June 11/12 2011. An amazing night of multiple ISS flybys across UK skies. I set up tent and camera waterside and watched all night as the ISS flew over 4 times. This shot shows a double flyby (0057 & 0232 hrs) against an all night startrail. The water was on fire :-) The ISS was as bright as the moon and low lying water mist added to the eerie breathtaking scene! Stunning. Captured with Oly E5 & 8mm fisheye. Camera settings: 15s exposures shot continuous all night, ISO 500, F3.5. Mist & foreground lit with a few flash bursts away from camera.The International Space Station is the biggest and brightest object orbiting Earth (The moon does not orbit the center of the earth, rather, they both revolve around the center of their masses called the barycenter).The station's solar panels span 240ft tip to tip, as wide as a football field. The ISS outshines Venus & only the sun and moon are brighter.
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