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Tuesday night will feature an "excellent visible pass" of the International Space Station
Tuesday night will feature an "excellent visible pass" of the International Space Station

One of the best places to view an upcoming passing of the International Space Station on August 16th is the Spokane area starting at 9:27 p.m. A 11 minute viewing will begin in the southwest area of the sky as it travels north of the city to the northeast.

Real time satellite trackings define this as an excellent visible pass. Its maximum altitude at 9:32 p.m., reaches a magnitude (measurement of brightness) of -2.5. If you're not sure how bright that is, -2.5 is also the minimum brightness of a new moon.

At its maximum altitude, it will pass over at 77.95 degrees above the horizon. That means if you look straight up, that's 90 degrees. The horizon is 0 degrees. Think back to elementary geometry, from horizon to horizon, that's 180 degrees.

Sunset is listed as 8 p.m. 

Photographers: Have a camera tripod? Take a photo and email: nicoleh@kxly.com! Recommended settings (based on above photo): ISO (640), Aperture (4/5.3), Exposure (40.1 sec)

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