In the evening twilight above this desert landscape in central Iran, as the full moon rises in the sky, the International Space Station (ISS) passes across the sky during 5 minutes, from the south west (right) to the north east (left). The digital image is made of several multi-second exposures one after the other with only a second between each shot, which caused the gaps in the trail of the fast moving ISS. The space station, home to minimum 3 astronauts at any time, is located at about 350 km above the ground, orbiting our planet each 90 minutes at speed of about 28,000 km/h. See this view in a time-lapse video displaying how the ISS crosses the sky. © Babak Tafreshi



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