ISS Sighting - Edmond, OK - Bellevue, LA - Lehigh Acres, FL - Site 1
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99
N 35° 37.397 W 097° 28.473
14S E 638141 N 3943237
Quick Description: Max and 99 had a partnership for an ISS sighting with BoomersOTR in Florida and TitusLlewelyn in Louisiana.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 5/17/2020 11:49:20 AM
Waymark Code: WM12FPP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member 8Nuts MotherGoose
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Long Description:
This ISS watch partnership was between Max and 99, TitusLlewelyn, and BoomersOTR. Oklahoma to Louisiana to Florida. Unfortunately, Bellevue Louisiana had cloudy skies and our partner there was not able to view the ISS pass overhead.

We had some haze and clouds, but the ISS was bright and easy to spot as it passed between them, from NW to NE to SE. It seemed a lot higher than the max altitude of 75º listed on heavens above. Our view of the station lasted from 04:44:20 to 04:47:06, a total of 2 minutes and 46 seconds.

The distance traveled between Edmond, OK and Lehigh Acres, FL was 4 minutes and 17 seconds, or 1,255 miles.

From my partner in Florida:
Considering that we had already started astronomical twilight at our location and the added hazy to clear skies we were surprised at how great the sighting was. As it cleared the haze, a little past 10 degrees, the ISS became visible at 5:47:00 EDT in the northwestern sky. It reached its peak at 5:50:17 EDT at 54 degrees and was super bright with a magnitude of -3.7. We ended our sighting at 5:54:00 EDT as it dropped into the haze again in the southeast sky.
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