Spot The Station where they send you an email every time it'll be visible over your location.

http://spotthestation.nasa.gov/

True - but the slight problem with that is that from London can mean, ISS is airborne over Birmingham or parts of France.

I try to keep it to when the ISS is really over London itself.

Does it look similar to a star? What's to see? merely wondering if its worth setting up a camera on the off chance..

Especially as at 8.30ish it's still relatively light....

Edit: or I could just rtfa and find out for myself :). But the question still stands regarding the 8pm showing.....


2013-08-18 08:45:19

If you would like geeky updates concerning when you will be able to see the station, there's a cool NASA link called, humorously enough, Spot The Station where they send you an email every time it'll be visible over your location.

http://spotthestation.nasa.gov/

True - but the slight problem with that is that from London can mean, ISS is airborne over Birmingham or parts of France.

I try to keep it to when the ISS is really over London itself.

Does it look similar to a star? What's to see? merely wondering if its worth setting up a camera on the off chance..

Especially as at 8.30ish it's still relatively light....

Edit: or I could just rtfa and find out for myself :). But the question still stands regarding the 8pm showing.....

It appears similar to a bright star to the naked eye except moving quickly in a distinct direction. Unlike a plane it won't blink and it's pathway will take a minute or two when passing near to overhead.


2013-08-18 13:02:19

heavensabove.com for all kinds of sattelite surveillance goodness.


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