DID YOU SEE IT? The Blue Moon & Space Station

A sky show set to take place over Baltimore..
Flower Moon
Posted at 12:10 PM, May 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-18 12:13:54-04

BALTIMORE — BALTIMORE - The dry air has returned across Central Maryland but so has the heat and humidity. Clear skies tonight give us ample opportunity to look up into the mysterious sky above for stars, planets, and yes the International Space Station as it flies on by. Can you "Spot The Station"?

Well tonight is your night as the Space Station is expected to pass right over Maryland. This evening the station will fly by for 6 mins starting at 9:27pm moving southwest to east northeast in the sky. Viewing conditions look great with minimal clouds across the area.

Besides the fly by you will have the opportunity to see the third full moon of the Spring season aka the "Blue Moon". The next time this looks to happen is in October of 2020. Besides being known as the "Blue Moon" the moon can also be called the "Flower Moon" or "Planting Moon" signifying the beginning of the growing season. The moon turns full May 18th at 4:11pm and should be in it's full cycle through the morning of May 19th. Jupiter will accompany the moon but may be hard to see due to the brightness.

For now let's enjoy the stalled front to our south and limited energy for storms for a "SkyWatchers Delight" type of evening. Happy hunting, and remember to wave at those astronauts as they speed on by!!!