We found 36 flybys over your area in the next 10 days.
 
  Zip: 94121 Location: San Francisco, Cal Latitude: 37.8 Longitude: -122.5
All times displayed are local.
  April 19          
  Satellite Rise time Direction to look Transit time Max elevation Magnitude
  Navid 00:01:18 am NNW 00:02:25am 85° 6.0 (dim)
  Lacrosse 5 04:01:49 am NNW 04:06:18am 31° 3.7 (dim)
  Lacrosse 5 05:44:29 am WNW 05:48:47am 45° 2.9 (visible)
  SkyMed 1 06:09:15 am SSE 06:13:27am 50° 2.7 (visible)
  Lacrosse 5 08:09:22 pm S 08:13:32pm 37° 3.3 (dim)
  Idefix and Ariane 42B 09:22:54 pm S 09:28:04pm 65° 2.2 (visible)
  Lacrosse 5 09:52:12 pm WSW 09:56:22pm 35° 3.4 (dim)
  NROL-65 11:09:56 pm NNW 11:14:03pm 29° 3.8 (dim)
  April 20          
  Satellite Rise time Direction to look Transit time Max elevation Magnitude
  Lacrosse 5 04:49:29 am NNW 04:54:34am 89° 2.0 (visible)
  Idefix and Ariane 42B 08:54:39 pm SSE 08:59:48pm 68° 2.2 (visible)
  Lacrosse 5 08:56:50 pm WSW 09:01:53pm 64° 2.3 (visible)
  ISS 09:35:43 pm NNW 09:38:57pm 43° -3.0 (very bright)
  April 21          
  Satellite Rise time Direction to look Transit time Max elevation Magnitude
  Lacrosse 5 03:54:47 am NNW 03:59:12am 49° 2.7 (visible)
  Lacrosse 5 08:02:02 pm SSW 08:07:05pm 68° 2.2 (visible)
  Navid 08:03:46 pm WSW 08:04:54pm 89° 6.0 (dim)
  Idefix and Ariane 42B 08:27:08 pm SSE 08:31:21pm 36° 3.3 (dim)
  ISS 08:47:22 pm NNW 08:49:48pm 27° -2.0 (very bright)
  April 22          
  Satellite Rise time Direction to look Transit time Max elevation Magnitude
  Lacrosse 5 03:00:15 am NNW 03:04:39am 29° 3.8 (dim)
  Lacrosse 5 04:42:48 am WNW 04:47:11am 50° 2.7 (visible)
  Navid 08:34:13 pm NNW 08:35:21pm 89° 6.0 (dim)
  Lacrosse 5 08:50:28 pm WSW 08:54:43pm 38° 3.2 (dim)
  ISS 09:35:10 pm WNW 09:38:30pm 62° -3.7 (very bright)
  Idefix and Ariane 42B 09:38:20 pm S 09:42:48pm 45° 2.9 (visible)
  April 23          
  Satellite Rise time Direction to look Transit time Max elevation Magnitude
  Lacrosse 5 03:47:52 am NNW 03:52:57am 83° 2.0 (visible)
  SkyMed 1 05:45:49 am ESE 05:48:59am 27° 4.0 (dim)
  Lacrosse 5 08:02:24 pm NNE 08:03:52pm 34° 3.4 (dim)
  ISS 08:46:28 pm WNW 08:49:49pm 70° -3.8 (very bright)
  Idefix and Ariane 42B 09:09:58 pm S 09:15:10pm 85° 2.0 (visible)
  April 24          
  Satellite Rise time Direction to look Transit time Max elevation Magnitude
  SkyMed 1 06:03:17 am SSE 06:07:23am 43° 3.0 (visible)
  Idefix and Ariane 42B 08:42:09 pm SSE 08:47:10pm 52° 2.6 (visible)
  Lacrosse 5 08:44:26 pm W 08:48:39pm 25° 4.1 (dim)
  NROL-65 10:11:18 pm NNE 10:14:33pm 26° 4.1 (dim)
  April 25          
  Satellite Rise time Direction to look Transit time Max elevation Magnitude
  Idefix and Ariane 42B 08:14:53 pm ESE 08:19:16pm 28° 3.9 (dim)
  ISS 08:45:42 pm WNW 08:48:49pm 36° -2.7 (very bright)
  Idefix and Ariane 42B 09:54:09 pm SSW 09:58:15pm 32° 3.6 (dim)
  NROL-65 10:18:41 pm NNE 10:21:59pm 27° 4.0 (dim)
 
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There are hundreds of spacecraft in Earth orbit and most are visible from your back yard--if you know when to look. We cut through the confusion by narrowing the list to a handful of the brightest and most interesting. At the moment we're monitoring the Lacrosse 3 spy satellite, the International Space Station, the Early Ammonia Servicer and NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Check your flyby times and enjoy the show! Feedback is welcomed.
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  ISS over Dallas, Texas
April 13, 2008
  "It is amazing how bright the ISS is," says photographer Bret Dahl. "I took this picture through my 10-inch Meade LX-200."  
  ISS over Kent, England
April 4, 2008
  The ISS was so bright, I could see it moving in and out of the clouds," says photographer Dave Smith. "I took this picture using a Canon Powershot A540, wide zoom at 800 ASA for 15 seconds..  
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A solar wind stream hit Earth on April 23rd causing geomagnetic storms and Northern Lights around the Arctic Circle. See also March 2008. This is Aurora Australis backlighting the South Pole Telescope (a cosmic microwave background telescope, http://spt.uchicago.edu) which is bathed in moonlight at the geographic South Pole, where the sun has set for 6 months. J. Dana Hrubes Winterover, South Pole Telescope; Station Science Leader; Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica Tonight, with a group of young teenagers from south, we went to see the northern lights. Because of the clouds, the night was very short. Photo details: Canon EOS 30D, 10mm, f3,5, 800 ISO, 15 sec. I went out to try out my new equatorial mount this evening and found out that there were green lights out there. Photo details: Pentax K10D, K20D, 20mm, 24mm The nordic sky is gradually getting brighter and brighter as we approach summer. However, it still gets sufficient dark at midnight (62nd Lat.N). I got out just after midnight (April 23/24, 2008) local time, and shot a few images of the auroras. Here are a couple. Photo details: Canon EOS 450D, 18-55 mm lens, ISO: 800, exp: 60 - 65 sec, tripod, RC-5. This was taken looking over the Athabasca river in Fort McMurray Alberta with Syncrude Canada in the background.