See the ​ISS glide across the night skies

ISS in the night sky. Photo: Paul Williams / via Flickr under creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
ISS in the night sky. Photo: Paul Williams / via Flickr under creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The International Space Station (ISS) with UK Astronaut Major Tim Peake on board, will glide across the night skies during April 2016.

(Times are approximate)

​- ​Wednesday 6: approaches from W at 9:39pm

- Thursday 7: approaches from W at 8:47pm

- Friday 8: approaches from W at 9:31pm

- Saturday 9: approaches from W at 8.38 AND 10:15pm

- Sunday 10: approaches from W at 9:22pm

- Monday 11: approaches from W at 8:30pm AND 10:06pm

​- ​Tuesday 12 April: approaches from W at 9:14pm

- ​Wednesday 13: approaches from W at 9:58pm

- Thursday 14: approaches from W at 9:05pm

- Saturday 16: approaches from W at 9:57pm

The ISS is the largest space station ever built and it can be ​seen with the naked eye at certain times as it orbits Earth at 17,500mph at an altitude of roughly 200 miles.

Spotting the station is easy and you don’t need any special equipment​.