See the International Space Station Live!

I was leaving shul last night when one of my friends pointed out the orbiting international space station (ISS). It appears as a very high airplane (but no blinking lights), and was moving at a good pace so it cannot be confused with a star, even though it is about the same brightness. He then predicted that it would disappear in the shadow of the earth and it did! With no clouds in sight, the light just went out when it could no longer reflect the sun’s light. The fact that it was so cold and clear made the “seeing” conditions excellent. It was awesome!

See this article: http://fun.familyeducation.com/satellites/outdoor-activities/35032.html 

To find sighting times for Philadelphia:

http://www.spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/sightings/cities/view.cgi?country=United_States&region=Pennsylvania&city=Philadelphia

Have fun ovserving.

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