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Space Station Viewing

International Space Station viewing

The International Space Station is visible in our area during certain times when the orbital pass is just after sunset or just before sunrise. The station is moving at orbital velocity of about 17,500 mph and will cross the sky in less than 10 minutes. It now appears as a very bright star nearing the brightness of Jupiter, particularly when the shuttle is attached to it. As more components are added to the station, it will become as bright as Jupiter, which is the forth brightest object in the sky, only to be outshone by the sun, the moon and the planet Venus.

Below are the next viewing dates and times for our area (Savannah region).

OHP = Overhead Pass. This is when the station passes directly overhead and takes about 12 minutes to cross the sky from rising to setting.


Link to Space Station viewing:
http://liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov/RealTime/JPass/20/

 

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