Re: ISS and Shenzhou-7 to pass close to each other over NZ

From: Robert Holdsworth (
Date: Sat Sep 27 2008 - 16:31:11 UTC

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    From: "Robert Holdsworth" <>
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    Sent: Sunday, September 28, 2008 5:29 AM
    Subject: ISS and Shenzhou-7 to pass close to each other over NZ
    > On the remote chance that anyone else is up at this ridiculous hour, 
    > especially with the change to New Zealand Daylight Time  (in my case once 
    > again because of the possibility of viewing SZ-7 rocket.)  in about an 
    > hour the ISS and Shenzhou-7 will pass here on a visible pass in close 
    > proximity.
    > It appears closest approach will be just after they reach here, but 
    > closest visual will be around 1723 UTC (0623 NZDT.)
    > Sun elevation around -7 so sky will be brightening.
    > About to commence obs of SZ-7 r so no time to check implications for 
    > Australia, where it will be even earlier in the morning.
    > Conditions here partly cloudy but may allow some visibility.
    > Robert Holdsworth
    > Wainuiomata
    > New Zealand
    > 174.948E
    > 41.261S 
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