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International Space Station flight over Earth

This Youtube video, viewed by more than 2.4 million people since it was posted Sept. 15, is a time-lapse movie of International Space Station images as it passes over Earth.

The nighttime images begin over the Pacific, passing over North and South America before the space station creates its own sunrise over Antarctica.

Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco and Phoenix are visible, as well as Texas and New Mexico.


The author, who assembled the images from NASA’s Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth, is identified only as “yesterday2221,” age 26.

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NightWatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe – This astronomy guide is written for beginner and novice level astronomists. It covers basic equipment and setup, and contains excellent charts and enlarged photography. It’s also spiral bound, perfect for infield use!

Astrophysics is Easy!: An Introduction for the Amateur Astronomer (Patrick Moore’s Practical Astronomy Series) – Astrophysics is often – with some justification – regarded as incomprehensible without at least degree-level mathematics. Consequently, many amateur astronomers skip the math, and miss out on the fascinating fundamentals of the subject. In Astrophysics Is Easy! Mike Inglis takes a quantitative approach to astrophysics that cuts through the incomprehensible mathematics, and explains the basics of astrophysics in accessible terms. The reader can view objects under discussion with commercial amateur equipment.

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