We are in luck again as the International Space Station will be passing over our skies in Israel. The angle with the Sun is just right, so that even though it is way past sunset down here on the surface of the Earth, it is still sunny 200 miles up by the space station. The ISS will reflect the sunlight as it passes, appearing like a very bright star slowly moving across the sky.
It will rise from the northwest horizon at 8:57 appearing like a very bright star. It will be hard to miss, as it will be brighter than any other star. The space station will head pretty much to a point overhead. where it will abruptly disappear 3 minutes later. This is because it will no longer be in the sunlight as it passes into the shadow of the Earth over our heads.
While you are out do notice the full Moon rising low in the east. As a bonus, notice the bright star to the lower left of the moon which is actually the planet Saturn! (For extra credit, you can also find Jupiter, as the brightest "star" hanging out in the west.)
For more, including details on the secret eclipse tonight, see the previous post.