Tyneside Satellite Predictions
2017 Feb 20
Monday, Day 51
For schools, clubs & societies - space exploration and history
ISS Visibility - Northumberland, Tyneside & County Durham
Predictions here are for viewing the International Space Station from South Shields, but you will find the information is valid For the whole Tyneside area plus County Durham and Northumberland.
Bright (Mag) - brightess using the star magnitude scale - the more negative the number, the brighter it will be,
Time - Greenwich Mean Time or British Summer Time depending on which is currently in force,
Alt - distance above the horizon..... overhead is 90°,
Az - the compass direction.
The ISS boosts its orbit at intervals to counter the effects of air drag. On rare occasions, it may run slightly late against these predictions for a few hours as a result.
Predictions Updated: 2017 Feb 20
Information is provided courtesy of the Heavens Above website where you can find help on satellite observing and predictions for more satellites. It also provides information on viewing 'interesting' astronomical objects such as Comets and Minor Planets.
The assistance of Chris Peat, the owner and author of the Heavens Above site is gratefully acknowledged. Click the logo to go there.
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