It’s not a bird. It’s not a plane. It’s not a UFO. The International Space Station (ISS) will fly over the Tristate Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, and if the skies are clear, you can’t miss it!
Here are the dates, times and best direction to start looking for the ISS:
- Wednesday, March 17: 9:24-9:27 p.m. – face southwest.
- Thursday, March 18: 8:36-8:42 p.m. – face south.
- Friday, March 19: 9:27-9:31 p.m. – face northwest.
- Saturday, March 20: 8:39-8:44 p.m. – face northwest.
From Earth, the ISS looks like a very bright, non-twinkling star that slowly moves across the sky. Currently, there are seven astronauts living on the ISS, which circles Earth every 90 minutes.
ISS is 239 feet wide, 356 feet long, 66 feet tall, and weighs over 900,000 pounds.
It's the largest spacecraft ever.
It circles about 250 miles above Earth.
You can track the path of ISS using apps like Sputnik and ISS spotter or websites like heavens-above.com.