ISS Sighting - Edmond, OK - Bellevue, LA - Lehigh Acres, FL - Site 3
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BoomersOTR
N 26° 35.128 W 081° 40.265
17R E 433175 N 2940698
Quick Description: On May 17, 2020, BoomersOTR had a partnership for an ISS Sighting with Max and 99 in Oklahoma and TitusLlewelyn in Louisiana.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 5/18/2020 5:21:53 AM
Waymark Code: WM12FTN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member 8Nuts MotherGoose
Views: 5

Long Description:
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.

Max and 99 commented that "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."

TitusLlewelyn in Louisiana unfortunately had cloudy skies and was not able to view the ISS pass overhead.

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