international space station as it orbited over us Saturday night about 8 pm. It was fascinating to watch. I was surprised at how fast it moved and how different it was from stars or planes or anything else in the sky. Pretty amazing stuff when you think that there's a crew of six orbiting the earth and living up there. The NASA website has a nice little feature that allows you to find out when the space station passes over a particular town. The station will pass over us again tonight (Monday) at 7:47 pm.
Because of the heavy cloud cover and rain, we could not see the space station last night.
Thunderstorms are forecast for today. Strange weather for us.
With all this talk about sky, it seems an appropriate time to say thank you and best wishes to a departing Pasadena blogger -- Ben Wideman of the sky is big in pasadena. I followed his daily photo blog for much of its four year run. His blog frequently showed me aspects of my city that I hadn't seen or appreciated. In particular, his photos of City Hall were spectacular as were his shots of the Colorado Street Bridge and, of course, the local sky.. In his blog's last month, he listed his top 20 positive and top 10 negative things about our fair city. It was interesting to see the final perspective of this young Canadian who spent four years here preparing for the ministry. Friends and City Hall were his top two positive things; disparity between rich and poor and smog were his top two negatives. I'll miss Ben's photos and commentary and wish him and his family well.