November 29 2017

The clear sky and warm temperatures will give an added bonus to a spectacular sky show this evening. The International Space Station (ISS) will fly almost directly overhead this evening and we should have a great opportunity to view it.  While sunset is an early 4:44 PM, the temperatures will still be a mild 55ºF to 60ºF at show time.  Flyover information below applies to much of the Mid Atlantic and supplied by NASA.

Viewing Tips

Our view of the ISS flyover will last about 5 minutes beginning at 5:32 PM from the southwest sky. Look in the direction of the sunset. It will pass almost directly overhead and then move off to the northeast. Due to the high altitude, ISS will be reflecting sunlight even though we will be in dusk below. It will make the Space Station appear like a fast moving plane with a very bight light, but no blinking lights.

ISS Trivia

You will be able to see it with your own eyes, but binoculars may helming you identify some of the solar panels and central structure. I don’t recommend a telescope since it will be moving pretty fast. Check out these stats:

  • Orbital speed: 17,000 mph
  • Complete Orbit = 92.65 minutes
  • Orbits per day: 15.54
  • Days in orbit: 17 years, 26 days
  • Altitude:  Ranges between 249 and 256 miles above the ground

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