Saturday, March 20, 2010

17,232 MPH Worth Of Cool

My wife and I just went outside to swap cars in the driveway. It was a nice looking sky, with the crescent moon and Orion dominating the picture. But then a very bright light made its way across the sky roughly from northwest to southeast, looking much like a jet airliner at high altitude. But I knew from having watched satellites go overhead in the past that it had more of the "satellite look," with no flashing lights and an eerie silence. It was so darned bright that I figured it was the International Space Station. I checked the online tracker and that's what it was! 17,000 MPH looks darned fast, even 200 miles away.

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