You Can Catch A Glimpse Of The International Space Station In Adelaide This Week

Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight. If you see a SUPER bright star, you might in fact be looking at the International Space Station (ISS).

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Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight. If you see a SUPER bright star, you might in fact be looking at the International Space Station (ISS).

As long as the clouds stay away, the ISS will be visible to the naked eye over Adelaide this week.

On Monday January 7, you should be able to spot it for 4 minutes from 9.07pm, and again for 4 minutes on Tuesday January 8 from 9.51pm.

On Wednesday January 9, you should be able to see the ISS for 4 minutes from 9pm. But on Friday, you’ll have to be quick. It should be visible for less than a minute at 8.54pm.

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So how do you spot it? According to NASA’s Spot The Station website:

“The space station looks like an airplane or a very bright star moving across the sky, except it doesn’t have flashing lights or change direction. It will also be moving considerably faster than a typical airplane (airplanes generally fly at about 600 miles per hour; the space station flies at 17,500 miles per hour).”

To find out the exact coordinates of where to look in the sky, click here.

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