International Space Station visible tonight in Arizona skies


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ISS April 22nd 2020 over Vizag

Ivana Venema-Nunez, Reporter

On Thursday, May 13 at 8:42 p.m. the International Space Station will be visible in the Arizona dusk sky.

The man-made satellite will appear to the south-southwest and disappear to the east. This moment will last about four minutes since the station is traveling at 17,500 mph, according to azcentral.

ISS orbits Earth every 90 minutes and according to Schierholz and Vishnu Reddy, an associate professor in the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, astronauts see the sunrise and sunset every 45 minutes. 

To get updates and information, sign up for text messages or email alerts from NASA using Spot the Station where it provides directions giving degrees and direction to where ISS appears.

Finally, look for a moving dot without flashing lights.  Flashing lights generally indicate an airplane.