Six humans are spending Christmas in space this year. Will all the solar panels reflecting the sun, the International Space Station can become the brightest object in the sky for a few minutes after the sun goes down. Here is how to learn where and when to see it go by.

Step 1: Heavens Above

Heavens-above.com is an easy-to-use website that tracks visible space objects like satellites and comets. It is important to enter your location since your position on earth effects when and where the object is visible to you. It doesn't need to be precise, so can select the largest city near you. Since the station's orbit is inclined about 52 degree, you must be within the latitude range of -52 to 52 degrees to see it, which luckily is most of us.

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