ISS Sighting-Edmond, OK-Olathe,KS-Waterloo, IA-Ottawa, Canada-Brunete,Spain-Site2
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
N 38° 54.090 W 094° 48.414
15S E 343315 N 4307397
Quick Description: Olathe, KS also had a break in the storms of 18May19 that allowed iconions to partner for the ISS waymark.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 5/22/2019 7:41:25 AM
Waymark Code: WM10KFV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member 8Nuts MotherGoose
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Long Description:
The intersection of Nelson Road and East 125th Terrace was where I viewed the ISS pass on May 18th, 2019 at 22:03.

The approximate distances between the five locations participating in this waymark are as follows:the

Edmond, OK to Olathe, KS: 283 miles
Olathe, KS to Waterloo, IA: 288 miles
Waterloo, IA to Ottawa, Canada: 923 miles
Ottawa, Canada to Brunete, Spain: 4,039 miles

Total ISS pass distance from Site 1 to Site 5: 5,533 miles (18.883333 min *293 mi/min).

The maximum altitude and time for each location was as follows:

Edmond, OK: 22:02:55, 54º, -3.1 mag.
Clear skies except lightning, with a great view of the ISS!
Olathe, KS: 22:03:53, 70º, -3.6 mag.
Clouds to the southwest and northeast, but ISS visible for
two minutes, 65º to 30º.
Waterloo, IA: 22:04:52, 81º, -4.0 mag. (Rained out)
Ottawa, Canada: 23:08:01, 51º, -3.0 mag. (Rained out)
Brunete, Spain: 05:21:48, 86º, -3.8 mag.(on May 19)
Very good weather with some clouds.

The start time for the Olathe pass was 22:00:31, with a maximum altitude of 71º at 22:03:48, -3.6 mag. The total viewing time was over six minutes, with the station going below our view a little after 22:07. I actually was not able to pick up the ISS until 22:03 at about 60 degrees SW as the thunderstorms in the west blocked viewing. I was able to track in clear skies for three minutes until 30 degrees to the NE when again thunderstorms blocked viewing. Luckily, I have seen the Space Station before and knew exactly what I was tracking.

A big thanks to everybody who joined the crew for this ISS watch: Max and 99, IowaTom, elyob, and Picarax. And big thanks to 8NutsMotherGoose for helping to recruit the team members.
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