Bright ISS Pass on March 30, 2009
Willingboro Astronomical Society  Last updated 3.31.2009

There was a very bright pass of the International Space Station (ISS) in the early evening hours of March 30, 2009. The ISS appeared low in the northwest near Andromeda, moving almost vertically through Perseus, passing Auriga and then Gemini near the zenith, and finally, entering the earth's shadow just before the sickle of Leo. Per CalSky, it reached a maximum brilliance of magnitude -4.6 (as bright as Venus in its prime). It was observed by many members of the WAS and photographed by several of them...

Russell King

Lloyd Black

Joe Stieber, Canon 40D, 30 mm f/1.4 Sigma lens; exposed 15 seconds at f/11, ISO 800. Move your mouse cursor over the image to to see the labels.