International Space Station to flyby Maldives tonight!

Image capture of Maldives from space | Photo: EU Copernicus

Malé, Maldives – The International Space Station will be visible to the naked eye today at 19:23.

The Space Station will be visible for 4 minutes from 19:21 to 19:25 starting from the North/Northwest and moving to East/Southeast passing Northeast, provided the whether is clear.

The weather conditions in the capital Malé is predicted to be cloudy while some parts of Maldives will have partly cloudy skies.

The International Space station is a modular station in low Earth orbit. The habitable satellite currently has a full crew of 7 astronauts on board. ISS is a joint project between NASA, Roscosmos, JAXA, ESA, and CSA. The ESA yesterday, shared a clear image of Maldives taken from the satellite on their twitter.

The space station flies at an average altitude of 248 miles (400 kilometers) above Earth. It circles the globe every 90 minutes at a speed of about 17,500 mph (28,000 km/h). The distance travelled by the space station in one day equals the distance it would take to go from Earth to the moon and back.