Face eastward in Beaufort to snag a look at Space Shuttle Discovery (update: video)

NASA/Frank Michaux

Update February 28: While it's not local, our view in Beaufort was so poor that I think you'll forgive me.

The video up top of the shuttle launch was captured by YouTube user "" while on flight from Orlando. Pretty amazing perspective.

First reporting: The Space Shuttle Discovery is set to launch at the Kennedy Space Center at 4:50 p.m. today, and if you look eastward from Beaufort about a minute after launch you should be able to catch a glimpse of the smoke contrail. 

The shuttle should "pass by" the Beaufort area four minutes after launch as it makes its way to the International Space Station. Though unless you have binoculars you won't be able to see the rocket boosters separate.

Mission STS-133 is the final flight for Discovery.

For those of you that want to keep a closer eye on events, you can tune in NASA TV online here and get the blow-by-blow events with the #STS133 hashtag on Twitter.

You can get loads more technical information about observing the launches here.

Sunset at 6:12 p.m.