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International Space Station (ISS) Crosses the disk of Sun

Started by Stargazer, May 01, 2011, 10:05:09 am

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International Space Station (ISS) Crosses the disk of Sun

DO NOT observe the sun without special filters!

18.24hours Tuesday 3rd May

Longitude=  5?00'41"W  Latitude=+51?38'53" (WGS84)  Distance=2.19 km  Azimuth=178.8? S    Path direction= 88.8? E    ground speed=9.833 km/s  width=8.0 km  max. duration=2.3 seconds.



The centre point is on the image attached below, but should be viewable to a 8km wide path across the county.

The satellite passes in front of the sun; the event may be observed using a small telescope or camera with a telephoto lens equipped with special mylar filters for the sun. The direction and distance to the center line on earth is given.

DO NOT observe the sun without special filters!

Information from: http://www.calsky.com