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.


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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