Hot Tub Star Gazing

 

Milky Way
 

It’s the time of year when Autumn and Winter approach and the nights draw in, which creates the perfect time for Hot Tub Star Gazing. Relax in the warm waters, turn off the lights and look to the sky - on a clear night you can see the universe, the milky way, space station, satellite’s, shooting stars and you can become an amateur astronomer.
 

The International Space Station (ISS)

To us on Earth, it looks like a bright star moving quickly above the horizon, visible to the naked eye, the station is best seen at dawn and dusk, and is the third brightest object in the sky.
 

The ISS orbits at approximately 220 miles (350 km) above the Earth and it travels at an average speed of 17,227 per hour. This means the ISS orbits the Earth every 90 minutes, with it's residents viewing 16 sunrises and 16 sunsets.
 

Track the Space Station at https://spotthestation.nasa.gov/
 

Share your Hot Tub Star Gazing experiences, what can you spot this Autumn/Winter?


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