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Look up: International Space Station more visible through Saturday
Description: The International Space Station (ISS) will be a little more visible through Saturday morning. Several times each year, the ISS enters a high-beta period. The Beta Angle, measured between the sun and Earth's orbit, reached a high of 72 degrees this morning. Astronauts usually experience a sunrise and sunset on each 90-minute orbit of the Earth. During periods of high-beta angle, the space station is in constant sunlight as it orbits above the sun's terminator, the line between night and day. [Source: WRAL (Raleigh, N.C.)]
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Source: WRAL (Raleigh, N.C.)
Publish Date: 5/25/2017
Reading Level: Basic
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