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Location: Grand Bend, Ontario, Canada

The following ISS sightings are possible from Friday Sep 13, 2019 through Friday Oct 4, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Sat Sep 14, 4:57 AM 2 min 44° 44° above E 11° above ESE  
Sat Sep 14, 6:30 AM 5 min 19° 10° above W 10° above S  
Sun Sep 15, 5:44 AM 3 min 31° 31° above SW 10° above SSE  
Mon Sep 16, 4:59 AM < 1 min 11° 11° above SE 11° above SE  
Tue Sep 17, 8:49 PM < 1 min 11° 11° above SSE 11° above SSE  
Wed Sep 18, 9:35 PM 1 min 19° 10° above SW 19° above SW  
Thu Sep 19, 8:47 PM 4 min 41° 10° above SSW 36° above ESE  
Fri Sep 20, 7:59 PM 5 min 24° 11° above S 11° above E  
Fri Sep 20, 9:35 PM 3 min 42° 10° above WSW 42° above WNW  
Sat Sep 21, 8:46 PM 5 min 74° 10° above WSW 25° above NE  
Sun Sep 22, 7:58 PM 6 min 67° 10° above SW 11° above ENE  
Sun Sep 22, 9:37 PM 1 min 26° 20° above NW 26° above NNW  
Mon Sep 23, 8:49 PM 3 min 34° 30° above NW 18° above NE  
Tue Sep 24, 8:00 PM 4 min 50° 37° above WNW 10° above NE  
Tue Sep 24, 9:37 PM 1 min 19° 15° above NW 19° above NNW  
Wed Sep 25, 8:48 PM 3 min 22° 18° above NW 15° above NNE  
Thu Sep 26, 8:00 PM 4 min 27° 23° above NW 11° above NE  
Thu Sep 26, 9:36 PM 1 min 17° 12° above NW 17° above NNW  
Fri Sep 27, 8:48 PM 3 min 18° 13° above NW 15° above NNE  

The following CYGNUS sightings are possible from Friday Sep 13, 2019 through Friday Oct 4, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Sat Sep 14, 4:34 AM 3 min 32° 32° above NE 10° above E  
Sat Sep 14, 6:08 AM 7 min 50° 10° above WNW 11° above SE  
Sun Sep 15, 4:06 AM 1 min 16° 16° above ENE 10° above E  
Sun Sep 15, 5:40 AM 5 min 58° 29° above WNW 11° above SE  
Mon Sep 16, 5:13 AM 3 min 51° 51° above SSE 11° above SE  
Tue Sep 17, 4:45 AM < 1 min 14° 14° above SE 12° above SE  
Tue Sep 17, 6:20 AM 1 min 11° 11° above SW 10° above SW  
Wed Sep 18, 9:06 PM < 1 min 15° 11° above S 15° above S  
Thu Sep 19, 8:36 PM 3 min 21° 10° above S 21° above SE  
Thu Sep 19, 10:13 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above WSW 12° above WSW  
Fri Sep 20, 8:06 PM 5 min 19° 10° above S 12° above E  
Fri Sep 20, 9:43 PM 2 min 37° 10° above WSW 37° above W  
Sat Sep 21, 9:13 PM 4 min 75° 10° above WSW 64° above NNE  
Sun Sep 22, 8:43 PM 6 min 84° 10° above WSW 24° above NE  
Sun Sep 22, 10:22 PM < 1 min 14° 10° above WNW 14° above WNW  
Mon Sep 23, 8:13 PM 7 min 84° 10° above SW 11° above ENE  
Mon Sep 23, 9:54 PM 1 min 25° 19° above WNW 25° above NNW  
Tue Sep 24, 7:43 PM 7 min 74° 10° above SW 11° above ENE  
Tue Sep 24, 9:24 PM 2 min 28° 22° above NW 26° above N  
Wed Sep 25, 8:54 PM 3 min 30° 25° above NW 18° above NNE  
Thu Sep 26, 8:24 PM 4 min 32° 26° above NW 10° above NE  
Thu Sep 26, 10:02 PM < 1 min 17° 13° above NW 17° above NNW  
Fri Sep 27, 7:55 PM 4 min 34° 30° above NW 10° above NE  
Fri Sep 27, 9:32 PM 2 min 20° 13° above NW 20° above N  
Sat Sep 28, 9:02 PM 3 min 21° 15° above NW 19° above NNE  
Sun Sep 29, 8:32 PM 4 min 21° 15° above NW 14° above NE  
Sun Sep 29, 10:10 PM < 1 min 13° 11° above NW 13° above NW  
Mon Sep 30, 8:02 PM 5 min 21° 15° above NW 10° above NE  
Mon Sep 30, 9:40 PM 1 min 20° 13° above NW 20° above NNW  
Tue Oct 1, 7:32 PM 5 min 22° 15° above NW 10° above NE  
Tue Oct 1, 9:10 PM 2 min 25° 13° above NW 25° above N  
Wed Oct 2, 8:40 PM 3 min 25° 11° above NW 24° above NNE  
Thu Oct 3, 8:10 PM 5 min 24° 11° above NW 16° above NE  
Thu Oct 3, 9:49 PM < 1 min 18° 15° above NW 18° above NW  
2019-09-14 08:57:00.0,Sat Sep 14, 4:57 AM,2 min,44°,44° above E,11° above ESE|2019-09-14 10:30:00.0,Sat Sep 14, 6:30 AM,5 min,19°,10° above W,10° above S|2019-09-15 09:44:00.0,Sun Sep 15, 5:44 AM,3 min,31°,31° above SW,10° above SSE|2019-09-16 08:59:00.0,Mon Sep 16, 4:59 AM,< 1 min,11°,11° above SE,11° above SE|2019-09-18 00:49:00.0,Tue Sep 17, 8:49 PM,< 1 min,11°,11° above SSE,11° above SSE|2019-09-19 01:35:00.0,Wed Sep 18, 9:35 PM,1 min,19°,10° above SW,19° above SW|2019-09-20 00:47:00.0,Thu Sep 19, 8:47 PM,4 min,41°,10° above SSW,36° above ESE|2019-09-20 23:59:00.0,Fri Sep 20, 7:59 PM,5 min,24°,11° above S,11° above E|2019-09-21 01:35:00.0,Fri Sep 20, 9:35 PM,3 min,42°,10° above WSW,42° above WNW|2019-09-22 00:46:00.0,Sat Sep 21, 8:46 PM,5 min,74°,10° above WSW,25° above NE|2019-09-22 23:58:00.0,Sun Sep 22, 7:58 PM,6 min,67°,10° above SW,11° above ENE|2019-09-23 01:37:00.0,Sun Sep 22, 9:37 PM,1 min,26°,20° above NW,26° above NNW|2019-09-24 00:49:00.0,Mon Sep 23, 8:49 PM,3 min,34°,30° above NW,18° above NE|2019-09-25 00:00:00.0,Tue Sep 24, 8:00 PM,4 min,50°,37° above WNW,10° above NE|2019-09-25 01:37:00.0,Tue Sep 24, 9:37 PM,1 min,19°,15° above NW,19° above NNW|2019-09-26 00:48:00.0,Wed Sep 25, 8:48 PM,3 min,22°,18° above NW,15° above NNE|2019-09-27 00:00:00.0,Thu Sep 26, 8:00 PM,4 min,27°,23° above NW,11° above NE|2019-09-27 01:36:00.0,Thu Sep 26, 9:36 PM,1 min,17°,12° above NW,17° above NNW|2019-09-28 00:48:00.0,Fri Sep 27, 8:48 PM,3 min,18°,13° above NW,15° above NNE|

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.

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