The International Space Station ISS completes 16 orbits around the Earth every day. As it moves around our planet, it moves over different areas. This evening, starting at 19:39, the ISS will be visible in the skies of Sardinia, passing over our island at 19:42. To be able to observe it you will not need binoculars or telescopes, just look for a very bright moving star, which will appear at 19:39 in the North-West direction, will pass at the highest point at 19:42, then going to set in the South-East direction at hours About 19:45.
The Space Station orbits the Earth at an altitude of about 400 km and with the large solar panels reflects the sunlight becoming visible in the night skies. The size of a football field, the ISS usually has a staff of 7 astronauts. Since yesterday the guests of the Station have become 10, due to the arrival of the Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov who accompanied the director Klim Shipenko and the actress Yulia Peresild, who in the next few days will shoot a film in Space for the first time.
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