Getting Ready For International Space Station Observing Season

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The International Space Station in orbital twilight during the departure of STS-119 Space Shuttle Discovery. Image credit: NASA/STS-119

The summer season means long days and short nights, as observers in the northern hemisphere must stay up later each evening waiting for darkness to fall. It also means that the best season to spot that orbital outpost of humanity—the International Space Station—is almost upon us. Get set for multiple passes a night for observers based in mid- to high- northern latitudes, starting this week.(…)
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