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Old Feb 21, 2010, 9:00 PM   #1
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Default Nursery Rhymes-Neverland

second to the right, and straight on till morning...

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Old Feb 21, 2010, 11:02 PM   #2
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???? Duh? I don't understand.

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Old Feb 22, 2010, 8:26 AM   #4
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Yes, Peter Pan. ‘second to the right, and straight on till morning...’ is how you get to Neverland according to Peter.

It is hard to see on this down sized to 800 photo but there are 2 lines. The fainter line on the left is the Space Shuttle Endeavour. The slightly brighter on the right is the ISS (that’s the island that is far away that some go to and fly around). They appear from about straight over head and disappear about 4 minutes later behind the Cascade Mountains at about the same place the Sun is going to rise about 30 minutes later. It is not my best photo but the event is somewhat rare. Where I live is not known for its clear days (let alone nights) and there are only a few days in a mission when the 2 fly in formation so I have not had an opportunity to see (and photograph) this before and it is extremely doubtful I will ever get the changes again.

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Daz,
Interestingly, the first thing I thought of on seeing your submission was "When you wish upon a star...." My mind has been bought and captured by Walt Disney,

That's indeed a rare shot of the space shuttle. With everyday equipment I think that's quite an achievement.

Nonetheless, to us old foogies space travel only happened in the movies until now and it's no longer a fairy tale. Who know's maybe one day Peter Pan does live out there....
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Interestingly, the first thing I thought of on seeing your submission was "When you wish upon a star...." My mind has been bought and captured by Walt Disney,

That's indeed a rare shot of the space shuttle. With everyday equipment I think that's quite an achievement.

Nonetheless, to us old foogies space travel only happened in the movies until now and it's no longer a fairy tale. Who know's maybe one day Peter Pan does live out there....
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Thanks selvin.

When you see it with your own eyes what you see is a bright star (the brightest in the sky) suddenly wink into existents. The star moves across the sky very quickly then a second bright star appears and chases the first star. The 2 stars shoot across the sky and fade out just above the horizon.

Most people still only see it in the “movies”. A few may see a launch (I have seen one) and some a landing but almost all (probably for the rest of my life and I was born at about the start of the “Space Age”) will only see what is in space with their own eyes this way. So too most it is still a fairy tail.

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Wait that Line STAR only appears that way for I see it down to the top of the tree its because of the lights of the fun town that make it look that way. just as a falling star looks to have faded out but really has not cause of the way the lights and distance is when we see it if on in the valley seen one falling and on e in the cleared hill sen one they both would see the same star yet one would see it fade before the other. Trickery of course brought by distance and heights and location.
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