International Space Station visible over Norfolk
PUBLISHED: 06:00 25 September 2018 | UPDATED: 13:08 25 September 2018
According to NASA’s Spot The Station website the International Space Station will be appearing over Norfolk until October 5.
The NASA website has provided the dates and times that people in Norfolk can next view the station when it appears on the West horizon to cross over to the East.
The dates and times given are:
Tuesday September 25: 8.02PM, 9.37PM
Wednesday September 26: 7.11PM, 8.46PM
Thursday September 27: 7.54PM, 9.30PM
Friday September 28: 7.05PM, 8.39PM
Saturday September 29: 7.48PM, 9.23PM
Sunday September 30: 7.00PM, 8.32PM
Monday October 1: 7.41PM, 9.16PM
Tuesday October 2: 8.25PM
Wednesday October 3: 7.34PM, 9.09PM
Thursday October 4: 8.18PM
Friday October 5: 7.27PM, 9.02PM
The duration of the space station’s appearance at these times ranges from less than one minute to five minutes.
According to NASA: “The space station looks like an airplane or a very bright star moving across the sky, except it doesn’t have flashing lights or change direction.
“It will also be moving considerably faster than a typical airplane.”
No special equipment is needed to see the station as it is visible to the naked eye.
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