A nice space station pass Sunday
It's been quite a while since we've had a convenient and easy-to-spot flyover by the International Space Station to watch from Baltimore. But there's a fine one coming up around dinnertime on Sunday. And the forecast says the snow showers will be gone, so if you can brave the wind and cold, have a look. It only takes a few minutes. Be sure to drag the kids out to see it. If yours won't go, rustle up some neighbors.
From Baltimore, the space station will appear above the northwest horizon at 6:05 p.m. EST. Look for a bright, white, star-like light moving smartly toward the southeast. It will reach it's highest elevation, 55 degrees above the northeast horizon, at 6:07. That's a little more than halfway between the horizon and the zenith - straight up.
NASA's $100 billion money pit will move on toward the east southeast, passing into the Earth's shadow and disappearing at 6:09 p.m. in the constellation Orion, near the bright orange star Betelgeuse.
This is the best pass of the current series. For more predictions, calculated for your location, visit the Heavens Above website, follow the instructions and punch in the name of your town.