Jul 27, 2014

International Space Station to Fly Over Vernon Hills Tonight

The Space Station will appear over the village at 6:58 p.m. Feb. 23, according to spaceweather.com.

The International Space Station will fly over Vernon Hills at 6:58 p.m. Feb. 23, according to spaceweather.com.

If skies are clear, viewers can watch it travel from the northwest and disappear into the east. The flyby will last just under four minutes.

If the sky is clear enough, the International Space Station will look, to the naked eye, like a bright, "fast-moving plane," NASA says. While not filmed in Vernon Hills, the attached YouTube video gives an example of an ISS flyby.

Crews aboard the station are conducting a number of studies, including experimenting with space medicine and learning about gravity’s affect on life. "They also observe and study the Earth and space," according to NASA.

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