International Space Station Visible to the Naked Eye Tonight

The International Space Station will be visible to the naked eye tonight.  It will become visible at 8:03 p.m. in the northwest sky, and will travel south.  It will be visible for about five minutes.  The space station will look like a bright star, like the North Star, and will be moving quickly across the evening sky. 

The space station passes overhead many times a day but lighting conditions usually make it difficult or impossible to see.  All sightings will occur within a few hours before or after sunrise or sunset. This is the optimum viewing period as the sun reflects off the space station and contrasts against the darker sky.

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