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« Reply #90 on: May 03, 2020, 11:53:43 PM »

I looked for the startrain last night but only saw one. Moon was pretty bright. Later about 11, I went out again for no reason and saw the brightest meteor I've seen in many years. I could see it break apart then disappear in the trees north of me. From my vantage point it was near the north star. In '64 I saw one that was so bright that supposedly it turned the street lights off in Port Huron, Mich.   
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« Reply #91 on: May 04, 2020, 04:11:21 AM »

Saw all 17 at nine that were called for.   The second to the last group were running parallel.   They all
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« Reply #92 on: May 07, 2020, 03:05:10 AM »

And tonight, we have another Super Moon, The Flower Moon. 

A clear night in Nova Scotia ...sooo....




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« Reply #93 on: May 07, 2020, 03:37:34 AM »

Here is my view of the supermoon tonight.

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« Reply #94 on: May 07, 2020, 12:49:07 PM »

Nice one Joan !!

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« Reply #95 on: May 07, 2020, 02:51:19 PM »

Very nice pictures folks.  Thank You
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« Reply #96 on: May 10, 2020, 04:43:53 AM »

Wouldn't you know it, beautiful couple nights for star gazing and nothing much to see. Starlink seems to be on strike. Maybe something in a few days.  
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« Reply #97 on: May 17, 2020, 12:31:04 AM »

ISS tonight at 9:36 for me. Might be able to see it in Mo. as well but may be too much sun. Take a look.
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« Reply #98 on: May 17, 2020, 12:49:45 AM »

ISS tonight at 9:36 for me. Might be able to see it in Mo. as well but may be too much sun. Take a look.



Too low on horizon for me to see through the trees.  
Our next chance looks like 5/18

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« Reply #99 on: May 17, 2020, 01:38:42 PM »

A good chance to see the ISS here tonight, at 9:57 with an elevation of 78° and brightness of -3.9M !!!  Straight up and brighter than Venus.  Any bets on it being cloudy ??  It is passing along over the coast.  And again on the next pass at 11:30 but that will likely be in the trees for me.  Only 30° elevation and-1.7M.  There are a number of passes over here in the next few nights; and the weather looks favorable too.

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« Reply #100 on: May 17, 2020, 05:07:13 PM »

Last night was prefect for me. Watched it for several minutes. The flight path was nearly parallel to the line between daylight and dark so was visible for a long time. BTW, what do you call that line? On the moon I think it is call the terminator.
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« Reply #101 on: May 17, 2020, 06:09:00 PM »

Twilight zone?
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« Reply #102 on: May 18, 2020, 02:34:25 AM »

I'll be watching again tonight @ 8:49 directly overhead before it heads over to Mike's part of the world. Tonight is iffy, overcast some here.
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« Reply #103 on: May 18, 2020, 03:16:05 AM »

This little pin point of light is the ISS as it passed over head tonight, as seen with a smart phone.  Hope you can see it here.  Slightly above center in the frame.

And today brought more tragedy to Canada with the crash of one of the Cf Snowbirds in Kamloops BC today.  The pilot and Public Relations officer for the Snowbirds was killed after ejecting.  The passenger in the plane also ejected but survived with serious injuries.   Now ...in the string of Nova Scotia tragedies, The pilot who died from the crash was a young lady from Halifax who had joined the Snowbirds only in 2018. 

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« Reply #104 on: May 18, 2020, 03:24:48 AM »

Mike, so sorry to hear about this latest tragedy for our Canadian friends.
Nice picture, could see the speck of light plainly. I did see it very well here and as it dropped behind the trees NE of me I was wondering if you were seeing it at the same time. My camera isn't any good under tonight's conditions, not enough mass for the camera to focus on so all I get is a fuzzy, out of focus image.   
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« Reply #105 on: May 18, 2020, 12:38:15 PM »

Thanks Vic.  It has been 3 tragedies in a month.  The 22 killed by a guy pretending to be a Mountie (complete with uniform and police car), the helicopter crash in the Ionian Sea that killed 6, and this yesterday. (And that's not counting the deaths from the virus in a large seniors' home.) The lady that died in this was once a journalist for a local radio station( which is my go-to for local news), before joining the military and Snowbirds.   This is a link to the radio station where she worked, and a short item on her.https://www.halifaxtoday.ca/local-news/snowbirds-crash-victim-was-haligonian-former-journalist-2358557

This ISS pass over by the station was at about 10pm in NS so if you saw it near 9 or maybe about 8:50 last night, we were watching the same orbit.  (I have some friends from here living in Raleigh NC.)  But at 11:30 ADT was another but farther north in its track.  If you were watching at about10:20 your time then you saw the next orbit to the one of which I grabbed the picture

Heavens-Above is my source for ISS location and it shows more visible passes this week.  Hope the weather holds.  Fill in your lat & long for Hendersonville and then you will know where and when to look up.

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« Reply #106 on: May 18, 2020, 03:14:32 PM »

Sorry to hear and read about more tragedies in your area, Mike. 

Tonight we have an almost direct overhead passing of the ISS.  Clouds may prevent a good viewing.



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« Reply #107 on: May 18, 2020, 04:30:12 PM »

Thanks Maggie,
It is one after another lately. The local media, as I'm sure everywhere, is a tight community and all know each other.  The same with Jenn.  I'm sure I've heard her on the radio and all say how great she was to work with and to know.

Hope you have clear skies tonight.  Early, bright and almost straight up.  And ideal fly over, other than the sore neck looking that straight up could bring.

Tonight we are to expect it at 9:58 at -2.7 and 48° from the horizon. 

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« Reply #108 on: May 19, 2020, 12:25:42 AM »

I must correct my earlier post about the Cf Snowbird crash in BC yesterday.  Today the information is now that Capt. Jenn Casey, the Public Affairs officer for the Snowbirds was the passenger not the pilot, as I had mentioned when first making the post.  The pilot from New Brunswick,was Capt Richard MacDougall.  After ejecting he landed on a roof with serious injuries ... but will survive the crash.

Looks like the clouds will hide the ISS from view here tonight.

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« Reply #109 on: May 25, 2020, 03:10:46 AM »

The Moon, Mercury ( above the con-trail) and Venus were the sky sight for tonight.


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« Reply #110 on: May 25, 2020, 04:25:27 PM »

Nice shot Skier. Sure would like to have seen that but way too cloudy plus since Mercury is never vary high above the horizon I can't see it from my house because of trees. Thanks
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« Reply #111 on: May 26, 2020, 02:08:27 PM »

Wow, awesome shot Mike!  We've had little night viewing chances for the last week.  It's that time of year that heat build up clouds... ugh!
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« Reply #112 on: May 26, 2020, 02:57:42 PM »

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Nice shot Skier. Sure would like to have seen that but way too cloudy plus since Mercury is never vary high above the horizon I can't see it from my house because of trees. Thanks

Thanks Maggie and Vic.
I'm lucky with a clear West and  N-W horizon. Our property looks over one of the main highways here.  I just have to trip through a little wooded area to get a clear horizon.  This highway is the start of the Trans-Canada Highway and has been named the "Highway of Heroes". As such, in the past few weeks there have been two procession from The Halifax airport along this highway into the city. A few weeks ago for the Navy lady who died in the helicopter crash in the Ionian Sea and on Sunday for the CF Snowbird lady who died in the crash in BC.  It was only almost 2 weeks ago she flew with the Snowbirds over our house. Then Sunday evening she passed once more in her funeral procession.  Rather sad. The local Veterans' Motorcycle club joined in the procession at the airport.  Besides the many police motorcycles in the 20 mile procession, there were 160  of the Veterans' bikes.  It was quite the site and sound. The procession traveled the neighborhood where she grew up. These are a couple of screen shots from the live stream from the local CTV News station.
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« Reply #113 on: May 29, 2020, 04:52:22 PM »

Anyone wishing to see clouds in the night sky just come on over to the WNC. We have plenty.
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« Reply #114 on: May 29, 2020, 11:07:15 PM »

We’ve had a run of cloudy nights.  Did catch this last night just before sunset.


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« Reply #115 on: May 30, 2020, 01:25:38 PM »

Nice capture of the rainbow, Maggie!

Summer started really early here this year with sunny hot weather.  The next week is supposed to bring rain with thunder most days.  There have been a few serious forest fires so far.  But for the good news .... barber shops can open next Friday !!!

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