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The following ISS sightings are possible from Monday Sep 21, 2020 through Tuesday Oct 6, 2020

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Mon Sep 21, 8:51 PM 6 min 65° 10° above SW 12° above ENE  
Mon Sep 21, 10:30 PM 1 min 33° 20° above WNW 33° above NW  
Tue Sep 22, 9:43 PM 2 min 49° 30° above WNW 34° above NE  
Wed Sep 23, 8:56 PM 4 min 63° 40° above W 12° above ENE  
Wed Sep 23, 10:32 PM < 1 min 26° 19° above WNW 26° above NW  
Thu Sep 24, 9:45 PM 2 min 37° 27° above NW 32° above NNE  
Fri Sep 25, 8:58 PM 4 min 41° 33° above NW 13° above ENE  
Fri Sep 25, 10:34 PM < 1 min 24° 20° above NW 24° above NW  
Sat Sep 26, 9:47 PM 2 min 37° 23° above NW 37° above N  
Sun Sep 27, 9:00 PM 3 min 36° 26° above NW 17° above ENE  
Sun Sep 27, 10:36 PM < 1 min 22° 18° above WNW 22° above WNW  
Mon Sep 28, 8:14 PM 3 min 35° 35° above NNE 10° above ENE  
Mon Sep 28, 9:49 PM 2 min 48° 21° above NW 48° above N  
Tue Sep 29, 9:02 PM 3 min 41° 24° above NW 22° above ENE  
Tue Sep 29, 10:38 PM < 1 min 18° 18° above WNW 18° above WNW  
Wed Sep 30, 8:14 PM 5 min 37° 23° above NW 10° above ENE  
Wed Sep 30, 9:51 PM 1 min 54° 27° above WNW 54° above WNW  
Thu Oct 1, 9:04 PM 3 min 64° 26° above NW 32° above E  
Thu Oct 1, 10:39 PM < 1 min 13° 11° above W 13° above W  
Fri Oct 2, 8:16 PM 5 min 50° 25° above NW 11° above E  
Fri Oct 2, 9:53 PM 1 min 38° 20° above W 38° above WSW  
Sat Oct 3, 9:06 PM 3 min 64° 32° above W 31° above SE  
Sun Oct 4, 8:19 PM 5 min 87° 34° above WNW 10° above ESE  
Sun Oct 4, 9:55 PM 2 min 18° 13° above WSW 18° above SW  
Mon Oct 5, 9:08 PM 3 min 27° 23° above WSW 15° above SSE  
2020-09-21 18:51:00.0,Mon Sep 21, 8:51 PM,6 min,65°,10° above SW,12° above ENE|2020-09-21 20:30:00.0,Mon Sep 21, 10:30 PM,1 min,33°,20° above WNW,33° above NW|2020-09-22 19:43:00.0,Tue Sep 22, 9:43 PM,2 min,49°,30° above WNW,34° above NE|2020-09-23 18:56:00.0,Wed Sep 23, 8:56 PM,4 min,63°,40° above W,12° above ENE|2020-09-23 20:32:00.0,Wed Sep 23, 10:32 PM,< 1 min,26°,19° above WNW,26° above NW|2020-09-24 19:45:00.0,Thu Sep 24, 9:45 PM,2 min,37°,27° above NW,32° above NNE|2020-09-25 18:58:00.0,Fri Sep 25, 8:58 PM,4 min,41°,33° above NW,13° above ENE|2020-09-25 20:34:00.0,Fri Sep 25, 10:34 PM,< 1 min,24°,20° above NW,24° above NW|2020-09-26 19:47:00.0,Sat Sep 26, 9:47 PM,2 min,37°,23° above NW,37° above N|2020-09-27 19:00:00.0,Sun Sep 27, 9:00 PM,3 min,36°,26° above NW,17° above ENE|2020-09-27 20:36:00.0,Sun Sep 27, 10:36 PM,< 1 min,22°,18° above WNW,22° above WNW|2020-09-28 18:14:00.0,Mon Sep 28, 8:14 PM,3 min,35°,35° above NNE,10° above ENE|2020-09-28 19:49:00.0,Mon Sep 28, 9:49 PM,2 min,48°,21° above NW,48° above N|2020-09-29 19:02:00.0,Tue Sep 29, 9:02 PM,3 min,41°,24° above NW,22° above ENE|2020-09-29 20:38:00.0,Tue Sep 29, 10:38 PM,< 1 min,18°,18° above WNW,18° above WNW|2020-09-30 18:14:00.0,Wed Sep 30, 8:14 PM,5 min,37°,23° above NW,10° above ENE|2020-09-30 19:51:00.0,Wed Sep 30, 9:51 PM,1 min,54°,27° above WNW,54° above WNW|2020-10-01 19:04:00.0,Thu Oct 1, 9:04 PM,3 min,64°,26° above NW,32° above E|2020-10-01 20:39:00.0,Thu Oct 1, 10:39 PM,< 1 min,13°,11° above W,13° above W|2020-10-02 18:16:00.0,Fri Oct 2, 8:16 PM,5 min,50°,25° above NW,11° above E|2020-10-02 19:53:00.0,Fri Oct 2, 9:53 PM,1 min,38°,20° above W,38° above WSW|2020-10-03 19:06:00.0,Sat Oct 3, 9:06 PM,3 min,64°,32° above W,31° above SE|2020-10-04 18:19:00.0,Sun Oct 4, 8:19 PM,5 min,87°,34° above WNW,10° above ESE|2020-10-04 19:55:00.0,Sun Oct 4, 9:55 PM,2 min,18°,13° above WSW,18° above SW|2020-10-05 19:08:00.0,Mon Oct 5, 9:08 PM,3 min,27°,23° above WSW,15° above SSE|

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.