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Second Chance To See The international Space Station

posted 11 Feb 2014, 01:07 by Neil Moylan   [ updated 11 Feb 2014, 01:10 ]


Second Chance to see the International Space Station






The chance of a clearer sky is more likely this evening.


Look towards the south west, where the sun has set at 5:44pm this evening.  The Space Station will be coming from there and heading eastwards into the twilight, pretty low across the southern sky.  (34 degrees above the horizon.) It will be clearly visible moving quickly across the south sky at 5:46pm if there are no clouds.


It looks like a really really bright star. It is reflecting the Sun’s light.


SET A REMINDER ON YOUR PHONE FOR 5:40pm!!






The Space Station orbits the Earth every 90 minutes and since its launch in 1998 it has completed approximately 60,000 orbits and traveled more than 2.4 billion kilometres.


It is the single most expensive object ever built!





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