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handy santa hint for parents of young kiddies

viridis
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It might well be possible to show your kiddies "Santa's sleigh" on Xmas eve if the skies are clear enough.
The international space station will cross the uk (as it regularly does, if you haven't seen it it really is an amazing sight) at 2 times with 5:24 being brightest.

Wed Dec 24, 5:24 PM
Length of pass 4 min
Maximum height 45°
Appears 35 degrees above WSW
Disappears 12 degrees above SE

A perfect opportunity to show the kiddies Santa's trip across the sky.

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I shall keep an eye out! It would be amazing for my 5 year old! She really does believe in Santa and she will challenge anybody that says he is not real! 

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Thanks for this information @viridis 

I'm sure my nephews will be excited to see this. slight_smile

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Even though it's off topic, many kudos for you @viridis A wonderful event for little children. Let them believe in the magic for as long as they can.

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Dont forget this where you can do videos from Santa for your kids... (Did one for our granddaughter last year...quite magical)

https://www.portablenorthpole.com/

 

And the old favourite...The Norad Santa tracker

http://www.noradsanta.org/

 

Thanks for the heads up @viridis 

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I will definitely be taking them outside before bedtime.
I fully recommend everyone takes the time one day at night to put out a chair in the garden, turn your lights off and just look UP.
The amount of space traffic there is is truly an amazing and awe inspiring sight, as the long set sun still reflects off the aluminium bodies or solar arrays of all our satellites. Humanity has advanced so much.
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If you search for International  Space Station on Google you can get direct alerts when the space station is due over your area, the time and direction too.

I've seen it 7 times over the last 2 years, twice in Thailand. 

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/#.VI2NfsukfqA

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@Bambino wrote:

Even though it's off topic, many kudos for you @viridis A wonderful event for little children. Let them believe in the magic for as long as they can.


It's not just for the children lol Bouncy

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The best ones are iridium flares, no word of a lie, I once had someone believing that the flashes of light were....

...Google earth's satellites taking photos with the flash on cuz it was dark.
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If anyone's interested it's about to go over now if you look south west
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