Transit of the sun by ISS from SoCal, Nevada, etc.

From: Matson, Robert (ROBERT.D.MATSON@saic.com)
Date: Fri Apr 19 2002 - 13:49:46 EDT

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    Hi All,
    
    The International Space Station is going to transit the sun on Saturday
    morning, April 20th, as seen from a narrow swath of land in southern
    California, southern Nevada, the very northwest corner of Arizona, and
    then on into Utah and other locations further to the northeast.
    
    Based on the most recently available orbital elements, the following
    points are on the transit centerline at the indicated (PDT) times:
    
      PDT     Latitude   Longitude
    --------  --------   ---------
    11:38:15   33.2106   -118.8755
    11:38:20   33.4505   -118.5989
    11:38:25   33.6897   -118.3207
    11:38:30   33.9283   -118.0409
    11:38:35   34.1663   -117.7596
    11:38:40   34.4036   -117.4767
    11:38:45   34.6403   -117.1921
    11:38:50   34.8762   -116.9059
    11:38:55   35.1115   -116.6180
    11:39:00   35.3461   -116.3285
    11:39:05   35.5799   -116.0372
    11:39:10   35.8131   -115.7442
    11:39:15   36.0455   -115.4495
    11:39:20   36.2772   -115.1530
    11:39:25   36.5082   -114.8547
    11:39:30   36.7384   -114.5546
    11:39:35   36.9678   -114.2526
    11:39:40   37.1965   -113.9488
    11:39:45   37.4243   -113.6431
    11:39:50   37.6514   -113.3355
    11:39:55   37.8777   -113.0260
    11:40:00   38.1031   -112.7145
    11:40:05   38.3277   -112.4011
    11:40:10   38.5515   -112.0856
    11:40:15   38.7744   -111.7682
    11:40:20   38.9964   -111.4487
    11:40:25   39.2176   -111.1271
    11:40:30   39.4378   -110.8035
    11:40:35   39.6572   -110.4777
    11:40:40   39.8756   -110.1498
    11:40:45   40.0931   -109.8198
    11:40:50   40.3097   -109.4876
    11:40:55   40.5253   -109.1531
    11:41:00   40.7400   -108.8165
    11:41:05   40.9536   -108.4776
    11:41:10   41.1663   -108.1364
    11:41:15   41.3780   -107.7930
    11:41:20   41.5886   -107.4472
    11:41:25   41.7982   -107.0991
    11:41:30   42.0068   -106.7486
    11:41:35   42.2142   -106.3958
    11:41:40   42.4206   -106.0405
    11:41:45   42.6259   -105.6828
    11:41:50   42.8301   -105.3226
    11:41:55   43.0332   -104.9600
    11:42:00   43.2351   -104.5948
    11:42:05   43.4359   -104.2272
    11:42:10   43.6355   -103.8570
    11:42:15   43.8339   -103.4842
    11:42:20   44.0311   -103.1088
    11:42:25   44.2270   -102.7308
    11:42:30   44.4218   -102.3502
    11:42:35   44.6153   -101.9670
    11:42:40   44.8075   -101.5810
    11:42:45   44.9984   -101.1924
    11:42:50   45.1880   -100.8010
    11:42:55   45.3763   -100.4069
    11:43:00   45.5632   -100.0101
    11:43:05   45.7488    -99.6104
    11:43:10   45.9330    -99.2080
    11:43:15   46.1159    -98.8028
    11:43:20   46.2973    -98.3947
    11:43:25   46.4772    -97.9837
    11:43:30   46.6557    -97.5699
    11:43:35   46.8328    -97.1532
    11:43:40   47.0083    -96.7336
    11:43:45   47.1824    -96.3111
    11:43:50   47.3549    -95.8856
    11:43:55   47.5258    -95.4572
    11:44:00   47.6952    -95.0258
    11:44:05   47.8631    -94.5915
    11:44:10   48.0293    -94.1541
    11:44:15   48.1938    -93.7137
    11:44:20   48.3567    -93.2704
    11:44:25   48.5180    -92.8239
    11:44:30   48.6776    -92.3745
    11:44:35   48.8354    -91.9220
    11:44:40   48.9915    -91.4664
    11:44:45   49.1459    -91.0078
    11:44:50   49.2985    -90.5460
    11:44:55   49.4493    -90.0812
    11:45:00   49.5982    -89.6134
    11:45:05   49.7454    -89.1424
    11:45:10   49.8906    -88.6683
    11:45:15   50.0340    -88.1911
    11:45:20   50.1755    -87.7109
    11:45:25   50.3151    -87.2275
    11:45:30   50.4527    -86.7410
    11:45:35   50.5883    -86.2514
    11:45:40   50.7220    -85.7588
    11:45:45   50.8536    -85.2630
    11:45:50   50.9832    -84.7641
    11:45:55   51.1107    -84.2622
    11:46:00   51.2362    -83.7572
    11:46:05   51.3595    -83.2491
    11:46:10   51.4808    -82.7380
    11:46:15   51.5998    -82.2239
    11:46:20   51.7168    -81.7067
    11:46:25   51.8315    -81.1865
    11:46:30   51.9440    -80.6632
    11:46:35   52.0543    -80.1370
    11:46:40   52.1623    -79.6079
    11:46:45   52.2680    -79.0758
    11:46:50   52.3714    -78.5407
    11:46:55   52.4726    -78.0028
    11:47:00   52.5713    -77.4619
    11:47:05   52.6677    -76.9182
    11:47:10   52.7618    -76.3717
    11:47:15   52.8534    -75.8224
    11:47:20   52.9426    -75.2703
    11:47:25   53.0293    -74.7155
    11:47:30   53.1136    -74.1579
    11:47:35   53.1954    -73.5977
    11:47:40   53.2747    -73.0348
    11:47:45   53.3514    -72.4693
    11:47:50   53.4257    -71.9012
    11:47:55   53.4973    -71.3306
    11:48:00   53.5664    -70.7574
    
    Perhaps someone with software capable of overlaying a detailed
    map with connected waypoints could do so with the above points.
    
    Btw, there are many other favorable ISS solar transit tracks
    that cross the U.S. over the weekend, so those with the necessary
    equipment to observe (or record!) such an event might want to
    contact me offline for cooordinates.
    
    Best,
    Rob
    
    
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