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International Space Station due over Honolulu at 8 p.m.

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    The space station will rise in the northwest just before 8 p.m. and move high and to the right.

The International Space Station will put on a spectacular appearance this evening over Hawaii if the skies remain clear.

The space station will rise in the northwest just before 8 p.m. and move high and to the right.

It will pass above the North Star and below the Big Dipper about 8:03 p.m.

Just before 8:04 p.m., it will pass below the bright star Arcturus, known in Hawaiian as Hokule‘a, which will be near the top of the sky.

As it drops toward the southeast, the space station will pass between the moon and Saturn, which will be near the left claw of Scorpius the scorpion. Just above Scorpius in the southeast is the Mars, very bright tonight.

Jupiter will be high in the west.

The space station will blink out of sight to the right of the moon just before 8:06 p.m.

The space station, 249 miles high and orbiting at 17,000 mph, is visible just after sunset and just before dawn when it is illuminated by the sun against the darker sky.

Aboard are one American, retired Army Col. Jeff Williams, and two Russians, Alexey Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka.

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