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Dinner Date With The Space Station

The International Space Station (ISS) returned to the evening sky this week, making routine passes right around dinnertime. I saw one by accident two nights ago; the following night it cut directly across Orion’s Belt. It’s always fun to anticipate the arrival of the ISS at dusk, when it’s easy to get outside for a look compared…
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Wait … Is That Santa Or The Space Station?

I see a bright light crossing the evening sky. Santa and his reindeer on a trial run? More likely the six-man crew of the International Space Station (ISS) orbiting 248 miles (400 km) up, where Santa would need a pressurized suit to make his annual hippity-hop around the globe. Many locations in both northern and…
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Falling Leaves, Free-falling Space Station

What’s that big, bright, moving light in the sky at dusk? Chances are it’s the International Space Station (ISS). The world’s largest and brightest satellite returns for easy viewing during early evening hours this month. The ISS snuck up on me several evenings ago while I was out photographing the northern lights. Great to see it back beaming…
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Astronaut Terry Virts inserted an effervescent antacid tablet into a ball of water while crewmates filmed the reaction with the Red Epic Dragon camera.
Credit: NASA

Space Station Adds Human Touch To August Evening Skies

Six astronauts — a mix of Russians, Americans and Japanese — are currently orbiting the Earth 15-16 times a day at an altitude around 250 miles in the International Space Station (ISS). Every time I see its bright light travel complete its west to east arc across the sky I think of all the people…
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Space Station Goes Bzzzzzzt Like A June Bug

Every June, those big, brown June bug beetles slam into our screened windows we leave open to let in the cool night air. Bzzzzzzt … brzzzzzzzzt … bam! I love ’em. Love their blind persistence. During the day, they hide in the trees, but at night they’re out and about and strongly attracted to light. June…
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