Clear skies and good orbital timing will make this evening (8/16/2011) an excellent opportunity to view the International Space Station (ISS) going overhead in Western New York. Here’s where to look:

At 9:23:28 pm, look low in the WSW sky. The ISS will be traveling towards the NE and appear as a fast-moving bright star. If you seek blinking lights, it’s not the ISS – it’s a plane! It will reach its peak at 9:26:31 — nearly straight overhead – going left-to-right if you’re facing NNW. It will disappear from view at 9:29:34 in the NE sky.

Happy viewing!

Also: Photographing the ISS