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Published on Mar 3, 2013
The International Space Station (ISS) is a large (nearly 1 million pound) satellite which orbits the Earth at speeds over 17,000 MPH (about 15 times per day or once every 90 minutes) at an altitude of around 200 miles. It can easily be seen with the naked eye in clear skies when it passes over at dusk or dawn.
This series of clips shows a dusk fly-over with the ISS visible for about 6 minutes. Images were shot once per second using a Canon 5D Mk2 and Tokina 10mm fisheye lens, resulting in a full-sky view and roughly 30x speedup of the pass. A number of composited versions show the ISS's path as it crosses the sky, the curve being caused by the shape of the extreme wide angle (fisheye) lens.
You can sign up for email alerts directly from NASA which will notify you about 1 day before the station passes over your location at the right time of day to be seen. http://spotthestation.nasa.gov/
The soundtrack is "Neptune Orbit" from the "Mission Control" CD by Technician (yours truly), MP3 album and single track available on iTunes at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/miss... full artist discography and CDs available at HTTP://technician.jcmdi.com
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