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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Tomorrow, the ISS can be seen with the naked eye

Today begins the nighttime visibility of the International space station, said experts of the state Corporation “Roscosmos”. As reported, after midnight, the ISS can be seen by the naked eye, you do not need telescopes or binoculars.

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If observers will not fail weather conditions, the international space station will appear in the Western night sky and will superficially resemble a star, though, unlike real stars, will not be in place, and strive to the East. Also from most of the other bright spots of light in the night sky, the ISS will be to distinguish the fact that the station does not flicker. Due to the fact that it will quickly move across the sky, and brightness to even surpass Jupiter and Venus, to pay attention to it is quite simple, say the employees of Roscosmos. Most of their path illuminated “point” of the ISS will be white, but at some point, its color can change to red-orange at this time the station crew will watch the sunset.

In many regions of Russia to watch the journey of the ISS across the sky until July 22. According to experts, the station will be visible from Earth, because in the near future at a certain interval of the trajectory, it will reflect the sunlight as well as Moon.

According to experts, in order to see the flyby of the ISS, it will be necessary to monitor the sky over the Western horizon. The monitoring can also help special applications for smartphones, added to the Russian space Agency.

In Moscow, the periods of visibility of the ISS this year falls on July 15th (2:35), 17 Jul (2:26), 18 Jul (1:35 and 3:08, 19 July (2:16), July 20 (1:25 and 2:28) and July 21 (0:34 and 2:06). The most striking station will look like in the days when she performs two flights per night, during the second of these flights. To know how much the MKS should look for in the sky over some of the other cities of Russia, on the site of Roscosmos.

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