The International Space Station (ISS) will be visible tonight from Livermore at 9:57pm and be visible for about 50 seconds. Look North-North-West and up about 25 degrees (0 = the horizon, 90 = straight up) and you’ll see it rise up and to the right. It’ll be the brightest object in the sky except the moon. If you have a good set of binoculars and a steady hand, you might be able to make out some details if you’re able to track it.
Be sure and wave to the 3 astronauts and 3 cosmonauts living 230 miles up there. But wave fast as they are moving proximity 17,227 miles per hour, so you’ll only have about 50 seconds to see them.
Would you like to receive text or email alerts a few hours before the ISS passes over? Head on over to http://spotthestation.nasa.gov/ where you can sign up.