NASA’s “Spot the Station” Will Text or Email You When the Space Station Passes Over Your Home

NASA writes: “Did you know you can see the International Space Station from your house? As the third brightest object in the sky, after the sun and moon, the space station is easy to see if you know where and when to look for it.”

And now, it turns out, there’s a service that will help you do just that: It’s called Spot the Station, and it’s provided free by NASA.

Simply head here and provide NASA with your location and email/text address. They’ll then ping you when the space station next passes over your home.

Happily, NASA will only notify you of “good” sighting opportunities – that is, “sightings that are high enough in the sky (40 degrees or more) and last long enough to give you the best view of the orbiting laboratory.”

On a related note, don’t miss our post from Friday:

Astronaut Don Pettit Demystifies the Art of Taking Photographs on the International Space Station

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