When you can see the International Space Station flying over Greater Manchester over the next week – Manchester Evening News

Posted: March 26, 2020 at 6:39 am

The International Space Station will again be visible over Greater Manchester for the next two weeks.

And this time round, most of the spacecrafts passes will occur at the end of each day from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

From tonight until Saturday, April 4 you will have 14 chances to spot the glowing ISS as it moves across the sky approximately 29 times faster than a commercial jet.

The space station is currently occupied by an international crew of three people who live and work there while travelling at five miles per second.

The crews living and working space is larger than a six-bedroom house and contains a gym and a 360-degree view bay window.

The International Space Station orbits the Earth every 90 minutes travelling through 16 sunrises and sunsets in the space of 24 hours.

To see it this year, head outside during the times listed below.

The ISS looks like a fast flying plane or a very bright star moving across the sky - but it doesnt have flashing lights or change direction.

Planes usually fly at approximately 600 miles per hour whereas the space station flies at 17,500 miles per hour.

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