MadSci Network: Astronomy

Subject: Are satellites passing in front of the sun visible?

Date: Mon May 3 20:12:49 2004
Posted by Al
Grade level: nonaligned School: No school entered.
City: Melbourne State/Province: FL Country: USA
Area of science: Astronomy
ID: 1083633169.As

While viewing sunspots using the projection method with a 4" reflecting telescope, I witnessed a fast moving speck cross the sun's image in an apparently straight line, north to south and crossing the disk in about a second. How likely is it that I saw a satellite? And if this is possible, are there methods to determine how to see this again?

Re: Are satellites passing in front of the sun visible?

Current Queue | Current Queue for Astronomy | Astronomy archives

Try the links in the MadSci Library for more information on Astronomy.

MadSci Home | Information | Search | Random Knowledge Generator | MadSci Archives | Mad Library | MAD Labs | MAD FAQs | Ask a ? | Join Us! | Help Support MadSci

MadSci Network,
© 1995-2003. All rights reserved.