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06/19/2014

The ISS will cross our sky TWICE tonight!

The International Space Station (ISS) will be making a pair of passes across our sky this evening.

You will be able to view the first one at around 9:45 as it rises from our northern sky.  At a blazing speed of 17,500 mph, it will cross our northern sky in about 4 minutes total time as it moves swiftly off to the east.  It will only rise to a maximum height of 22° so you will need a good view of our northeastern horizon. 

The second crossing will occur about an hour and a half later at 11:21 PM.  The second one will also go higher in the sky and will rise from the WNW before disappearing to the WSW.  With a max height of 40°, any good view of the western horizon should do.  

The sky is expected to be partly cloudy and overall viewing should be pretty good especially for the second crossing.  

Mark-Humpage-2Long Exposure Photograph of the ISS Credit: Mark Humpage

Read more: http://www.universetoday.com/93588/a-beginners-guide-to-photographing-the-international-space-station-iss/#ixzz2Lll4JR00

For more information on the International Space Station, click here.

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You can track is progress here on isstracker.com.

Happy Viewing!

Meteorologist Jeremy Kappell

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Pretty sure we saw it in the WSW sky around 11:23 pm.

That was probably it!

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