See the ​ISS glide across Lancashire night skies

The International Space Station (ISS) will glide across ​Lancashire night skies tonight.

Tuesday, 4th August 2015, 2:24 pm
ISS in the night sky. Photo: Paul Williams,

It will approach from ​the south west at 9.30pm ​and from​ the west at 11.07pm​.​

- ​Wednesday 5: approaches from W at 10.14pm AND from W at 11.51pm

- Thursday, 6: approaches from WSW at 9.21pm AND from W at 9.58pm

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- Friday 7: approaches from W at 10.05pm AND from W again at 11.01pm

The ISS is the largest space station ever built and it can be ​seen with the naked eye at certain times as it orbits Earth at 17,500mph at an altitude of roughly 200 miles.

Spotting the station is easy and you don’t need any special equipment​.