Kids are going to love this! Santa is coming and thanks to his contacts as NASA’s International Space Station, you can catch a glimpse of him doing his rounds this Christmas.
Well, the next best thing. The ISS will be visible to the naked eye for all to see this festive period for the first time ever. NASA has given the exact time and location as to when you can see Santa on his Christmas mission.
NASA said in a statement: “It is the third brightest object in the sky and easy to spot if you know when to look up.
“Visible to the naked eye, it looks like a fast-moving plane only much higher and travelling thousands of miles an hour faster!”
Kids are going to love being able to see ‘Santa’ fly across the sky on the run-up to Christmas. To distinguish the ISS from aeroplanes in the sky, it won’t be changing direction or have flashing lights on board.
Here’s where and when you’ll be able to see ‘Santa’s Sleigh’:
Saturday December 18th at 7:32am: Visible for five minutes moving from the South to the South East.
Sunday December 19th at 6:45am: Visible for three minutes moving from the South-South East to the East South East.
Tuesday December 21st 6:46am: Visible for six minutes moving from the South-South West to the East.
Wednesday December 22nd 5:59am: Visible for five minutes moving from the South to the East South East.
Thursday December 23rd 5:14am: Visible for two minutes moving from the South-South East to the East South East
Thursday Dec 23rd 6:47am: Visible for six minutes moving from the South West to the East.
For more information, you can download the ISS tracking app on the App Store of Google Play Store, or visit the NASA website.