The International Space Station (ISS) will glide across North East night skies this week:
Times are approximate depending on your exact location
- Tuesday 4 August: approaches from SW at 9.31pm AND from W at 11.07pm
- Wednesday 5: approaches from W at 10.14pm AND from W at 11.51pm
- Thursday, 6: approaches from WSW at 9.21pm AND from W at 9.58pm
- Friday 7: approaches from W at 10.05pm AND from W again at 11.01pm
The ISS is the largest space station ever built and it can be seen with the naked eye at certain times as it orbits Earth at 17,500mph at an altitude of roughly 200 miles.
Spotting the station is easy and you don’t need any special equipment.
More information: Spot the International Space Station atspotthestation.nasa.gov