See The International Space Station
● By Rick McGarry
Richard from Longway Planetarium sent us this information about how to see the International Space Station pass through the sky this week. This week it will always appear at about 10° above the horizon.
Wednesday, August 8, starting at 9:44pm, in the Southwest, moving right to left. The ISS will be at its highest peak at 9:47pm in the Southeast. It will move out of sight at 9:50pm in the East-Northeast.
Thursday, August 9, starting at 10:27pm, in the West, moving left to right. At the highest peak at 10:30pm in the Northwest. The ISS will move out of sight at 10:33pm, in the Northeast.
Friday, August 10 starting at 9:34pm, in the West-Southwest, moving left to right. At its highest peak at 9:37pm in the North-Northwest. The ISS will move out of sight at 9:41pm in the Northeast.
As you can see, all of these start low in the sky between southwest and west. This is also where you can also see a triangle of three fairly bright objects; Saturn, Mars and a star called Spica. Saturn is the highest of the three and Mars is the rightmost of the three. Watch Mars move closer to Saturn and Spica during the week.
On Sunday, folks are gathering in Owosso to watch the meteor shower. Meteor Shower Star Party 08/12/2012 - 09:00 PM