Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Spring ISS Pass

The International Space Station (ISS) is making evening passes over much of the United States this week. The best pass for Tucson was tonight (although we get more, tonight's was the brightest). I drove down to Saguaro National Park East and snapped a few shots.

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Those are my favorite pics from tonight (for more, you can always check out my Flickr Stream).

As we approach summer, it is sometimes possible to see more than one ISS pass per night, especially as you go farther north. We had two passes last night in Tucson. I have seen up to four passes per night listed for Seattle. To find out when to see the ISS, be sure to check Heavens-Above or the Spaceweather Simple Satellite Tracker.

Reprinted with permission from the Half-Astrophysicist Blog.

6 comments:

Mary said...

Thanks Hale. Whenever we can we go out and look for it. Not today though as it is cloudy.

BTW, and no offense meant, but your state legislature has some serious nut cases in it. More than mine, thats for sure.

hale-bopp said...

Yeah, don't get me started on our legislature! Women, you are all now pregnant since pregnancy begins two weeks before conception!

Mary said...

That's what I am talking about. I'll be curious to see if your governor signs it, and when the courts shoot it down. Absolute craziness.

OrbsCorbs said...

Thanks for the info and photos, hale.

kkdither said...

Legislator logic: women deserve less money than men for the same work. It is our own fault that we put a value on raising children.

Hale, love, love, LOVE the fisheye lens!

hale-bopp said...

Thanks, kk.I like that lens a lot. It's very fast (f/2.8) so you can get good pics with a short exposure time.