Thursday, October 25, 2007

Eyes to the Sky

The Discovery Space Shuttle lifted off Tuesday at 11:38 A.M. EDT and docked this morning with the International Space Station at 8:46 A.M. EDT ... Last night Hubby and I had the chance to watch the International Space Station streak across the sky from the Northwest to the Southeast over our property, pursued by Discovery almost a minute later. Oh, did I mention it could be seen with the naked eye? They both appeared like moving stars through the almost night light. The sun was glowing in the West from below the horizon and the moon was shining brightly from it's rising in the East. The weather crisp, the sky extremely clear. Tonight,about 20 minutes later than last night, I once again caught the Space Station/Shuttle making a pass over central Iowa. The moon in full phase, named the "Hunter's Moon" is making the landscape shine even now...Hope everyone gets a chance to stop to take a look ; see the big and little things that make our world special...

4 comments:

Arthur said...

I actually didn't get to catch that and now I wish I would have saw the space station. The moon I have seen and it is gorgeous.

CDGardens said...

Yes, if it was visible in your area it would have been interesting to catch.

You'll probably get a chance in the future with more missions planned and the Space Station in constant orbit.

Kristine said...

I've never looked for the Shuttle or the Space Station, but I should do that.

The moon was beautiful last night. It was so full and bright. I love those sort of nights.

CDGardens said...

Krisitne - The moon was definitely full and bright. A beautiful fall treat.

Over at http://Heavens-Above.com in the Configuration area, you can find out when the
"ISS",International Space Station might be visible from your location.