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Go to your roof or a park at 5:15 today to see the International Space Station

INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION TO PASS DIRECTLY OVER TRI-STATE AREA THIS EVENING! -- A spectacular overflight of the largest space vehicle orbiting the Earth; traveling at 18,000 m.p.h. it will be visible this Sunday evening for 6 minutes and 29 seconds. At 5:19 p.m. start looking toward the northwest part of the sky. The Space Station will appear as a conspicuously bright, non-twinkling yellowish-white "star" moving straight up from the horizon. The Space Station will gradually be getting brighter, ultimately passing directly overhead at 5:22:29. It will attain its peak brightness about a minute later, possibly rivaling the planet Venus in brilliance. It will then drop straight down in the southeast part of the sky, fading from view at 5:25 p.m.

Here is the ground track map showing the path the Space Station will take. The highlighted circle is the region where the satellite is at least 10° above your horizon. The size of the circle depends on the height of the Space Station. Solid part of orbit shows where the satellite is sunlit, and the dashed part where it is in the Earth's shadow and invisible. What else can I say? Bundle up and don't miss this!

-- Joe Rao
Skyway, Inc.

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  • Sue2dRescue

    Thanks so much for this! I shot some shaky video!

    December 30, 2012

  • Tim

    Did anyone get photos?

    December 30, 2012

  • avra c.

    Clear skies, way cool! Yea ISS!

    December 30, 2012

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