Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Triple Fly By Alert Tonight

All you avid sky watchers...heads up! Here is news from Spaceweather.com:

TRIPLE FLYBY ALERT: Space shuttle Endeavour has undocked from the International Space Station and the two spaceships are now orbiting Earth in tandem. This sets the stage for a series of rare *triple* flybys, which many sky watchers will be able to observe on Tuesday, March 25th. It's a triple because three spacecraft are involved. First to appear is the European Space Agency's Jules Verne cargo carrier flying 2000 kilometers ahead of the ISS-Endeavour combo. Jules Verne is about as bright as a 1st magnitude star. Four minutes later, and even brighter, the space shuttle and space station follow Jules Verne across the starry sky--a spectacular sight!

US and Canadian readers can find out when to look using our new Simple Satellite Flybys tool:

Sorry but there is no tool for non U.S. and Canadian sky watchers yet.

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