Father Christmas is doing a practise run TONIGHT – Here’s how to spot santa and his sleigh

This is the perfect way to get the kids excited for Christmas as Santa is doing a test flight TONIGHT.

Santa often gets mistaken for the International Space Station, but to some children it is actually him in low orbit, so make sure you see him.

He will be visible at around 5:22pm looking towards the west, just look for a fast travelling bright object.

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Obviously spotting santa (ISS) will depend on the weather and with conditions being mostly cloudy on Merseyside, this may be difficult.

The Met Office say: “It will stay mainly cloudy overnight with some further spots of light drizzly rain, especially over the Pennines.

“The cloud should keep things largely frost-free, though some clear breaks may develop towards dawn.”

Tonight is the second to last ISS pass of December and the last before Christmas Day is on December 15th.

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