Satellites overhead - moment of geek
(July-12-10)


My apologies for stealing Rachel Maddow's "moment of geek" in the title, but I too have a serious inclination toward obsessive-like interest (passion) for what many would consider odd things. In this case however, I join the multitudes of sky watchers who are fascinated with what's flying around out there in the dark.

When Avinash Kaushik tweeted a link to Spaceweather.com's Simple Satellite Flyby's page, I just couldn't click there fast enough. Thanks Avinash!

If you're in the US or Canada, you just insert your zip or postal code and a list of the most recent flybys will appear.

To know when the International Space Station has flown over my location is just thrilling to me. As is the idea of doing my best to calculate when it will next pass over my region. Yes, I'm sure there is another place out there where I can find that information already calculated, but that takes away just a little of the challenge.

But the truth is I'm just as fascinated about all the other satellites out there that I just don't know what they are or who owns them. Perfect opportunity to find out!

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