Can we see the space station tonight?

Can we see the space station tonight?

Tonight is another good opportunity to see the International Space Station in the night sky. According to NASA, the station will pass at 10:49 p.m. from the west/southwest. It will be visible for 6 minutes at 77 degrees above the horizon.

Where is the space station in the sky?

To spot the ISS, look for a bright, white spot of light moving quickly across the sky. The light will be constant, so if it flashes, or you see red lights, that’s a plane. To find out when the ISS will be visible near you, enter your location at NASA’s ‘Spot the Station’ website (

When can I see the International Space Station fly over the UK?


How often does the space station fly over?

once every 90 minutes
The ISS circles the Earth once every 90 minutes at an incredible speed of 17,500 mph. To put that into perspective, most commercial airplanes travel at a top speed of about 600 mph. It has been orbiting the Earth since 1998 and has had a crew living onboard for varying amounts of time for the last 15 years.

How to see the Space Station from your backyard?

To the naked eye, the Space Station looks like a big white dot that moves quickly across the sky without changing direction, unlike aircraft, for example. It is usually the brightest object in the night sky after the Moon—bright enough to be seen in urban areas even through all the light pollution.

How do you spot the Space Station?

The space station can rival Venus in brightness and appears as a bright moving light across the night sky. It can be seen from Earth without the use of a telescope by those who know when and where to look. Luckily, we now know how. NASA’s ‘Spot the

How do you find the Space Station?

A magnitude of -4 to -2 is the brightest the space station typically gets,and may even be visible during the day.

  • -2 to+4 is usually visible at night,but you may have difficulty seeing it if there are bright city lights in your area.
  • +4 to+6 is dim,approaching the limits of the human eye.
  • When is the Space Station visible Tonight?

    The best time to observe the ISS is when it is nighttime at your location, and the Space Station is sunlit. Often, such a viewing situation occurs in the morning before sunrise, or in the evening after sunset.