ISS sighting from plane?

From: Michael Dolphin (
Date: Thu Nov 06 2008 - 15:48:17 UTC

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    Hello all
    I just joined your list ... sounds fun!
    I was wondering if someone out there could help me out.I recently took a flight from Atlanta to LA
    and somewhere over Albuquerque, New Mexico I was looking out the window (to the south) trying to spot Jupiter in the darkening sky.
    I spotted a bright 'star' which was nearly as bright as Venus... which then moved to the East (and slightly North I think).
    Being in a plane at 30,000+ feet, it couldn't have been another plane.  And while it moved, it seemed to linger too long for an Iridium flash (and was too bright).
    I'd like to check on whether or not this was the ISS as I suspect but don't have software that can run TLE's backwards in time.
    The date was November 2. Time was 5:15pm local... or about 12:15am GMT (I think).
    All I really need is to know roughly where the ISS was at that time.
    Any help would be appreciated!
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