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The ISS is the third brightest object in the sky. | Photo: Getty Images.

Being able to see the International Space Station (ISS) live from earth It is possible with the search engine POT which lets users know when the space research center will be visible from almost any desired city.

According to the ANational Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the ISS is the third brightest object in the sky and it’s easy to spot if you know when to look up, which is why he made the site available “Spot the Station International Space Station” in which thanks to its search engine it is possible know the day, time, location and even the time that the International Space Station may be visible from several thousands of places around the world.

The International Space Station is visible to the naked eyeIn fact, the Administration assures that it “looks like a fast-moving plane, only much higher and faster, as it travels thousands of kilometers per hour!”.

Los aviones generalmente vuelan a unas 965 km por hora; la Estación Espacial vuela a 28 mil km por hora.

According to the Administration, all sightings occur a few hours before or after sunrise or sunset, since this is the optimal viewing period, as the sun reflects off the space station and contrasts with the darker sky.

How to use the NASA search engine and see the ISS?

NASA’s ISS finder. | Photo: NASA.

To know what day and what time the ISS will be visible in a specific cityjust enter the site “Spot the Station International Space Station” ysFollow the next steps:

  • Get into in the search engine the country, city or town from where you want to observe the International Space Station.
  • Choose the result most consistent with the search.
  • click in “See the sighting opportunities”.
  • Ready!the search engine will return the dates and times.

The ISS sighting list is updated several times a week, therefore, in case of not obtaining results for a city, the POT suggests consulting in the following days.

“The space station orbit it takes it all over the world, so it can pass over you at times when it’s less visible, in the middle of the day when it’s too bright, or in the middle of the night when the Sun is on the other side of the earth. POT.

“The best sightings occur in the early morning before sunrise or in the evening shortly after sunset when the sky is dark but the sun can still reflect light off the metal structures of the space station.”

Follow the International Space Station (ISS)

The site also offers the opportunity to follow the trajectory of the Station live thanks to its tracker that shows where the Space Station is right now and its trajectory 90 minutes before and 90 minutes after.

Tracking Map of the ISS. | Photo: NASA.

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