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g6swj

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Hope I have got this right! - The ISS is due to pass over the UK today at approx. 17:18pm

You can see it with the naked eye.

Check out http://www.heavens-above.com/

Under configuration enter your location, update and then choose ISS - this will give you the exact viewing detail/time for your location

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Jonathan

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Re: ISS - International Space Station see it today 24/12/15 @ approx 17:18pm
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2015, 04:48:14 PM »

Over here in Spain my wife has been going out to view it each night this week. It started with a 1 minute view, up to last night when it was visible for 5 minutes. It's like a moving star, I told her to get out the binoculars for a better view of it but I notice they are still hanging where they were several months ago %)

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Re: ISS - International Space Station see it today 24/12/15 @ approx 17:18pm
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2015, 05:23:53 PM »

I saw it  O0
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Re: ISS - International Space Station see it today 24/12/15 @ approx 17:18pm
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2015, 05:30:01 PM »

Me too!

Check out the same website and some of the passes the magnitude of brightness is loads more (perhaps in the summer) - it appears many, many times brighter than tonight!

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Re: ISS - International Space Station see it today 24/12/15 @ approx 17:18pm
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2015, 05:31:49 PM »

No sign of it over Bournemouth, but there is some patchy low cloud and only the brightest stars are visible. I waived to Major Tim anyway, He's a good chap.
John
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Re: ISS - International Space Station see it today 24/12/15 @ approx 17:18pm
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2015, 05:33:49 PM »

Damn it, started snowing >>:-( >>:-( >>:-(     I got out of bed at 4am to see Sputnik pass over, so long ago, the dawn of space exploration.  It was so small , not much bigger than a football,l that I was amazed that we could see it.   A short time later I shook hands with the first woman cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova and saw Yuri Gagarin, they were enroute  to Cuba and refuelled at Prestwick.  Amazing progress in one lifetime, I wish my father was still alive to see this.  He saw the first flying machines before and during WW1 right up to transatlantic jet travel.When I saw the lady she had blond curled hair. To suit American tastes I suppose %)
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Re: ISS - International Space Station see it today 24/12/15 @ approx 17:18pm
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2015, 07:08:09 PM »

Unfortunately it was cloudy here in Teesside. Really frustrating though, because not even 10 minutes before hand the sky was perfectly clear. Low and behold, the sky was perfectly clear again shortly after.
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Re: ISS - International Space Station see it today 24/12/15 @ approx 17:18pm
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2015, 07:17:14 PM »

This WEB link is likely the best for tracking the ISS. Enter Your location the first time and it will always then open up for Your location.

http://iss.astroviewer.net/observation.php
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Re: ISS - International Space Station see it today 24/12/15 @ approx 17:18pm
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2015, 11:48:22 PM »

I have been watching it for years using Heavens above web site. I have just tried the other one which is also very good.
Finally managed to see OTV4 a couple of weeks ago.
Still waiting to see Hubble but might have to go to Queensland as it is really to far north for Melbourne.
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Re: ISS - International Space Station see it today 24/12/15 @ approx 17:18pm
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2015, 11:56:18 PM »

Clear sky tonight and got side tracked and missed it ( $%^$^%$£), Hope tomorrow is clear again.
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