It is not old news when high air pollution was the biggest news in some of our cities. The Air Quality Index (AQI) has breached the previous records in the different parts of the country. Those who can afford to visit the far off the hill stations could behold the clear and blue sky. But due to the onset of the complete lockdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the sky is coming back to its full glory with the chirping birds and brightening stars. Not only stars, but we can also see the International Space Station (ISS) flying past at the earth-shattering speed of 17,500 miles per hour. The international space station came into the existence in 1998 which has been in space for more than 15 years and orbits out planet sixteen times a day. To help space enthusiasts keep a track of its movement, NASA lists out the exact time at which the ISS flies over different parts of the world according to different time zones, CNBC reported.
NASA Sent notification and reminders pointing out the exact time and definite direction from which the ISS would emerge in lakhs of cities and towns in the world.for example, the ISS hovered over New York City in the United States at 9:14 PM on Wednesday. NASA has a dedicated website named Spot the Station where people can register for getting notifications about the ISS flying over their towns or cities. The notification contains the direction it is flying from, duration of its visibility with naked eyes and the destination it is headed to. However, tuning in at the exact time and in the right direction is of utmost importance as the ISS can be visible from a minimum of one minute to a maximum of 6 minutes.
What would distinguish the ISS from the stars is its dazzling sparkle which originates from massive solar panels used in the aircraft. The spark of the ISS remains steady, unlike the dazzling sparkle which originates from massive solar panels used in the aircraft. Being the third brightest object in the space, one could easily spot the spacecraft which flies like a fast-moving aircraft. Currently, there are three members o thee ISS which includes two American astronauts- Jessical Meir and Andrew Morgan- and one Russian astronaut Oleg Skripochka. The lockdown has been imposed in the whole country and people looking for different ways to spend their time productively, therefore, viewing the International Space Station from the balconies and terrace of your house can be a pleasant learning experience.