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Have you seen the International Space Station since the additional solar panels were installed?

Asked by tekn0lust (1861points) March 30th, 2009

The solar panels recently installed on the ISS now make it brighter than Venus at times. Have you been out to see it yet? It is amazing naked eye and even cooler in a pair of binoculars.

This is one of many really great sites to help you find it in the sky. http://www.heavens-above.com/

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TheLoneMonk's avatar

I live next door to the freakin’ thing and so YES I can see it!

International space station my ass. It’s simply a high end whore house if you ask me. People from all countries coming and going at all hours. And the noise! EEE gad. Do you know how loud a rocket booster is?

sandystrachan's avatar

It hasn’t been over my head yet, if i lived a few hours away i could see it tho. I dont think i am in its travel path :(

sandystrachan's avatar

I use http://www.spaceweather.com/flybys/country.php?PHPSESSID=97gvmac14heqn476ec6rk39of1 since i stay in Scotland ( but its for everywhere other than U.S.A and Canada . But for U.S.A and Canada its http://www.spaceweather.com/flybys/

syz's avatar

@sandystrachan Cool! Thanks for the link.

sandystrachan's avatar

@syz That’s ok it gives you ten day advance notice and exact times to look and where also.

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