Watch the ​ISS glide across South Yorkshire night sky TONIGHT

The ISS should be visible over South Yorkshire tonight,  Photo: Paul Williams / via Flickr under creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
The ISS should be visible over South Yorkshire tonight, Photo: Paul Williams / via Flickr under creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
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The International Space Station (ISS) with UK Astronaut Major Tim Peake on board, will be visible across ​South Yorkshire's night sky tonight, and a number of other times throughout April.

The ISS is the largest space station ever built and it can be ​seen with the naked eye at certain times as it orbits Earth at 17,500mph at an altitude of roughly 200 miles.

Spotting the station is easy and you don’t need any special equipment​.

Here are the full details of when the ISS will be visible over South Yorkshire (weather permitting)...

​- ​Tuesday April 5: approaches from SW at 8:55pm

- ​Wednesday 6: approaches from W at 9:39pm

- Thursday 7: approaches from W at 8:47pm

- Friday 8: approaches from W at 9:31pm

- Saturday 9: approaches from W at 8.38 AND 10:15pm

- Sunday 10: approaches from W at 9:22pm

- Monday 11: approaches from W at 8:30pm AND 10:06pm

​- ​Tuesday 12 April: approaches from W at 9:14pm

- ​Wednesday 13: approaches from W at 9:58pm

- Thursday 14: approaches from W at 9:05pm

- Saturday 16: approaches from W at 9:57pm

Spot the International Space Station atspotthestation.nasa.gov. Regular updates at @VirtualAstro on Twitter.