Skies are forecast to be partly cloudy this evening, Monday, December 08, 2014. This should be another great opportunity to spot the International Space Station (ISS) as it passes over the Lubbock area.
In the past I've written a couple of articles about watching the International Space Station (ISS) when it passes overhead. Lots of folks were interested, and many had no idea this was even possible, so here's a little more information that will be useful if you are interested in viewing passes.
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 fairly close to overhead then move toward the southeast horizon. You do not need to drive out of town, as you should be able to spot the station even under the bright city lights. Just take the family out in the yard or a park, anywhere the sky can be seen well.