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Look, up in the sky!!!

Postby trilobyte » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:08 pm

Serious at Burning Man HQ is reporting that GeoEye's GE1 Satellite will do a capture over BRC starting at *precisely* 11:45:40 on Friday August 31st. Spread the word!

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Re: Look, up in the sky!!!

Postby AntiM » Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:15 am

If you do go out in the street, stand still and spread out something large and bright/light colored. Our neighbors one year waved a flag, but the movement won't show. We can spot our camp because of the configuration and light colors or the carports, but not individuals.

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Re: Look, up in the sky!!!

Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:04 am

Perfect time and place to suggest this:
Look up what kind of cool shit you may see in the sky during the burn. ISS, Iridium flares, etc.

"Look guys! A UFO!"

There's also meteors:
http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essential ... ower-guide

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Re: Look, up in the sky!!!

Postby JovReef » Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:40 am

Soooo ... I'm assuming this is a.m?
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened. - Sir Winston Churchill

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Re: Look, up in the sky!!!

Postby Savannah » Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:59 am

Yep. :)

I can spot where I am in 2010, although not which one of the dozen peeps I am in my grouping, precisely. I am definitely going to see if I can remedy that this time.
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Re: Look, up in the sky!!!

Postby portaplaya » Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:04 am

JovReef wrote:Soooo ... I'm assuming this is a.m?

The time was actually listed in 24-hr notation. If it was PM they would have listed 23:45:40

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Re: Look, up in the sky!!!

Postby gmontag » Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:14 pm

Is there a link to this yet?

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Re: Look, up in the sky!!!

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