Hobart – Your turn to watch the Space Station pass very close to Venus and Jupiter Thursday night (9 July 2015)

July 8, 2015 | By | Add a Comment
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(Posted 8 July 2015) As seen from Hobart, the International Space Station will put on another show tomorrow night (Thursday 9 July 2015) when it passes very close to Venus and Jupiter. Just look for a bright slowly moving star moving as per the below chart.

Finder chart for International Space Station pass for Hobart for Thursday 9 July 2015 for 6:16 pm AEST. Chart courtesy Heavens-Above.com site.

Finder chart for International Space Station pass for Hobart for Thursday 9 July 2015 for 6:16 pm AEST. Chart courtesy Heavens-Above.com site.

The above map (thanks to Heavens-Above.com) shows the view from the the Hobart CBD.

Venus and Jupiter finder chart. Chart prepared for 6:16 pm AEST on Thursday 9 July 2015 for Hobart, Tasmania. Chart prepared using the highly recommended Sky Safari Pro tablet app. Used with permission.

Venus and Jupiter finder chart. Chart prepared for 6:16 pm AEST on Thursday 9 July 2015 for Hobart, Tasmania. Chart prepared using the highly recommended Sky Safari Pro tablet app. Used with permission.

If you are unfamiliar with the night sky, then use the above chart. Unfortunately for the rest of Australia, this is a close encounter we miss out on due to the angle of the International Space Station’s orbit relative to the Equator.

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