Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
7:47 pm EDT
Monday, October 19, 2020

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no it’s ….

Looking for a fun activity tonight? Then simply gather the family on the front lawn and gaze skyward.

On Wednesday just after dusk, the International Space Station (ISS) will fly directly over Leesburg and be visible to anyone in the Southeast. The ISS will travel through space at 17,100 miles per hour.

“It is the third-brightest object in the sky and easy to spot if you know when to look up,” according to NASA’s website. “Visible to the naked eye, it looks like a fast-moving plane only much higher and traveling thousands of miles an hour faster.”

The ISS and its crew will be crossing Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula around 9:11 p.m. and will be visible for six minutes.