Planet watching on the Lower Mill Estate, Cotswold Water Park

Planet watching on the Lower Mill Estate, Cotswold Water Park

During the winter we sometimes sleep with the curtains open at Daisy Chain so that we can watch the stars in the darkness. At 2am this morning Jupiter, Mars and Venus were shining so brightly in a clear sky that they were reflecting in the still lake. As our last guests wrote in the visitors book, "On clear nights the start are great" I took this photo from the decking just outside the bedroom.

Planets enjoyed by Naomi at cotswoldfamilyholidays.com

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See the International Space Station

See the International Space Station

The ISS is showing really clearly at the moment – this evening it will be visible over the Lower Mill Estate just after 10pm. For the timing in your location check the link in +Matthew Lambley's post. Another great photo Matthew – thanks for sharing!

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Originally shared by +Matthew Lambley

The International Space Station
A big bank of sea fog covered Weymouth tonight and I just managed to get to a hill on the outskirts by Winterbourne Steepleton where the sky was clear to catch the ISS (International Space Station) go over at 9.25. The times for its orbits given on the NASA website is not surprisingly very accurate.:
http://spotthestation.nasa.gov/sightings/#.VSwzAdzF91U
It is easy to see it with the naked eye. This shot was taken with a normal lens at 20 seconds exposure.

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