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

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Mon Sep 16, 6:56 PM 2 min 18° 18° above NW 10° above N  
Tue Sep 17, 4:50 AM 2 min 21° 11° above N 21° above NE  
Tue Sep 17, 6:10 PM < 1 min 11° 11° above NNE 11° above NNE  
Thu Sep 19, 4:50 AM 5 min 67° 20° above NW 10° above SSE  
Fri Sep 20, 4:05 AM 2 min 28° 28° above ESE 11° above SE  
Sat Sep 21, 4:53 AM < 1 min 12° 12° above SW 10° above SSW  

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

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Fri Sep 13, 7:13 PM 1 min 18° 11° above S 18° above S  
Sat Sep 14, 6:43 PM 4 min 25° 11° above S 23° above ESE  
Sun Sep 15, 6:13 PM 5 min 20° 10° above S 10° above ENE  
Sun Sep 15, 7:53 PM 1 min 15° 13° above WNW 15° above NW  
Mon Sep 16, 7:24 PM 3 min 18° 18° above WNW 10° above N  
Tue Sep 17, 5:26 AM 3 min 35° 11° above NNW 34° above ENE  
Tue Sep 17, 6:54 PM 3 min 22° 22° above WNW 10° above N  
Wed Sep 18, 4:56 AM 3 min 28° 11° above N 27° above ENE  
Wed Sep 18, 6:24 PM 3 min 28° 28° above NW 10° above N  
Thu Sep 19, 4:26 AM 3 min 22° 10° above N 22° above ENE  
Fri Sep 20, 3:58 AM 2 min 18° 15° above NNE 16° above ENE  
Sat Sep 21, 3:31 AM < 1 min 12° 12° above E 11° above E  
Sat Sep 21, 5:05 AM 5 min 21° 15° above W 10° above S  
Sun Sep 22, 4:38 AM 2 min 24° 24° above SSW 10° above S  
Mon Sep 23, 4:11 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above S 10° above S  
2019-09-16 23:56:00.0,Mon Sep 16, 6:56 PM,2 min,18°,18° above NW,10° above N|2019-09-17 09:50:00.0,Tue Sep 17, 4:50 AM,2 min,21°,11° above N,21° above NE|2019-09-17 23:10:00.0,Tue Sep 17, 6:10 PM,< 1 min,11°,11° above NNE,11° above NNE|2019-09-19 09:50:00.0,Thu Sep 19, 4:50 AM,5 min,67°,20° above NW,10° above SSE|2019-09-20 09:05:00.0,Fri Sep 20, 4:05 AM,2 min,28°,28° above ESE,11° above SE|2019-09-21 09:53:00.0,Sat Sep 21, 4:53 AM,< 1 min,12°,12° above SW,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