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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

VIDEO: ISS flies over Charlestown tonight

International Space Station (ISS) makes four minute pass tonight 
By Will Collette


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

After a lapse, I finally got myself back on NASA's list to get alerts on International Space Station (ISS) overflights of Charlestown. 

And just in time so I can give you notice of a 4-minute overflight over Charlestown that begins at 5:05 PM tonight if the weather cooperates.

Right now, the sky is clear but tonight, the National Weather Service forecasts a "increasing clouds"sky for tonight compared to our current overcast conditions. Tonight's overflights will follow this schedule and path, according to NASA:
Time: Time: Tue Nov 26 5:05 PM, Visible: 4 min, Max Height: 51°, Appears: 37° above W, Disappears: 11° above NE  
You can take it to the bank that the ISS will do exactly what NASA says it will.

You can enroll for 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.

The silent majesty of its movements never get old, at least to me.




space science stars GIF by European Space Agency - ESAAbout 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.