BALTIMORE — BALTIMORE - The dry air has returned across Central Maryland but so has the Winter chill. 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 4 mins starting at 6:48pm moving north west to south southeast in the sky. Viewing conditions look great with minimal clouds across the area.
Besides the fly by you will have the opportunity to see Mars and Uranus in the southwest sky above. Mars will be visible to the naked eye and should sit perched slightly above and to the right of the Moon. Uranus on the other hand will be a very small dot in the sky to the left of Mars visible by telescope. These two planets combined with the moon will be visible through February 11th. Too bad we have wintry weather on the way for the early next week.
For now let's enjoy high pressure overhead for a "Sky-watchers Delight" type of evening. Happy hunting, and remember to wave at those astronauts as they speed on by!!!