BALTIMORE — BALTIMORE - The dry air remains 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 3 mins starting at 7:49pm moving north west to north 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 Jupiter, Saturn,and Pluto in the southern sky above. Jupiter will be visible to the naked eye and should sit perched slightly above and to the right of the Moon. Saturn on the other hand will be a very small dot in the sky to the right of Pluto visible by telescope. These two planets combined with the moon will be visible through March 29th. Venus and Mars will reappear in the night sky beyond this point for March 29th and March 30th.
For now let's enjoy high pressure overhead for a "SkyWatchers Delight" type of evening. Happy hunting, and remember to wave at those astronauts as they speed on by!!!