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Meteorologist Steve Frazier Meteorologist Steve Frazier

If the skies are clear and your schedule is free, you may want to add to your stargazing adventure by tracking the International Space Station. Unlike meteor showers that require you book a window similar to your cable company's service call, the International Space Station will pass overhead in your neck of the woods at a specific time and location.

So even if its freezing cold or hot and humid, you only have to brave the elements for a few minutes to catch a glimpse of this manmade spectacle. The International Space Station, or ISS, so I don't have to type it out every time I mention it, is the third brightest object in the sky, after the sun and moon.

NASA's "Spot The Station" service gives you a list of upcoming sighting opportunities for thousands of locations worldwide, and will let you sign up to receive notices of opportunities in your email inbox or cell phone. 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! Good news for urban dwellers like myself and a few millions of my closest friends.

Below is a GREAT website to find out when the ISS will be overhead in your city.

Once you find out when you can see the ISS, go to this website and see where the ISSS is at this very moment and the path it will following around our great planet.

Happy sky watching.

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