We found 44 flybys over your area in the next 10 days.
 
  Zip: 94121 Location: San Francisco, Cal Latitude: 37.8 Longitude: -122.5
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  November 23          
  Satellite Rise time Direction to look Transit time Max elevation Magnitude
  SkyMed 1 04:56:35 am SSE 05:00:04 36° 3.3 (dim)
  Tiangong 1 05:14:39 am NNE 05:16:57 32° 3.6 (dim)
  Lacrosse 5 06:46:31 am NNW 06:50:55 48° 2.7 (visible)
  Tiangong 1 06:47:21 am WNW 06:49:27 28° 3.9 (dim)
  SkyMed 1 06:21:24 pm N 06:25:45 84° 2.0 (visible)
  November 24          
  Satellite Rise time Direction to look Transit time Max elevation Magnitude
  SkyMed 1 05:14:15 am SSE 05:18:31 59° 2.4 (visible)
  Tiangong 1 05:36:54 am N 05:39:01 30° 3.7 (dim)
  Lacrosse 5 05:51:59 am NNW 05:56:21 28° 3.9 (dim)
  ISS 06:10:37 am NNW 06:13:06 30° -2.3 (very bright)
  SkyMed 1 06:39:31 pm N 06:43:44 51° 2.6 (visible)
  November 25          
  Satellite Rise time Direction to look Transit time Max elevation Magnitude
  SkyMed 1 05:32:09 am S 05:36:30 85° 2.0 (visible)
  Tiangong 1 05:58:56 am NNW 06:01:01 28° 3.9 (dim)
  Lacrosse 5 06:39:34 am NNW 06:44:38 82° 2.0 (visible)
  SkyMed 1 06:57:47 pm N 07:01:09 32° 3.6 (dim)
  November 26          
  Satellite Rise time Direction to look Transit time Max elevation Magnitude
  Lacrosse 5 05:45:14 am NNW 05:49:34 44° 2.9 (visible)
  SkyMed 1 05:50:18 am S 05:54:32 51° 2.6 (visible)
  ISS 06:07:56 am WNW 06:11:15 80° -4.0 (very bright)
  Tiangong 1 06:20:45 am WNW 06:22:59 37° 3.3 (dim)
  SkyMed 1 05:39:43 pm NNE 05:43:05 31° 3.7 (dim)
  November 27          
  Satellite Rise time Direction to look Transit time Max elevation Magnitude
  Lacrosse 5 04:52:42 am N 04:56:57 26° 4.1 (dim)
  ISS 05:20:19 am N 05:23:29 43° -3.0 (very bright)
  SkyMed 1 06:08:43 am SSW 06:12:06 32° 3.6 (dim)
  Lacrosse 5 06:32:48 am WNW 06:37:15 57° 2.4 (visible)
  Tiangong 1 06:43:15 am WNW 06:45:38 71° 2.1 (visible)
  SkyMed 1 05:57:26 pm NNE 06:01:40 50° 2.7 (visible)
  November 28          
  Satellite Rise time Direction to look Transit time Max elevation Magnitude
  SkyMed 1 04:50:42 am ESE 04:54:02 31° 3.6 (dim)
  Tiangong 1 05:32:36 am N 05:34:50 39° 3.2 (dim)
  Lacrosse 5 05:39:20 am NNW 05:44:24 74° 2.1 (visible)
  ISS 06:05:31 am W 06:08:31 32° -2.4 (very bright)
  SkyMed 1 06:15:19 pm N 06:19:41 83° 2.0 (visible)
  November 29          
  Satellite Rise time Direction to look Transit time Max elevation Magnitude
  Lacrosse 5 04:46:56 am N 04:51:12 40° 3.1 (dim)
  SkyMed 1 05:08:15 am SSE 05:12:27 50° 2.7 (visible)
  ISS 05:17:56 am S 05:21:12 57° -3.6 (very bright)
  Tiangong 1 05:53:59 am WNW 05:56:21 77° 2.1 (visible)
  Lacrosse 5 06:26:19 am WNW 06:30:46 32° 3.6 (dim)
  SkyMed 1 06:33:22 pm N 06:37:39 61° 2.3 (visible)
  November 30          
  Satellite Rise time Direction to look Transit time Max elevation Magnitude
  SkyMed 1 05:26:04 am SSE 05:30:25 82° 2.0 (visible)
  Lacrosse 5 05:33:44 am WNW 05:38:44 64° 2.3 (visible)
  Tiangong 1 06:15:15 am W 06:17:27 38° 3.2 (dim)
  SkyMed 1 06:51:34 pm N 06:55:35 37° 3.2 (dim)
  December 1          
  Satellite Rise time Direction to look Transit time Max elevation Magnitude
  Lacrosse 5 04:41:28 am ENE 04:46:31 66° 2.2 (visible)
  Tiangong 1 05:05:05 am ESE 05:07:27 27° 4.0 (dim)
  SkyMed 1 05:44:07 am S 05:48:25 61° 2.3 (visible)
  SkyMed 1 05:33:45 pm NNE 05:36:56 26° 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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April 13, 2008
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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.