See the International Space Station above Portsmouth

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The International Space Station is gliding across Portsmouth’s night skies ​this week​.

Weather permitting, it will be visible for about six minutes from 9.31pm tonight, approaching from the south-west.

There will be further opportunities for sightings during the week, with timings listed on the International Space Station website.

The ISS is the largest space station ever built and it can be ​seen with the naked eye at certain times as it orbits Earth at 17,500mph at an altitude of roughly 200 miles.

Spotting the station is easy and you don’t need any special equipment​.