Watch the International Space Station pass overhead this weekend, if skies stay clear

The International Space Station will make passes over the Baltimore region over the next few days. You can easily spot it — if skies stay clear.

Saturday evening, it will appear about 8:35 in the southwest, right next to the bright planet Jupiter. It will move across the center of the sky until disappearing behind Earth’s shadow in the northeast.

Sunday, it will take a similar path from about 7:43 p.m. to 7:50 p.m., nearly getting to the northeast horizon before entering shadow.

Both nights its brightness will be on par with brilliant Venus, the brightest object in the night sky after the moon.

Skies are forecast to be partly or mostly cloudy through the weekend.

If clouds block the view of the space station, there is a chance to see it Tuesday, too, though it won’t be quite as bright.

That night, it will appear in the southwest at 7:36 and disappear in the northeast about 7:44.

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