International space station visible to naked eye in Taiwan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/10/03
By: Lilian Wu

Taipei, Oct. 3 (CNA) People in Taiwan would have been able to see the International 25869306Space Station (ISS) with the naked eye as it passed over Taiwan early Saturday evening, the Taipei Astronomical Museum said on its Facebook page.

The museum said people would have been able to see the space station, in orbit 400 kilometers above the earth, as it passed over Taiwan between 6:14 p.m. and 6:23 p.m.

The station’s brightness would have been only next to the moon, and people would have been able to see it with the naked eye in good conditions.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the United States provides a “Spot the Station” service. Interested parties can register on the website and will then receive e-mails or text messages on their mobile phones to inform them of when the ISS will pass above their locations.     [FULL  STORY]

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