ISS Sighting Point 1 - A Valenzá, Barbadás, Ourense, España - Tours, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna
N 42° 18.736 W 007° 53.080
29T E 591916 N 4685050
Quick Description: Space brotherhood Spain-France
Location: Galicia, Spain
Date Posted: 7/18/2021 1:50:40 AM
Waymark Code: WM14JZ2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member 8Nuts MotherGoose
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Long Description:
It has been a long time since I have been watching a satellite, because in summer, two things happen: one, that the sky is better than in winter, but the satellites are later.

Well, July 17 was a day chosen to see one at almost 11 p.m. E-mail to ISS colleague Alfouine, who accepted.

In A Valenzá, point 1 it started to see the ISS from SW at about 22:55:16 (10:55 p.m.). It will travel from SW to the NE, and reach the highest point of 57° at 22:58:36. It will travel towards the SW to NE and you will lose sight of it about 23:01:57 just above the horizon (10º). Magnitude -3.

The point 2 was in Tours, France. The begining was at 22:57:18; Highest part of pass: 23:00:41 with high 82°; The end was at 23:04:04; -3.7 magnitude. Alfouine saw it too and took some photos

It has a magnitude of -3 which is bright! It will look like a bright star, moving across the night sky, taking less than 6 minutes to go across the sky, above the highway and lost in the buildings. I could see all time from the beginning to the end, and I took a lot of photos. I had a confusion because I took a wrong look at the satellite chart and I thought it was 77, but it was 57. From 77 it was at 4 a.m.

Thanks for the partner Alfouine.

The ISS took 2 minutes and 5 seconds, covering around 880 km.
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