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Monday, June 3, 2013

SKY WATCHING

SWMBO and I just saw the Space Station pass over once again.  This was a long pass...in a clear sky for about 6 minutes.  I must be getting old.  I find this amazing and fascinating.  Years ago I was stunned to be able to see the Big Dipper and the Little Dipper.  We now live in an area of very lightened skies from all the ground light.  But we can still see the Space Station passing over us at a height of more than 200 miles.

Amazing!

5 comments:

Tom Cochrun said...

Very cool.

Tom said...

"I must be getting old. I find this amazing and fascinating"?? Surely, my friend, it is the ever-living child that finds this amazing and fascinating. It is only when the universe ceases to amaze and fascinate that we begin to get old.

Lowandslow said...

I'd be amazed if I could see ANYTHING 200 miles away.

S

Sharon said...

I don't think I've ever seen that. I will have to pay particular attention to the sky and see if I can find it.

Bruce Taylor, a.k.a. Catalyst said...

Sharon, it is only visible a few times a month. I'll send you a link that notifies you by email.