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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

VIDEO: Three Charlestown overflights by space station in next two days

International Space Station (ISS) makes two passes tonight and one tomorrow
By Will Collette


See this video on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nShmgRiAKFU

I just renewed my free membership in NASA's listserve for emails on overflights of the International Space Station. You can sign up to get those e-mails here.

In their acknowledgement, NASA sent a table showing overflights through the end of November.

It just so happens that we will get three in quick succession starting tonight at 4:50 PM:


The National Weather Service forecasts mostly clear sky for tonight and clear sky for tomorrow so , tonight's two overflights by the International Space Station over Charlestown should be pretty easy to see. The silent majesty of its movements never get old, at least to me.

About the only human space exploration left is the International Space Station. While we wait for humanity to once again reach for the stars, we get to see the ISS serenely cross our skies on occasion when timing, their orbital path and the weather cooperate.

The station will be visible right at the designated start time and will arc over the sky until it reaches the point NASA designates where it will seem to vanish.

This is science, folks, so the times are exact.

We can see the ISS shortly after sunset and also shortly before dawn when the sun's rays hit it just right.