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Watch the International Space Station over the UK in February 2017

31 Jan 2017, 11:59 UTC
Watch the International Space Station over the UK in February 2017
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From 1st February 2017 to 13th February 2017 the International Space Station (ISS) is visible every evening over the UK at various times between 5:45pm to 7:15pm. It’s easy to spot on any clear evening as it is the brightest moving object in the evening sky. It does not flash or make a noise; instead it shines brightly by reflected sunlight 250 miles above our heads on its journey from the western horizon to the eastern horizon. Each passage takes anywhere between 8 – 10 minutes.

ISS – Image Credit NASA

Watch the Space Station pass near Venus and Mars
Over towards your west on Friday 3rd February early evening you’ll see Venus, Mars and the Moon all gathered in the same part of the sky. Around 6pm you’ll be able to watch the space station slide beneath this celestial trio, making for an amazing photographic opportunity to get Venus, Mars, the Moon and the space station all in one image!
Saturday 11th February at just after 7pm is another exciting opportunity to see the space station glide across the sky very close to Venus and Mars. The ISS will in fact be closer in the sky to Venus ...

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