Final solar transits of Mir

From: Matson, Robert (
Date: Mon Mar 19 2001 - 18:19:52 PST

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    Hi All,
    While the contiguous U.S. has no remaining opportunities to see
    a sunlit, nighttime pass of the Mir Space Station, a few select
    locations have final opportunities this week to observe Mir
    transits of the sun.  Ron Dantowitz may already be aware, but
    in case not, there will be a Mir transit of the sun visible
    from a narrow swath of Massachusetts, not too far west of
    Boston on Tuesday afternoon around 14:46:30 EST.  One location
    roughly on the centerline is 42.3 N, 71.55 W.
    Earlier in the day, a transit is visible from just to the
    west of Cleveland at ~8:33:47 EST (41.5 N, 82.05 W).  Other
    cities that appear to be close to having transits tomorrow
    are Albuquerque-NM, Waco-TX and San Clemente-CA.  I can provide
    maps of the transit tracks across the United States if anyone
    is interested.  (Unfortunately, they aren't time-tagged, but
    you can at least see where in the U.S. they are occurring and
    then use SkyMap to get the particulars on the time and
    direction of transit travel.)
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