May 25, 2010

US Air Force space plane X-37B sighted

Space Weather News for May 25, 2010

X-37B SIGHTINGS: Amateur satellite watchers have spotted a US Air Force space plane similar in appearance to NASA's space shuttle circling Earth in a heretofore secret orbit. Known as the "X-37B," it can be seen in the night sky shining about as brightly as the stars of the Big Dipper.

Flyby predictions and more information may be found @ SpaceWeather News.

Would you like to turn your iPhone into an X-37B tracker? There's an app for that: simpleflybys.

AURORA WATCH: A magnetic filament on the sun erupted yesterday (May 24), and the blast hurled a coronal mass ejection in the general direction of Earth. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras around May 27 when the advancing cloud is likely to deal a glancing blow to our planet's magnetic field.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

just saw it a few minutes ago right over my head in pico rivera ca.....it went right by big dipper.it was beautiful..man id love to be up there.to bad the moon was there after watching x-37b go towards it i lost it but,i saw for a few minutes tomorrow im going to record it .my view was clear as the stars..excellent. smokes1970 is gonna watch again!