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Look Up! Weather Conditions Ideal to Spot International Space Station Friday

According to NASA, ISS is the third brightest object in the sky visible to the naked eye.

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    Make sure to look up Friday night - weather conditions will be ideal to get a glimpse of the International Space Station.

    According to NASA, ISS is the third brightest object in the sky visible to the naked eye. It should look like an airplane or a very bright star moving across the sky. The lights don’t flash but the station moves fast, flying at 17,500 miles (28,000 km) per hour). It circles the Earth every 90 minutes.

    ISS will first appear in the southwest sky around 7:59 p.m. and the flyover will last about five minutes. With clear skies in the forecast, viewing conditions should be ideal.

    The current crew includes NASA astronauts Christina H. Koch, “Nick” Tyler N. Hague, and Dr. Andrew R. Morgan, Russian Federation cosmonauts Alexey Ovchinin and Alexander Skvortsov, and ESA Astronaut Luca Parmitano. 

    Learn more about the International Space Station and opportunities to spot it by clicking here. 

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