Skip to main content

Sighting Location

Select Location

Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The following ISS sightings are possible from Monday Feb 18, 2019 through Tuesday Mar 5, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Fri Feb 22, 6:00 AM 2 min 18° 10° above S 18° above SE  
Sat Feb 23, 5:11 AM 1 min 10° 10° above SE 10° above ESE  
Sun Feb 24, 5:53 AM 4 min 39° 10° above SSW 34° above ESE  
Mon Feb 25, 5:03 AM 3 min 23° 13° above S 20° above ESE  
Tue Feb 26, 4:14 AM 1 min 13° 13° above SE 11° above ESE  
Tue Feb 26, 5:47 AM 5 min 87° 10° above WSW 24° above ENE  
Wed Feb 27, 4:58 AM 2 min 52° 40° above SSW 31° above E  
Thu Feb 28, 4:09 AM < 1 min 23° 23° above ESE 17° above E  
Thu Feb 28, 5:42 AM 5 min 49° 15° above W 15° above NE  
Fri Mar 1, 4:53 AM 2 min 73° 69° above WNW 20° above ENE  
Sat Mar 2, 4:04 AM < 1 min 23° 23° above ENE 19° above ENE  
Sat Mar 2, 5:37 AM 5 min 32° 16° above WNW 12° above NE  
Sun Mar 3, 4:48 AM 2 min 41° 41° above NNW 17° above NE  
Mon Mar 4, 3:59 AM < 1 min 19° 19° above NE 16° above NE  
Mon Mar 4, 5:32 AM 4 min 27° 13° above WNW 15° above NE  
Tue Mar 5, 4:43 AM 2 min 30° 30° above N 14° above NE  

The following CYGNUS sightings are possible from Monday Feb 18, 2019 through Tuesday Mar 5, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Fri Feb 22, 5:42 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above SE 10° above SE  
Sat Feb 23, 5:51 AM 2 min 21° 10° above SSW 21° above SE  
Sun Feb 24, 6:02 AM 3 min 49° 10° above SW 41° above ESE  
2019-02-22 11:00:00.0,Fri Feb 22, 6:00 AM,2 min,18°,10° above S,18° above SE|2019-02-23 10:11:00.0,Sat Feb 23, 5:11 AM,1 min,10°,10° above SE,10° above ESE|2019-02-24 10:53:00.0,Sun Feb 24, 5:53 AM,4 min,39°,10° above SSW,34° above ESE|2019-02-25 10:03:00.0,Mon Feb 25, 5:03 AM,3 min,23°,13° above S,20° above ESE|2019-02-26 09:14:00.0,Tue Feb 26, 4:14 AM,1 min,13°,13° above SE,11° above ESE|2019-02-26 10:47:00.0,Tue Feb 26, 5:47 AM,5 min,87°,10° above WSW,24° above ENE|2019-02-27 09:58:00.0,Wed Feb 27, 4:58 AM,2 min,52°,40° above SSW,31° above E|2019-02-28 09:09:00.0,Thu Feb 28, 4:09 AM,< 1 min,23°,23° above ESE,17° above E|2019-02-28 10:42:00.0,Thu Feb 28, 5:42 AM,5 min,49°,15° above W,15° above NE|2019-03-01 09:53:00.0,Fri Mar 1, 4:53 AM,2 min,73°,69° above WNW,20° above ENE|2019-03-02 09:04:00.0,Sat Mar 2, 4:04 AM,< 1 min,23°,23° above ENE,19° above ENE|2019-03-02 10:37:00.0,Sat Mar 2, 5:37 AM,5 min,32°,16° above WNW,12° above NE|2019-03-03 09:48:00.0,Sun Mar 3, 4:48 AM,2 min,41°,41° above NNW,17° above NE|2019-03-04 08:59:00.0,Mon Mar 4, 3:59 AM,< 1 min,19°,19° above NE,16° above NE|2019-03-04 10:32:00.0,Mon Mar 4, 5:32 AM,4 min,27°,13° above WNW,15° above NE|2019-03-05 09:43:00.0,Tue Mar 5, 4:43 AM,2 min,30°,30° above N,14° above NE|

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

Visit the NASA Johnson Flickr Photostream

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