Sunday, July 26, 2009

International Space Station

It isn't a great shot, but it is of the International Space Station as it moved across the sky.
We have been enjoying going out and looking for it when the sky is clear enough.
It is amazing to watch with the naked eye - no telescope needed, and is fairly unmistakable. It moves quickly, but is usually visible for about 5 minutes.
You can check the NASA website for when it is visible where you are at
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/sightings/index.html .
The shuttle is flying with it right now, too.

3 comments:

Katney said...

thanks for this information. We will try tonight. Only one minute of possibility to see both. I've bookmarked the site.

Bob Crowe said...

That is just so cool, a phantasm crossing the sky above the rain forest.

Hyde DP said...

well seen - I remember catching site of the Mir shuttle as it passed over NZ in 2001 just before it landed.