May 25th, 2017



After a drought of a few months, the International Space Station is once again making appearances over the Land of Enchantment in the evenings. It makes for a geeky romantic moment with Kitty as we stand together on the upper patio watching it sail across the sky. I'm still amazed at distances involved. When we first caught sight of it last night, it was off the tip of Baja. It then zoomed across the sky and disappeared over the mesa to the NE where it was somewhere over eastern Nebraska. It also helped that it was a perfectly clear night. It also amazes me that there is such a narrow gap of a few hours before sunrise and a few hours after sunset when it's visible. Too early or too late and there won't be enough sunlight up there to reflect off of the solar panels. Tonight is supposed to be another good showing. It will be zooming over NM just over an hour after sunset. Hopefully there won't be any clouds.