Written by The Night Sky Guy on January 12, 2010 – 9:47 pm -
The International Space Station passed over my house this evening and I managed to snap a couple of photos of it as it zipped along at 27,000 km per hour.
ISS flying over western evening sky of Montreal; Bright star underneath station trail is the summer star Vega; Canon 450D, F/5.6, 18mm, 20 second exposure; click image to enlarge
The closeup photo below highlights the difference between what the flightpaths of the space station and a plane looks like to the unaided eye. It’s pretty easy to distinguish the two in the sky.
Compare the steady light of ISS with the multicolored, blinking lights of a plane; click image to enlarge
There are still some bright, overhead passes of the orbiting lab over the next few days. Check out my Space Station link on the rightside bar and get your own viewing times.
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