See the ISS on the Independence Day

During the Independence Day (Fourth of July) celebration, we have a great opportunity to see the International Space Station (ISS) — the most expensive object that human beings have ever built and the largest artificial satellite. please visit NASA website:

http://spaceflight1.nasa.gov/realdata/sightings/

and select your city.

Here, E=East, S=South, W=West, N=North. So, “10 above NNE” means 12 degrees up in the direction between north and northeast. The best dates are: July 6 through 9. Be prepared as the durations are very short — maximum time frame is only 6 minutes.

With a telescope or even a good binocular, you may see some kind of details. For instance, the following picture is taken via telescope

There are some YouTube videos available too. A related blog post is here.

Hope you will enjoy the holiday with a little more fun.

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3 Responses to “See the ISS on the Independence Day”

  1. See International Space Station and Space Shuttle Discovery in the sky « Paviavio           Says:

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