The Space Shuttle Endeavour and the International Space Station will be passing in orbit over the Central Plains this week...and weather permitting...should provide a pretty good show in the late evening sky. For those wanting to take a peek...here is a schedule of occurrence times and the directions and elevations above the horizon for viewing...(calculations centered on Hastings, Nebraska.)
Day Beginning Time/Azimuth/Elevation - Mid Point Time/Azimuth/Elevation - Ending Time/Azimuth/Elevation
Tuesday 11:04:42 PM / NW / 10 Degrees 11:07:20 PM / NNW / 67 Degrees 11:07:20 PM / NNW / 67 Degrees
Thursday 10:18:44 PM / NW / 10 Degrees 10:21:41 PM / NE / 84 Degrees 10:22:47 PM / ESE / 34 Degrees
Saturday 9:32:34 PM / NW / 10 Degrees 9:35:30 PM / NNE / 88 Degrees 9:38:16 PM / SE / 11 Degrees
Times and Elevations may vary by a couple of degrees and as much as 30 seconds based on your location...e.g. Ord...Plainville...York...Gothenburg etc.