iBri Daily-ish

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A rare clear evening sky (relatively speaking) meant viewing a bright pass of the International Space Station was on the cards. 

Passing around 350 miles south of the River Forth here, almost directly over London, the spacecraft appeared through the cloud and flew directly towards the constellation Orion at nearly 5 miles per second. It faded into Earth's shadow at a point that looked like Orion's shield was preventing it from piercing the hunter's chest.

At about the time I was freezing my bits off on the river side, 250 miles above the UK's Tim Peake was doing a bit of photography himself, posting selfies over on Flickr. 

Sony Nex-7
16mm (E 16mm f2.8)
20 sec - f4.0 - ISO800
11 images

More info on the processing behind this shot over on this page.