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Location: Belo Horizonte, Brazil

The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Feb 24, 2021 through Thursday Mar 11, 2021

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Sat Mar 6, 7:43 PM 2 min 21° 10° above SSW 21° above SSE  
Sun Mar 7, 6:56 PM 3 min 14° 10° above S 12° above ESE  
Sun Mar 7, 8:32 PM 1 min 13° 10° above WSW 13° above WSW  
Mon Mar 8, 7:44 PM 3 min 59° 10° above SW 59° above WNW  
Tue Mar 9, 6:57 PM 6 min 58° 10° above SSW 16° above NE  
Wed Mar 10, 7:47 PM 3 min 13° 10° above W 10° above NNW  
2021-03-06 22:43:00.0,Sat Mar 6, 7:43 PM,2 min,21°,10° above SSW,21° above SSE|2021-03-07 21:56:00.0,Sun Mar 7, 6:56 PM,3 min,14°,10° above S,12° above ESE|2021-03-07 23:32:00.0,Sun Mar 7, 8:32 PM,1 min,13°,10° above WSW,13° above WSW|2021-03-08 22:44:00.0,Mon Mar 8, 7:44 PM,3 min,59°,10° above SW,59° above WNW|2021-03-09 21:57:00.0,Tue Mar 9, 6:57 PM,6 min,58°,10° above SSW,16° above NE|2021-03-10 22:47:00.0,Wed Mar 10, 7:47 PM,3 min,13°,10° above W,10° above NNW|

The space station looks like an airplane or a very bright star moving across the sky, except it doesn't have flashing lights or change direction. It will also be moving considerably faster than a typical airplane (airplanes generally fly at about 600 miles per hour; the space station flies at 17,500 miles per hour).

Below is a time-lapse photo of the space station moving across the sky.

The International Space Station is seen in this 30 second exposure as it flies over Elkton, VA early in the morning, Saturday, August 1, 2015. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls The International Space Station is seen in this 30 second exposure as it flies over Elkton, VA early in the morning, Saturday, August 1, 2015. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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How do I Spot The Station?

What does all this sighting information mean?

Time is when the sighting opportunity will begin in your local time zone. All sightings will occur within a few hours before or after sunrise or sunset. This is the optimum viewing period as the sun reflects off the space station and contrasts against the darker sky.

Visible is the maximum time period the space station is visible before crossing back below the horizon.

Max Height is measured in degrees (also known as elevation). It represents the height of the space station from the horizon in the night sky. The horizon is at zero degrees, and directly overhead is ninety degrees. If you hold your fist at arm's length and place your fist resting on the horizon, the top will be about 10 degrees.

Appears is the location in the sky where the station will be visible first. This value, like maximum height, also is measured in degrees from the horizon. The letters represent compass directions -- N is north, WNW is west by northwest, and so on.

Disappears represents where in the night sky the International Space Station will leave your field of view.

Astronomical Horizon chart. Click the link for a detailed description of the astronomical horizon and sighting alert messages.