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You may catch a glimpse of the International Space Station moving overhead when you are stargazing out in the woods. The third-brightest object in the night sky, the space station is visible to the naked eye and will look like a plane on the move — fast. The orbiting structure is about the size of a football field and weighs almost one million pounds, more than 320 automobiles. Punch in your ZIP code at spotthestation.nasa.gov, or download the SkyView app to find out if it will be observable from your location. A search will kick back possible sighting opportunities, the approximate location in the sky, how long it is visible and the time of day. You can also sign up for alerts.

Mackenzie Lobby Havey