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Location: Grand Bend, Ontario, Canada

The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Jan 16, 2019 through Friday Feb 1, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Sun Jan 20, 7:45 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above SSW 10° above SSW  
Mon Jan 21, 6:55 PM 2 min 19° 11° above S 19° above SSE  
Tue Jan 22, 6:05 PM 2 min 11° 10° above SSE 10° above ESE  
Tue Jan 22, 7:39 PM 1 min 28° 12° above SW 28° above WSW  
Wed Jan 23, 6:47 PM 4 min 49° 10° above SW 36° above E  
Thu Jan 24, 5:57 PM 6 min 27° 10° above SSW 10° above ENE  
Thu Jan 24, 7:34 PM < 1 min 35° 25° above W 35° above WNW  
Fri Jan 25, 6:43 PM 3 min 70° 34° above WSW 24° above NE  
Fri Jan 25, 8:19 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above WNW 10° above WNW  
Sat Jan 26, 5:54 PM 2 min 44° 44° above E 10° above ENE  
Sat Jan 26, 7:28 PM 2 min 26° 15° above WNW 26° above NNW  
Sun Jan 27, 6:37 PM 4 min 36° 23° above WNW 16° above NE  
Sun Jan 27, 8:13 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above NW 10° above NW  
Mon Jan 28, 7:21 PM 2 min 20° 10° above WNW 20° above NNW  
Tue Jan 29, 6:30 PM 4 min 24° 13° above WNW 13° above NE  
Tue Jan 29, 8:07 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above NW 10° above NW  
Wed Jan 30, 7:16 PM 2 min 18° 10° above NW 18° above N  
2019-01-21 00:45:00.0,Sun Jan 20, 7:45 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above SSW,10° above SSW|2019-01-21 23:55:00.0,Mon Jan 21, 6:55 PM,2 min,19°,11° above S,19° above SSE|2019-01-22 23:05:00.0,Tue Jan 22, 6:05 PM,2 min,11°,10° above SSE,10° above ESE|2019-01-23 00:39:00.0,Tue Jan 22, 7:39 PM,1 min,28°,12° above SW,28° above WSW|2019-01-23 23:47:00.0,Wed Jan 23, 6:47 PM,4 min,49°,10° above SW,36° above E|2019-01-24 22:57:00.0,Thu Jan 24, 5:57 PM,6 min,27°,10° above SSW,10° above ENE|2019-01-25 00:34:00.0,Thu Jan 24, 7:34 PM,< 1 min,35°,25° above W,35° above WNW|2019-01-25 23:43:00.0,Fri Jan 25, 6:43 PM,3 min,70°,34° above WSW,24° above NE|2019-01-26 01:19:00.0,Fri Jan 25, 8:19 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above WNW,10° above WNW|2019-01-26 22:54:00.0,Sat Jan 26, 5:54 PM,2 min,44°,44° above E,10° above ENE|2019-01-27 00:28:00.0,Sat Jan 26, 7:28 PM,2 min,26°,15° above WNW,26° above NNW|2019-01-27 23:37:00.0,Sun Jan 27, 6:37 PM,4 min,36°,23° above WNW,16° above NE|2019-01-28 01:13:00.0,Sun Jan 27, 8:13 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above NW,10° above NW|2019-01-29 00:21:00.0,Mon Jan 28, 7:21 PM,2 min,20°,10° above WNW,20° above NNW|2019-01-29 23:30:00.0,Tue Jan 29, 6:30 PM,4 min,24°,13° above WNW,13° above NE|2019-01-30 01:07:00.0,Tue Jan 29, 8:07 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above NW,10° above NW|2019-01-31 00:16:00.0,Wed Jan 30, 7:16 PM,2 min,18°,10° above NW,18° above N|

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