Starting Sunday, Jan. 14, the International Space Station will be a frequent visitor to the Lowcountry skies, according to NASA’s “Spot the Station” website.
In fact, save for a two day gap on Jan. 20 and 21, the station will be visible each day, sometimes twice, through Friday, Jan. 26.
Through Jan. 19 the station will be visible in the early morning hours. When it returns on Jan. 22 it will be visible in the evening, so early birds and night owls alike can enjoy the show.
Moving at roughly 17,000 mph, it takes the station just 92 minutes to complete an orbit of the earth.
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According to the National Weather Service, most days through the Jan. 19 should provide clear skies and ideal viewing, though there could be some cloud cover to contend with Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. A forecast was not yet available for Jan. 22 through 26.
Here is when you’ll be able to see the space station streak across the Lowcountry sky.
▪ Sunday, Jan. 14 - 6:28 a.m. out of the north-northwest for 4 min
▪ Monday, Jan. 15 - 5:37 a.m. out of the north--northeast for 2 min
▪ Tuesday, Jan. 16 - 6:20 a.m. out of the northwest for 4 min
▪ Wednesday, Jan. 17 - 5:30 a.m. out of the east-northeast for 1 min
▪ Thursday, Jan. 18 - 6:13 a.m. out of the west-southwest for 3 min
▪ Friday, Jan. 19 - 5:24 a.m. out of the south-southeast for 1 min
▪ Monday, Jan. 22 - 7:18 p.m. out of the south-southwest for 2 min
▪ Tuesday, Jan. 23 - 6:27 p.m. out of the south for 4 min
▪ Tuesday, Jan. 23 - 8:03 p.m. out of the west for <1 min
▪ Wednesday, Jan. 24 - 7:11 p.m. out of the west-southwest for 2 min
▪ Thursday, Jan 25 - 6:18 p.m. out of the south-southwest for 5 min
▪ Thursday, Jan. 25 - 7:56 p.m. out of the northwest for <1 min
▪ Friday, Jan. 26 - 7:04 p.m. out of the west-northwest for 3 min