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  • ecu 8 Jun 2013 23:43:35 77,756 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 14,004 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 1,364 posts
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    Bonus then :cool:
  • Jacksie66 8 Jun 2013 23:50:10 574 posts
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    Is this shizzle visible from little auld Ireland?
  • ecu 9 Jun 2013 01:08:57 77,756 posts
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    Too cloudy once again.
  • localnotail 9 Jun 2013 22:15:53 23,084 posts
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    22:42 tonight, West to East.

    Keep watching the skies.
  • Razz 9 Jun 2013 22:53:09 62,037 posts
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    Woooosh!
  • EMarkM 9 Jun 2013 22:59:06 3,793 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 23,084 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.
  • monkehhh 9 Jun 2013 23:38:53 3,787 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 80,926 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.
  • EMarkM 10 Jun 2013 07:19:55 3,793 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 16,923 posts
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    Even seeing the ISS fly past is quite common really.
  • Dirtbox 10 Jun 2013 08:49:35 80,926 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
  • ecu 23 Jun 2013 16:01:22 77,756 posts
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    Anyone get a look at the "supermoon" last night? Too cloudy here, once again..
  • ecu 23 Jun 2013 16:04:26 77,756 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 23,084 posts
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    That's no moon...
    it's a supermoon.
  • b0rk 24 Jun 2013 01:11:45 3,646 posts
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    Nice night for a walk.
  • b0rk 24 Jun 2013 03:02:27 3,646 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 41,708 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 20,252 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 36,509 posts
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    It's going to crash into us.
  • chopsen 24 Jun 2013 08:25:12 16,923 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 4,539 posts
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    I have to admit, when I looked last night it didn't look that super to me.
  • b0rk 24 Jun 2013 08:49:25 3,646 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 16,923 posts
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    That happens not infrequently.
  • ZuluHero 24 Jun 2013 08:59:58 4,539 posts
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    @B0rked_Gamer I suppose it was better at 3am in the morning ;)
  • b0rk 24 Jun 2013 09:03:20 3,646 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. :)
  • b0rk 24 Jun 2013 09:04:21 3,646 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 23,084 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.
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