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Want to see the International Space Station? Here’s when you can in Norfolk

PUBLISHED: 14:34 03 December 2017 | UPDATED: 08:45 04 December 2017

This photo released by NASA shows the International Space Station at an altitude of approximately 220 miles above the Earth. Picture: AP Photo/NASA, Paolo Nespoli

This photo released by NASA shows the International Space Station at an altitude of approximately 220 miles above the Earth. Picture: AP Photo/NASA, Paolo Nespoli

There’s a Lego version of it on show at The Forum right now, but if you’d like to see the International Space Station for real, this could be your chance.

The International Space Station, made from 5000 lego bricks, at the Brick Wonders exhibition at the Forum. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY The International Space Station, made from 5000 lego bricks, at the Brick Wonders exhibition at the Forum. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Flying overhead at an altitude of 253 miles and a speed of 17,500 mph, the ISS will be visible to the naked eye over Norfolk for the next two weeks.

The station will appear on the western horizon and takes 10 minutes to pass over to the east which means it can be seen overhead five minutes later of the stated times below.

Look for a bright star moving across the sky.

It takes 93 minutes to orbit Earth with its crew of six.

The best view times are from December 5 to 10.

Dates and times are as follows: December 03 at 5.39pm, 4th at 4.47pm, 5th at 3.55pm and 5.31pm, 6th at 4.39pm, 7th at 3.47pm and 5.23pm, 8th at 4.31pm, 9th at 3.39pm and 5.15pm, 10th at 4.23pm and 6pm, 11th at 5.07pm, 12th at 4.15pm and 5.52pm and 13th 4.59pm.

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