Best answer: When can I see the ISS in South Africa?

The biggest and brightest satellite you can see with the naked eye from earth is visible in the sky from South Africa from 29 June until 7 July. The International Space Station (ISS) weighs 453 592 kg and spans 108.8 meters; as large as a football field.

What time will ISS fly over South Africa?

Sign Up Location: Cape Town, South Africa

Date Visible Max Height*
Date: Sun Jul 25, 6:44 AM Visible: 1 min Max Height: 12°
Date: Wed Aug 4, 6:57 AM Visible: 2 min Max Height: 11°
Date: Fri Aug 6, 6:58 AM Visible: 6 min Max Height: 23°
Date: Sat Aug 7, 6:11 AM Visible: 4 min Max Height: 15°

When can I see the ISS tonight?

WHERE AND WHEN TO LOOK: The International Space Station will appear in the northwestern part of the sky at 10 degrees. It will move toward the southeast and will set below the horizon in the southeast part of the sky at 19 degrees above the horizon. The ISS will be visible tonight at 9:51 p.m. for six minutes.

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When can I see the ISS in Pretoria?

Sign Up Location: Pretoria, South Africa

Date Visible Appears
Date: Thu Jul 8, 6:35 PM Visible: 3 min Appears: 10° above SSW
Date: Fri Jul 9, 7:24 PM Visible: 3 min Appears: 10° above WSW
Date: Sat Jul 10, 6:37 PM Visible: 7 min Appears: 10° above SW
Date: Mon Jul 12, 6:41 PM Visible: 4 min Appears: 10° above W

Can I see the ISS from Cape Town?

The International Space Station (ISS) has been visible from Cape Town from May 6. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) encouraged Capetonians to ‘spot the Space Station’ from their homes, and we obliged.

Can you see the ISS from South Africa?

The biggest and brightest satellite you can see with the naked eye from earth is visible in the sky from South Africa from 29 June until 7 July. The International Space Station (ISS) weighs 453 592 kg and spans 108.8 meters; as large as a football field.

What time is the ISS passing over UK tonight?

The International Space Station (ISS) will be visible over the UK from tonight (Friday, May 14) for the next fortnight. The ISS will appear for around three minutes at 9.51pm and a brighter pass at 11.26pm.

Who on ISS right now?

The current ISS occupants are NASA astronauts Megan McArthur, Mark Vande Hei, Kimbrough, Hopkins, Walker and Glover; JAXA’s Noguchi and Akihiko Hoshide; the European Space Agency’s Thomas Pesquet; and cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy and Pyotr Dubrov.

What does it look like in the ISS?

A space station! The International Space Station (ISS) has been orbiting our planet since 1998. From most locations on Earth, assuming you have clear night skies, you can see ISS for yourself. It looks like a bright star moving quickly from horizon to horizon to us on Earth.

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How can I see the space station?

To spot the ISS, look for a bright, white spot of light moving quickly across the sky. The light will be constant, so if it flashes, or you see red lights, that’s a plane. To find out when the ISS will be visible near you, enter your location at NASA’s ‘Spot the Station’ website (spotthestation.nasa.gov).

Can you see Mars from Cape Town?

Mars will appear in a southeastern direction and Venus will be visible in the eastern sky. Mercury will appear to the right of the moon and will be low in the sky in a east-northeast direction according to Space.com. Mercury will be the most difficult planet to see from Cape Town but will be visible nonetheless.

Is the ISS close to the moon?

One of the most fascinating things about this image, is how close the two satellites appear to be, but in fact, the Moon orbits Earth from a distance of roughly 250,000 miles (404,000 km), while the ISS is just 250 (400 km) miles away — making the distance separating the two quite large despite the illusion.

What planets can you see from Cape Town?

Visible night of Jul 28 – Jul 29, 2021

Mercury: From Thu 7:35 am
Venus: Until Wed 8:36 pm
Mars: Until Wed 7:54 pm
Jupiter: From Wed 7:52 pm
Saturn: From Wed 6:18 pm
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