ISS and a Flare – Will the Skies Be Clear?

Iridium Flare


   Wednesday evening October 19th there will be an opportunity to see the International Space Station fly overhead and a few minutes later see an ‘Iridium Flare’. However, for those that know me from the classroom at Longview College or workshops you also know most of the times I have made a viewing recommendation there is a good chance it will rain, snow, or just be overcast. Hopefully this will not apply to Wednesday evening.

   Using the very reliable Heavens Above web site you could set it for your home location if you do not live in the Kansas City area and see if you will be able to see this event or others on future dates.
   Use this link to see a live video view of the Earth from the ISS during its daytime periods. You may even get to see a sunrise or sunset. This graphic was just a few minutes ago as I was writing this posting.


Click here to go to the Qué tal in the Current Skies web site for monthly observing information, or here to return to bobs-spaces.

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