ISS FlyoverApril 3rd, 2013 at 3:08 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
We have a great flyover of the International Space Station this (Weds.) morning at 5:45 AM. Look to the WNW about 1/2 to 2/3rds of the way up from the horizon. The ISS will suddenly appear as it comes out of the Earth’s shadow. It’ll move directly overhead, then continue to the southeast. You’ll be able to watch it until it almost gets to the horizon (the sun angle will be so great that it will fade a bit as it gets lower in the sky. There are several more good viewing opportunities coming up, so look at the schedule here. Here’s a link to a map that shows where the space station is right now (takes a little while to open the page). Here’s another tracking map with the position of the sun. The Space Station circles the globe about every 93 minutes. It’s about the size of a football field and flies about 220 miles above the ground, about the distance between Grand Rapids and Indianapolis. Check out www.spaceweather.com for details on auroras, the number of sunspots, asteroid approaches and more. Sky and Telescope’s Sky at a Glance will show you the current position of the moon and planets. You can also get the latest on West Michigan astronomical events from the Grand Rapids Amateur Astronomical Assn. Thanks to Steve Schrier for finding these very cool high res. pics. of Planet Earth.
Also…record low temperatures in Hawaii: 62 Honolulu, 58 Lihue, 57 Kahului.