Moon over ISS
of our fair planet in 90 minutes
the International Space Station can easily be spotted by eye
as a very bright star moving through the night sky.
Have you seen it?
The next time you do, you will have recognized the location of over
20 years of continuous
human presence in space.
In fact, the
1 crew to the ISS
docked with the orbital
outpost some 400 kilometers above the Earth on November 2, 2000.
No telescope is required to spot the ISS flashing through the
But this telescopic field of view does reveal remarkable
of the space station
captured as it transited the waning gibbous moon on November 3,
just one day after the space age milestone.
The well-timed telescopic snapshot also contains the
location of another inspirational human achievement.
About 400,000 kilometers
the Apollo 11 landing site on the dark,
smooth lunar Sea of Tranquility
is to the right of the ISS silhouette.
Authors & editors:
NASA Web Site Statements, Warnings,
NASA Official: Jay Norris.
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