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Location: Nantes, France

The following ISS sightings are possible from Monday Mar 30, 2020 through Tuesday Apr 14, 2020

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Mon Mar 30, 8:57 PM 4 min 37° 27° above NW 10° above ENE  
Mon Mar 30, 10:34 PM 1 min 70° 27° above WNW 70° above NW  
Tue Mar 31, 9:47 PM 3 min 61° 32° above NW 25° above E  
Tue Mar 31, 11:22 PM < 1 min 16° 11° above W 16° above W  
Wed Apr 1, 8:59 PM 4 min 48° 36° above NNW 11° above E  
Wed Apr 1, 10:35 PM 2 min 44° 21° above W 44° above SW  
Thu Apr 2, 9:49 PM 3 min 68° 33° above WNW 26° above SE  
Fri Apr 3, 9:02 PM 4 min 83° 54° above WNW 10° above ESE  
Fri Apr 3, 10:37 PM 2 min 19° 12° above W 19° above SW  
Sat Apr 4, 9:51 PM 4 min 29° 21° above W 14° above SSE  
Sun Apr 5, 9:05 PM 3 min 44° 43° above SW 10° above SE  
Mon Apr 6, 9:53 PM 2 min 12° 10° above WSW 10° above SSW  
Tue Apr 7, 9:08 PM 2 min 18° 18° above SW 10° above S  
2020-03-30 18:57:00.0,Mon Mar 30, 8:57 PM,4 min,37°,27° above NW,10° above ENE|2020-03-30 20:34:00.0,Mon Mar 30, 10:34 PM,1 min,70°,27° above WNW,70° above NW|2020-03-31 19:47:00.0,Tue Mar 31, 9:47 PM,3 min,61°,32° above NW,25° above E|2020-03-31 21:22:00.0,Tue Mar 31, 11:22 PM,< 1 min,16°,11° above W,16° above W|2020-04-01 18:59:00.0,Wed Apr 1, 8:59 PM,4 min,48°,36° above NNW,11° above E|2020-04-01 20:35:00.0,Wed Apr 1, 10:35 PM,2 min,44°,21° above W,44° above SW|2020-04-02 19:49:00.0,Thu Apr 2, 9:49 PM,3 min,68°,33° above WNW,26° above SE|2020-04-03 19:02:00.0,Fri Apr 3, 9:02 PM,4 min,83°,54° above WNW,10° above ESE|2020-04-03 20:37:00.0,Fri Apr 3, 10:37 PM,2 min,19°,12° above W,19° above SW|2020-04-04 19:51:00.0,Sat Apr 4, 9:51 PM,4 min,29°,21° above W,14° above SSE|2020-04-05 19:05:00.0,Sun Apr 5, 9:05 PM,3 min,44°,43° above SW,10° above SE|2020-04-06 19:53:00.0,Mon Apr 6, 9:53 PM,2 min,12°,10° above WSW,10° above SSW|2020-04-07 19:08:00.0,Tue Apr 7, 9:08 PM,2 min,18°,18° above SW,10° above S|

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.