Jan Mikael (2 Apr 2011)
"INFO: Secret Space Plane Flares - Saturn Rings Surge in Brightness !"

 

> Space Weather News for April 1, 2011
> http://spaceweather.com

> SPACE PLANE FLARES: The US Air Force X-37B space plane is circling Earth on a classified mission.  Although its orbit is officially unpublished, amateur sky watchers have spotted it and are monitoring its progress. This week, a veteran observer witnessed a spectacular flare from the X-37B, exceeding the brightness of Venus. Details may be found on today's edition of http://spaceweather.com.

> Bonus: You can turn your cell phone into a space plane tracker by downloading our field-tested Simple Flybys app: http://simpleflybys.com.

> SATURN'S RINGS SURGE IN BRIGHTNESS:  This weekend, Saturn will be at opposition--that is, opposite the sun in the skies of Earth.  Whenever this happens, Saturn's rings surge in brightness due to backscattering of sunlight.  Even a small telescope will show the effect. Visit http://spaceweather.com for observing tips and a sky map.