Space station to make 2 passes over East Texas Monday night
EAST TEXAS (KLTV) -
KLTV 7 Chief Meteorologist Mark Scirto says the forecast is favorable for two viewings of the International Space Station as it orbits Earth on Monday evening.
The first viewing will take place at 9:18 this evening and last about five minutes. The ISS will move through the sky from south to east-northeast at a maximum elevation of about 26 degrees above the horizon.
About an hour and a half later, at 10:55, the station will make another pass, this time moving from west to north-northeast at a maximum elevation of about 21 degrees about the horizon. This viewing will also last about five minutes.
Skies should be clear for both passes of the ISS.
The International Space Station was launched in 1998. It is larger than a football field at 239 feet long and 356 feet wide.