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    #31
    There will be a welcome distraction in Irish skies on Tuesday night for children and their parents cooped up at home because of the coronavirus.

    The International Space Station will be visible at 8.45pm as it orbits the Earth and will be very bright.

    It will be visible for all of four minutes which is a long time for the station which travels at a speed of 27,600 k/ph. For those who don’t have a calculator to hand, that represents 460 kilometres per minute, or almost eight kilometres a second. It orbits the Earth every 92 minutes.

    The ISS will travel west to east across the southern horizon at an angle of 48 degrees so it should be high enough in the sky not to be obscured by houses or the landscape.
    "There are a lot of points that we’ve left behind and this is with a young group. That probably tells you what they’re capable of and that they’re a very good side.

    Probably next year or the year after next they will take some stopping"

    Anthony Foley, May 2016. Axel RIP

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      #32
      Originally posted by Waterfordlad View Post
      There will be a welcome distraction in Irish skies on Tuesday night for children and their parents cooped up at home because of the coronavirus.

      The International Space Station will be visible at 8.45pm as it orbits the Earth and will be very bright.

      It will be visible for all of four minutes which is a long time for the station which travels at a speed of 27,600 k/ph. For those who don’t have a calculator to hand, that represents 460 kilometres per minute, or almost eight kilometres a second. It orbits the Earth every 92 minutes.

      The ISS will travel west to east across the southern horizon at an angle of 48 degrees so it should be high enough in the sky not to be obscured by houses or the landscape.
      Remember watching one of the last shuttle flights as it crossed over Ireland chasing the ISS and seeing the fuel tank falling away from the shuttle as well. Unbelievable thing to see to be honest.
      Excellence is hard to keep quite - Sherrie Coale

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        #33
        I met a barn owl flying alongside the car for a hundred metres or so a few weeks back, 7.30 or so in the evening. Special.
        Gwan Joe!!

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