See the International Space Station on the day of David Saint-Jacques' launch!

International Space Station

Credit: NASA

The International Space Station (ISS) will be visible across most of southern Canada on the day of David Saint-Jacques' launch!

Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut David Saint-Jacques and his crewmates, Oleg Kononenko (Roscosmos) and Anne McClain (NASA), will fly to the ISS on , at 6:31 a.m. ET (3:31 a.m. PT).

The Space Station orbits Earth at an altitude of approximately 400 km. This giant science lab is actually visible to the naked eye: it looks like a big, white dot that moves quickly across the sky without changing direction, and unlike aircraft, it doesn't have blinking lights. It is usually the brightest object in the night sky after the Moon—it is even bright enough to be seen in urban areas.

David Saint-Jacques will be aboard the Station for about 6 and a half months. During his mission, he will conduct a series of scientific experiments, robotics tasks and test new technologies. Check the map below to know when the ISS will fly over your region. If your city is not listed, here's how to find out the best local viewing times in your area.

Don't forget to wave to David and his crewmates!

See the International Space Station on the day of David Saint-Jacques' launch
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See the ISS fly over Canada on

Local times when the Station will be visible

  • Victoria: 5:25 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Vancouver: 5:25 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Calgary: 6:26 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Regina: 5:51 p.m. to 5:58 p.m.
  • Winnipeg: 5:53 p.m. to 5:58 p.m.
  • Toronto: 5:19 p.m. to 5:25 p.m.
  • Ottawa: 5:20 p.m. to 5:25 p.m.
  • Montreal: 5:20 p.m. to 5: 25 p.m.
  • Quebec City: 5:21 p.m. to 5:25 p.m.
  • Fredericton: 6:22 p.m. to 6:25 p.m.
  • Charlottetown: 6:22 p.m. to 6:25 p.m.
  • Halifax: 6:23 p.m. to 6:25 p.m.
  • St. John's: 5:17 p.m. to 5:22 p.m.

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