Shuttle Endeavour and ISS – visible tonight Thursday 18th

Tonight the shuttle Endeavour which is still docked with the space station will be passing over Sydney twice in a matter of a few hours. However, it will be diffacult to see their first pass as it will be shortly after sunset so the sky might not be dark enough yet to see the shuttle / ISS at that stage.

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However, if you want to look for them on their first pass, they will rise in the south -west at 7:56pm and should pass almost directly above us at around 7:58pm before setting in the east at 8pm.

The 2nd orbital pass over sydney will be just over 90 minutes later. The Endeavour / ISS will appear over the horizon in the south-west at 9:27pm. Sadly this time they will not be passing overhead and will be visble about 20 degrees above the north western horizon at 9:32 pm before disappearing from view in the north-north east at 9:35pm

The picture above shows where to look for the shuttle and space station at 9:31 at it’s highest point above the horizon.

~ by sydneystargazers on February 18, 2010.

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