Monday, March 16, 2009

right over Mississauga

The International Space Station flew directly over Mississauga. Right on schedule, 8:47 PM for about 4 minutes. From Malcolm's backyard, near Eglinton and the 403, I picked it up low, to the right of Orion, about 15 to 20° up. It brightened rapidly as it flew over head. It went way brighter than Sirius. Then it faded into shadow as it fell through the feet of Ursa Major.

Randy said he was watching with his binoculars:
Looking thru 7x50's at closest approach (overhead) I could swear it was "lumpy" - ie. not a stellar image.
He said lumpy! Look at that!

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