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International Space Station


International Space Station

how to see the ISS?

How to see the ISS? (clk iss show)

Go to https://www.heavens-above.com/?lat=0&lng=0&loc=Unspecified&alt=0&tz=UCT

click “Change your observing location”

Then “Get predictions for your location”.

On favorable passes, it can appear as bright as the planet Venus, at magnitude -4.5, and some 16 times brighter than Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky. Some have made estimates as bright as magnitude -5 or -6 for the station (smaller numbers represent brighter objects on this astronomers scale). And as a bonus, sunlight glinting directly off the solar panels can sometimes make the ISS appear to briefly “flare” in brilliance to as bright as magnitude -8; more than 16 times brighter than Venus!