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From: Michiel van der Vlist (2:280/5555)
To: All
Date: Fri, 28.03.08 01:57
here's one for ya...
Hello DAVID,

On Thursday March 27 2008 17:25, you wrote to me:

DW> -> Of course. You can observe that yourself when it flies over shortly
DW> after -> sundown or before sunrise. If it goes from the west to east
DW> after sundown or -> from east to west before sunrise, you see it as a
DW> bright light that quite -> suddenly "turns off" when it enters the
DW> earth's shadow.

DW> Does the ISS ever appear to travel from east to west?

No, it doesn't. I was just generalising.

DW> Its orbital movement around the earth is from west to east, and it
DW> moves a whole lot faster than the earth rotates.

Indeed. Other satellites however can appear to move in retrograde direction and
then the more general case applies.

Cheers, Michiel

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