ISS Viewing Times Over Essex (February 2012)

Image: David Warrington

The International Space Station is again visible over Essex skies in the evenings over the next week or two.

The ISS is a noticeably bright object and is 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 move across the sky.  The space station isn’t emitting light – you are seeing it reflect sunlight from orbit as it passes over over your location.

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. (There are likely similar Iphone apps also available)

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Posted on 19 February, 2012, in Astronomy News, Popular Science, Stargazing and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on ISS Viewing Times Over Essex (February 2012).

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