Did you know that the International Space Station is one of the brightest objects in the night sky? And it’s easy to see if you know when, and where to look. At any time there are up to six astronauts on board, each originating from one of fifteen different nations on Earth.

Compared to a street map on which we look down on, the maps below show East and West "reversed". This is because the sky map shows what we see looking up to the sky. Imagine you are lying on the ground on a starry night and you are looking vertically up to the sky. Your feet are pointing to the south. West is at your right then and east at your left hand side, exactly like it is displayed on the sky map.

For a guide on how to take images of the ISS, please see here

Don't forget to upload your images to the Facebook group and we will add them to the member images section of the website to showcase them!

One pass: 9th Feb 2018

One visible International Space Station pass for Oldham, Rochdale & North West areas:

Start time: 18:32

If viewing from other areas of England and the UK, time may vary slightly (only a few seconds though).

Please note the chart/s shown are from the heavens-above Website

Image showing ISS pass