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Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

The following ISS sightings are possible from Monday Mar 30, 2020 through Tuesday Apr 14, 2020

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Mon Mar 30, 9:11 PM 3 min 28° 16° above NNW 23° above NE  
Tue Mar 31, 8:23 PM 5 min 23° 13° above NW 11° above ENE  
Tue Mar 31, 10:01 PM < 1 min 34° 22° above NW 34° above NW  
Wed Apr 1, 9:13 PM 3 min 52° 22° above NW 41° above ENE  
Thu Apr 2, 8:26 PM 5 min 37° 20° above NNW 11° above E  
Thu Apr 2, 10:03 PM 1 min 26° 17° above W 26° above W  
Fri Apr 3, 9:16 PM 2 min 60° 32° above WNW 37° above SSE  
Sat Apr 4, 8:29 PM 4 min 83° 34° above NW 12° above ESE  
Sat Apr 4, 10:05 PM 1 min 13° 10° above WSW 13° above SW  
Sun Apr 5, 9:19 PM 3 min 21° 16° above W 16° above S  
Mon Apr 6, 8:32 PM 4 min 34° 29° above WSW 11° above SSE  
Wed Apr 8, 8:34 PM 2 min 12° 11° above WSW 10° above SSW  
2020-03-31 01:11:00.0,Mon Mar 30, 9:11 PM,3 min,28°,16° above NNW,23° above NE|2020-04-01 00:23:00.0,Tue Mar 31, 8:23 PM,5 min,23°,13° above NW,11° above ENE|2020-04-01 02:01:00.0,Tue Mar 31, 10:01 PM,< 1 min,34°,22° above NW,34° above NW|2020-04-02 01:13:00.0,Wed Apr 1, 9:13 PM,3 min,52°,22° above NW,41° above ENE|2020-04-03 00:26:00.0,Thu Apr 2, 8:26 PM,5 min,37°,20° above NNW,11° above E|2020-04-03 02:03:00.0,Thu Apr 2, 10:03 PM,1 min,26°,17° above W,26° above W|2020-04-04 01:16:00.0,Fri Apr 3, 9:16 PM,2 min,60°,32° above WNW,37° above SSE|2020-04-05 00:29:00.0,Sat Apr 4, 8:29 PM,4 min,83°,34° above NW,12° above ESE|2020-04-05 02:05:00.0,Sat Apr 4, 10:05 PM,1 min,13°,10° above WSW,13° above SW|2020-04-06 01:19:00.0,Sun Apr 5, 9:19 PM,3 min,21°,16° above W,16° above S|2020-04-07 00:32:00.0,Mon Apr 6, 8:32 PM,4 min,34°,29° above WSW,11° above SSE|2020-04-09 00:34:00.0,Wed Apr 8, 8:34 PM,2 min,12°,11° above WSW,10° above SSW|

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.