LOOK, UP IN THE SKY, IT’S THE SPACE STATION…AGAIN!

LOOK, UP IN THE SKY, IT’S THE SPACE STATION…AGAIN!

If you missed last night’s flyover of the International Space Station, don’t fret. Tonight promises an even better opportunity to catch the permanent orbiting research facility. Roughly the size of a football field, the Space Station has been performing world-class science and research in a microgravity environment for almost 20 years. Easily visible with the naked eye, look for a very bright light appearing low in the northwest sky at 7:37 p.m. Traveling at about five miles per second, the Station will climb high in the sky to 74 degrees as it heads northeast and dips down below the horizon at 7:43 p.m. The Station and its crew of six astronauts circle the Earth every 90 minutes; this week alone, it will traverse the sky above Morongo Basin six times, but its visibility is affected by time of day, cloud cover, and position in the sky.

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