The International Space Station across the East Texas sky

Published: Jul. 8, 2009 at 10:05 PM CDT
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LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - An astronomy professor said the International Space Station is easily seen across the East Texas sky, because it is much brighter than any of the visible planets.

To see it, you just need open sky, a working clock, and know your cardinal directions.

"Of course the space station has been up about a decade and so we had the chance to watch it as it's progressed and built and now it's become a very, very bright object in our sky," said Stephen F. Austin State University Professor of Astronomy Norman Markworth.

At 8:52 p.m. on Wednesday, you can watch the station for about 5 minutes from the southwest to the northeast. The station will be visible through July 10. Go to the Big Red Box to find out when you can see the station.

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