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The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Jan 15, 2020 through Friday Jan 31, 2020

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Thu Jan 23, 7:14 PM 1 min 17° 11° above SSW 17° above SSW  
Fri Jan 24, 6:27 PM 2 min 18° 10° above SSW 18° above SSE  
Sat Jan 25, 5:40 PM 3 min 14° 10° above S 10° above ESE  
Sat Jan 25, 7:15 PM 2 min 25° 11° above SW 25° above SSW  
Sun Jan 26, 6:28 PM 3 min 28° 11° above SW 25° above SE  
Sun Jan 26, 8:04 PM < 1 min 14° 12° above WSW 14° above WSW  
Mon Jan 27, 5:41 PM 5 min 23° 11° above SSW 11° above ESE  
Mon Jan 27, 7:17 PM 2 min 32° 14° above WSW 32° above SW  
Tue Jan 28, 6:30 PM 3 min 37° 20° above SW 27° above SE  
Tue Jan 28, 8:06 PM < 1 min 14° 11° above WSW 14° above WSW  
Wed Jan 29, 5:43 PM 4 min 32° 22° above SSW 11° above ESE  
Wed Jan 29, 7:19 PM 1 min 36° 20° above WSW 36° above SSW  
2020-01-23 18:14:00.0,Thu Jan 23, 7:14 PM,1 min,17°,11° above SSW,17° above SSW|2020-01-24 17:27:00.0,Fri Jan 24, 6:27 PM,2 min,18°,10° above SSW,18° above SSE|2020-01-25 16:40:00.0,Sat Jan 25, 5:40 PM,3 min,14°,10° above S,10° above ESE|2020-01-25 18:15:00.0,Sat Jan 25, 7:15 PM,2 min,25°,11° above SW,25° above SSW|2020-01-26 17:28:00.0,Sun Jan 26, 6:28 PM,3 min,28°,11° above SW,25° above SE|2020-01-26 19:04:00.0,Sun Jan 26, 8:04 PM,< 1 min,14°,12° above WSW,14° above WSW|2020-01-27 16:41:00.0,Mon Jan 27, 5:41 PM,5 min,23°,11° above SSW,11° above ESE|2020-01-27 18:17:00.0,Mon Jan 27, 7:17 PM,2 min,32°,14° above WSW,32° above SW|2020-01-28 17:30:00.0,Tue Jan 28, 6:30 PM,3 min,37°,20° above SW,27° above SE|2020-01-28 19:06:00.0,Tue Jan 28, 8:06 PM,< 1 min,14°,11° above WSW,14° above WSW|2020-01-29 16:43:00.0,Wed Jan 29, 5:43 PM,4 min,32°,22° above SSW,11° above ESE|2020-01-29 18:19:00.0,Wed Jan 29, 7:19 PM,1 min,36°,20° above WSW,36° 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.