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A room with a view

There have been some nice shots of New Zealand from the ISS (International Space Station) over the years, but I can’t recall one that caught so much of our nation so well.

We’re entering the months of the year where the ISS is best seen when it orbits over the country, thanks to the tilt of the Earth exposing the ISS to more sunlight for longer. No matter how many times I’ve seen that bright light moving through our darkened skies it always fills me with a sense of beauty and longing.

If you’re interested in seeing it yourself here’s the tracking link that shows when it will be seen. You can alter the details of where you’re situated and when you click on the date of a sighting you get a skymap to show you where to look. There’s an excellent one coming up on Monday night.

And if you want something to watch instead of That Which Should Not Be Named today, you can watch a live streaming video of earth (or replays) from the ISS.

Written by Tom Hunter

October 16, 2021 at 1:54 pm

Posted in New Zealand, Space, Technology

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