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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

VIDEO: Space Station will make another 6-minute Charlestown fly-over

International Space Station flies over Charlestown tonight at 8:53 PM
By Will Collette

 
 To see this video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhmdyQdu96M

As I've noted before, International Space Station flyovers tend to come in bunches. 

Tonight, we have another 6-minute overflight - six minutes is about the longest you'll see since that's roughly how long it takes the ISS to go from one horizon to the other. We have now had three 6-minute overflights since Saturday.

It will appear just above the horizon in the west southwest at precisely 8:53 PM, will reach a maximum elevation of 44 degrees and disappear in the northeastern sky.

The weather is better for this overflight than the last two: The National Weather Service forecast for Charlestown tonight is partly cloudy, breezy and cool at 41 degrees.




It's a lovely sight, quiet and majestic, and a reminder of the role science plays in our lives. 

You can get on NASA's e-mail list to receive notice of ISS overflights (CLICK HERE). 

Here is the official notice I received: 
Time: Tue May 19 8:53 PM, Visible: 6 min, Max Height: 44°, Appears: 10° above WSW, Disappears: 10° above NE