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Shot of International Space Station passing over Culloden Battlefield goes viral

By Philip Murray

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The International Space Station passes overhead at Culloden Battlefield.
The International Space Station passes overhead at Culloden Battlefield.

AN image of the International Space Station in the skies above Culloden Battlefield has proven irresistible to the public - after going viral online.

The photo, taken by an Inverness Courier staff member yesterday, has been viewed by more than 22,000 people and generated more than 1000 likes on various Facebook pages since being published this morning.

The space station has proven a major draw for the public since the arrival of Major Tim Peake in December - the first British astronaut to visit the space vessel. At the time of writing he was in the middle of the first ever spacewalk by a UK astronaut.

Those hoping to spot the space station in the skies above the Inverness area have until early next week to do so. It will then pass out of our line of sight for several weeks.

It is currently visible for one to four minutes every morning. For details on future viewing times visit the Nasa Spot the Station website at http://spotthestation.nasa.gov

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