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    400km's ???

    Is that all.

    I was expecting it to be a hell of a lot further away than that
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    Double-eff-aye should introduce a 3rd division and dump these ice addict welfare living scumbags straight there. dont even let them get their stink anywhere near 2nd division.

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    And again tonight.
    Time: Sun Jul 26 5:44 PM, Visible: 6 min, Max Height: 47 degrees, Appears: SW, Disappears: ENE

    6min at 47deg is a pretty good stretch.
    Last night my wife spotted it first. It winked into sight about 30-40deg above the horizon at 6:38pm.
    The kids loved watching it almost 'collide' with the moon lol
    Winked out about 20 deg down from mid heaven.

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    Good viewing angle tonight.
    ISS @ 5:38pm.
    If you've never seen this before, set an alarm.

    Time: Sat Jul 23 5:38 PM, Visible: 6 min, Max Height: 76, Appears: 10 above SW, Disappears: 11 above NE

    An outstretched sideways hand at arms length is a good guestimation for 5 deg so
    so it should appear 2 palm widths above the horizon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Jet View Post
    Good viewing angle tonight.
    ISS @ 5:38pm.
    If you've never seen this before, set an alarm.

    Time: Sat Jul 23 5:38 PM, Visible: 6 min, Max Height: 76, Appears: 10 above SW, Disappears: 11 above NE

    An outstretched sideways hand at arms length is a good guestimation for 5 deg so
    so it should appear 2 palm widths above the horizon.
    I did that and all I saw was a Maccas sign. Stupid car parks

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawk View Post
    I did that and all I saw was a Maccas sign. Stupid car parks
    That was it... ISS drive through
    Dare to Zlatan

    Originally Posted by Grimario

    He won't make that mistake at Newcastle since our team is full of number 2's.

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    so the super moon this afternoon wasn't much to behold behind the clouds

    but anyone lucky enough to be up at dawn this morning got to see the almost super moon setting just as the sun was rising

    it was pretty damn spectacular - though I've not experienced that many concurrent moonset and sunrises, so it's hard to compare with a non-super one

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    ISS tonight
    Time: Fri Feb 24 8:56 PM, Visible: 6 min, Max Height: 50, Appears: 10 above WNW, Disappears: 12 above SE

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    No discussions on the seven planets discovered in the habitable zone around Trappist-1?
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    can we move there and leave trump here?

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    Tour of duty 2017-18 Trappist-1.... pick which planet?.... my pick.. hard to decide but I'll go for the one furthest away from it's sun: eternal7th
    Dare to Zlatan

    Originally Posted by Grimario

    He won't make that mistake at Newcastle since our team is full of number 2's.

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    Anyone see or feel the apparent meteor last night??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bon View Post
    Anyone see or feel the apparent meteor last night??
    We felt & heard our house windows shake. Mrs v4 thought someone was outside near our window but all the dogs in the neighbourhood going nuts made me think it was something wide ranging. Mrs v4 noted the time of 8:50pm and said she'd check earthquake news today. Turns out it was a meteor!
    OK

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    Quote Originally Posted by pv4 View Post
    We felt & heard our house windows shake. Mrs v4 thought someone was outside near our window but all the dogs in the neighbourhood going nuts made me think it was something wide ranging. Mrs v4 noted the time of 8:50pm and said she'd check earthquake news today. Turns out it was a meteor!
    You sure that the Crack Fox isn't back again??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bon View Post
    Anyone see or feel the apparent meteor last night??
    http://www.theherald.com.au/story/47...n-hunters-sky/

    http://sydneynews.sydney/hunter-valley-meteor-reports/
    Last edited by The Dunster; 27-06-2017 at 04:44 PM.

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    Taken from Caves Beach a few months ago. The guy who took it said he also saw last night's, and said it was bigger than this one.

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    ISS tonight.
    Time: Sun Jun 21 5:33 PM, Visible: 5 min, Max Height: 64, Appears: 20 above NNW, Disappears: 13 above SE

    Went over last night but only 2.5 min viewing time.
    If anyone hasn't seen it before, it's worth while having a look.
    It's like the Sun sneezed and Venus got in the way and is being blown out to Jupiter.

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    cheers

    meant to look yesterday but forgot - will try again tonight if this cloud goes away

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    http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/char...t=Refresh+View

    Could be lucky.
    I click on 16:00 & 19:00. Could be just patchy by this evening.

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    Good one tonight with 81deg altitude.

    Time: Fri Nov 06 8:00 PM, Visible: 4 min, Max Height: 81, Appears: 34 above SW, Disappears: 12 above NE

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    bloody clouds

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