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21.15 tonight.

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Thanks, Mollie. We put the alarm on and had a belting view of the space station as it zoomed across the night sky. Best view we've ever had of said beast.

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Tonight 21.15 from Lapta to Syria if that helps?

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Comet Neowise should also be visible tonight from about 10.20 until 11.20.
Look towards North west just above the horizon. From the east side of Girne, look towards Girne but slightly out to sea.

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That was great, wish I could move so fast! Thanks

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Brilliant ! Thanks so much.
I'm in Lapta. It came from the direction of the reservoir and headed towards Turkey / Syria 👍 Was moving at done speed.

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Spud50 wrote:
Thu 16 Jul 2020 1:00 pm
Comet Neowise should also be visible tonight from about 10.20 until 11.20.
Look towards North west just above the horizon. From the east side of Girne, look towards Girne but slightly out to sea.
In the UK at present but I have Stellarium installed and location/time set for Karsiyaka; at time of posting Neowise is just above the horizon at NNW in the simulation.
If I'm lucky and the sky stays clear, I might be able to eyeball it for real! :wink:

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ISS very clear tonight.
I can't see Comet Neowise yet from up here in Karmi/Karaman....too much light pollution from coastal development West of Girne.:-(
Hopefully will see it as height above NW horizon increases in the next few days?

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No joy here in central Girne, either.

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Brinsley wrote:
Thu 16 Jul 2020 9:55 pm
No joy here in central Girne, either.
That is quite surprising as about 20 of us got a good view of it at Khan's in Catalkoy and the sky couldn't have been that different...

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Tonight 20.27 and 22.08 Ercan to Istanbul

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So the times above for tonight are they for the Comet or the space station? Would love to see the comet.

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That is quite surprising as about 20 of us got a good view of it at Khan's in Catalkoy and the sky couldn't have been that different.

I looked with interest but did not see it, which was a shame.

Maybe Khan's hallucinogenic vindaloo impaired not only your visual perception but enhanced your bitter vitriol.

NOW JUST SHUT IT

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Brinsley wrote:
Fri 17 Jul 2020 5:16 pm
That is quite surprising as about 20 of us got a good view of it at Khan's in Catalkoy and the sky couldn't have been that different.

I looked with interest but did not see it, which was a shame.

Maybe Khan's hallucinogenic vindaloo impaired not only your visual perception but enhanced your bitter vitriol.

NOW JUST SHUT IT
Oh dear we are miffed...

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Carry on the good work with time sky space schedules of interesting spectacles

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21.30 tonight for two minutes, no idea where to look sorry?

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NNW to NE, so probably off the north coast to the west moving toward Karpaz.

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Hope this helps

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Date Visible Max Height* Appears Disappears
Fri Jul 31, 8:41 PM 3 min 12° 10° above N 10° above NE
Fri Jul 31, 10:17 PM < 1 min 29° 19° above NW 29° above NW
Sat Aug 1, 9:30 PM 2 min 44° 22° above NNW 43° above NE
Sun Aug 2, 8:42 PM 4 min 26° 13° above NNW 15° above E
Sun Aug 2, 10:18 PM 1 min 17° 11° above WNW 17° above W
Mon Aug 3, 9:32 PM 2 min 49° 26° above WNW 49° above SW
Tue Aug 4, 8:45 PM 3 min 82° 35° above NW 21° above SE
Wed Aug 5, 9:33 PM 2 min 14° 10° above W 13° above SW
Thu Aug 6, 8:46 PM 4 min 26° 20° above W 10° above S
Sun Aug 9, 8:02 PM 1 min 14° 14° above SW 10° above SSW

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Watched as it came from over girne wsy then over çhatolköy the light went out??

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Thanks for the info, I find it really helpful. Please keep it coming.

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sausage and pash wrote:
Sat 01 Aug 2020 7:36 pm
Watched as it came from over girne wsy then over çhatolköy the light went out??
Yes. I would suppose that as sunset gets earlier, then the reflection on the space station's panels etc will diminish as it crosses the night sky?

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Tonight, 21.32, Lapta, Girne, Ercan or thereabouts, be quick 2 minutes only.

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It really depends on your location - the station is due to appear at 9:32 in the WNW direction, and disappear in the SW direction.

That means that if you are anywhere in 'Kyrenia District' on the North coast, it will appear out over the sea, somewhat to your left hand side when facing the sea, and disappear over the coastal mountain range - somewhat to your right when facing the mountains.

A viewer in Lefkoşa or Dipkarpaz or Gazimağusa would see things rather differently ... :)
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Keithcaley wrote:
Mon 03 Aug 2020 3:01 pm
....That means that if you are anywhere in 'Kyrenia District' on the North coast, it will appear out over the sea, somewhat to your right hand side when facing the sea, and disappear over the coastal mountain range - somewhat to yourleft when facing the mountains....
:-?
Just run Stellarium (loc. near Sardunya, time 21:30 onwards) and left/right appear to be wrong way round? Also, for info, reflected light from ISS cuts out shortly before reaching the mountains - of course, this is all from a simulation.... :wink:

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Jofra, thank you for pointing that out, I've edited the left /right references :oops:

If you ever need to ask me for directions, it would probably be best to do the exact opposite to whatever I say! :)

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Wow that was pretty incredible I must say !!

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Tonight 20.45

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Fantastic, slower than when last seen. Missed last night as was on balcony but went to rooftop and followed compass directions!
Well done and thanks for the information

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Straight over our house this time. Superb stuff !!

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Any information on tonight's expected meteor sky display; time and direction? Thanks.

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They are all over the place if you are lucky enough to see one. No action replays so don't blink. Tonight is supposed to be peak night, I believe. We lay on sunbeds looking East from Karsiyaka to Girne and South East. They are still few and far between, even tonight, it's not like fireworks night that's for sure.

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Tonight 19.27 from Guzelyurt towards Turkey.

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Tonight 19.52 from Karsiyaka to Famagusta.

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Don't forget that Mars will shine the brightest it has since 2003 tonight.

NASA say: “Simply go outside and look up and, depending on your local weather and lighting conditions, you should be able to see Mars. While Mars should be visible with the naked eye, a telescope could come in handy to help you see more details of the red planet. The Red Planet comes close enough for exceptional viewing only once or twice every 15 or 17 years.”

It rises from the east at 1655 tonight and is best viewed at about 0100.

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Tonight 19.04 Karsiyaka to Famagusta. 6 minutes.

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Mollie the cat wrote:
Wed 07 Oct 2020 12:40 pm
Tonight 19.04 Karsiyaka to Famagusta. 6 minutes.
Thanks for the heads uo - pun intended.

I watched the ISS pass over Karşıyaka this evening.

About a minute befote, say 19:04, l spotted a steady light pass over, north to south, from our home just west of Karşıyaka. Very similar to the ISS and had me thinking it was just that until l saw it as predicted. I don’t think what l saw was a plane. Maybe a satelite.

Anyone able to confirm what l saw was indeed a satelite please?
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i am in UK. June and July we were watching the sky train satellites. Never saw the actual train but kept seeing about 7 or 8 satellites about 1 or 2 minutes apart. While watching for these we saw quit a few solitary ones going in different directions. Skies have been too cloudy since then so still have not seen the train. Keep looking for next launch and hoping for a clear sky.

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Tonight, 19.08 4 minutes.

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Mollie the cat wrote:
Fri 09 Oct 2020 10:40 am
Tonight, 19.08 4 minutes.
Thanks. Sure enough, there it was, heading south east.
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Tonight 17.50 Karsiyaka to Famagusta.

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Mollie, good to have a break from my Brexit post, hoping for a clear sky. Seasonal greetings to all!

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