Thursday 17 September 2009, 14:27
The International Space Station has been visible in the skies this week!
Mike Davies from Neath saw it on 12 September and filmed it flying over. Here's a frame grab from the video:
There's another opportunity to see it tonight cloud permitting. Look for a bright moving star-like object rising in the western sky at 20:40 tonight.
It will cross the sky passing almost overhead and then disappear in the east at 20:44. Tomorrow night it rises in the west at 19:29 and disappears in the east at 19:35.
For more information go to www.heavens-above.com and click on ISS.
The planet Jupiter is also visible and bright in the evening at the moment, look towards the South-Eastern sky. If you're up early you can see Venus shining brightly in the East before dawn.
Brian Woosnam from the North Wales and Llandrillo College Astronomy Society took this picture of Venus and the thin crescent Moon the other morning: