International Space Station passes overhead


By Michael Johnson - michaeljohnson@civitasmedia.com



OHIO VALLEY — The International Space Station made a couple of passes over Gallipolis and southeastern Ohio on Thursday night, the first of which occurred at about 9:27 p.m. and again at 11:05 p.m.

In this photo, taken at 11:10 p.m., the ISS is shown as a streak of light moving from west-southwest to northeast. The image, taken at a location north of Eastern Avenue, was captured using a Nikon D3300 DSLR on a 15-second exposure (f/5.6, ISO 1600).

According to NASA.gov, the ISS circles the Earth once every 90 minutes, traveling at about 17,500 miles per hour. The ISS reflects sunlight, making it visible from the ground as a bright moving light. NASA predicts several more opportunities to see the ISS — barring cloudy or inclement weather — during the next several days.

Visit https://spotthestation.nasa.gov/sightings/ to find out when and where in the sky you can see it.

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By Michael Johnson

michaeljohnson@civitasmedia.com

Reach Michael Johnson at 740-446-2342, ext. 2102, or on Twitter @OhioEditorMike.

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