Sky conditions are forecast to be clear here in the Lubbock area, so tonight (Wednesday, October 29, 2014) should be a great night to take the family outside to watch the International Space Station (ISS) pass overhead.

The ISS pass will begin about 7:21pm, and will last for about 6 minutes. Look just above the northwest horizon to find a bright object that will look like a very bright star or a planet moving up quickly. The station will pass across the sky fairly close to overhead, then move toward the southeast horizon. You do not even need to drive out of town, as the ISS should be easily visible even under bright city lights. Just take the family out in the yard or a park, anywhere the sky can be seen well.

This is not a rare occurrence, but is an amazing site, and few people realize that this happens relatively often.

Read more detailed information about spotting the space station in my previous post. If you've seen the Station for the first time, we'd love to hear your leave sighting comments here, or on KFYO's Facebook page. Enjoy!