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  • ecureuil 8 Jun 2013 23:43:35 76,003 posts
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    It's back over in about an hour and a half, gonna try again then.
  • DaM 8 Jun 2013 23:44:09 12,603 posts
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    Perfect view, got my eldest up to watch, fantastic :)

    Only downside is our new neighbours now think we are peeping toms, as we also had a perfect view into their bedroom as they were getting ready for bed...
  • D_arkTrooper 8 Jun 2013 23:48:04 1,285 posts
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    Bonus then :cool:

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  • Jacksie66 8 Jun 2013 23:50:10 572 posts
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    Is this shizzle visible from little auld Ireland?
  • ecureuil 9 Jun 2013 01:08:57 76,003 posts
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    Too cloudy once again.
  • localnotail 9 Jun 2013 22:15:53 23,093 posts
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    22:42 tonight, West to East.

    Keep watching the skies.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • Razz 9 Jun 2013 22:53:09 59,982 posts
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    Woooosh!

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  • EMarkM 9 Jun 2013 22:59:06 3,133 posts
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    Razz wrote:
    Woooosh!
    I'm sorry; did that go over your head?

    OVER YOUR HEAD. A-HA-HA-HA-HA

    Ahem.
  • localnotail 9 Jun 2013 23:16:33 23,093 posts
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    Bright and fast!

    Also up there is the Albert Einstein ATV4 supply ship for the ISS, closing in on its orbit, due to dock on 15th June.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • monkehhh 9 Jun 2013 23:38:53 3,121 posts
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    Ahhh, flashback to last night. Was out camping / drinking with friends in some woods and someone made us all stare at the sky for ages, then we saw the ISS fly past. Pretty excellent, though I'd had enough to drink to completely forget about it until now..
  • Dirtbox 10 Jun 2013 02:41:46 76,317 posts
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    Just a random point, but you can easily see satellites going over when it's clear, I usually spot between 2 and 5 in an hour.

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  • EMarkM 10 Jun 2013 07:19:55 3,133 posts
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    @Dirtbox Whilst you're correct, there is something special about knowing you're seeing the ISS. Plus, iridium flares are pretty good too!
  • Chopsen 10 Jun 2013 08:06:39 15,126 posts
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    Even seeing the ISS fly past is quite common really.
  • Dirtbox 10 Jun 2013 08:49:35 76,317 posts
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    Yeah, I get email notifications when it flies over, it's visible several times a month and I've seen it about half a dozen times.

    ed: http://spotthestation.nasa.gov/

    Edited by Dirtbox at 08:50:30 10-06-2013

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  • ecureuil 23 Jun 2013 16:01:22 76,003 posts
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    Anyone get a look at the "supermoon" last night? Too cloudy here, once again..
  • ecureuil 23 Jun 2013 16:04:26 76,003 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    Yeah, I get email notifications when it flies over, it's visible several times a month and I've seen it about half a dozen times.

    ed: http://spotthestation.nasa.gov/
    Aha, excellent! Thanks.
  • localnotail 24 Jun 2013 00:52:53 23,093 posts
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    That's no moon...
    it's a supermoon.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • B0rked_Gamer 24 Jun 2013 01:11:45 1,849 posts
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    Nice night for a walk.
  • B0rked_Gamer 24 Jun 2013 03:02:27 1,849 posts
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    It's a clear night but the moon is so bright the stars are not visible and some of the birds have started chirping.
  • Khanivor 24 Jun 2013 03:31:05 39,862 posts
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    Looking at the moon off my front porch. There are power lines across the street which the moon looks like its moving behind. Which means I can get a sense of the Earth's rotation. Which is pretty cool.
  • Salaman 24 Jun 2013 08:17:57 18,236 posts
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    Did I miss something moon-wise? Have they turned it up to 11?
  • cubbymoore 24 Jun 2013 08:24:45 36,441 posts
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    It's going to crash into us.
  • Chopsen 24 Jun 2013 08:25:12 15,126 posts
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    I saw the moon last night. I think you lot are easily impressed.
  • ZuluHero 24 Jun 2013 08:37:39 3,658 posts
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    I have to admit, when I looked last night it didn't look that super to me.
  • B0rked_Gamer 24 Jun 2013 08:49:25 1,849 posts
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    The Moon was bright enough to block out starlight on a clear night. What more do you want.

  • Chopsen 24 Jun 2013 08:53:27 15,126 posts
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    That happens not infrequently.
  • ZuluHero 24 Jun 2013 08:59:58 3,658 posts
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    @B0rked_Gamer I suppose it was better at 3am in the morning ;)
  • B0rked_Gamer 24 Jun 2013 09:03:20 1,849 posts
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    Chopsen wrote:
    That happens occasionally.

    Not over such a large area of sky. Birds got confused and started chirping early as well. :)
  • B0rked_Gamer 24 Jun 2013 09:04:21 1,849 posts
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    ZuluHero wrote:
    @B0rked_Gamer I suppose it was better at 3am in the morning ;)
    Actually it was best at around 4:15am.

    /power nap
  • localnotail 24 Jun 2013 09:05:52 23,093 posts
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    It was the Supermoon yesterday (perigee-syzygy of the Earth-Moon-Sun system) - closest and largest full moon all year. That is kind of exciting.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

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