See the International Space Station in front of the Sun!

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See the International Space Station in front of the Sun!

Time: January 1, 2018 from 10:45pm to 11pm
Location: The Willows Observatory
Phone: 789 878-1214
Event Type: astronomy
Organized By: James and Roberta Baker
Latest Activity: Dec 10, 2017

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Monday 2018-01-01 10:55:50.84  •  Solar transit

ISS angular size: 19.77″; distance: 1397.34 km
Angular separation: 0.5′; azimuth: 156.6°; altitude: 11.1°
Center line distance: 0.42 km; visibility path width: 26.50 km
Transit duration: 2.65 s; transit chord length: 32.5′

R.A.: 18h 49m; Dec: -22° 58′; parallactic angle: 14.9°
ISS velocity: 12.3 ′/s (angular); 4.99 km/s (transverse)
ISS velocity: 5.50 km/s (radial); 7.43 km/s (total);
Direction of motion relative to zenith: 117.7°
Sun angular size: 32.5′98.7 times larger than the ISS

 

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