NASA has an online tool which indicates when and where the ISS will be visible. It even gives you directions on how to spot it in the night sky.
So what is the International Space Station? It’s an active scientific laboratory, currently doing musculoskeletal and chemistry research, all while orbiting the Earth. It currently is home to two Americans, an Englishman and three Russians.
With the sightings limited only to a few minutes, you don’t have to wonder whether or not it’s coming. According to NASA, the space station “looks like an airplane or a very bright star moving across the sky, except it doesn’t have flashing lights or change direction. It will also be moving considerably faster than a typical airplane (airplanes generally fly at about 600 miles (965 km) per hour; the space station flies at 17,500 miles (28,000 km) per hour).”
Here’s when and where to see it tonight, Wednesday, December 14th!
Wed Dec 14 5:58 PM, Visible: 4 min, Max Height: 67°, Appears: 10° above WNW, Disappears: 47° above E
You may want to use the link above to double check if you wouldn’t normally be up that late! You can also sign up to get email notifications for future dates.