For my fellow SoCal-ers:
The Space Shuttle will be visible tonight, traveling from the north to the southeast around 8:20pm to 8:25pm, plus or minus. It will be about 36 degrees above the horizon. I would recommend going out about 10 minutes earlier than that to get your eyeballs acclimated to the dusk.
I live about 100 miles north of LA....so from JT to Tycho....the rest of SoCal should be able to see it, too. Just look for the bright, fast-moving "star" in the sky!
Again for our menagerie of So Cal-ers:
The Shuttle will again be visible in the southwestern skies this time, from 8:43pm to 8:49pm tonight (June 10) in my area; and depending on atmospheric conditions in your area.
Well.....even though they're really bad, here's some shaky, blurry clicks of the International Space Station and Space Shuttle (the thin little squiggly line) with the moon (the fat blob) as a bonus as it went by last night over my little town.
It's a hand-held effort, and a tripod would have done little, too. Anyway, it's always cool to see my tax dollar whizzing overhead at 17,500 miles per hour!
Sorry. In my duties as ticket taker/ripper in half, I forgot to look up, as I was dealing with such gems as those below:
"What do you mean I can't get on the field?"
"This is f***ing stupid."
"I came all the way from [some far away location] and I can't get in without a ticket?"
"Can't you let me in?"
"I just want to take a picture."
"This is bulls***."
"If I offer you 20 cents, would you open the gate?" [this was an actual question to me, but was in jest]
"No, those are south side tickets; this is the north side."
"Any extra tickets?"
I'll try to remember to head outside tonight, tonight.
Unfortunately, it's trajectory won't take it over our area tonight.
Re: graduation.....your clientèle sounded like prime subjects for Force Lightning! :twisted:
All I did yesterday was confuse my neighbors by looking up at the sky over an hour or so. And enjoy the coolness of a day that was hot and an evening that was quite comfortable. Thanks for feeding me false science/technology information, TI, and allowing me to relax and enjoy nature instead. :D
And, no, I think the "can have an effect on the weakminded" line is better than Force lightning. In polite manners, I did the "move along, move along" thing (wait, does that make me the weak one? :eek: ) throughout the line.