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International Space Station will make 'incredibly bright' passing in January 2023





Did you miss last night's 'incredibly bright' passing? Don't worry you can still see the International Space Station during the rest of January.

Tonight (Tuesday), you should see it streaking across the sky at around 5.30pm, approaching from west south west,

It will be at its highest point at 5.34pm and will go into the Earth's shadow, towards the east.

Last night 'incredibly bright' passing over Newbury.
Last night 'incredibly bright' passing over Newbury.

Also tonight at 7.07pm from the west it will go into the Earth's shadow around 7.10pm

January 25, 6.19pm, from the west

January 26, 5.30pm, from the west south west

January 26, 7.07pm, from the west

January 27, 6.18pm, from the west

January 28, 5.30pm, from the west

January 28, 7.06pm, from the west

January 29, 6.18pm, from the west

January 30, 5.29pm, from the west

January 30, 7.06pm, from the west

January 31, 6.17pm, from the west

3 photos stacked together with each photo taken at 15 seconds exposure.
3 photos stacked together with each photo taken at 15 seconds exposure.

The space station always appears from the south westerly direction and goes east. It glides in a straight line and is very bright, which is how you can tell it is the space station as opposed to an aeroplane.

Watching the ISS fly over is a great way of getting youngsters interested in the night sky. On a clear evening you can point out the spaceship as it flies past star constellations and planets visible to the naked eye.



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