International Space Station to whiz past tonight

The International Space Station will be visible to Perth skygazers each night until next Thursday.

The huge structure will be visible to the naked eye at 7:16pm tonight, by looking south-south west, approximately 11 degrees above the horizon.

But you’ll have to be quick to see it, with NASA predicting tonight’s event will last less than three minutes.

According to the NASA website, the station will look like a fast moving plane without lights.

Measuring 109 metres by 73 metres, the station was launched in 1998 and has circumnavigated the Earth tens of thousands of times.

Five residents from Russia, USA and Japan currently call the station home.


The International Space Station. PHOTO: NASA