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See the International Space Station with naked eye over Nairobi today at 7:20 pm

In Summary

  • International space station serves as a microgravity and space environment research laboratory
  • ISS Looks like a bright star moving quickly from horizon to horizon

Ever heard of The International Space Station? It is a multinational collaborative project involving five participating space agencies:United States, Russia, Japan, Europe, and Canada.

Scientific research is conducted in astrobiology, astronomy, meteorology, physics and other fields at the International Space Station.

International Space Station visibility

The ISS has been orbiting our planet since 1998 and is visible from most locations on earth as long as there are clear skies.

It looks like a bright star moving from quickly from horizon to horizon, it appears suddenly and disappears.

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View larger at Earth Sky Community Photos. Matt Lantz in Aledo, Texas, caught this image on the evening of November 19, 2020. See the streak? It’s the International space station.

According to Ignazio Magnani an astronaut from Italy, ISS will be visible today in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda from 7:20 pm.

How to know when to see ISS overhead from your location

NASA has a great tool to help people globally know at what time the ISS will be visible in different locations and at what time and direction.

Spot the station program lets you sign up to receive alerts to let you know when ISS will be visible from your location.

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