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UK ISS Pass details for October 2013

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Long Exposure photo of a visible ISS pass Credit: Mark Humpage

The International Space Station (ISS) is back over UK skies with some great passes during October 2013.  The ISS is the largest Space Station/ laboratory ever built orbiting the Earth, it can be spotted with the naked eye at certain times as it orbits the planet at 17500mph at an altitude of roughly 200 miles.

Spotting the station is very easy and you don’t need any special equipment, only your eyes.

Check out the Beginners Guide to Seeing the ISS to learn how easy it is to spot sailing over. You can also see this great guide on how to watch and photograph the ISS.

All you need to know is; when and where the ISS will be passing over your location, luckily the United Kingdom is small enough for most of us who live there to see bright ISS passes at the same time.

Only bright passes are included in the predictions and the fainter, less easy ones have been left out.

The table below gives approximate ISS pass times and basic information, this will help you spot the station as it passes over.
Only bright passes which can be seen from the UK are listed and the information is approximate. Timings may differ by a few seconds, dependent on observer’s location. Times may change at short notice if the Station performs an orbital boost and changes its orbit. All Timings are local time.

Make sure you give yourself plenty of time, get your cameras ready and enjoy the ISS as it passes over in October and keep your eyes peeled for meteors, satellites and other objects too, they will be visible most nights!

Good luck and clear skies…..

ISS bright UK pass details for October 2013

Enjoy watching the ISS as it passes over.

23 October 2013Very Bright20:10W20:13SW20:13Low Pass, Disappears overhead

Date Approximate Brightness of the ISS ISS Rises 10° over the horizon (start time) ISS Approaches From (start direction) ISS Highest Point ISS Sets/ Goes into Earths Shadow (direction) ISS Goes into Earths Shadow Approximate ISS Pass Details
11 October 2013 Very Bright 20:07 SW 20:10 SE 20:10 Medium Pass, disappears overhead
12 October 2013 Bright 19:20 SSW 19:22 E 19:44 Low Pass
13 October 2013 Incredibly Bright 20:08 WSW 20:11 SSE 20:11 Overhead Pass, fades before horizon
14 October 2013 Incredibly Bright 19:20 WSW 19:23 E 19:25 Overhead Pass, fades before horizon
15 October 2013 Incredibly Bright 19:54 WSW 19:57 E 19:58 Overhead Pass, fades before horizon
16 October 2013 Incredibly Bright 19:20 WSW 19:08 E 19:11 Overhead Pass, fades before horizon
17 October 2013 Incredibly Bright 20:09 SW 20:12 E 20:12 Disappears overhead
18 October 2013 Incredibly Bright 19:21 W 19:24 E 19:26 Overhead Pass, fades before horizon
19 October 2013 Incredibly Bright 18:33 W 18:36 E 18:40 Overhead Pass
19 October 2013 Incredibly Bright 20:10 W 20:13 E 20:13 Disappears overhead
20 October 2013 Incredibly Bright 19:21 W 19:25 E 19:26 Overhead Pass, fades before horizon
21 October 2013 Incredibly Bright 18:33 W 18:37 E 18:40 Overhead Pass
21 October 2013 Very Bright 20:10 W 20:13 SW 20:13 Medium Altitude Pass, Disappears overhead
22 October 2013 Incredibly Bright 19:22 W 19:25 ESE 19:27 Overhead Pass, fades before horizon
23 October 2013 Bright 18:34 W 18:37 ESE 18:40 Overhead Pass
23 October 2013 Very Bright 20:10 W 20:13 SW 20:13 Low Pass, Disappears overhead
24 October 2013 Bright 19:22 W 19:25 SE 19:27 Medium Altitude Pass, fades before horizon
25 October 2013 Incredibly Bright 18:34 W 18:37 ESE 18:41 Overhead Pass
25 October 2013 Bright 20:11 W 20:13 SSW 20:13 Very Low Pass, Disappears overhead
26 October 2013 Bright 19:23 W 19:25 SSE 19:28 Low Pass
27 October 2013 Bright 17:34 W 17:37 SE 17:42 Low Pass
Data obtained using NORAD Two Line Elements. Table information created manually with with in-house satellite prediction software.  Web version coming soon.

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