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Sunrise From Space

The Sunrise From Space - Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires
August 27, 2011

Update 8/26/11: The Eastern time zone in the U.S. had the most mentions as of the cutoff of 8:00am Friday, August 26, 2011. But, with #Irene a factor along the U.S. east coast, we'll need a rain (hurricane) check on that!

GMT-3 was in a close second place. Beginning at 09:28 GMT, Saturday, August 27, 2011, Ron will point his HD camera at the rising sun as the International Space Station flies along a path between Rio de Janeiro in Brazil & Buenos Aires in Argentina. Thank you all for the many, many Tweets!

Editor's Note: On Saturday, August 27, 2011, Ron Garan will point an HD camera out a window of the International Space Station Cupola to film one of the sixteen sunrises he sees each day, and then describe it for all of us on Earth. Which sunrise is up to YOU.

How’s that work? Simply Retweet the following between now and 8:00am Eastern Time, Friday, August 26th:

@Astro_Ron: Share a sunrise w/ the #ISS http://bit.ly/nFfM50 #SunSpace

Be sure to include your location or time zone, and the hashtag #SunSpace!

A sunrise in the location/time zone with the most Tweets will be the one Ron films with his HD camera the next day.

Sometime during the afternoon of the 26th, Ron will Tweet the "winning" location/timezone. On the 27th, Earth bound humans can share the experience of watching the sunrise with him and with each other, then compare notes. Here's what Ron has to say: