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ISS Above Pumpkin

ISS-Above Pumpkin – Raspberry Pi based system that flashes when the International Space Station is nearby

I created this special version of the ISS-Above – Pumpkin edition. Kids who come by our house this Halloween will get a different kind of a treat – with live views of the earth from the International Space Station with light displays from an LED strip with 144 RGB LED’s – all controlled via Bluetooth LE.

Here is a little edited video of what the display looks like during an active pass of the ISS

More detailed photos of the pumpkin here->

note: Kids visiting on Halloween will also get the usual candy treats too 🙂

@NASA_Johnson @VirtualAstro Very bright #ISS pass over UK Sun Feb 16 6:30pm. Every #issabove in UK will be going #craycray



If you live in the UK – just go outside and Look Up at  6:30pm on Sunday Feb 16th.   ISS will begin low in the W and go directly overhead at 6:34pm.

The numerous ISS-Above devices currently in the UK will be making a big fuss with their colourful displays to show how close the ISS is to you.



Date: 16 February 2014
Orbit: 413 x 418 km, 51.7° (Epoch: 15 February)


Event Time Altitude Azimuth Distance (km) Brightness Sun altitude
Rises 18:29:04 269° (W) 2,354 2.7 -11.7°
Reaches altitude 10° 18:31:10 10° 270° (W) 1,491 1.1 -12.1°
Maximum altitude 18:34:31 85° 358° (N) 421 -3.3 -12.6°
Enters shadow 18:36:25 24° 87° (E) 913 -2.2 -12.9°

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