How to Spot the ISS in the Sky?

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Did you know that the International Space Station (ISS) is one of the brightest objects in the sky? It revolves around Earth about 16 times per day and can be easily seen with the naked eye if you know when and where to look up. Here’s how Star Walk 2 can help you spot the ISS in the sky.

Step 1. To know when the ISS will be passing over you, turn on notifications from Star Walk 2. To do it, tap the menu icon in the lower right corner of the screen, go to “Notifications” and choose “ISS”. Make sure that location access and notifications are allowed in the settings of your device. You will receive a notification when the ISS is flying over your location.

Step 2. When you receive a notification, open it, point your device up to the sky and follow the arrow on the screen that will guide you to the ISS. If the app does not show a live representation of the sky and does not follow your movements, tap the compass icon in the upper left corner of the screen to activate the “Star Spotter” function.

Happy hunting!