Here’s how to see the International Space Station passing over Bristol this weekend – Bristol Live

Posted: May 27, 2020 at 6:43 pm

Stargazers will be able to catch a glimpse of the International Space Station during the bank holiday weekend as it passes over Bristol.

Every 24 hours, the space station completes 16 orbits of the Earth while travelling at around five miles per second.

It will be visible across the county, including in Bristol, this week and beyond, and will make three passes over our city tonight (Friday, May 22).

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The first pass over Bristol will take place at around 10.05pm and will remain visible for six minutes.

Later tonight at later around 11.42pm, it will make another pass and will be visible for five minutes.

There will be a third sighting at 1.19am in the morning but this will last less than one minute.

The ISS, due to its speed, completes an orbit roughly every 90 minutes and travels through 16 sunsets and sunrises.

It has been continuously occupied since November 2000 by 240 individuals, including British astronaut Tim Peake.

There will be several sightings during the bank holiday weekend, which you can find below.

Here are all the timings you need if you want to spot the ISS flying overheard in Bristol this weekend.

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