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This Flew Over My House Last Night

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Shortly before midnight last night the USA-245 NROL-65 spy satellite flew over my house. It was moving at a fair lick but apparently, even at that speed, it could photograph me having a wee in my back garden.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USA-245

Anyhow, I found this website which tracks these things so I can plan my future garden nocturnal sprinkling activities:

http://spaceweather.com/flybys/search_results.php?lat=51.575&long=-4&offset=0&country=GB&state=Swansea&city=The%20Mumbles

It is coming back tonight and tomorrow.

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I sometimes listen to the radio signals from satellites.

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Shortly before midnight last night the USA-245 NROL-65 spy satellite flew over my house. It was moving at a fair lick but apparently, even at that speed, it could photograph me having a wee in my back garden.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USA-245

Anyhow, I found this website which tracks these things so I can plan my future garden nocturnal sprinkling activities:

http://spaceweather.com/flybys/search_results.php?lat=51.575&long=-4&offset=0&country=GB&state=Swansea&city=The%20Mumbles

It is coming back tonight and tomorrow.

Are you going to get your willy out for it then?

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Can you see it [the USA-245 NROL-65] with the naked eye, or do you need a telescope?

Many low orbit satellites are visible to the naked eye, particularly after sunset and before sunrise. They look like faint stars, and take take about 90 seconds to transit across the sky.

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there are various "spot the satellite" web sites like www.heavens-above.com

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Many low orbit satellites are visible to the naked eye, particularly after sunset and before sunrise. They look like faint stars, and take take about 90 seconds to transit across the sky.

Sounds like it could be the owls again.

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Can you see it [the USA-245 NROL-65] with the naked eye, or do you need a telescope?

Naked eye - didn't see much of it though. It was a tiny slightly orange dot speeding rapidly across the night sky.

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Shortly before midnight last night the USA-245 NROL-65 spy satellite flew over my house. It was moving at a fair lick but apparently, even at that speed, it could photograph me having a wee in my back garden.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USA-245

Anyhow, I found this website which tracks these things so I can plan my future garden nocturnal sprinkling activities:

http://spaceweather.com/flybys/search_results.php?lat=51.575&long=-4&offset=0&country=GB&state=Swansea&city=The%20Mumbles

It is coming back tonight and tomorrow.

How did you search? I entered my postcode but it wanted a US zip code.

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Shortly before midnight last night the USA-245 NROL-65 spy satellite flew over my house. It was moving at a fair lick but apparently, even at that speed, it could photograph me having a wee in my back garden.

I thought that was your dog having that wee.

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Many low orbit satellites are visible to the naked eye, particularly after sunset and before sunrise. They look like faint stars, and take take about 90 seconds to transit across the sky.

So night time then.

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I wave at them.

Actually, are satellites the ones 'up there'? I get mixed up between satellites and stalagmites.

I vaguely remember a rhyme about this very conundrum... "satellites are up tight, sodomites are on the bottom", or something like that.

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Few years ago having a camp fire on the beach. Spotted a satellite getting brighter and brighter until the beach also lit up for a split second. The panels must have been aligned with us and the sun - some idiots would have been phoning the papers about their UFO encounter :-)

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Few years ago having a camp fire on the beach. Spotted a satellite getting brighter and brighter until the beach also lit up for a split second. The panels must have been aligned with us and the sun - some idiots would have been phoning the papers about their UFO encounter :-)

Some idiots will alwys try to rationalise an obvious UFO encounter as being a sunlit satellite.

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