Tagged: Viewing the sky

The Visibility of the Space Station - Out of Space

Duncan Steel Feb 22, 2019

[avatar user=”duncansteel” size=”thumbnail” align=”right” /] The International Space Station (and many other satellites) can easily be viewed passing overhead using the naked eye, so long as you know when to look, and where. But why  can we see it, and how does it return so often?  In a blog post a few days ago I presented tables of times when … Read More

Times to Spot the Space Station - Out of Space

Duncan Steel Feb 19, 2019

[avatar user=”duncansteel” size=”thumbnail” align=”right” /] It’s easy to see the International Space Station passing overhead: you just need to know when and where to look. Oh, and a clear sky. The International Space Station (ISS) regularly passes across New Zealand, a little more than 400 km above our heads – rather less than the distance between Auckland and … Read More