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Space Station (ISS) Times December 2016

The international space station will be passing over Church Hill throughout December.

Somewhere dark, like Bomford Hill Park would make the ideal viewing location.

The ISS is the largest Space Station/ laboratory ever built. Orbiting Earth at 17500mph at an altitude of roughly 200 miles. Consequently, spotting the station is very easy and you don’t need any special equipment. You only need your eyes!

All you need to know is when and where the ISS will be passing over your location. The United Kingdom (British Isles) is small enough for most of us who live there to see the ISS at the same time. Neighbouring countries can see the station pass over at roughly the same time also.

ISS bright UK Pass details for December 2016

Times may change at short notice so please check this page daily for accurate timings

Date Approximate Brightness of the ISS ISS Rises 10° over the horizon (start time) ISS Approaches From (start direction) ISS Highest Point ISS Sets/ Goes into Earths Shadow (direction) ISS Goes into Earths Shadow Approximate ISS Pass Details
13 December 2016 Incredibly Bright 17:31 W 17:34 E 17:36 Overhead Pass
14 December 2016 Incredibly Bright 16:39 W 16:42 E 16:45 Overhead Pass
14 December 2016 Incredibly Bright 18:15 W 18:18 SW 18:19 Medium Altitude Pass – Ends Before Horizon
15 December 2016 Incredibly Bright 17:23 W 17:27 ESE 17:29 Overhead Pass
16 December 2016 Very Bright 18:08 W 18:11 E 18:13 Medium Altitude Pass
17 December 2016 Very Bright 17:16 W 17:19 E 17:22 Medium Altitude Pass
18 December 2016 Bright 18:01 W 18:03 SE 18:05 Low Pass
19 December 2016 Bright 17:08 W 17:11 E 17:14 Medium Altitude Pass
21 December 2016 Bright 17:01 W 17:03 E 17:05 Low Pass

THERE ARE NO SPACE STATION PASSES CHRISTMAS EVE 2016 DECEMBER PASSES END ON THE 21st

THE ISS WILL RETURN TO UK EVENING SKIES FEBRUARY 2017

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