See the International Space Station glide across Buckinghamshire’s night skies

ISS in the night sky. Photo: Paul Williams, flickr.com/photos/pcw
ISS in the night sky. Photo: Paul Williams, flickr.com/photos/pcw
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The ISS is the biggest space station ever built and can be seen in the skies from tonight without any special equipment.

The ISS will glide across Buckinghamshire’s night skies this week and here’s when you will be able to see it.

Times are approximate depending on your exact location:

- Tuesday 4 August: approaches from SW at 9.31pm AND from W at 11.07pm

- Wednesday 5: approaches from W at 10.14pm AND from W at 11.51pm

- Thursday, 6: approaches from WSW at 9.21pm AND from W at 9.58pm

- Friday 7: approaches from W at 10.05pm AND from W again at 11.01pm

The ISS is the largest space station ever built and it can be ​seen with the naked eye at certain times as it orbits Earth at 17,500mph at an altitude of roughly 200 miles.

Spotting the station is easy and you don’t need any special equipment​.

More information: Spot the International Space Station atspotthestation.nasa.gov