LIST: Best places to catch the International Space Station in the Philippines

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 18) — It's time to find the best spot – the third brightest object in the sky, the International Space Station, will be visible from earth on June 15 to July 1, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said.

The ISS is the only man-made object in the list25.com website's "25 Brightest Objects In Space That You Can See With Your Naked Eye." It is the third brightest object next to the sun and moon.

NASA said the ISS passes overhead in several thousand locations worldwide but will be visible only when it's dark. From the sky, it looks like a fast-moving plane travelling thousand of miles an hour in a much higher altitude.

The sightings are possible from June 15 to July 1, 2018. It happens within a few hours before or after sunrise or sunset. In the Philippines, the ISS can be  seen for several days. On Monday it can be seen starting at 6:49pm, 6:50pm, and 6:51pm depending on your location.

NASA's Spot The Station web page said there are ten (10) possible locations in the Philippines where the ISS can be spotted in the sky.

Below is the list of places in the country where ISS sightings are possible. NASA said the space station is visible within an 80 kilometer radius around each identified location.

  • Manila
  • Biñan, Laguna
  • San Jose, San Narciso, Zambales
  • Cabanatuan City, N.E.
  • Bacolod City
  • Balamban, Cebu
  • Cebu City
  • Cagayan de Oro City
  • Davao City
  • Zamboanga City

Visit NASA's website for details of the ISS sightings.

There are already 226,254 people who have spotted the station as of posting time, according to NASA's website.