Re: ISS and Solar Eclipse

From: Gerhard HOLTKAMP (grd.holtkamp@t-online.de)
Date: Tue Mar 14 2006 - 16:29:06 EST

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    The ISS maneuver which originally had been planned for 15-MAR-06 has been 
    postponed into April. See the article by Jim Oberg on
            http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11763975/
    
    This means that the ISS will miss totality by a few minutes. (The crew will 
    still be able to see the umbra over Turkey and hopefully make some pictures 
    of it - but I really would have liked to see a photo of a totaly eclipsed sun 
    with the Earth below!)
    
    It will still be possible to see a transit of the ISS in front of a partially 
    eclipsed sun in some places of Europe in the minutes before 11 UT but you 
    have to be within about 2 km of the central line to see it and an accurate 
    prediction will only be possible a day or two before the eclipse on 
    29-MAR-06.
    
    It may also be possible to see the ISS during totality from Southern Turkey 
    but if I were there I rather concentrate on the eclipse for a change!
    
    Gerhard HOLTKAMP
    Darmstadt, Germany
    
    
    
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