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UK ISS Pass details for April 2016


ISS Long Exposure photo of a visible ISS pass Credit: Mark Humpage

The International Space Station (ISS) is back over UK skies with some great evening passes during April2016 with UK Astronaut Major Tim Peake.

The ISS is the largest Space Station/ laboratory ever built, it can be spotted with the naked eye at certain times as it orbits Earth at 17500mph at an altitude of roughly 200 miles.

Spotting the station is very easy and you don’t need any special equipment. You only need your eyes!

For times and info 

Check out the Beginners Guide to Seeing the ISS to learn how easy it is to spot sailing over and the Beginners Guide to Photographing the International Space Station (ISS).

You can also see this great guide on how to watch and photograph the ISS.

All you need to know is when and where the ISS will be passing over your location. Luckily the United Kingdom (British Isles) is small enough for most of us who live there to see the ISS at the same time. Neighboring countries can see the station pass over at roughly the same time also.

Only bright passes are included in the predictions and the fainter, less easy ones have been left out.

The table below gives approximate ISS pass times and basic information, this will help you spot the station as it passes over.

Only bright passes which can be seen from the UK are listed and the information is approximate. Timings may differ by a few seconds, dependent on observer’s location. Times may change at short notice if the Station performs an orbital boost and changes its orbit. All Timings are local time.

Alerts for the passes will be posted by @VirtualAstro on Twitter.

Make sure you give yourself plenty of time, get your cameras ready and enjoy the ISS as it passes over in February and keep your eyes peeled for meteors, satellites and other objects too, they will be visible most nights!

Good luck and clear skies…..

ISS bright UK pass details for February 2016

Enjoy watching the ISS as it passes over.

Times may change at short notice so please check this page daily for accurate timings

05 February 2016 Very Bright 18:38 SW 18:41 SE 18:41 Medium Altitude Pass
06 February 2016 Bright 17:46 SW 17:48 E 17:51 Medium Altitude Pass
07 February 2016 Incredibly Bright 18:29 SW 18:32 SE 18:33 Overhead Pass
08 February 2016 Incredibly Bright 19:13 W 19:16 WSW 19:16 Disappears Overhead
09 February 2016 Incredibly Bright 18:20 WSW 18:23 E 18:25 Disappears Overhead
10 February 2016 Incredibly Bright 19:04 W 19:07 E 19:08 Disappears Overhead
11 February 2016 Incredibly Bright 18:12 W 18:15 E 18:17 Overhead Pass
12 February 2016 Incredibly Bright 18:55 W 18:59 SE 19:00 Disappears Before Horizon
13 February 2016 Incredibly Bright 18:03 W 18:06 SW 18:09 Overhead Pass
14 February 2016 Incredibly Bright 18:47 W 18:50 SE 18:51 Overhead Pass
15 February 2016 Incredibly Bright 17:54 W 17:57 SE 18:01 Overhead Pass
16 February 2016 Very Bright 18:38 WNW 18:41 SE 18:44 Medium Altitude Pass
17 February 2016 Bright 19:22 W 19:24 S 19:26 Very Low Pass
18 February 2016 Bright 18:29 W 18:32 SE 18:36 Low Pass
20 February 2016 Bright 18:21 W 18:23td> SE 18:24 Very Low Pass


Data obtained using NORAD Two Line Elements. Table information created manually with with in-house satellite prediction software.

Live Video of Earth from the International Space Station (ISS)

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