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Eyes on the sky, people: the International Space Station will pass over London TONIGHT

Posted at 12:00 pm, April 15, 2014 in Fun London, Outdoor London

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If you see a bright object soaring across the London sky this evening, don’t start shrieking, crying, or hysterically tweeting Will Smith for help. Because what may at first glance seem like the early stages of an alien invasion is in fact just a harmless little visit from the International Space Station, which is due to fly over the city at approximately 9.02pm tonight.

It won’t be the first time the ISS has passed over London, but given that clear skies are forecast in time for the fly-past, this is a rare chance to see the station in orbit under ideal conditions. Don’t expect to be able to see the stubble on the astronauts’ chins or anything, but if you spot a particularly shiny star passing overhead from west to east, rest assured that you’re not about to be viciously probed by little green men.

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