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# 60046 17-Apr-2010 11:48
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The Great Bean twittered that the ISS etc will be visible [from Wellington] this Sunday evening.

Here is an example Ground Track Plot for a specific ground location (you can enter your own location)

For much more info. see "Heavens Above":

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  # 319627 17-Apr-2010 11:55
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Correct... A friend of mine has been following satellites for ages and gave me this tip - both the ISS and Shuttle will be visible from Wellington Sunday evening (18th April 2010 from 18:50) crossing the sky just below the Southern Cross. Here are two images to help you get some orientation (as usual click for larger versions):


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  # 319656 17-Apr-2010 14:31
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freitasm: ... Can you update your link to the correct date?

Here for the pass the Supreme Bean details is the Ground Track Plot for a specific ground location (you can enter your own location)

There is a pass from 19:14 on Mon 19 Apr 2010 NZST which on paper appears brighter, and higher in the sky.

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  # 319693 17-Apr-2010 17:09
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freitasm: But will the second pass be BOTH the ISS and Shuttle ...?

No, but I believe separation is scheduled for a little before 01:00 Sun 18 Apr 2010 NZST, so to see them before that, one would need to try the passes starting (Wellington) 18:27 & 20:01 Sat 17 Apr 2010 NZST not Sun.

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  # 319701 17-Apr-2010 17:29
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Here's a good link for findoing out when and where it is appearing across NZ. Just enter the city close to you.



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