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Old Posted Jan 4, 2013, 6:16 PM
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I don't know if this has been posted, but for anyone that hasn't seen it, here's a neat little site that shows you where the ISS is passing over. You can't see the view from the station (no camera) but it shows the Station's groundpoint on Earth and a Google Maps view of what the astronauts see.

http://iss.astroviewer.net/index2.php

Looks like it passed over Northwest Ontario, Central Quebec, and Labrador already today, and currently cruising over the Mediterranean.
According to the website you linked it takes approximately 14 minutes to cross North America from the coast of Oregon to the eastern coast of Newfoundland.

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The most awesome one yet. Montreal a close second. I bet if Vancouver had been photograph it would kick ass too.
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we need flin flon and schefferville.
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we need flin flon and schefferville.
LOL what makes you pick those two? I'm from Manitoba but have been doing a lot of work lately for the trough around Schefferville.
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I don't know if this has been posted, but for anyone that hasn't seen it, here's a neat little site that shows you where the ISS is passing over. You can't see the view from the station (no camera) but it shows the Station's groundpoint on Earth and a Google Maps view of what the astronauts see.

http://iss.astroviewer.net/index2.php

Looks like it passed over Northwest Ontario, Central Quebec, and Labrador already today, and currently cruising over the Mediterranean.
You can also use tools like this to find out when it will fly overheard at night. A pretty cool sight for anyone who hasn't seen it yet. I forget where it sits in terms of "brightest objects in the sky" but it's unmistakably the brightest moving object you'll ever see (outside of planes).

Also, those pics make me laugh. Who needs colour film in Canada in the winter? Just dark patches surrounded by snow.
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You can also use tools like this to find out when it will fly overheard at night. A pretty cool sight for anyone who hasn't seen it yet. I forget where it sits in terms of "brightest objects in the sky" but it's unmistakably the brightest moving object you'll ever see (outside of planes).

Also, those pics make me laugh. Who needs colour film in Canada in the winter? Just dark patches surrounded by snow.
My kids have viewed it very clearly from telescopes in their bedrooms. You could see the shape and some definition of it.
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My kids have viewed it very clearly from telescopes in their bedrooms. You could see the shape and some definition of it.
Yeah I've seen it fly over at night a few times before. Given the correct lighting reflecting off it from the sun it can appear extremely bright.
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I saw it once, it was pretty eerie at first but then I remembered "oh yeah, we have a giant lab floating up there". It moves a bit faster than a plane does. It was only lit up for a moment and was gone.

Also, the images aren't "rotated 90 degrees to the right". They're "oriented to the west". That we make North the top of our maps is simply arbitrary. We used to make the top of our maps the east because that is where the sun rises.
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Equally interesting is the "Night From Space" views posted here:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=202853


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Sure thing, here it is.
This image also includes Quebec City and Montreal on the lower left.



I might as well post this here as well. It is a high resolution image of the entire planet:
http://eoimages2.gsfc.nasa.gov/image...13500x6750.jpg
You can see the whole thing here:
https://earthbuilder.google.com/1044...424-4/mapview/
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Windsor, Chatham, Sarnia, and London from space.

Today Chris Hadfield tweeted a picture of Windsor from space. Also in the picture Chatham, Sarnia, and London can be seen.

I rotated the picture so North is on the top and uploaded it as well.

SOURCE:http://twitter.com/Cmdr_Hadfield/sta...769152/photo/1




Last edited by Symz; Jan 6, 2013 at 10:40 PM. Reason: forgot Sarnia
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My god! Awesome.

I wonder if windsor is so small or its just Detroit that is too big
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detroit's urban area is larger than toronto's, but with 2.5 million less people. (so its just that detroit is huge)
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Equally interesting is the "Night From Space" views posted here:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=202853




You can see the whole thing here:
https://earthbuilder.google.com/1044...424-4/mapview/
I can see schefferville!!
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I also love the cloud patterns in that photo of the Windsor area. Beautiful photo.
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detroit's urban area is larger than toronto's, but with 2.5 million less people. (so its just that detroit is huge)
Detroit's urban area has 1300 sq/km and has 3.9 million people
Toronto's urban area has 1700 sq/km and has 5.1 million people

the differential in sizes pretty much equals out.
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And toronto looks way more dense than Detroit. I don't get it actually.
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I also love the cloud patterns in that photo of the Windsor area. Beautiful photo.
Those are lake effect snow showers building over the lakes.
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Calgary: So much sprawl even a picture from space can't fit it all in the frame!



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Detroit's urban area has 1300 sq/km and has 3.9 million people
Toronto's urban area has 1700 sq/km and has 5.1 million people

the differential in sizes pretty much equals out.
The figures from demographia are quite different:

Toronto's urbanized area has 6,139,000 people in 2,286 sq/km.
Detroit's urbanized area has 3,724,000 people in 3,463 sq/km.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of..._by_population

Toronto's urbanized area is MUCH denser than Detroit's.
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That we make North the top of our maps is simply arbitrary.
No, it's so that "down under" continues to refer to the correct location. Australia's influence on our culture knows no bounds.
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