Heavens Above

If you spend any time at all looking at the night sky, you’ve probably noticed “stars” that streak across the sky in just a few minutes: satellites! Heavens Above maintains data bases of information about satellite paths so it can predict what satellites you can see going overhead, and when (including the Space Station: you do know that there are people in orbit right now, right?)

Enter your location on the planet and Heavens Above will tell you what you can see if you’ll simply look up at night. Extra points if you spot an “Iridium Flare”!

(Originally published 14 December 2003)

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