Because of its large size and highly reflective surfaces, it’s possible to see the International Space Station (ISS) from Earth. Check out this handy site to see when it’s over your town.
Plug in your location and ISS.Astroviewer kicks back the dates and times you’ll be able to observe the ISS passing overhead (as well as the duration and brightness).
Sky watchers in the vicinity of New York City, for example, would want to get out and search the sky tomorrow night but skip tonight, based on the chart readout above. Hit up the link below to check out your location and see when the best time to look for the ISS is.
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- Published 11/4/11