International Space Station visible from South Florida

Folks in our area were able to get a good view of the International Space Station as it zipped across the sky Wednesday morning at 6:13 a.m.

If you missed the ISS on Wednesday morning, you will have another opportunity to check it out on Thursday between 6:39 a.m. and 6:44 a.m.

It will be moving from southwest to north/northeast, but will only be visible for those five minutes.

Why is it only visible for such a short period of time? Well, it's traveling at over fifteen thousand miles per hour.

When viewed from the earth, the ISS appears to be a twinkling white dot traveling across the sky.

The space station is actually about the size of a football field, with massive solar panels that could cover an acre of land.

The living space onboard the ISS is equal to a five bedroom house, complete with two bathrooms and a gym.

If you don't feel like stepping outside, you can always watch us on Today on Five. We will aim our cameras at the sky, so you can watch it right from you living room.

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