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Night sky spotting in Atlanta

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© Moon and Leo, courtesy Sky and Telescope © Moon and Leo, courtesy Sky and Telescope

There is a lot to see in the night sky over Atlanta between now and the weekend. The main attraction will be the International Space Station flying by on Thursday and Friday.

You have three chances to see the ISS this week. Two of those on Thursday, at 5:09 a.m. and 9:49 p.m. The other is on Friday morning at 4:21 a.m. The ISS flies a very low earth orbit, so it will look like a plane flying across the sky, only without blinking lights and without any jet engine sounds. Be looking for it to cross from the northwestern sky to the southeastern sky the rest of the week.

You will also see the moon and Leo nearly in conjunction until Friday. The moon will be positioned near the handle of the sickle of Leo in the southwestern sky.

The forecast, for now, is a partly cloudy sky over the next few nights. That will obscure some views, but won't totally cancel any sky watching plans you may have

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