Viewing the ISS over Essex

Image: David Warrington

The International Space Station is again visible over Essex skies in the evenings over the next couple of weeks.

The ISS is a fairly bright object and is quite easy to spot, as long as you know when and where to look. It appears as a bright point object moving across the sky, usually taking a couple of minutes to pass over. There are again quite a few long passes predicted.

It’s also quite a good target for photography (see left).

You can find the viewing times of ISS flybys over Essex here, or you can click the “ISS Tracking” link in the right-hand menu.

Free Android phone apps such as Heavens Above and Satellite AR will also help you find the ISS from your location.

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Posted on 21 December, 2011, in Astronomy News, Popular Science, Space exploration, Stargazing and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Viewing the ISS over Essex.

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