ALW reader John West took NASA up on the chance to see the International Space Station fly over Alabama Friday Night, and he grabbed this cool 60-second exposure of it streaking over Madison at 9:20 pm That's the Big
If you're in North Alabama tonight, you'll have two more good chances to see the station fly over the Huntsville area. It's the third-brightest object in the sky and easy to spot if you know where and when to look.
Flyover heights are described in degrees above the horizon. The horizon is zero degrees and the direct overhead is 90 degrees. Halfway between ground and overhead is 45 degrees, and so forth. More tips are found on NASA's Spot The Station page.
– 10:02 p.m. visible for 5 minutes, maximum height of 18 degrees, appears 10 degrees above WNW, disappears 10 degrees above NNE