The International Space Station (pictured above) will be traveling over the skies of Kuwait tonight October 16 and will be visible for a period of 4 minutes starting at 06:00 pm sharp. It will appear to the southwest and disappear to the northeast. Resembling a moving star or an aeroplane.
The space station is the same size as a football field (see the image below in comparison to the size of an airplane), and flies 400km away from the earth’s surface. Traveling at a speed of 14km/h and completing a full trip around the earth every 90 minutes. It’s also habitable. I don’t know if there are any astronauts currently living at the space station but the thought of that is just exciting!
I hope I will be able to catch a glimpse of it. I will also try to take pictures though I don’t think they would be very good because I don’t have the right equipment. If you see it and take any good pictures please share them with me. I would love to post them here 🙂
Read more about the International Space Station here