Wednesday, August 24, 2011

...Satellite Sighting...

...You have got to do this...it's so much fun!...

Just go to this site:
Nasa site
...and choose your state...

...you'll get a printout that looks like this...listing the times and approximate locations for viewing different satellites...

...we sat outside and watched the sun set - still after 9 PM here...

...then a few minutes after dark we gathered on the deck and looked skyward...

...right on time...the International Space Station appeared from the Northwest...(there's a yard light in the back yard)...

...I set my shutter speed at 2 seconds...so you can see that it was streaking across the sky...

...continuing towards the eastern horizon...it was gone from sight in about 3 minutes...

...but 3 minutes well spent...marvelling at space...the final frontier...

7 comments:

  1. That's so neat! I remember doing the same thing as a kid, looking out for the space shuttle.

    Alas, no more shuttles.

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  2. Thank you! I have a husband and some son's who will love this! xx

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  3. How fun!! My kids will love this.

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  4. Must do this - how fantastic!

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  5. we watch satellites - but i never knew that we could know their names - how cool! :)

    ~elizabeth
    bitsofsunshine.typepad.com

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  6. So cool ~ can't wait to try this!!

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