At 7:00 a.m. on March 19, the International Space Station was sighted in the Leduc skies! The sighting only lasted a couple of minutes. It appeared in the west southwest then, it headed towards the moon, where it slowly faded from sight as it went farther and farther away.
Upon witnessing this, I can now cross off one more thing on my bucket list. In the past, I watched lunar eclipses, a solar eclipse, northern lights, meteorite showers and even a comet.
My son and I went to the Telus World of Science in Edmonton recently. We attended the planetarium Digital Universe Theatre show. The presenter, Michael, told us to go to the website spotthestation.nasa.gov where it lists dates and times that the ISS can be seen from Edmonton.
If you and your children would also like to experience a sighting, there are upcoming opportunities.
For example, coming up on March 29, the ISS can again be seen at 9:25 p.m. Look to the south southwest in the night sky. Search for what looks like a plane. Whereas, a plane moves slowly and has blinking lights, the ISS moves faster and appears as a steady, white light.
Gail Lloyd, Leduc