Orbiting approximately 575 kilometers (360 miles) above the
Earth's surface, Hubble whirls around Earth at 8 km per second or 29,000
kph (5 miles per second or 18000 mph)! Hubble completes one full orbit every
96 minutes. A road trip from Los Angeles to New York City would take only
Provided that Hubble passes closely enough
overhead, it is relatively dark, and the skies are clear enough, Hubble
can be seen with the naked-eye. It appears as a fast moving spec of
light. It is possible to see even more with a telescope. Use the following
link to specify your location and Hubble's next pass will be calculated.
» Under "anonymous users", you can select your location.
» From there follow the links to pick your country and city.
» Choose a satellite to observe (HST = Hubble).
» A chart will tell you when and where to look.