ISS in Tissington Skies
Appears 18h07m42s 4.5mag az:256.7° WSW horizon
Culmination 18h13m01s -3.9mag az:172.2° S h:64.4°
distance: 448.6km height above Earth: 407.7km elevation of Sun: -9°
Disappears 18h15m48s -2.2mag az: 91.6° E h:13.4°
Appears 19h44m02s 2.5mag az:275.1° W horizon
Disappears 19h48m26s -2.6mag az:249.3° WSW h:39.3°
Iridium flares in Tissington Skies
18h48m09s Iridium 20 Flare from MMA1 (Right antenna) Magnitude=-4.8mag
Azimuth=156.1° SSE altitude= 47.4° in constellation Orion
Flare center line, closest point →MapIt: Longitude=1.615°W Latitude=+53.077° (WGS84) Distance=8.4 km Azimuth= 84.0° E Peak Magnitude=-7.2mag
Satellite above: longitude=1.6°E latitude=+48.0° height above Earth=784.1 km distance to satellite=1019.7 km
Altitude of Sun=-14.4°
Solar Eclipse Calendar for 14 February
February 14, 1779 Death of James Cook (1728-1779), British circumnavigator and one of the first scientific navigators. He observed the Solar Eclipse of 1766 August 5 from Newfoundland and in 1769 measured the transit of Venus from Tahiti.
February 14, 1953 Last solar eclipse on Valentine's Day. This century was blessed with Valentine's Eclipses. There was a partial solar eclipse in 1953, a total solar eclipse in 1934 and an annular eclipse in 1915. Unfortunately, we do have to wait till 2306 and 2325 for the next Valentine Solar eclipses. Both will be Total Solar Eclipses.
February 14, 1980 Launch of Solar Maximum Mission, American Solar mission that achieved important results.
February 14, 1996 SOHO, European Solar mission reaches observation place: Lagrange point L1.
February 14, 2014 Dr. Irene González-Hernández, born on 20 October 1969 in the Canary Islands, Spain, passed away on 14 February 2014 after a battle with cancer. Most of Irene's professional career was dedicated to research in the field of helioseismology; initially, analyzing the images taken by the Taiwan Oscillation Network (TON) instrument at the Observatorio del Teide and the Michelson Doppler Imager (MDI) on board the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), and later, joining the Global Oscillations Network Group (GONG). In 1998, she received her PhD from the Universidad de La Laguna. In summer 1998, Irene joined the National Solar Observatory (NSO) in Tucson, Arizona as a long-term visitor. She liked it so much that a few years later in 2003, she moved there permanently and became an integral part of NSO/GONG, and remained an active member of the NSO until her very last days. Before moving to Tucson, she was granted an ESA postdoctoral fellowship for the Queen Mary College, University of London for a year and then switched to the private sector at Morgan Stanley, UK as an IT analyst for three years. Throughout her scientific career, Irene worked on a variety of research projects, but her passion was far-side imaging, where seismic waves observed on the front-side of the Sun are used to detect the presence of active regions on the invisible-side of our star. Her clever way of calibrating the far-side signatures of active regions in terms of active region size and magnetic field strength added a new dimension to far-side imaging, which has now become an important tool for space weather forecasting. She also worked on implementing far-side imaging to improve the short-term prediction of solar wind speed and UV irradiance, and studied large-scale flows below the solar surface.
February 14, 2325 A region near 29 degrees East and 23.5 degrees North, in the dessert of southern Egypt, will see five total solar eclipses in a span of 31.8 years during the 24 th century: 14 February 2325, 20 June 2327, 5 February 2334, 31 July 2353, and 23 November 2356.