Check The Sky For Beautiful Flybys

Saturday, March 22nd 2008, 2:49 pm
By: News On 6

Get ready for a breathtaking view. The European Space Agency's new robotic cargo carrier, the Jules Verne, has parked itself in orbit 2000 kilometers ahead of the International Space Station.

This sets the stage for some beautiful double flybys in the nights ahead. News On 6 Meteorologist Dick Faurot says we're due for clear skies Sunday night, perfect for viewing the flybys.

The Jules Verne appears first, as bright as a 1st magnitude star, followed four and a half minutes later by the even brighter International Space Station.

Visit Space Weather for flyby photos and timetables.