The ISS and the Colourful Moon

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Bhangi Iwe Huru

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The blue moon will be rising tonight but you will not get a view as good as this one without a telescope and digital camera. In this image, the 85 kilometer wide Tycho crater is prominent to the upper right. The rays streaking out from the crater like spokes from a wheel hub are made of ejected material thrown out during a meteor impact. Just above that to the right of the crater is the International Space Station. The colours in this image are enhanced but nonetheless real.



http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html
 

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The blue moon will be rising tonight but you will not get a view as good as this one without a telescope and digital camera. In this image, the 85 kilometer wide Tycho crater is prominent to the upper right. The rays streaking out from the crater like spokes from a wheel hub are made of ejected material thrown out during a meteor impact. Just above that to the right of the crater is the International Space Station. The colours in this image are enhanced but nonetheless real.



http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html
Have ever spotted it once, without a scope and clear sky you don't see much.
 

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Looking at that first picture, it is difficult to believe/grasp that the ISS is about 384,000 Km from the moon and just about 300-400 km from the observer.
 
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