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Q. How can I find a particular satellite in the sky? — Eddie G.
A. It's all on the World Wide Web.
For those interested in satellites and astronomy, there are several web sites that can provide you with the information you need to observe human-built objects above Earth such as space shuttles, the International Space Station or Iridium satellite flares.

Such sites tell you when and where to look in the sky. Their star charts show satellite tracks across the skies.

Heavens-Above is an example of a site that generates real-time satellite data customized for your location and time zone. The first time you visit the site, you will type in either your city and state or your latitude and longitude. From then on, the listings you choose to see will be customized for your location and time zone.

If you wish to know your latitude and longitude, ask your local town government or police department. Or use a GPS to find it.


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