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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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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.

ISS Viewing Times (October 2011)

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.

ISS Viewing Times (August 2011)

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.

ISS Viewing Times for March 2010

The International Space Station is once again visible over Essex skies in the evenings. It is quite a bright object and very easy to spot , as long as you know when and where to look.

Credit: David Warrington

You can find the viewing times for Essex here (or you can click the link in the right-hand menu).

ISS Viewing Times for January 2010

The International Space Station is visible over Essex skies in the evenings in January. The ISS is now quite a bright object and so is very easy to spot (appearing as a briskly moving bright spot), so long as you know when and where to look.

Credit: David Warrington

You can find the viewing times for Essex here (or you can click the link in the right-hand menu).

At the same time, have a look at our Night Sky page to find out else is visible in the skies this month.

ISS viewing times

The International Space Station is again passing over the region and you can see it with the naked eye. Most of the passes are around the 9PM mark, so are more convinient than last time.

Timings for each pass in the next ten days are here.

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