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25 December 2014
Christmas in Space


Christmas Space Craft
  The international space craft  was set for a flying visit over South & West Wales and what perfect timing on a clear Christmas eve.It was due to appear over the horizon at around 5.20pm. The camera was set on a continuous 30 sec exp. the trajectory was set, all I had to was wait, and to my excitement she appears over the horizon right on time at 5.20 pm.

The space station is the length of a rugby pitch and over the past 14yrs has been home to more than 200 astronauts. The craft is orbiting some 200 miles above earth and completes a lap of the planet in 92 mins.
This image shows the trajectory of the craft under a waxing crescent moon.
Mike Davies
Cadoxton
Neath
 




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