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The following ISS sightings are possible from Friday Oct 22, 2021 through Saturday Nov 6, 2021

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Sat Oct 23, 7:48 AM 7 min 49° 10° above SW 10° above ENE  
Sun Oct 24, 7:02 AM 5 min 32° 17° above SSW 10° above ENE  
Mon Oct 25, 6:18 AM 2 min 21° 21° above SE 10° above E  
Mon Oct 25, 7:50 AM 7 min 77° 10° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Tue Oct 26, 7:05 AM 4 min 76° 39° above SW 10° above ENE  
Wed Oct 27, 6:20 AM 2 min 36° 36° above E 10° above ENE  
Wed Oct 27, 7:53 AM 6 min 46° 13° above W 10° above ENE  
Thu Oct 28, 5:35 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Thu Oct 28, 7:08 AM 4 min 57° 48° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Fri Oct 29, 6:23 AM 2 min 30° 30° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Fri Oct 29, 7:56 AM 6 min 37° 13° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Sat Oct 30, 5:38 AM < 1 min 9° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Sat Oct 30, 7:11 AM 4 min 40° 35° above NW 10° above ENE  
Sun Oct 31, 6:25 AM 2 min 26° 26° above NE 10° above ENE  
Sun Oct 31, 7:59 AM 6 min 39° 13° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Mon Nov 1, 6:13 AM 4 min 37° 33° above NNW 10° above ENE  
Tue Nov 2, 5:28 AM 2 min 27° 27° above NE 10° above ENE  
Tue Nov 2, 7:01 AM 6 min 55° 13° above WNW 10° above E  
Wed Nov 3, 6:15 AM 4 min 45° 33° above NW 10° above E  
Thu Nov 4, 5:30 AM 2 min 27° 27° above NE 10° above ENE  
Thu Nov 4, 7:03 AM 6 min 81° 14° above WNW 10° above ESE  
Fri Nov 5, 4:45 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Fri Nov 5, 6:18 AM 4 min 73° 45° above NW 10° above ESE  
Sat Nov 6, 5:32 AM 2 min 32° 32° above E 10° above E  
Sat Nov 6, 7:05 AM 6 min 35° 13° above W 10° above SSE  
2021-10-23 05:48:00.0,Sat Oct 23, 7:48 AM,7 min,49°,10° above SW,10° above ENE|2021-10-24 05:02:00.0,Sun Oct 24, 7:02 AM,5 min,32°,17° above SSW,10° above ENE|2021-10-25 04:18:00.0,Mon Oct 25, 6:18 AM,2 min,21°,21° above SE,10° above E|2021-10-25 05:50:00.0,Mon Oct 25, 7:50 AM,7 min,77°,10° above WSW,10° above ENE|2021-10-26 05:05:00.0,Tue Oct 26, 7:05 AM,4 min,76°,39° above SW,10° above ENE|2021-10-27 04:20:00.0,Wed Oct 27, 6:20 AM,2 min,36°,36° above E,10° above ENE|2021-10-27 05:53:00.0,Wed Oct 27, 7:53 AM,6 min,46°,13° above W,10° above ENE|2021-10-28 03:35:00.0,Thu Oct 28, 5:35 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above ENE,10° above ENE|2021-10-28 05:08:00.0,Thu Oct 28, 7:08 AM,4 min,57°,48° above WNW,10° above ENE|2021-10-29 04:23:00.0,Fri Oct 29, 6:23 AM,2 min,30°,30° above ENE,10° above ENE|2021-10-29 05:56:00.0,Fri Oct 29, 7:56 AM,6 min,37°,13° above WNW,10° above ENE|2021-10-30 03:38:00.0,Sat Oct 30, 5:38 AM,< 1 min,9°,9° above ENE,10° above ENE|2021-10-30 05:11:00.0,Sat Oct 30, 7:11 AM,4 min,40°,35° above NW,10° above ENE|2021-10-31 04:25:00.0,Sun Oct 31, 6:25 AM,2 min,26°,26° above NE,10° above ENE|2021-10-31 05:59:00.0,Sun Oct 31, 7:59 AM,6 min,39°,13° above WNW,10° above ENE|2021-11-01 05:13:00.0,Mon Nov 1, 6:13 AM,4 min,37°,33° above NNW,10° above ENE|2021-11-02 04:28:00.0,Tue Nov 2, 5:28 AM,2 min,27°,27° above NE,10° above ENE|2021-11-02 06:01:00.0,Tue Nov 2, 7:01 AM,6 min,55°,13° above WNW,10° above E|2021-11-03 05:15:00.0,Wed Nov 3, 6:15 AM,4 min,45°,33° above NW,10° above E|2021-11-04 04:30:00.0,Thu Nov 4, 5:30 AM,2 min,27°,27° above NE,10° above ENE|2021-11-04 06:03:00.0,Thu Nov 4, 7:03 AM,6 min,81°,14° above WNW,10° above ESE|2021-11-05 03:45:00.0,Fri Nov 5, 4:45 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above ENE,10° above ENE|2021-11-05 05:18:00.0,Fri Nov 5, 6:18 AM,4 min,73°,45° above NW,10° above ESE|2021-11-06 04:32:00.0,Sat Nov 6, 5:32 AM,2 min,32°,32° above E,10° above E|2021-11-06 06:05:00.0,Sat Nov 6, 7:05 AM,6 min,35°,13° above W,10° 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.