Keep your eyes trained to the sky this week and you might be able to see the International Space Station.
St. Louis-area residents will be able to see the ISS at 9:39 p.m. Monday for about six minutes, and again at 11:19 p.m. for less than a minute, according to NASA. The space station will be viewable from July 24 to Aug. 8, for varying times throughout the night.
This week, Monday through Thursday, will be the best time to spot the ISS in the night sky.
On Tuesday, you’ll have four opportunities to get a glimpse of the ISS: at 2:32 a.m. for four minutes, 4:08 a.m. for six minutes, 8:46 a.m. for six minutes and 10:27 p.m. for two minutes. Wednesday you only get once chance, at 9:34 p.m. for three minutes, and Thursday at 8:38 p.m. you can see it for six minutes. After that, you can still see it, but very briefly.
If you want to see the station, look for an airplane or a very bright star moving across the sky, according to NASA. You’ll know it’s not a plane though, because it doesn’t have flashing lights or change direction. It’ll be moving much faster than a typical plane.