Prime International Space Station viewing as it passes over the Shore this evening

    The International Space Station will pass over the Jersey Shore this evening at an excellent height and a relatively long duration for viewing.

    Skygazers should look toward the northwest sky beginning at 6:54 p.m. to see the station pass overhead, according to NASA’s “Spot the Station” tracker. 

    According to the tracker, the station will be at 74 degrees in height, appearing 10 degrees above to the northwest and disappearing 10 degrees above the southeast.

    Skies will be mostly clear this evening, according to NOAA. 

    According to the European Space Agency, the International Space Station “flies 400 km (249 miles) high at speeds that defy gravity – literally. At 28,800 km/h (17,100 mph), it only takes 90 minutes for the weightless laboratory to make a complete circuit of Earth. Astronauts working and living on the station experience 16 sunrises and sunsets each day.”

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