Clear to partly cloudy skies will set the stage for a nearly perfect International Space Station Flyover (ISS) early this evening. Look first, in the southwest sky at 6:41, moving northeast. I will be almost overhead at 6:43, then into the northwest sky, as it begins to fade out at at 6:44. traveling at 17, 500 mph, roughly 250 miles above us (It fades out when it loses visible sunlight, shortly after passing overhead). Remember there are 6 human beings on board. It makes one complete revolution of the earth every 92 minutes. That’s 16 sunrises and 16 sunsets a day!
The Space Station can be seen with your naked eye. It looks like a bright point of light. Tonight’ flyover will be particularly bright. If you’ve never seen it, it does not get old. It’s always a thrill! It’s been awile since I’ve been able to tell you about one of these perfect overhead flyovers. Bad weather has prevented us from seeing them recently.
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TONIGHT’S WEATHER: Clear to partly cloudy and much cooler. Overnight low 34. Winds die down.
CHILLY WEEKEND: Highs will only be in the low to mid 50’s Friday through Monday. Lows at night will be in the lower 30’s Saturday, Sunday and Monday morning. I’ll take a closer look at the weekend and look ahead to next week on our next video tomorrow morning at 5. Have a good evening. I’ll see you in the morning. -Rich