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Well, not quite.

About 3am this morning I was woken up by a bright light coming in from the West through the open ceiling hatch. Most here will know the 'heavens-above' or 'N2yo' sites that give info on the visible passes of various objects floating about above the earth.

This site however was the only one I could find that predicted correctly to the time of 3.05 am

_http://www.sightspacestation.com/index.htm

This particular pass was virtually directly overhead and took well over three minutes to complete, however before it disappeared two more objects flew more or less north to south, less than five degrees apart, less bright than the first, taking another three minutes or so to fade into the darkness.

Nasa's own prediction site has some nifty Java application to predict all passes, but on this steam driven laptop, it is rather resource hungry.

_http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/sightings/SSapplications/Post/JavaSSOP/JavaSSOP.html
 

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The ISS & two Cosmos birds by the look of it CH
 

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Probably, though the highest point was greater than 56 degrees, is that a tracking for the Heathrow area ?
 

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Its London, not sure exactly where H-A uses as its datum point.
 

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Passes from 0230 to 0330 for London, cut off magnitude 4
 

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Nice one CH ..
Sadly the only treat I got this morning was a nice cuppa and an extra couple of hours in bed..
We Mancs were 'treated' to thick black cloud and constant rain as per..
No change there...so after looking out the window into the gloom ...I climbed back in bed and grabbed some more shut eye..
cest la vie
 

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We have howling rain and thunder here currently, and the ladies cycling event is going through the worst part in abut 15 minutes. I'll try to get some images from the roadside.
 

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The rain held off for the time I was there, but really there was nothing to see, unless you like fleeting glimpses of fit, sweaty females clad in lycra.
 

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Channel Hopper said:
The rain held off for the time I was there, but really there was nothing to see, unless you like fleeting glimpses of fit, sweaty females clad in lycra.


Mmmm sounds good to me :D
 

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And earlier tonight, four bits of debris within fifteen minutes, 2.56 to about 3.10 am . Not as bright as the last time, but still it confirms just how much debris is flying about up there.

Each item was travelling roughly north to south (or south to north).
 
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