ISS over Athens (Greece) night sky.

An amazing clear pass last night (21:33) over Athens night sky, heavily light polluted.

The absence of clouds made the pass more enjoyable. A very bright "dot" crossing (50° max) in fast motion.

Got it on video with iPhone 4S camera app.

theodoros1978 – Thu, 2013 – 06 – 06 04:37

Re: ISS over Athens and visible these days above Europe.

Always nice to see the Space Station visible in the sky.
The next few days the Space Station will be visible on
Europe after sunset.
When the sun "for us on earth" is below the horizon after sunset the Space Station is 400km above earth and sees
the sun shinning on it, the sunlight reflects on the metal modules thats why we see it as a bright flying star.
Somethimes ISS is still visible after 1 or 2 or 3 hours after sunset.
But later the sun is too far below the horizon that it does
not shine on ISS so its dark.
For the people who have smartphones download a ISS tracker so you
can see outside when the ISS comes close to you.
Or put one of these real time tracker websites in your browser:
Keep in mind the Space Station travels fast with 7km per second.
Anyway thanks for sharing your video.


Submitted by pd0rkc on Thu, 2013-06-06 13:27.

ATV chasing ISS

Over the next few days ATV will be approaching ISS. If you have a visible pass of the ISS then you may also see the ATV following a few minutes later.

Submitted by N5VHO on Thu, 2013-06-06 14:09.

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