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    Venus, Mars, Moon, and Space Station
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2015 Feb 20, 11:41 -0800

    Over New England tonight just before 7:00pm EST, the International Space Station will make a high pass from northwest to southeast, at the zenith at Worcester at 18:59:33 and at the zenith on eastern Nantucket at 19:00:00 (just as it's fading out entering the Earth's shadow). So step outside into the arctic air tonight about 6:55pm. Spend a couple of minutes admiring Venus, Mars, and the crescent Moon tightly clustered low in the west. And then watch the ISS climb from the northwest across the sky. If you're near the central track line, watch the position of the station relatve to Capella and the "kids" (the isosceles triangle of stars near Capella) and you can determine your position fix within a mile --just as accurate as traditional celestial navigation, no sextant required.

    Frank Reed
    ReedNavigation.com
    Conanicut Island USA



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