Starshine?, STS96 and ISS

Edward R. Aldridge (
Sat, 05 Jun 1999 18:01:32 -0400

Hi, everybody

At the tip end of South America, from the city of Punta Arenas, at the
edge of the Straits of Magellan, I have just seen STS96 crossing the sky
heading East-Northeast at 21:35:40 UTC followed by ISS at 21:36:50 UTC.
I could not see Starshine which according to STSOrbit  was leading. The
sky was cloudy, but an opening happened and I was able to see them, STS,
I reckon at a magnitude about 5 and ISS at a magnitude of about -1.8.



-53.1556 S -71.0439 W