LOOK! Up in the sky!

Space Weather News for June 25, 2010


 SPACE STATION IN CONSTANT SUNLIGHT:  For the next few days, the  International Space Station (ISS) will be orbiting Earth in constant sunlight.  This sets the stage for a remarkable sky show.  Because the ISS is constantly illuminated, it shines brightly in the night sky every single time it passes overhead.  Some observers can see the space station 3, 4, even 5 times a night.  More information and flybys predictions may be found at http://spaceweather.com

ANDROID FLYBYS:  Spaceweather’s "Simple Flybys" app is now available for Android phones as well as the iPhone and iPad.  Details at http://simpleflybys.com

WEEKEND LUNAR ECLIPSE: On Saturday, June 26th, the Moon will pass through Earth’s shadow, producing a 54% partial lunar eclipse. The event is visible from most of the Americas, Australia, Japan, east Asia and all of the Pacific Ocean.  For readers in the USA, the best time to look is just before sunrise on Saturday morning.  Visit http://spaceweather.com for more information.

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  1. RichR says:

    I’ve been watching it the past few nights. It helped calm down my 2 year old one night, and I had neighbors watching alongside myself another night.

    At first, it simply looks like a plane’s lights, but you stop yourself and realize that it’s many miles higher and many mph faster……and there are people on that thing. Amazing.

    The best is to get on the website that tells you when and where it will appear in the sky, so you can wow your neighbors by saying, “The space station should show up in the sky over there about…..NOW.” And then it appears.

  2. Will D. says:

    I caught it a few nights ago, and it’ll be overhead in a couple of hours again. Visit http://www.heavens-above.com and fill in your location (as accurately as you choose, from city/state all the way down to your precise Lat/Long) and they’ll tell you when it’ll fly over and give you a sky chart to find it.

  3. ejcmartin says:

    I use the heavens-above site as well. Whenever I have a Boy Scout camp I always check ahead to see if there will be any flybys. It always goes over well when I can point up to the sky and tell them there goes the International Space Station. Heavens-above can also help you locate the X-37B and the recently launched Falcon-9.

  4. Maltese says:

    I’m not quite sure why God allows evil in the world, and, frankly I don’t really buy Erasumas’ argument that every evil creates a greater good (as true as that may be, ontologically.)

    The longer I live, I’m more and more convinced by Christ’s words: “the humble shall inherit the Kingdom of God.”

    And I think this proves it, because there are so many people (especially men) out there who think they’re “all that” when in reality they are nothing!


  5. Geremia says:

    “For I will behold thy heavens, the works of thy fingers: the moon and the stars which thou hast founded. What is man that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man that thou visitest him?” Psalms 8:4-5

  6. Supertradmum says:

    Thanks for the “heads up”, Father. Pun intended. We saw it twice this morning and it is worth getting up for….I pray for the astronauts.

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