CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Residents of the Queen City will be able to spot the International Space Station flying over the city a few times in the next week.
The ISS should be visible for about four minutes starting around 5:35 p.m. Thursday. For those particularly scientific Charlotteans, it will appear at 41 degrees above W and disappear at 11 degrees above NE.
There s another viewing opportunity that should last less than a minute at starting at 7:13 p.m.
More chances appear on Friday, Saturday and Monday evenings.
NASA actually determines the best times to see the ISS several times a week.
Whenever you do try to see it, the farther you can get from lights or the big city, the better. The ISS is as big as a football field, but will look like a pin of light, a star that does not blink moving very steadily across the night sky. In reality the ISS is moving at more than 17,000 MPH about 230 miles above Earth. Price tag = $150,000,000,000.
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