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ISS with Shuttle attached to make several passes over Seattle

ISS with Shuttle attached to make several passes over Seattle
Photo of ISS taken by Tom Gwilym of the Eastside Astronomical Society on May 22, 2009.
With the crystal clear nights coming up, it's prime viewing conditions for watching the International Space Station make passes over the Northwest, and those with telescopes might even pick out the Shuttle Endeavour attached.

A good pass comes Friday night at 10:31 p.m. when it'll rise from the west, northwest, peaking at 50 degrees above the horizon to the north/northeast, heading otward the east horizon by 10:36.

Another very good pass comes Saturday night at 10:55 p.m. where it'll pass from horizon to horizon (from west to east), peaking nearly overhead.

Sunday night's not as good, but still visible at 9:47 p.m., and then another good pass on Monday night at 10:11 p.m., rounding out a great week on Tuesday night at 9:22 p.m.

You can see the entire chart for Seattle at heavens-above.com and you can adjust the location for your town.