Sunday, June 19, 2005

Watching Satellites with the Naked Eye

My wife and I like to sit in the spa at night and see if we can spot satellites. They look just like stars that are moving surprisingly fast. Just go out to a dark place and look straight up. If you can see more than a few stars, you can probably see the satellites that are going by overhead. They typically go from North to South or vice versa.
If you want a chart of when they will be overhead, check out this site:
Welcome to Heavens-Above!:
..."We not only provide the times of visibility, but also detailed star charts showing the satellite's track through the heavens. All our pages, including the graphics, are generated in real-time and customized for your location and time zone. "...

You probably won't need the chart, but the times will make it easier.

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Let me know if you spot any, it's a thrill.

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