Space station will be over Oman on Saturday night

Oman Saturday 20/August/2016 14:34 PM
By: Times News Service
Space station will be over Oman on Saturday night

Muscat: On Saturday night, stargazers will be able to spot the International Space Station (ISS) zooming almost directly overhead.
The window for spotting it is between 7:08pm and 7:13pm. It will be moving fast and look like a bright planet.
It will appear 21 degrees above northwest and disappear at 11 degrees above southeast.
ISS is the third brightest object in the sky and easy to spot if you know when to look up.
Visible to the naked eye, it looks like a fast-moving plane only much higher and traveling thousands of miles an hour faster.
On Sunday, the space station will be visible for two minutes from 7:53pm.
The ISS is a space station, or a habitable artificial satellite, in low earth orbit. Its first component launched into orbit in 1998, and the ISS is now the largest artificial body in orbit and can often be seen with the naked eye from earth.