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The following ISS sightings are possible from Friday Sep 14, 2018 through Sunday Sep 30, 2018

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Sat Sep 15, 5:00 AM 2 min 38° 38° above E 11° above ESE  
Sat Sep 15, 6:33 AM 5 min 28° 13° above W 10° above SSE  
Sun Sep 16, 5:44 AM 3 min 44° 44° above SSW 11° above SE  
Mon Sep 17, 4:55 AM < 1 min 11° 11° above ESE 11° above ESE  
Mon Sep 17, 6:28 AM 2 min 14° 14° above SW 11° above S  
Fri Sep 21, 9:17 PM < 1 min 11° 10° above S 11° above S  
Sat Sep 22, 10:00 PM 1 min 18° 10° above SW 18° above SW  
Sun Sep 23, 9:08 PM 3 min 30° 10° above SSW 29° above SE  
Sun Sep 23, 10:44 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above WSW 10° above WSW  
Mon Sep 24, 8:17 PM 5 min 19° 10° above S 10° above E  
Mon Sep 24, 9:52 PM 2 min 44° 10° above WSW 44° above WSW  
Tue Sep 25, 9:00 PM 5 min 56° 10° above SW 28° above E  
Tue Sep 25, 10:37 PM < 1 min 15° 10° above W 15° above W  
Wed Sep 26, 8:09 PM 6 min 35° 10° above SW 10° above E  
Wed Sep 26, 9:45 PM 2 min 61° 15° above W 61° above NW  
Thu Sep 27, 8:54 PM 4 min 84° 22° above WSW 25° above ENE  
Thu Sep 27, 10:30 PM < 1 min 18° 15° above WNW 18° above WNW  
Fri Sep 28, 8:02 PM 5 min 67° 22° above SW 11° above ENE  
Fri Sep 28, 9:39 PM 1 min 50° 26° above WNW 50° above NNW  
2018-09-15 03:00:00.0,Sat Sep 15, 5:00 AM,2 min,38°,38° above E,11° above ESE|2018-09-15 04:33:00.0,Sat Sep 15, 6:33 AM,5 min,28°,13° above W,10° above SSE|2018-09-16 03:44:00.0,Sun Sep 16, 5:44 AM,3 min,44°,44° above SSW,11° above SE|2018-09-17 02:55:00.0,Mon Sep 17, 4:55 AM,< 1 min,11°,11° above ESE,11° above ESE|2018-09-17 04:28:00.0,Mon Sep 17, 6:28 AM,2 min,14°,14° above SW,11° above S|2018-09-21 19:17:00.0,Fri Sep 21, 9:17 PM,< 1 min,11°,10° above S,11° above S|2018-09-22 20:00:00.0,Sat Sep 22, 10:00 PM,1 min,18°,10° above SW,18° above SW|2018-09-23 19:08:00.0,Sun Sep 23, 9:08 PM,3 min,30°,10° above SSW,29° above SE|2018-09-23 20:44:00.0,Sun Sep 23, 10:44 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above WSW,10° above WSW|2018-09-24 18:17:00.0,Mon Sep 24, 8:17 PM,5 min,19°,10° above S,10° above E|2018-09-24 19:52:00.0,Mon Sep 24, 9:52 PM,2 min,44°,10° above WSW,44° above WSW|2018-09-25 19:00:00.0,Tue Sep 25, 9:00 PM,5 min,56°,10° above SW,28° above E|2018-09-25 20:37:00.0,Tue Sep 25, 10:37 PM,< 1 min,15°,10° above W,15° above W|2018-09-26 18:09:00.0,Wed Sep 26, 8:09 PM,6 min,35°,10° above SW,10° above E|2018-09-26 19:45:00.0,Wed Sep 26, 9:45 PM,2 min,61°,15° above W,61° above NW|2018-09-27 18:54:00.0,Thu Sep 27, 8:54 PM,4 min,84°,22° above WSW,25° above ENE|2018-09-27 20:30:00.0,Thu Sep 27, 10:30 PM,< 1 min,18°,15° above WNW,18° above WNW|2018-09-28 18:02:00.0,Fri Sep 28, 8:02 PM,5 min,67°,22° above SW,11° above ENE|2018-09-28 19:39:00.0,Fri Sep 28, 9:39 PM,1 min,50°,26° above WNW,50° above NNW|

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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