The ISS Crosses Air Traffic Between Jupiter and Venus

The International Space Station (ISS) streaks across the sky over eastern Pennsylvania on February 13th, 2012 at 7:13PM eastern time. The space station’s path across the sky started in the lower left portion of the sky (23° above WSW). It passed between Jupiter and Venus (the brightest two objects in the sky, Venus being closer to the horizon), made an X with some airline traffic, then faded away in the upper right (58° above NNW). It was visible for approximately two minutes.


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This image is composite made from multiple images — in this case, 39 separate 30 second exposures. After merging the images in Photoshop, I filled in the gaps in the space station’s smear that were left as it traveled during the short moment between exposures.

==> Time-lapse video of the still images used to create the above image. <==

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~ by peeancefreeance on February 14, 2012.

One Response to “The ISS Crosses Air Traffic Between Jupiter and Venus”

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