According to the Cincinnati Observatory, the International Space Station will be passing over the Northern Kentucky/ Cincinnati area in the West/Southwest sky, Friday (October 11) night between 7:40 pm and 7:50 pm. This may be the best time to see it. However, following the table at the following NASA website, it looks like it may be visible other times as well. While you’re out there, see if you can find Venus in the early evening sky (you really can’t miss it 🙂 ).
Be sure to check it out! It’s not everyday your kids (or you) can say you saw the ISS pass by!
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What to look for:
“See the International Space Station! As the third brightest object in the sky the space station is easy to see if you know when to look up. The space station looks like a fast-moving plane in the sky, but it is dozens of times higher than any airplane and traveling thousands of miles an hour faster. It is bright enough that it can even be seen from the middle of a city! To learn more about the space station, its international crew, and how they live and working in space, please visit the space station mission pages.” -NASA
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