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Space Station Visible Overhead This Week, Next

By KJ Mushung April 2, 2014 11:37 am

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The faint streak in this image is actually 10 seconds of the few minutes the International Space Station is usually visible each day to our region. The bright celestial body seen beside it is the planet Venus.

The ISS can be seen very early in the morning through this week, then its appearances switch to the evening. Sometimes it will only appear for less than a minute. But there’s good news for sky watchers.

The station will be visible for six minutes on Monday, April 7, starting at 8:38 p.m. If the skies are clear, look west-southwest for a bright non-blinking body to appear, traveling high, then low in the northeast direction.

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