ISS solar transit opportunities Tuesday

From: Matson, Robert (ROBERT.D.MATSON@saic.com)
Date: Mon Feb 11 2002 - 18:19:38 EST

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    Hi All,
    
    On the subject of satellite solar transits, there are three ISS
    solar transit tracks across the U.S. tomorrow early afternoon.
    The first opportunity cuts across central Texas, a tiny corner
    of southeast Oklahoma, Arkansas, SE Missouri, southern Illinois,
    central and NE Indiana, a tiny corner of NW Ohio, and
    southeastern Michigan before crossing into Canada.  This pass
    is from 19:56:15 - 20:01 UT.  Here are the centerline coordinates
    at 30-second intervals for Tuesday, February 12th:
    
      UTC        Lat        Long
    --------   -------   ---------
    19:56:00   27.6449   -101.1326
    19:56:30   29.2362    -99.5830  Texas
    19:57:00   30.8206    -97.9739
    19:57:30   32.3977    -96.2982
    19:58:00   33.9673    -94.5477  Arkansas
    19:58:30   35.5298    -92.7129
    19:59:00   37.0854    -90.7826  Missouri
    19:59:30   38.6351    -88.7429  Illinois
    20:00:00   40.1804    -86.5768  Indiana
    20:00:30   41.7241    -84.2623  Ohio/Michigan
    20:01:00   43.2708    -81.7699  Ontario
    
    This track appears to be close to the following cities:
    Austin, TX; Centralia, IL; Terre Haute, IN; Ft. Wayne, IN;
    Adrian, MI; and Detroit, MI.
    
    The next pass over the U.S. starts in southern California
    at 21:30 UT (right over Catalina Island), and then straight
    through the heart of Los Angeles.  Barstow and Las Vegas
    both appear to be pretty close to the centerline.  The
    track progresses to the northeast, going corner-to-corner
    across Utah (Price, UT is the largest city on the track),
    and on through Wyoming, the Dakotas (Grand Forks, ND is a
    bit north of the line), and NW Minnesota, followed by
    Ontario around 21:35 UT:
    
      UTC        Lat        Long
    --------   -------   ---------
    21:30:00   33.3962   -118.6625  Catalina Island
    21:30:30   34.9602   -116.8632  Barstow, CA
    21:31:00   36.5168   -114.9734  Las Vegas, NV
    21:31:30   38.0669   -112.9806  Utah
    21:32:00   39.6116   -110.8694  Utah
    21:32:30   41.1529   -108.6202  WY/CO/UT intersection
    21:33:00   42.6946   -106.2076  Wyoming
    21:33:30   44.2423   -103.5964  South Dakota
    21:34:00   45.8061   -100.7358  SD/ND border
    21:34:30   47.4032    -97.5458  North Dakota
    21:35:00   49.0672    -93.8854  Ontario
    
    (The next pass goes through Washington state if anyone is
    interested.)
    
    Best,
    Rob
    
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