Until the end of may in most parts of Russia and in CIS countries there are evening visibility of the International space station.
“to say Hello to Anatolia Ivanishina, Ivan Wagner and Chris Cassidy, just at the right time to look at the sky” – say the experts of Roscosmos.
the ISS flying over the Earth at an altitude of over 400 km. Therefore, many believe that to see with the naked eye at this distance impossible. But in reality, space station, according to the experts, the third brightest object in the night sky. Within 24 hours, the station orbits the planet more than 15 times. And almost every Earthling, if you are in the right place, can see a massive work of engineering without the aid of telescopes.
Chances increasing after sunset, when all was dark, or before dawn. In this watch the Shine reflecting surface of the ISS increased significantly.
the Russian space Agency noted that the station is flying from the South-West to South-East, so to see it, you need to look at the southern sky. Residents of Moscow and Moscow region will be able to see the ISS several times a day until the end of may. And several times the visible span of the station will last more than six minutes – may 17, 23.21 MSK, may 18 – at 00.57 GMT and at 22.33 GMT, 19 may at 21: 46 GMT, 20 may – 22.34 MSK, may 21 – 21.47 GMT, 22 may at 22.35 GMT, 23 may – 21.48 us MSK and 25 may – at 21.49 GMT.
Now work on the ISS Russian cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and John Wagner, as well as American astronaut Christopher Cassidy. If all goes according to schedule, may 28 at the station on the ship, Crew Dragon will fly NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken.