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JohnD
2014-Aug-14, 05:56 PM
The APOD published a picture taken by an ISS astronaut of a meteor's trail in the atmosphere below. http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140810.html

It's Perseid time again, so I went to the live feed from the ISS at http://www.n2yo.com/space-station/ and thought to wait until it was flying over the Earth's dark side and watch for some meteors. BUt every time, after a few minutes, I get the "loss of signal, or changing cameras" message, and the live feed never comes back.

Does anyone know - is the live feed programmed to shut down over the dark side. It's dark, not much to see and it might save some money; Or, is there a time-out on the link?

Thnaks,
John

schlaugh
2014-Aug-14, 09:09 PM
Sounds like comms issues more than anything else. As I type this the ISS is over the northeastern US where it's still daylight.

JohnD
2014-Aug-15, 09:22 AM
Which was the point! Have you waited, online, until it passes over the night side?
Less than 40 minutes.
John

schlaugh
2014-Aug-15, 01:39 PM
Oh sorry, i spaced out when i typed that. Meant to say that the ISS was overhead the US but the feed was down. So, it wasn't dark.