Yeah, see that spot in the center of the photo?
Know what that is?
The International Space Station.
I took the photo with my camera phone, which is amazing.
Occassionally you can see all sorts of satellites and crap going across the sky. Sometimes you can see REALLY bright ones. Tonight was the International Space Station. It was REALLY REALLY bright. I watched it travel from the south to the north traveling at just about 17,500 MILES PER HOUR.
yeah…. told you. NERD ALERT.
But anyways, if you happen to be in Southern California and want to watch it go over, you can see it again on MONDAY. head out side around 5:08 or so and stare at the sky. You most likely WILL see it unless you’re blind. It will still be a bit light outside, so it in theory wont be as bright as tonight, but you should still see it.
It looks like the brightest star you can imagine traveling swiftly across the sky.
So, take a look if you want! It’s usually a long time between seeing it like this. Usually months and months.
I saw it a while ago during the last Shuttle mission. What was really cool was the fact that the shuttle JUST disconnected from the Space Station, so you could see the shuttle right behind the ISS.
I think there is a shuttle mission later this month, so MAYBE you will be able to see it. Not sure though.
Long post. NON car related.
But if you enjoy, cool.
Let me know if you see it!!!!