International Space Station to cross Irish skies tonight

International Space Station to cross Irish skies tonight

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This image of Ireland was taken on the 28th April 2011 at 18.30 GMT from the International Space Station as it passed over the UK.  County Clare is lit by moonlight
This image of Ireland was taken on the 28th April 2011 at 18.30 GMT from the International Space Station as it passed over the UK. County Clare is lit by moonlight

The International Space Station will be the brightest satellite you’ve ever seen in the night sky when it blazes across Clare skies tonight at 10:09pm.

The International Space Station is the largest spacecraft ever to be put into orbit, and the most expensive thing ever built, at approximately €100 billion. The huge craft is roughly the size of Croke Park, and its massive solar panels reflect sunlight, making it appear extremely bright when seen from Earth. The ISS orbits Earth roughly 350km above the planet’s surface.

The ISS will take approximately 5 minutes until 10.14pm to cross the skies over County Clare tonight. It will move from SSW to SE.

The times of when the ISS will pass over Ireland can be found online for free at N2YO.

Photos of Ireland taken from the ISS (below):

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