The International Space Station and Thomas Pesquet will fly over New Caledonia this Tuesday

The International Space Station and Thomas Pesquet will fly over New Caledonia this Tuesday

The International Space Station and its 11 passengers will be clearly visible in Caledonia’s skies on Tuesday. And the lucky ones actually got to see it on Monday, early in the evening.


Astronaut Thomas Pisquet, the most famous French at the moment, will fly over Kailou on Tuesday May 11 at 6:17 pm, aboard the International Space Station. According to the Caledonian Astronomical Society, the International Space Station will be visible in the southwest and will quickly rise in the sky to pass Canopus, the second-brightest star in the sky. More than six minutes have passed and more are noticed than the previous day. “It will continue its journey to reach the highest level in the sky, at approximately 6:20 pm, and then leave in the direction of the northeast, to disappear around 6:24 pm,” Defines the pairing.

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The lucky ones were able to observe the passage of the International Space Station on Monday, May 10, at 7:04 pm. No binoculars or telescope needed; Just a clear sky and a sharp eye are necessary to see the International Space Station, especially the magnificent, which is moving at 28,000 km / h. In the video below, recorded on Monday, the station passes like a shooting star, at the top of the screen.

Many sites allow Follow the path of the station in real time.

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