Posted by Heavens Above on March 29, 2006 at 13:55:49:
In Reply to: Partial Solar Eclipse posted by GnR on March 29, 2006 at 12:02:19:
And keep an eye out for the International Space Station over Ireland.
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From today's Irish Times :
UFO watchers of Ireland can put away your tinfoil hats and Star Trek suits - the bright light you will be able to see above us for the next ten days is not an alien invasion.
It is, in fact, the International Space Station.
The ISS, which, at a cost of €100 billion, is the most expensive object ever built, is carrying the only two human beings currently in space. The space station, will bring Nasa astronaut Bill McArthur and his Russian colleague Valery Tokarev back to Earth on April 8th.
Until then, their spaceship will be seen as a bright white light in a different part of the sky every night for about a minute. Astronomy Ireland's website is carrying details of how best to view it.
The two crewmen will have the best possible view of today's total solar eclipse, being able to see the Moon's shadow racing across the face of the Earth. Nasa is running a live broadcast on its website.
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