ISS Over Essex – December 2012

The International Space Station (ISS) will be making visible passes during the late afternoon and evening in December. You’ll be able to see the space station for the next couple of weeks in the skies over Essex as it orbits the Earth above you.

Image: David Warrington

The ISS is a noticeably bright object and is fairly easy to spot, you just need to know when and where to look up!

It appears as a bright point object moving across the sky, usually taking 2 or 3 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 your location.

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

Heavens Above is another website which allows you input your location details and find out about the ISS and other satellites passing over your skies. There are also various Android and Iphone apps that will alert you to ISS passes.

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Posted on 15 December, 2012, in Astronomy News, astrophotography, Observing News, Popular Science, Stargazing and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on ISS Over Essex – December 2012.

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