Jump to content

Stargazers Lounge Uses Cookies

Like most websites, SGL uses cookies in order to deliver a secure, personalised service, to provide social media functions and to analyse our traffic. Continued use of SGL indicates your acceptance of our cookie policy.

stargazine_ep29_banner.thumb.jpg.da7f3b163f7bd35187cb558b0346baf6.jpg

munchkjn

Hello from Somerset

Recommended Posts

Hi and welcome from over the border in Dorset...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello. I'm in Somerset too (Polden Hills). I just saw a VERY bright object flying across the sky heading in a north easterly direction at approx 12:10 AM. Could this be the International space station? (While I was looking for somewhere to register to ask about this, I saw another thread talking about this being visible tonight) I spotted the ISS many years ago using 'flyby' times supplied by an astronomer freind and it wasn't as bright as the thing I just saw. It was brighter than anything else in the sky (bar the moon!), I grabbed some binoculars and there were no aircraft lights on this object - and I couldn't hear any engines either.I watched it dissapear at full brightness over the horizon. ( BTW, I have seen flying lanterns and this was a white light that didn't burn out rather than the orange glow that fades to nothing that I have seen from lanterns launched around here) Looking forward to your explanations!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well just had a proper look at the ISS thread and it would appear it came over at 00:07 heading in that direction...mystery solved!

Much brighter than the last time I saw it -most impressive!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Plenty of help on here just ask away :D

Welcome to the group :p

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Munchkjn,

A very warm welcome to SGL, hope you enjoy the forum.

John.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.