The International Space Station makes several passes over the Bellingham area in the early evening this weekend, a perfect time to step outside and watch it sail overhead.
The station is at 9:19 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, moving west to east at 69 degrees elevation; at 10:01 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, moving west to east at 46 degrees elevation; at 9:09 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, moving west to southeast at 73 degrees elevation; and at 9:51 p.m. Sunday. Aug. 16, moving west to south at 26 degrees elevation.
ISS appears as a golden dot traveling across the celestial plane. It’s bright enough that it can be seen in Bellingham despite the glare of city lights.
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NASA offers news and photos of the ISS. The ISS Spotter features a real-time tracking graphic, in addition to viewing tips and an alarm to remind you when it’s passing overhead.