Marko Posavec Photography

Light Polluted ISS Flyby

Weeks around the summer solstice are always a good time for spotting satellites in Earth orbit, as that’s when they’re most illuminated by the Sun (and so is the ground, for that matter). Here is the International Space Station flyby on June 4, at about 22:30 local time. Exposure time was 3 minutes and 23 seconds. Most of the light pollution, on the left side of the image, comes from the street- and other lights of Koprivnica. If you look closely to the middle, you’ll see a faint nebulous band across the photo: that’s the Milky Way.