June 08 2011. Early hours ISS flyby (0231-0236hrs) over UK skies. ISS pic (© NASA) shown for reference A very bright -3.3 magnitude. Captured with Olympus E5 & 8mm fisheye. 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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