International Space Station to cross over West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WOWK) – Get ready astronomers! The International Space Station will cross over the United States this weekend, and in particular, will be viewable in our region tonight!

According to NASA, skywatchers along the station’s orbital track from New Orleans, LA to Portland, ME can see the orbital lab Friday and Saturday night. 

Here are a few of the specific sighting times:

FRIDAY:

10:15 p.m. EDT

  • Tampa, Fla.

10:16 p.m. EDT

  • Louisville, Ky.
  • Cincinnati, Ohio

10:17 p.m. EDT

  • Washington, D.C.
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Burlington, Vt.
  • Charleston, W. Va.

10:18 p.m. EDT

  • Baltimore, Md.
  • Philadelphia, Pa.
  • New York City

10:19 p.m. EDT

  • Boston, Mass.
  • Portland, Maine

SATURDAY:

9:25 p.m. EDT

  • Tampa, Fla.
  • Atlanta, Ga.
  • Savannah, Ga.

9:26 p.m. EDT

  • Washington, D.C.
  • Raleigh, N.C.
  • Richmond, Va.

9:27 p.m. EDT

  • Baltimore, Md.
  • Philadelphia, Pa.
  • New York City

How cloudy will it be? We’ll have scattered showers and storms out and about, but there will be SOME clearing across the region, so I think about half of us will be able to see the station!

The following short-term model below displays the amount of estimated cloud cover in percentage at 11:00 p.m. tonight. For example, Charleston’s sky is estimated to be 64% covered at 11 p.m., while Huntington’s is estimated to only be 23%, which would indicate a good clear sky.

Regardless, this is an excellent opportunity to see a piece of fantastic technology high above your heads tonight – and not too late!

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