Look to the southwest at 5:38 this evening and you’ll have a clear view of the ISS! Make sure you wear warm clothes because it’s chilly out! Go out a few minutes early so your eyes get adjusted to the dark.
The station will appear 10 degrees above the southwest horizon and disappear at 22 degrees above the northeast horizon about five minutes later. The station will reach a maximum height of 70 degrees.
Pictured below is the current crew of the ISS. Be sure and wave as they sail by! 🙂
Incidentally, the next round of astronauts will be announced on December 6. The astronaut selection process takes place every two years. This round is the first one I’ve ever applied for. Don’t worry, I don’t expect to be chosen (ha!). I just thought it would be cool to apply. Still, can’t help but think how cool it would be if you all were waving at a station that contained a Meteorologist Mark? LOL
It’s also cool to see other local media outlets announcing this kind of stuff in our area nowadays. I think I’ve started something! ha
You all have a good evening! Be sure and look for Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn in the evening sky! Venus will be closest to the western horizon, while Jupiter is higher in the sky.