Starshine Seen (also Sts-96, ISS)

Tom Rothamel (
Sat, 5 Jun 1999 04:42:57 -0400 (EDT)

Well, I just had a treat here in Northport (40.9037N 73.345W 0ish). A few
minutes ago, Starshine, Discovery, and ISS appeared overhead, in that
order. I apologize for not having anough of an astronomical background to
give a really accurate report, but Starshine did flare to be brighter than
the shuttle, for a brief period of time. It then dimmed, but still seemed
to be visible. I only caught one flare, but the path was blocked by trees
for much of it's arc across the sky.

This disco ball in space should be fun to watch.

I apologize for any incoherency due to lack of sleep/experience.

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