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Check Out The International Space Station From San Diego


The International Space Station, the third brightest object in the sky, will be visible from San Diego during the early morning hours this week.

NASA says it will look like a fast-moving plane.

Here are the times you will be able to spot it:

Wednesday from 4:59 a.m. to 5:01 a.m. It will appear 32 degrees above the northern horizon and disappear in the east.

Thursday from 5:41 a.m. to 5:45 a.m. It will appear 15 degrees above the eastern horizon and disappear in the south.

Friday from 4:52 a.m. to 4:54 a.m. It will appear 49 degrees above the southern horizon and disappear in the southeast.

The space station will also be visible from San Diego in December. To look up upcoming sighting opportunities, go to:

The space station travels 5 miles per second and orbits the Earth every 90 minutes. Six people at a time live and work in the space station. The current crew is Scott Kelly, Sergey Volkov, Mikhail Kornienko, Kjell Lindgren, Oleg Kononenko and Kimiya Yui.