Monday, December 11, 2006

Great site

Everyone should know about this website.
This site tracks the positions and predictions for all the satellites in our orbit. Including the shuttle, the space station, and a group of satellites known as iridium flares. I have no idea if you city folks would have much luck, but it's at least worth a try, the flares especially are brighter than any star. I love seeing the shuttle and the space station, it's such a rush to realize that the tiny dot floating past is really people out there doing their jobs. The flares are cool because there are a lot of them, so you can see them several times a week. It's like a slow shooting star that's brighter than anything you've ever seen in the sky. Negative numbers are brighter, there is a -6 tomorrow night at 7:10 from my location that I really hope to see. Your global position makes a difference so log on and find your area.

1 comment:

Valerie Polichar said...

That is super cool. Thanks for sharing it!