We found 34 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.
  October 21          
  Satellite Rise time Direction to look Transit time Max elevation Magnitude
  SkyMed 1 07:03:32 pm NNE 07:07:50pm 59° 2.4 (visible)
  Lacrosse 5 07:04:42 pm WNW 07:09:07pm 56° 2.5 (visible)
  Idefix and Ariane 42B 09:09:52 pm WNW 09:15:04pm 44° 2.9 (visible)
  October 22          
  Satellite Rise time Direction to look Transit time Max elevation Magnitude
  SkyMed 1 05:56:41 am SSE 06:00:10am 36° 3.3 (dim)
  SkyMed 1 07:21:30 pm N 07:25:51pm 84° 2.0 (visible)
  Tiangong 1 07:47:00 pm WSW 07:49:27pm 58° 2.4 (visible)
  Idefix and Ariane 42B 08:41:34 pm N 08:46:51pm 53° 2.6 (visible)
  October 23          
  Satellite Rise time Direction to look Transit time Max elevation Magnitude
  SkyMed 1 06:14:21 am SSE 06:18:37am 59° 2.4 (visible)
  Tiangong 1 06:38:59 pm SSW 06:41:02pm 25° 4.1 (dim)
  Lacrosse 5 06:58:14 pm WNW 07:02:37pm 31° 3.7 (dim)
  SkyMed 1 07:39:36 pm N 07:43:49pm 51° 2.6 (visible)
  Idefix and Ariane 42B 08:13:17 pm NNE 08:17:43pm 38° 3.2 (dim)
  Tiangong 1 08:14:34 pm W 08:17:01pm 32° 3.6 (dim)
  October 24          
  Satellite Rise time Direction to look Transit time Max elevation Magnitude
  SkyMed 1 06:32:15 am S 06:36:36am 85° 2.0 (visible)
  Tiangong 1 07:05:50 pm WSW 07:08:19pm 76° 2.1 (visible)
  ISS 07:46:23 pm NNW 07:49:42pm 58° -3.6 (very bright)
  SkyMed 1 07:57:53 pm N 08:01:15pm 32° 3.6 (dim)
  Idefix and Ariane 42B 09:25:49 pm WNW 09:30:17pm 29° 3.8 (dim)
  October 25          
  Satellite Rise time Direction to look Transit time Max elevation Magnitude
  SkyMed 1 06:50:24 am S 06:54:38am 51° 2.6 (visible)
  SkyMed 1 06:39:49 pm NNE 06:43:11pm 31° 3.7 (dim)
  ISS 06:57:21 pm NNW 07:00:27pm 33° -2.5 (very bright)
  Tiangong 1 07:33:18 pm W 07:35:42pm 46° 2.8 (visible)
  Idefix and Ariane 42B 08:57:30 pm NNW 09:02:47pm 40° 3.1 (dim)
  October 26          
  Satellite Rise time Direction to look Transit time Max elevation Magnitude
  SkyMed 1 07:08:49 am SSW 07:12:12am 32° 3.6 (dim)
  Tiangong 1 06:27:06 pm W 06:28:11pm 84° 2.0 (visible)
  SkyMed 1 06:57:32 pm NNE 07:01:46pm 50° 2.7 (visible)
  ISS 07:44:42 pm WNW 07:47:54pm 44° -3.1 (very bright)
  Tiangong 1 08:00:52 pm WNW 08:03:05pm 28° 3.9 (dim)
  Idefix and Ariane 42B 08:29:11 pm NNE 08:34:21pm 39° 3.2 (dim)
  October 27          
  Satellite Rise time Direction to look Transit time Max elevation Magnitude
  SkyMed 1 05:50:48 am ESE 05:54:08am 31° 3.6 (dim)
  Tiangong 1 06:51:36 pm W 06:53:57pm 40° 3.1 (dim)
  ISS 06:55:20 pm WNW 06:58:41pm 87° -4.0 (very bright)
  SkyMed 1 07:15:25 pm N 07:19:46pm 83° 2.0 (visible)
  Idefix and Ariane 42B 08:00:53 pm NNE 08:05:01pm 28° 3.9 (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.