Skywatch: Look for the International Space Station this week

Skywatch: Look for the International Space Station this week
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You’ll have the chance to catch our planetary neighbors in the morning and evening skies early in the week. Venus will be low in the southeastern sky Sunday and Monday mornings. You’ll need a clear view of the horizon to see it, but it’ll shine brightly very close to the moon both mornings. Above is how you’ll find the pair on Sunday morning.

Mars is in the western sky after sunset this week and it’ll be near the famous asterism known as “The Pleiades” or the “Seven Sisters”. Look for the two in the evening. Mars will be shining with a reddish hue.

On Thursday morning, we welcome the new moon at 4:50 a.m. This means the sky will be darker this week, making stargazing that much easier.

On Thursday night, you’ll be able to see the International Space Station for four whole minutes! It’ll enter low in the NNW sky at 9:06 p.m. and exit low in the ENE sky. The ISS will look a little like a fast-moving star across the sky. Happy hunting!