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Look up! The International Space Station is in our skies until 22 April

The ISS will be visible in the skies every night for the next seven days.

800px-ISS_2008-01-10A long exposure of the ISS passingSource: Wikimedia

IF YOU SPOT a very bright object in the sky tonight, it’s most likely the International Space Station (or you should get on to Astronomy Ireland about your UFO sighting…)

The ISS will be visible until 22 April in the Irish skies, passing over the country every evening for a few minutes.

800px-ISS_and_Endeavour_seen_from_the_Soyuz_TMA-20_spacecraft_14 Source: Wikimedia via Wikimedia

Astronomy Ireland say it’s so bright that it can’t be missed, and you don’t need any specialist binoculars to spot it.

The ISS is the largest artificial body in orbit in space, and the most expensive to boot. It has six astronauts on board at the moment.

Read: It’s a bird, it’s a plane…No it’s the International Space Station>

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