Shuttle Endeavour and ISS – visible tonight Tuesday 16th

Conditions tonight are not great for looking for the Shuttle Endeavour which is still docked with the International Space Station. We are looking at mostly cloudy conditions around the time the Endeavour / ISS orbits over Sydney, but with a little luck you might see them if the clouds are kind to us.

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The picture to the left shows where you will see the shuttle and ISS at 8:47pm tonight. Yesterday the two of them pretty much flew directly overhead, however tonight they will be seen to the south of Sydney and will not go more than 20 degrees above the horizon before heading towards the eastern horizon.

The shuttle and Endeavour will appear over the south west horizon at 8:42 pm and disappear in the east at 8:50pm.

If you get a chance to see them tonight, you will notice that they are brighter than they were yesterday and will tonight have a magnitude of around -1.4.

If you miss them tonight, they will be back tomorrow night which promises to be clear sky and they will be much brighter with a magnitude of  -3.4

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~ by sydneystargazers on February 16, 2010.

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