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See Santa & His Reindeer fly across the sky on Christmas Eve 5.30-6pm FREE

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The best magical freebie for kids of all ages! On Christmas Eve between 5.30 - 6pm the NASA international space station will be visible, making a 3min pass over the UK. AKA On Christmas Eve A…
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The best magical freebie for kids of all ages!

On Christmas Eve between 5.30 - 6pm the NASA international space station will be visible, making a 3min pass over the UK.

AKA

On Christmas Eve At about 5.30pm you will be able to see Santa & his sleigh fly across the sky!

Find your expected timings here:

http://spotthestation.nasa.gov/sightings/index.cfm#.VIrLQNKsUR8

Or download the ISS app and follow it all around the world!

Fingers crossed for a clear sky x

You can sign up for email notifications here:
http://spotthestation.nasa.gov/
so you don't forget :)
- kpnutzzz

Timings are:

17:22 10 degrees above the horizon
17:25 directly overhead

Flying west to South east
- barrel24
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I'll probably take a pounding for this, but why not tell the kid what is REALLY is up there. MUCH more impressive than a lie.
22 Likes
RadicalCosmicalRainbow
I'll probably take a pounding for this, but why not tell the kid what is REALLY is up there. MUCH more impressive than a lie.


Maybe just to give them that little feeling of magic before reality and responsibility consume every fibre of their being to the point where they wonder why they even bother, and question why you could be so cruel as to bring then into a world of hate and loathing where they are likely to be rejected and trodden on time after time.

And in years to come, when they are telling you about how miserable life is they may just say "But Dad, you always tried to put a smile on our face and make us believe in happiness". Then they'll remind you how you kept them believing in Santa long enough for them to discover their truth in their own time, and what a great dad you are.

But that's only Maybe!
18 Likes
PAULTRD
Or, you could just point to an airplane because that's what it looks like... Cold from me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOsOifg4Mm0


http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-YbKqKGcONk4/Uriv-MUeTUI/AAAAAAAAmcQ/9-gSEcYYZ9M/s1600/scrooge1[1].jpg
10 Likes
They need to tie a massive 'Santa' banner behind the ISS (like those 'message' airplanes) - now that would be impressive :)
(Although it may affect the flight characteristics slightly...)

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4 Likes #1
Love this post :)


Edited By: sasha77 on Dec 12, 2014 11:16
3 Likes #2
Aww this is lovely. Thanks for the heads up
3 Likes #3
Good thing I checked the times, says in the OP "On Christmas Eve between 5.30 - 6pm" It will be visible here at 5:23pm if I'd waited to check I'd have missed it.
#4
Hot.

Need to try and remember this.
#5
Great idea, priceless. Have some heat!
#6
Lovely.
#7
Thank You :)
#8
Ty :)
#9
This sounds magical <3
#10
Love this idea, nice one!
2 Likes #11
2 Likes #12
You da real MVP
10 Likes #13
They need to tie a massive 'Santa' banner behind the ISS (like those 'message' airplanes) - now that would be impressive :)
(Although it may affect the flight characteristics slightly...)
#14
Or, you could just point to an airplane because that's what it looks like... Cold from me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOsOifg4Mm0
1 Like #15
Not sure who will be more excited me or the kids :p
#16
PAULTRD
Or, you could just point to an airplane because that's what it looks like... Cold from me

Kids can usually identify a plane due to the flashing red/green lights which the ISS doesn't have. I know mine would spot that difference in a second. Also, in most cases, you can't tell exactly when a plane will be flying overhead.

I added heat :)
2 Likes #17
That's lovely, thank you. Knowing my nephew we will all be standing in the garden saying let's see if we can see Santa's sleigh fly over and he will shout out "no it's not that's the space station!" ;)
#18
crystalinedragon
PAULTRD
Or, you could just point to an airplane because that's what it looks like... Cold from me

Kids can usually identify a plane due to the flashing red/green lights which the ISS doesn't have. I know mine would spot that difference in a second. Also, in most cases, you can't tell exactly when a plane will be flying overhead.

I added heat :)

http://planefinder.net/
2 Likes #19
this is a lovely idea, it happened a few years ago & it certainly made my none believing 8 year old question his beliefs! defo doesn't look like a plane either
50 Likes #20
I'll probably take a pounding for this, but why not tell the kid what is REALLY is up there. MUCH more impressive than a lie.
1 Like #21
If you apply for the email notification here , you will be informed the day before every chance of a night time sighting :) My children and I love it! :)
Hoping for a clear night this year as there are two sightings for Swindon:
Wed Dec 24, 5:24 PM 4 min 48° 36 above WSW 10 above SE and
Wed Dec 24, 7:00 PM 1 min 12° 11 above WSW 12 above SSW
#22
seen this last year looks good
1 Like #23
RadicalCosmicalRainbow
I'll probably take a pounding for this, but why not tell the kid what is REALLY is up there. MUCH more impressive than a lie.

gee humbug, what the stars and moon that they see every night
#24
kpnutzzz
If you apply for the email notification here , you will be informed the day before every chance of a night time sighting :) My children and I love it! :)
Hoping for a clear night this year as there are two sightings for Swindon:
Wed Dec 24, 5:24 PM 4 min 48° 36 above WSW 10 above SE and
Wed Dec 24, 7:00 PM 1 min 12° 11 above WSW 12 above SSW
Would be good to add that link to the description!
3 Likes #25
I used the ISS app last year (which reminds me to download it for my new android phone). It was great seeing it whizz across the sky, although it is gone in a minute. Kids thought I was stupid standing at the front door searching the sky for Santa's sleigh on Christmas Eve (although they were 17 & 19 at the time). Voted Hot :D
#26
honeypotpie
kpnutzzz
If you apply for the email notification here , you will be informed the day before every chance of a night time sighting :) My children and I love it! :)
Hoping for a clear night this year as there are two sightings for Swindon:
Wed Dec 24, 5:24 PM 4 min 48° 36 above WSW 10 above SE and
Wed Dec 24, 7:00 PM 1 min 12° 11 above WSW 12 above SSW
Would be good to add that link to the description!

Have done now, thanks.
#27
Sounds nice, thanks!!! Requested email notification as well :)
22 Likes #28
RadicalCosmicalRainbow
I'll probably take a pounding for this, but why not tell the kid what is REALLY is up there. MUCH more impressive than a lie.


Maybe just to give them that little feeling of magic before reality and responsibility consume every fibre of their being to the point where they wonder why they even bother, and question why you could be so cruel as to bring then into a world of hate and loathing where they are likely to be rejected and trodden on time after time.

And in years to come, when they are telling you about how miserable life is they may just say "But Dad, you always tried to put a smile on our face and make us believe in happiness". Then they'll remind you how you kept them believing in Santa long enough for them to discover their truth in their own time, and what a great dad you are.

But that's only Maybe!
#29
Love this idea, well worth it for all those with kids, or, if like myself, you are a big kid :D
1 Like #30
RadicalCosmicalRainbow
I'll probably take a pounding for this, but why not tell the kid what is REALLY is up there. MUCH more impressive than a lie.
I agree! Why not get kids interested in science and spaceflight rather than cry in 50 years time when the UK collapses due to undervaluing its scientists! Smart kids figure out santa is impossible by age 5, they just don't tell their parents. Sorry, parents! (^_^')\ Or, why not just tell them Santa lives on the spacestation and that's how he sees you when you're sleeping ;) haha!
Anyway, science pretty much is magic so why say it's cruel to teach kids about the wonders of life rather than assuming they'll grow up to be cynics? Glad my parents supported my learning!

Edited By: otherside27 on Dec 12, 2014 12:47
18 Likes #31
PAULTRD
Or, you could just point to an airplane because that's what it looks like... Cold from me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOsOifg4Mm0


http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-YbKqKGcONk4/Uriv-MUeTUI/AAAAAAAAmcQ/9-gSEcYYZ9M/s1600/scrooge1[1].jpg
#32
Thank you! Will be doing this with my daughter! :-)
#33
It went over last year too, looks nothing like a plane - brilliant :)
#34
Thank you
#35
thank you
#36
what on earth is this?

How is this a freebie at all?

Nevermind the fact it makes no sense



Edited By: mikeyrobbo on Dec 12, 2014 13:13
#37
I told my kids that i am the one buying presents and working for it. I don't want this big fat red marketing tool having having any space under my roof.
And they don't care about the fat man, for them Christmas it's presents, family time and nativity.
#38
Lovely
#39
Coventry/Warwickshire:
Wed Dec 24, 5:24 PM 4 min 40° 33 above WSW 11 above SE Facebook Twitter
Wed Dec 24, 7:00 PM 1 min 11° 10 above SW 11 above SSW


So guessing most of England the same as that matches Swindon times - just slightly different angles (Which makes sense)
1 Like #40
Funder
They need to tie a massive 'Santa' banner behind the ISS (like those 'message' airplanes) - now that would be impressive :)
(Although it may affect the flight characteristics slightly...)

Doubt it, not a great deal of air in space.

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