Mexico, Jun 12 (Notimex).- The International Space Station (ISS), the third brightest object in the sky after the Sun and the Moon, will be visible in Mexico on June 15.
The ISS will carry out a trajectory from northwest to southeast, from 20:36 to 20:46 hours, according to "Hacia el espacio", space science and technology magazine of the Mexican Space Agency.
The tour will start between the limits of Sonora and Tucson at 8:36 pm, and around 8:41 pm it will be the brightest point.
At that time, it will be positioned on Michoacan territory with an apparent magnitude of -2.3, similar brightness to that of Mars, until it reaches the coast of Guerrero.
The visibility of the ISS, where a large number of experiments are carried out for its application on Earth, will gradually decrease until it is totally eclipsed around 20:46 hours.
For a better appreciation of the season, a clear sky is needed and the brightness of the moon is of less intensity, said the publication.
The ISS, which measures 108.8 meters (over a football field), has a height of 73 meters and orbits 400 kilometers above Earth, details the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).