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Windows 7: The Enlightening Science Thread

23 May 2014   #291
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23 May 2014   #292
Anak

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Your welcome Gary,

The National Weather Service (NWS) has me at 54 to 52% sky cover so I might see it,
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Though if you go here: Clear Sky Chart: map of weather conditions for | Central Pa. This forecast is for 06UT which translates to 2am for Eastern time and there's a smack of clouds where I'm at, near the small square over Central Pa.

This also covers your area there where you're at. Scroll down a bit, below the map there are two forecasts before and after the selected time.

You should have a range of 50 to 20% of cover and your Transparency should be average to above average, with your Seeing average to good. Mine will be average to poor respectively, the humidity is what's going to hurt me.

It should of been this morning, I could see all the way to Saturn in the Sou'west, and I did spot a short bluish meteor going into the big dipper's ladle.


May you have clear skies!

Steve


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23 May 2014   #293
Britton30
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I hope for clear skies as well. I have managed to see the ISS several times now. I hope it'll soon have orbits earlier in the night though.

But wait, there's more.

http://www.accuweather.com/en/featur...me_ne/27352068

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23 May 2014   #294
Anak

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That all depends on the orbital elements. If you go here Heavens-Above, and set your location it will show you the exact times for passages in your area.

Your in luck though, It looks like starting the first of June the passage times will run from 9, 10, 11, 12am to 1 , 2, 3am.
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I hope this shows okay, I had to really shrink the browser page.
  • Go to heavens above, click on ISS.
  • Click on one of the dates.
  • A star chart - pass detail map will show, then click on Ground Track and if you have your location set it will show exactly how it will pass over your area; Your home if you set the co-ordinates.
If you need help setting it up just give a shout.


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23 May 2014   #295
Britton30
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Thanks Steve, Heavens Above is a nice predictor page. Some days there are 4 visible passes.
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24 May 2014   #296
Anak

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The votes are in!

This early morning (24th) meteor shower was a resounding disappointment.

https://twitter.com/hashtag/meteorshower

For myself, between the approaching cloud deck (there were some breaks) and the lack of transparency from the humidity, I didn't get to see much. Only two.
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24 May 2014   #297
Britton30
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Well between 1AM and 5Am ET I was out for a total of two hours under a crystal sky and saw none at all.

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24 May 2014   #298
A Guy

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Too much light pollution. You need to be out in the boonies. I bet there is a light show every night in the Outback, or areas of Africa. A Guy
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24 May 2014   #299
Britton30
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The Making of NASA's Global Selfie 100+ Countries, Thousands of Photos

Quote:
On Earth Day this year, NASA asked people all around the world a simple question – "Where are you on Earth Right Now?"
We asked people to answer the question on social media, with a selfie. The goal was to use each picture as a pixel in the creation of a "Global Selfie" – a mosaic image that would look like Earth appeared from space on Earth Day.
Today NASA is releasing the finished product. The image was built using 36,422 individual photos that were posted on social media and tagged #globalselfie on or around April 22, 2014. People on every continent – 113 countries and regions in all – posted selfies. From Antarctica to Yemen, Greenland to Guatemala, Micronesia to the Maldives, Pakistan, Poland, Peru – and on. The image was assembled after weeks of curating more than 50,000 #globalselfie submissions – not all were accessible or usable – from Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Google+ and Flickr.
The result is a zoomable 3.2-gigapixel image that people can scan and explore to take a closer look at the variety of pictures. The mosaic is hosted on the Web by GigaPan.
http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/155294


http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/2014-globalselfie-wrap-up/#.U39bVCgeL09

The original images used.
http://www.nnvl.noaa.gov/true.php

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25 May 2014   #300
Borg 386

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
This early morning (24th) meteor shower was a resounding disappointment.
Yeah, we didn't see much either. Looking at the web posts, looks like not much activity at all.
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