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Two more nights to see the International Space Station over East Texas

(Source: NASA) (Source: NASA)

The International Space Station (ISS) will pass through the East Texas skies two more times over the two nights, with some viewings lasting up to six minutes each. 

According to the KLTV 7 Stormtracker team, the skies will be clear through Friday night, making it easy to spot the ISS in the darkening skies. Because of its large size (about the size of a football field), the ISS reflects a great deal of sunlight, making it visible in the darkening sky. It will look like a slow-moving airplane in the sky, although the light will be steady, not blinking like an airplane.

Thursday's viewing of the International Space Station will last from 7:35 p.m. until 7:38 p.m. in the Tyler area. This time, the ISS will move from west to south. However, the station will only reach a maximum height of 20 degrees above the horizon.

The ISS can be seen Friday, March 1 at 6:44 p.m. and remain visible until just before 6:48. The space station will move from westnorthwest to southsoutheast and reach a maximum height of 41 degrees above the horizon.

For more information on the International Space Station passing over the United States, click here.

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