Florida Skywatchers Have Chances to Spot Space Station

Skywatchers in Florida have two chances to spot the International Space Station fly high overhead in the next week.

On Sunday and Tuesday, the space station should be clearly visible (weather permitting) to observers in central Florida, but you’ll have to get up before sunrise to spot it in the predawn sky.

From Orlando, Fla., on Sunday, the space station should appear as a fast-moving bright object moving across the dark sky, but only if the weather is clear. The pass begins at 6:33 a.m. EST in the southwest, with the station flying overhead to disappear on the northeast horizon. The entire pass should take about five minutes.

On Tuesday, Dec. 8, space station hunters will have to begin their search even earlier to catch the bright orbiting lab fly overhead at 5:46 a.m. EST. The three-minute pass will begin in the west-southwest, with the station flying toward the northeast.

Several sites can tell you when the space station is visible from specific locations in Florida (for these passes) and elsewhere at all times:

Get the details here…

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