Space Weather News for April 3, 2010
SPACE SHUTTLE SKY SHOW: On Monday morning, April 5th, thousands of people
gathered in Florida to witness the launch of space shuttle Discovery may get
more than they bargained for. Just fifteen minutes before the shuttle takes
off, the International Space Station (ISS) will fly over the launch site.
The station's path across the dawn sky takes it right past the gibbous
Moon--a beautiful close encounter! Photographers should be prepared for the
ISS at 6:06 am EDT followed by Discovery's launch at 6:21 am EDT. Sky
watchers with iPhones can prepare themselves by downloading our Simple
Satellite Tracker (http://simpleflybys.com); it will guide you to the ISS
and count down to the flyby so you can't miss it.