Saw ISS-Shuttle in the Earth's Shadow

From: Tom Wagner (
Date: Sat Nov 30 2002 - 20:34:05 EST

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    I just got back in from observing a bright 87 deg. altitude pass of the
    ISS/Shuttle. It moved into the earth's shadow at 18:18:00 local time; UTC:
    00:18:00 . Using 7 x 35mm binoculars I could easily continue to see it at a
    pretty steady magnitude of +5 for 1 minute and 3 seconds after it was
    eclipsed. [A first for me!] I estimated its magnitude by comparing it with
    what I know is a +5 magnitude star within a degree of Mirfak in Perseus.
    When it finally did become invisible it did so quickly, like within a second
    or two.
    Neat! Thanks for the heads-up all those people that have announced this
    GMT -6
    Latitude: +42.473513
    Longitude -92.360413
    Meters above sea level: 274
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