✨ FILL THE KIDS WITH A LITTLE CHRISTMAS MAGIC AND BELIEF AS YOU WATCH SANTA WHIZZ THROUGH THE SKY ON THE RUN UP TO CHRISTMAS EVE IN HIS SLEIGH!
(Shhh, it’s really the International Space Station)✨
⭐️Spotting the station is very easy and you don’t need any special equipment. You only need your eyes!
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As you watch the ISS pass overhead, you can spread a little Christmas magic and tell the kids it’s Santa in his sleigh practising for christmas eve.
✨A little bit of magic goes a long way with young children… You never know, seeing the magic of Santa’s sleigh (the ISS passing overhead) could inspire and encourage their imaginations to believe in the magic of Christmas!
Or telling them it’s the International Space Station could leave them in awe to become a future astronaut. But most of all it’s fun…
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.
HERE ARE THE TIMES
Visible from the UK
*PLEASE NOTE THESE ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
BUT WE WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED!
Direction include where the ISS enters visibility in the sky and where it exits.
14 December 2017 Bright, STARTS.. W 17:46 / FINISHES SSE 17:51 Medium Altitude Pass
15 December 2017 Incredibly Bright, STARTS W 16:54/ FINISHES SE 17:00 Medium Altitude Pass
16 December 2017 Faint, STARTS WSW 17:39 / FINISHES S 17:42 Very low Pass
17 December 2017 Faint, STARTS W 16:46 / FINISHES SSE 16:51 Very low pass
19 December 2017 Faint, ATARTS SW16:39 / FINISHES SSE 16:31 Very Low Pass
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