Just watched an ISS transit with the whole family. Clear skies and a bright space station that got almost halfway up from the horizon, then quickly disappeared as it entered the earth’s shadow. ISS detector on my android phone made it easy to enter a calendar event and then easy to find.

The kids enjoyed waving to the astronauts. :-)



Tanner Lovelace October 11, 2012 20:01

Very cool!  We’ve done that a lot (including several times with my son’s old cub scout pack)  

Have you heard of the Twisst Twitter account? - https://twitter.com/twisst  If you have your location in your twitter profile they’ll tweet you when the ISS is going to pass over.  

Michael K Johnson October 11, 2012 20:04

That would probably require being on twitter…

Tonight’s ISS pass was even better than last night. Almost directly overhead.

Tanner Lovelace October 11, 2012 20:12

Oh, yeah, it would.  Oh well.  Have you seen http://www.heavens-above.com/ then?  It not only has the ISS but pretty much everything else up there too!

Michael K Johnson October 11, 2012 20:21

I have but had lost track of it.

ISS detector is nice for neophytes because it integrates with the compass in the phone and shows where to look in real time, and with the weather forecast and calendar, etc. :-)

Tanner Lovelace October 11, 2012 20:24


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