Skywatchers throughout North America will get to see the International Space Station (ISS) make very bright appearances in the evening sky for the next week or so. Look for a bright, unblinking star glide through the overhead sky. But you have to be quick because you only have about 2 to 3 minutes of viewing time while the orbiting laboratory is in full sunlight. The ISS is bright as ever – sometimes surpassing even the planet Venus and Sirius- with the recent addition of new modules and solar panels. The trick of course is knowing where and when to look. Find and click on your city here or space station icon on the right sidebar to findout the viewing details for your neck of the woods.
Check out this video I made last year on observing the space station, and watch for a cool flyby video clip in there taken by a skywatcher over Lake Michigan. I think it’s quite amazing.
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