July 26, 2016 11:40 pm

Rare sightings: International Space Station visible across Metro Vancouver

Pictured above: International Space Station seen in 30 second exposure. Metro Vancouver will have rare opportunity to see station for the next few days.

NASA / Bill Ingalls

Clear skies across Metro Vancouver this week will allow for a rare opportunity to view the International Space Station move across the night sky.

“The weather is going to be perfect for it over the next few days,” says Global News senior meteorologist, Kristi Gordon.

NASA’s website details the station’s schedule for the next few days. The station will be visible multiple times per day.

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According to the website, the station will look like a very bright star moving across the sky or like an airplane. It won’t have flashing lights and won’t change direction.

READ MORE: WATCH: NASA releases stunning timelapse images from the International Space Station

It also says it will be moving “considerably” faster than a typical airplane. Airplanes usually fly at approximately 600 miles per hour – while the station flies at 17,500 miles per hour.

The next sightings will be Tuesday at 9:38 p.m., and 11:12 p.m.

And if you are an early riser you can also spot it on Wednesday at 2:25 a.m. or 4:02 a.m.

The station will be visible until August 8.

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