Guess what?! The International Space Station (ISS) will be flying over this evening and it could be quite the treat!
The ISS is expected to begin flying over at 6:59, but I’d go out and start getting ready for it at 6:50 or so. Give your eyes time to adjust to the evening light. The sun will have set at about 6:12 p.m.
The station will be visible for five minutes. It will first appear in the northwest at about 19 degrees above the horizon. The station will then rise to about a height of 69 degrees in the sky. It will set in the southeastern sky.
So, be sure and go out and look up!
While you’re out there!…..
I looked up the night sky chart for 6:30-7:00. Look for Jupiter in the southwest sky. You can also see Mercury and Venus in the west, southwestern sky. The moon will be rising in the southeast. And just look at all the constellations you can spot!