Astronomy Update

The Space Shuttle & International Space Station will both be flying over New Orleans this evening at approximately 6:22 pm. The shuttle was docked to the space station until about 3:30 this morning when they undocked, but are still flying in fairly close orbit. Sunset is 5:51 pm and skies are clear, so get up on your roof and keep your eyes peeled. Both should be fairly high in the sky, brighter than the stars, and moving fast.

Also; total lunar eclipse coming up Wednesday night.

ADDENDUM:::::: Dude, brah, that shit was KILLAH!!! Space shuttle was like 45 miles ahead of space station. USA! USA! Astronauts! Michoud assembly facility! How often do you get the chance to see the shuttle and the station tailing each other directly overhead? RARELY.

3 Comments so far

  1. Lord David (unregistered) on February 19th, 2008 @ 7:05 pm

    I watched the last full Lunar Eclipse over New Orleans form my roof. Something about our location and/or humidity made it seem so huge…

    If anyone is up for this, make every effort to watch. It’s one of natures most magnificent shows, especially with the right…uh, snacks.

  2. Karen (unregistered) on February 20th, 2008 @ 12:39 pm

    Man, I’m sorry I missed it. I’ll hopefully see the lunar eclipse tonight, if it’s not raining.

  3. Louis (unregistered) on February 20th, 2008 @ 4:11 pm

    Well.. at least Im’ not the only one here who gets excited watching low earth orbiting sats.. :-)

    sorry I missed that one..

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