ISS pass over Pune this evening

Space, Sky is divine… to which ancient man was very very fascinated. The unlimited expanse in which everything is located and today’s man has caught over it. International Space station, a station which completed man’s dream to live in space..!

I always had a cherished desire to fly in the sky……

But today I at least have opportunity to see the sons of Earth in the space…

The International Space Station (ISS) is a joint project of five space agencies: the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (United States), the Russian Federal Space Agency (Russian Federation), the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan), the Canadian Space Agency (Canada) and the European Space Agency (Europe). It is serviced primarily by the Soyuz, Progress spacecraft units and Space Shuttle.

International space station

Wednesday, 22 December, 2010 at 6:26 p.m.

Location: Pune

Latitude: N 18° 31′ 48.00″

Longitude: E 73° 50′ 23.99″

ISS will be at -3.6 which is quite bright but also the sky will be quite bright too with sun barely   6.5° below the horizon.

Event                                    Time                      Al            Azimuth               Distance (km)
Reaches 10° altitude       18:26:52               10°          210° (SSW)          1,284
Maximum altitude           18:29:43               64°          127° (SE )             379
Enters shadow                  18:32:54               8°            44° (NE )               1,434

As told by IUCAA, Snapshots are of Stellarium software.

Enjoy the 6 minutes!

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