When to see Santa's sleigh flying over your house this Christmas 2022
Find out when the bright lights of Santa's sleigh (aka the International Space Station) will be passing across the skies of the UK on Christmas Eve this year - a don't miss moment
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.
If you fancy bringing that bit of extra Christmas magic for your little ones, you might want to know that the International Space Station (ISS) will be passing over the UK, for about 5 minutes (time varies according to your location in the UK), at 6.23am on 24 December 2022. Yes, it's early! Santa has a lot to get done...
Because it reflects light from the sun, the ISS looks like a giant star – or Santa's sleigh – and is one of the brightest objects in the sky after the moon.
To make sure you catch it from your location – and know where in the sky to look – you can sign up for text alerts from NASA.
Tara is mum to 1 daughter, Bodhi Rae, and has worked as Content Editor and Social Media Producer at MadeForMums since 2015
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