International Space Station visible over Asheville again on Tuesday

Image: MGN

The International Space Station (ISS) orbits the Earth, and you can see it pass over our viewing area--if you know where and when to look.

(ISS flyovers come in clusters, so viewers commonly have the chance to see it a few times over successive days.)

At 6:25 p.m. on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 the ISS will fly over our area and be visible as for about three minutes as it crosses overhead. (A good way to remember to watch the ISS is to set an alarm for yourself, on your phone if you can.)

If skies are clear in your area, look west at about 6:25 p.m. and look for the ISS to rise over the horizon. It will look like a very bright, moving star, and will travel overhead and move out of sight into the north-northeast.

The ISS travels at about 17,150 mph as it zooms by about 250 miles above us, and you can see how many people are aboard it right here. On Tuesday night, be sure to wave to Commander Randy Bresnik and Flight Engineers Sergey Ryazansky, Paolo Nespoli, Mark Vande Hei, Joseph Acaba, and Alexander Misurkin.

You can track where the ISS is here.

Sign up for ISS alerts from NASA on your own phone here.

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