International Space Station now visible in (Australian) evening twilight skies

October 1, 2011 | By | Add a Comment
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The International Space Station is now visible in the evening twilight sky for Australian observers. If you haven’t seen a satellite pass overhead, the International Space Station is the one to go out and look for. It is easily visible to the unaided eye and depending on viewing circumstances, can appear (briefly) almost as bright as the planet Venus.

The International Space Station is featured in this image photographed by an STS-133 crew member on space shuttle Discovery after the station and shuttle began their post-undocking relative separation. Undocking of the two spacecraft occurred at 7 a.m. (EST) on March 7, 2011. Discovery spent eight days, 16 hours, and 46 minutes attached to the orbiting laboratory. Photo credit: NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Information on when to see the International Space Station from your location can be found here on this site.

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