When to see Santa’s sleigh flying over your house this Christmas

The International Space Station will be passing across the UK on 21 December - don't miss out on the Christmas magic

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Ah, Christmas is nearly here. And nothing heralds the Big Day like spotting the first signs that Santa is on his way, dashing through the sky on his present-laden sleigh with his adorable reindeer.

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If you fancy bringing that bit of extra Christmas magic for your little ones (though we know it’s not for everyone), you might want to know that the International Space Station (ISS) will be passing over the UK on 21 December.

Because it reflects light from the sun, the ISS looks like a giant star – or possibly Santa’s sleigh – and is one of the brightest objects in the sky after the moon.

You can check exactly what time the space station is due to go by on NASA’s Spot the Station website

Here at MFM HQ we think wrapping up warm and taking the kids into the garden to spot those magical lights could be a really cool thing to do so close to Christmas – what do you reckon?

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