Chinese Rocket Body Disintegrates over North America

Space Weather News for Feb. 24, 2015
http://spaceweather.com

Last night,
Feb. 23-24, observers across the western half of North America witnessed a
spectacular cluster of bright lights in the sky.  It was the re-entry and
disintegration of a Chinese rocket body.  Coincidentally, a geomagnetic storm
was in progress at the time and more than one photographer caught the rocket's
debris cutting across curtains of Northern Lights.  Visit
http://spaceweather.com for photos and more information.

 

ISS photo bombing the triple conjunction of Mars, Venus and the waxing Moon

Moon meets Venus and Mars with space station passing by 20th Feb Moon meets Venus and Mars with space station passing by 20th Feb Moon meets Venus and Mars with space station passing by 20th FebThe photos were taken on the night of 20th February 2015 of the spectacular close triple conjunction of Mars, Venus and the waxing Moon with the added bonus of the International Space Station. This was taken at 19:18hrs .  The Space Station is captured passing by. The light trail of the ISS was taken by a 5 second exposure. I have enlarged and brightened two of the photographs.