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How to spot International Space Station travel over your head?

How to spot International Space Station travel over your head?
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Now you can watch the International Space Station pass overhead from numerous worldwide locations.

No matter in which part of the world you are. Now you can watch the International Space Station pass overhead from numerous worldwide locations. Check out how? But before that, you need to know what we are talking about?

What is a Space Station?

It is the third brightest object in the sky and easy to spot if you know when to look up.

The space station is Earth's only microgravity laboratory. This football-field-sized platform hosts a plethora of science and technology experiments that are continuously being conducted by crew members or are automated.













KNOW HOW TO SPOT THE STATION?

Explore and Find Sighting Opportunities

Enter your city or town in the location search. Click on the map pinpoint of the place displayed on the map. Click on the link View Sighting Opportunities. You will land to the Sighting Locations page.

Here the ISS sightings possible timings are listed out. The Details provided are the Time when you can see, The Visibility, the Maximum Height and more.

Click here to Spot The Station

What does all this sighting information mean?

This is the time when the sighting opportunity will start in your local time zone. All sightings take place within a few hours before or after sunrise or sunset. This is the best viewing time as the sun reflects off the space station and contrasts against the darker sky.

How can you see it?

It is visible to the naked eye, it looks like a fast-moving plane only much higher and travelling thousands of miles an hour faster! You don't need a telescope to see this.

Heads Up Alerts

You should not miss this! If you sign up, you can also receive email or text alerts when the space station is flying over. You also have the liberty to renew and cancel your Alerts, if you want to change.


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