Last night we were treated to a fly-over by the International Space Station,(ISS). This event happens quite often, but this one was unique in that it flew directly overhead and was visible for about 5 minutes. As soon as we went outside, we had no doubt which dot in the sky was the ISS. It appears as the brightest star and moving quickly across the sky.
The time to view the station is just before dawn or just after sunset. Last night it showed up at 6:26 PM, a time more to my liking than the pre-dawn visits.
To find human space flight sightings in your area, go to this site and enter your location. http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/sightings/
The data for the our area is shown below.
THE FOLLOWING ISS SIGHTINGS ARE POSSIBLE FROM FRI NOV 27 TO SAT DEC 12
|Fri Nov 27/06:04 PM||11 above N||10 above E|
|Sat Nov 28/06:26 PM||11 above NW||11 above SE|
|Sun Nov 29/06:52 PM||15 above SW||10 above SSW|
|Tue Dec 01/06:03 PM||13 above SSW||10 above SSW|
|Fri Dec 04/06:21 AM||11 above SSE||11 above SSE|
|Sat Dec 05/06:42 AM||11 above SW||10 above NE|
|Sun Dec 06/05:32 AM||10 above SSE||11 above SE|
|Mon Dec 07/05:53 AM||11 above SSW||10 above NE|
|Tue Dec 08/06:17 AM||20 above WNW||11 above N|
When there is a space shuttle in space, that information will also be shown.
Enjoy an out-of-this-world experience.