Keep your eyes on the skies for a chance to see Santa!
Written by The Cormorant Hotel
The bright light will be visible over Cornwall in the early evening of Christmas Eve, but only for a short time, so eagle-eye viewers have to be quick!
If the sky is clear, the light will be visible over Cornwall at 5.20pm. Anyone wishing to catch a glimpse of him for themselves will have to look in a south-westerly direction. His presence should be visible for around two minutes before he dashes off again...
Alright, you've got us! The visible light you will be able to see on Christmas Eve is in fact the International Space Station, which will reflect the light from the Sun, giving it the appearance of a very bright star (or Father Christmas, whichever you prefer!).
The Space Station is the largest man-made object in space, and is roughly the size of a football pitch. Travelling at a speed of around 5 miles per second, the ISS orbits the Earth every 90 minutes.
Those who wish to spot the station may have the chance to do so on more than one occasion, if they are lucky enough! Just visit http://spotthestation.nasa.gov/sightings/ and enter your details to see when and where you have to look to spot it.
We will certainly be keeping our eyes peeled from our Fowey hotel, and give "Father Christmas" a wave as he passes over!