International Space Station Visible Tonight

The weather could rain on the NASA light show.

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2012  |  Updated 11:33 AM PDT
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This will look like a moving star Tuesday night.

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Stargazers and space enthusiasts could have a chance to see the  International Space Station in the skies above the Bay Area tonight.

Weather permitting, the space station will be visible in the  northwest sky at 7:32 p.m. It will look like a bright star moving more slowly than an airplane, according to NASA Ames Research Center.

The space station, which is about 220 miles above the earth's  surface, will be visible for about 20 seconds before it sets in the northwest  horizon.

There will be another chance to see the space station at  approximately 7:17 p.m. on Thursday, according to NASA Ames. On that day, the station will appear from the west and set in the southeast.   

NASA has an iPhone app that tracks the current position of the space station and helps viewers locate it and other spacecraft orbiting  earth.    

A link to download the NASA app can be found online at  www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/iphone.

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