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international space station over UK tonight

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    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    When you say a great chance to see it, can you enlighten us a little more please, love stuff like this, but just want to know what im looking out for if im going to check it out :)

    Thanks
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    Clear sky in Devon so ill have a look out. Guess it will be a small H looking object bright and moving across the sky.
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    Just looks like a shooting star but not as fast, some good apps to locate this on the iphone called sky view (free)

    Human Space Flight (HSF) - Sightings

    obv i have put in leeds but you get the idea....

    and a chance at 11.04 pm by the looks of it
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    It will look like a bright moving star, for your best chance of seeing it you will need to be away from light pollution, but its still a bit hit and miss with cloud cover
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    spot on mate
    iv seen it before and i was lucky it went over the top of me.. and i was close enough to see/make out the H shape
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    whoops soz for the dislike spooky,, not intentional mate..:icon_thumright:

    (wish asn could make you backtrack)
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    to give you some idea of speed, it will be going faster than a passenger plane..
    Good luck!!

    no prob s3dave.. i think im going to do that all the time to someone lol
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    Should see it any mo over here.
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    woooooooooohooooooo well i seen it..... anyone else
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    A bit overcast here, i saw a few glimpses of it, gonna try again just after 11,,,,:icon_thumright:
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    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    Any ideas when this is going over Brum, or have I missed it?
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    dam i just saw this, guessing i'll have missed it by now, does this happen often???
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    Think I can see it, a big bright light which is around twice the size of all the other stars in the sky, I'm in south east
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    Was too cloudy earlier looking again now
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    Good luck mate :icon_thumright:
    i was very lucky the sky was clear, but didnt set-up my camera, hope i can get a photo tomorrow.........

    There are two ISS passes tomorrow .... 20:30 and 22:07 ish
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    Edit* bugger all ;(
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    no chance here it has become really cloudy...
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    Sounds like what I could see, couldn't make up my mind whether it was just a star tho. What direction were you looking? I'm in west Scotland and it was north eastish of me
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    I was looking north ish (well i live on the seafront and it was completely opposite) so I'm assuming it was north lol, never been any good with geography, don't even think it's slept right lol
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    Well I did see it. About 21:40 over Exeter. We had a clear sky and was easy to spot. It only lasted for about 30 secs. It think the bright stars people are mentioning are Venus and Jupiter which are close together in the sky for the next month or so in a south west direction.
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    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    I didnt see anything :(
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    HI mate so glad you seen it.. you right if you look to the West and you see what looks like a bright star, thats Venus and Jupiter will be lower to the horizon.

    There are two ISS passes tonight .... 20:30 ish and 22:07 ish
    maybe more cloud about tonight, but as s3dave's link shows, it will be around next week too.
    Good luck if you are out looking, please lets see some photos!
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    Clouds are clearing up in the NW so will be giving it the beedy eye later ;)
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    I saw this on my way home last night at half past midnight, I didn't know what it was at the time though!
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    Found its track using satellite AR app on my phone,but not dark enough to see with the naked eye.
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    Too cloudy to the East and south. Clear as a bell to the west. Typical.
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    Just saw it pass over head,clear dark skies.;)
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    The ISS is back over the UK over the next few nights.
    Pass time tonight is 21:17 ish and 22:52 ish ...very low pass may not be visible in northen locations. :icon_thumright:
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    Cheers for the heads up!
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    Its a nice clear night, so maybe we will see something. Thanks spooky1 :) x
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    Did you guys see anything?
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    i didnt mate to much cloud for me... but iv seen some good photos from last night

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    it will be over again tonight, will post time later
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    ISS passes over the UK tonight at 21:57 ish and 23:34 :icon_thumright:
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    OK, stood outside for the best part of 20 minutes not knowing what to look for.... then around 1003hrs, a bright moving star going accross the sky! That's got to be it right? Everything else moving are flashing white/blue/red.
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    Thank you for bringing this to my attention.....amazing!
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    Yup thats exactly what you're looking for.
    You can get a phone app called satellite ar helps you look for stuff like that
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