Photo- El Paso Las Cruces from space

Every now and then the International Space Station travels over El Paso.

The station is equipped with mounted cameras that capture every move of the massive satellite. Back on June 2, 2012, the station submitted this photo while it cruised over the Borderland.

“This digital image from the Expedition 31 crew aboard the International Space Station is one of a series from a mounted, automated, and nighttime session of a still camera when viewed in sequence shows the flame-ring associated with wild fires in the Southwest slip by in the upper right while the lights of the El Paso-Las Cruces rise from bottom center,” says a post from NASA. “A Russian spacecraft is docked to the station ISS031-E-84006 (2 June 2012)”

The International Space Station will return to the El Paso sky on February 12 at around 7:57 p.m, according to NASA. The best place to see the station will be from Chamizal National Memorial. The station will be visible again on February 13 through 15, see here for times.