NASA’s ISS Captured In Shimla; Further Sightings At Your Location Are Possible

First Posted: Nov 29, 2016 03:30 AM EST

Are you the also sky gazer enthusiast? If you are that kind of person who loves to gawk at the night sky either by counting the stars or simply observing the abyss up of the horizon, it is time to go into Shimla watching.

On the current news, NASA's International Space Station (ISS) is visible from Shimla these days and will reportedly continue until Dec. 6 of this year.

Last Sunday, Nov. 27, many sky gazers spotted the ISS at 6:45 p.m. and another sighting was at around 7:20 p.m. on same day. According to The Tecake, just yesterday at around 6:27 p.m. and so on, the space station was clearly observed flashing across the sky.

The ISS moves at a the speed of 27.6 km per hour or 8 km per second, with an orbital height of 400 km distance from Earth.

In The Financial Express report, "The ISS can be seen from many parts of the world, while currently, you can see it from Shimla. Meanwhile, NASA has made it possible to keep you informed about the sightings of the ISS so that you know the date and time of spotting. The tracking of ISS has a dedicated web page which tells you about the location of the sighting and lists it according to places around the world. The ISS is generally visible of a couple of minutes, and the best time to view it is during sunset or sunrise when the sunlight is reflected off ISS which makes it easier to find in a somewhat dark sky."

The user can search their locations in the search bar of the ISS sighting web page that gives a variety of options. If ever the exact location is not available, you just have to look for a nearby location. According to the Tech 2, the ISS completes a little more than 15 orbits a day. With that, it is possible to have multiple sighting windows to be available in a single day.

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