I added this to the comments section on the post downstream figuring the odds of being hit by a falling satellite. But in case you didn’t see it:
If you want to see the satellite that is falling from orbit, I understand it’s a particularly impressive site in its low orbit.
If the clouds clear, St. Paulites can see it tonight (Sunday) at 5 seconds before 7 10 degrees above the SSW horizon to 27 degrees above the SSE horizon.
Tuesday may be the best chance as it goes directly overhead. At 6:46:57 p.m., look 10 degrees above the SW horizon. In about 3 1/2 minutes it descends 23 degrees above the NE horizon….with its highest point being pretty much directly overhead — 82 degrees above the NW horizon.
Update Mon 7:03 p.m. – The Heaven’s Above site is giving different data now for Tuesday. I don’t know the exact reason for the changes but maybe the orbit is changing that much. It went a little to our East tonight (Monday) and should’ve split Orion’s Belt at 6:54, but, alas, there was a line of thin clouds and we didn’t see it at Casa Collins.
Update Tues. 3:42 p.m. – Here’s a good account of how this shoot-down is supposed to work. Turns out there’s no warhead on the missile. Just good old fashion energy. I’ve seen a blog entry somewhere today that suggests tomorrow night (Wednesday) is the night, but I don’t think the orbit has decayed enough yet.