On Christmas Eve, while everyone was letting their emotions run wild with children looking up to the sky to find Santa’s legendary carriage, there was also a “Real” flight of scientists on the International Space Station (ISS) in the night sky.
We can say that scientists diligently study space day and night on board the ISS station. “Santas” bring new knowledge to humanity. This year we have another chance “see” The ISS soared into the sky on Christmas day and night.
This Christmas, everyone has the opportunity to see “Santa’s sleigh” gliding through the sky
This Christmas, everyone has the opportunity to watch “Santa’s sleigh” slide through the sky – (Photo: SHUTTERSTOCK)
The ISS flight travels at a speed of 28,160 km/h, orbiting the Earth 16 times a day, or every 90 minutes.
However, each orbit of this satellite covers a different part of the Earth, so not everyone gets a chance to see it.Yes “Santa Claus from the ISS” and the astronauts during their passage.
In most of the northern hemisphere and parts of the southern hemispheremay be seen “Santa’s ride on the ISS” Zoom in approx. From 6 a.m. on December 24And Then it’s 5 a.m. on December 25.
Of course, these times vary depending on where you are on the planet.
According to the science news site IFLScienceyou can open it “Locate station” tool from NASA, follow the following link to follow the flights: https://spotthestation.nasa.gov/. Simply enter your location and the tool will provide every opportunity to view ISS flights between now and December 31.
For example: in New York (USA)you will be able to see the satellite fly over at 6:02 a.m. (local time) on Christmas Eve and 5:16 a.m. on Christmas Day.
In London (United Kingdom), You will have two opportunities to see the “ISS Santa Claus Ride”, once at 4:50 a.m. (local time) on December 24, and again at 6:23 a.m. on December 25.
This special “flight” will only be visible for 1-5 minutes at a time.so quickly “seize” the opportunity to admire it.
The darker the sky, the better you will be able to see the ISS. The brightness of the satellite can vary depending on location, altitude and the amount of reflected sunlight, as the ISS does not have its own lighting. This is why it is best to observe satellites just after sunset or before sunrise.
Some tips to help you distinguish the ISS ship: It will appear in the sky going from west to east, very quickly and will appear as a constantly bright light – without blinking or flickering.
Don’t forget to greet the astronauts and cosmonauts on board, as they fly 408 km above Earth. “ISS Santa Claus” This particular person will probably be too busy to say hello again, because they have a lot of work to do in one night.
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