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CLEVELAND - Wednesday night will be the last, best viewing opportunity to see the International Space Station over northern Ohio until June.

Cleveland State University Professor Jay Reynolds tells the Weather Warriors Blog that after this Friday the path of the space station will no longer bring the station close enough to northern Ohio to see for several weeks.

Mainly clear skies this evening will offer the best viewing opportunity beginning at 8:40 p.m. when the space station rises in the northwest sky. The station will then pass almost overhead at a distance of 278 miles and appear to pass by the Big Dipper constellation around 8:42 p.m.

At 8:45 p.m., the station will disappear to the east, southeast as it heads out over the Atlantic Ocean.

Reynolds says there will be another shorter viewing opportunity about 90 minutes later at 10:17 p.m.. However, the pass will be very low in the sky and last only two minutes.

Here is the information for the final four passes of the space station until June...

2014-04-23 ISS Sighting
Date: Wednesday Apr 23, 2014
Time: 8:40 PM
Duration: 5 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 70 °
Approach: 33 ° above NW
Departure: 12 ° above ESE

2014-04-23 ISS Sighting
Date: Wednesday Apr 23, 2014
Time: 10:17 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 13 °
Approach: 10 ° above W
Departure: 13 ° above SW

2014-04-24 ISS Sighting
Date: Thursday Apr 24, 2014
Time: 9:28 PM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 23 °
Approach: 17 ° above W
Departure: 13 ° above S

2014-04-25 ISS Sighting
Date: Friday Apr 25, 2014
Time: 8:40 PM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 41 °
Approach: 33 ° above W
Departure: 10 ° above SSE

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