ISS Over Essex (and the UK) – April 2013

The International Space Station (ISS) will be passing over southern England during the evenings in April, and you can see it from Essex as it orbits the Earth above you.

Image: David Warrington

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

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.

It appears as a bright point object moving across the sky, usually taking 2 or 3 minutes to pass over. The space station isn’t emitting light – you are seeing it reflect sunlight from orbit as it passes over your location.

If you have a camera and tripod which can take a long exposure, you can also try taking a photograph.

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.


Posted on 6 April, 2013, in Astronomy News, Observing News, Popular Science, Space exploration and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on ISS Over Essex (and the UK) – April 2013.

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