Re: 1 week to the iss marathon for those down south

From: Robert Holdsworth (
Date: Fri Dec 05 2008 - 19:05:48 UTC

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    Thanks for the reminder for those who need it though personally I have been 
    counting the days!
    We actually start the main marathon itself on 12 December, and it is the 6th 
    today our time so less than a week to go.
    We are already starting to get the effects as we have three visible passes a 
    night where usually there are  generally a maximum of two good ones.
    However as previously stated  it is approaching midsummer in the Southern 
    Hemisphere so the hours of darkness are very late and very early.
    Therefore the times at which observation is possible are such that it is not 
    really practicable for a most people (including me unfortunately!) to take 
    full advantage of the marathon.
    A toolkit with grease spilled in or on it (or both) will likely be  cooking 
    rather well in constant sunlight :-)
    We are currently enjoying excellent clear skies but although it is too early 
    to predict what will be happening by the 12th  the long range forecast is 
    not promising.
    Robert Holdsworth
    New Zealand
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Kevin Fetter" <>
    To: <>
    Sent: Saturday, December 06, 2008 4:42 AM
    Subject: 1 week to the iss marathon for those down south
    > One week to go, until the iss makes it's multi passes across the sky, and 
    > is in constant sunlight.
    > That and the toolbag, which will be in constant sunlight.
    > Enjoy the show, if your in the right area.
    > Kevin
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