Where is the International Space Station?

Image (Credit): The International Space Station. (NASA)

If you are standing outside in your yard looking for the International Space Station (ISS) at dawn or dusk (which is necessary to see the sun’s reflection on the station), this NASA site called Spot the Station may help. The site provides a global tracking map created by the European Space Agency (ESA) showing the current location of the ISS as well as its spot 90 minutes ago and 90 into the future.

NASA notes that the ISS circles the Earth every 90 minutes, traveling at about 17,500 miles per hour. While you experience one sunrise per day, an astronaut on the ISS will experience 16 sunrises each day.

You can find more ISS facts and figures here.

Image (Credit): ISS global tracking map. (ESA)