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Space station to be visible in Lubbock skies

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Dry air will keep our skies mostly fair through the remainder of the work week, and those fair skies bring an opportunity to see the International Space Station (ISS) fly overhead this weekend. Here are the times the station will be visible from the Lubbock area:

  • Friday (Oct 14) 7:34 PM for about 1 minute, approaching from the SE at 10 degrees above the horizon (low) and departing to the ESE at 10 degrees.
  • Friday (Oct 14) 9:07 PM for about 2 minutes, approaching from the WSW at 10 degrees above the horizon and departing to the W at 27 degrees.
  • Saturday (Oct 15) 8:09 PM for about 4 minutes, approaching from the SSW at 11 degrees above the horizon and departing to the ENE at 25 degrees above the horizon.

That's correct, two sightings Friday evening. Plus, Saturday the ISS will curve well above the horizon (59 degrees) for a better sighting opportunity.

Look for a bright dot traveling quickly and steadily across the sky.

Here's the NASA link where you find sightings for various locations. Use the "Go to Country" button on the left.

http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/sightings/

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