Even though the International Space Station recently got rid of two astronauts who were brought back to Earth in a first flight made by the Crew Dragon spacecraft, the station will continue its activity.
Starting Sunday, we’ll be able to see the International Space Station on the sky for several nights in a row. There’s no need for binoculars, as the station can be seen with the naked eye.
Cancel all plans for Sunday, starting at 11:02 p.m.
The International Space Station will start dancing on the sky right before our eyes on Sunday at 11:02 p.m. You can’t afford to be late for the show, as the station will be visible for only two minutes. It will appear only as a bright dot in the west and heading towards the west southwest. If you missed the celestial show, you must know that the International Space Station will emerge again in the sky on Monday, and you’ll have to look west at 10:15 p.m.
Grab your popcorn for Tuesday as well, because ISS will appear again around 9:29 p.m. This sight will last for four minutes from the west as it’s heading southeast. You could also grab your life partner and make a wish together, as a shooting star can appear on the cosmic scene as well. It’s clearly not scientific to believe in making wishes on a star, but at least you’ll have a reason to focus somehow on the wonders of the Cosmos.
But the Universe never runs out of amazing sights to offer us, as the Perseid meteor shower is ongoing in full glory. It started since July 17, and it is approaching its peak that occurs on August 11-13.
Five space agencies are doing their best for operating the International Space Station (ISS): NASA, ESA (European Space Agency), JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), Roscosmos from Russia, and CSA (Canadian Space Agency).