Listen up, space fans.
Head outside and look to the skies just before 11pm tonight and you could catch sight of the International Space Station (ISS).
Italian space enthusiast Ignazio Magnani took to Twitter to alert his followers in Ireland to the rare opportunity just after dark tonight, Tuesday, July 20th.
In a treat for stargazers, the station’s flight path passes quite close to Cork, meaning you might get to see it if the weather cooperates.
The International Space Station will be visible today to the naked eye (if clouds allow) everywhere at 10:50 pm
📲set your alarm
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— Ignazio Magnani (@IgnazioMagnani) July 20, 2021
“Ireland! Happy Tuesday! The International Space Station will be visible today to the naked eye (if clouds allow) everywhere at 10:50pm” Magnani tweeted.
Earlier this week, astronaut Shane Kimbrough shared an incredible aerial image of Cork, complete with a shout-out for Blackrock Castle Observatory:
Great memories in the lovely city of Cork, Ireland! Blackrock Castle Observatory (near the center of the photo) was first built as a fort in 1582, with the purpose of discouraging pirates & invaders along the River Lee & Lough Mahon. pic.twitter.com/osnyc73eNl
— Shane Kimbrough (@astro_kimbrough) July 8, 2021