ISS flybys: July 6-9, 2009

If you're out in the evening (or up early) you can catch a glimpse of the International Space Station (ISS) zipping by in the heavens above.

It will look like a fast-moving star, but it's actually a spacecraft moving at 17,200mph at an altitude of 220 miles.

The ISS is about the size of a football field; this plus its large solar array make it quite reflective and so we can see it easily. It can be as bright as the planet Venus at times.

The flyby times listed below should help you find it. They'll be accurate within a few seconds anywhere in Texoma.


ISS flyby times, July 6-9, 2009
Day Rise Time Transit Time It will move... Max. Elevation (degrees from horizon)
July 6 09:39:09 pm 09:41:23 pm SSW to NNE 35
July 7 05:39:48 am 05:42:11 am NNW to SSE 72
July 7 10:03:28 pm 10:05:49 pm WSW to ENE 46
July 8 08:52:55 pm 08:55:10 pm SSW to NNE 38
July 9 04:53:35 am 04:55:58 am NNW to SSE 77 (almost straight overhead)
July 9 09:17:15 pm 09:19:35 pm WSW to ENE 43

Happy viewing!

Steve LaNore


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  • by Ron Location: Wilson on Jul 8, 2009 at 06:59 PM
    These times compared with NASA vary significantly. I did not see the station at the time posted on KXII.
  • by J Location: Ardmore on Jul 8, 2009 at 10:59 AM
    Hey man your boy Tom said there was no rain forecast for today. What's that giant red and orange 90 mile wide blob between OKC and Tulsa doing moving this way?
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