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Edmond, OK to Brenham TX Site 2
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hardyp3
N 30° 17.076 W 096° 34.326
14R E 733528 N 3352818
Quick Description: Hardyp3 and Sidehopper sighted the ISS during one pass on the evening of October 12, 2018 in Brenham Texas, and Edmond Oklahoma respectively.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 11/14/2018 8:33:10 PM
Waymark Code: WMZHM8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member 8Nuts MotherGoose
Views: 11

Long Description:
At 19:59:48 CDT the ISS reached an altitude of 54° and a magnitude of -3.6 over Yagua Creek Park near Brenham TX. At 19:58:40 CST it reached an altitude of 76° and a magnitude of -3.7 over Edmond, OK.

Brenham Site 2 is 372 miles from Edmond Site 1. This was calculated using the great circle distance calculator at (visit link)

The time the ISS took to travel the whole distance was 68 sec. It was traveling at a rate of approximately 5.47mi/sec. Since the ground track did not pass through either site 1 or site 2, the distance and speed values are approximate.

The sky in the Brenham area was mostly cloudy. The approximate position of site 2 was 30.2846 N Latitude and 96.5721 W Longitude. The sky was quite cloudy at site 2 so we were very lucky to have seen as much as we did. We missed the initial rise but we saw the ISS high in the NE and watched it disappear into the shadow in the East. We were on our way back to camp at the time, the clouds parted, we pulled off the highway, and made the sighting. Thank you Sidehopper for participating in this waymark!
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