1. August 16, 2011 at 8:26 pm | permalink

    The space station just looks like a bright dot (it’s more than 200 miles up), and might look like an airplane at first. But it moves silently and there are no blinking lights.

  2. By fridgeman
    August 17, 2011 at 9:37 am | permalink

    Thanks for the tip! We really enjoyed the brief show over Ann Arbor last night. We checked a tracking website at about 10 pm and the ISS had already reached Kenya!

  3. By kittybkahn
    August 18, 2011 at 3:17 pm | permalink

    Thank you for telling us about the space station!! We’re on vacation North of Harrisville and watched from the beach. The space station appeared over the woods from the West at exactly 9:23 pm and then continued over Lake Huron. It was an elongated rectangular shape. It was very bright, very big and very fast. Spectacular!!! We’re wondering, since it moves so quickly, if we’ll be able to see it again. -Peace, Kitty

  4. By Ross Orr (Voxphoto)
    August 19, 2011 at 1:04 pm | permalink

    The Space Station is circling earth earth pretty quickly—about 90 minutes per orbit—so it passes somewhere overhead a few times a day. What’s a little unusual is catching it go right overhead when our sky is dark, but it is still sunlit (because of its altitude).

    You can bookmark this link …for more upcoming passes over Ann Arbor.

    (Or you can change your location on this page: [link] )