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The following ISS sightings are possible from Monday Oct 22, 2018 through Tuesday Nov 6, 2018

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Thu Oct 25, 7:57 AM 1 min 15° 11° above S 15° above SE  
Sat Oct 27, 7:48 AM 3 min 29° 10° above SSW 29° above SE  
Sun Oct 28, 5:57 AM 3 min 18° 10° above S 17° above SE  
Mon Oct 29, 5:07 AM 2 min 11° 10° above SSE 10° above ESE  
Mon Oct 29, 6:40 AM 4 min 55° 10° above SW 40° above E  
Tue Oct 30, 5:50 AM 3 min 34° 20° above SSW 27° above ESE  
Wed Oct 31, 5:00 AM < 1 min 20° 20° above ESE 17° above ESE  
Wed Oct 31, 6:33 AM 4 min 86° 15° above WSW 25° above ENE  
Thu Nov 1, 5:44 AM 2 min 65° 63° above S 28° above E  
Fri Nov 2, 4:54 AM < 1 min 19° 19° above E 19° above E  
Fri Nov 2, 6:27 AM 4 min 60° 22° above W 19° above ENE  
Sat Nov 3, 5:37 AM 2 min 61° 61° above NE 20° above ENE  
Sat Nov 3, 7:10 AM 4 min 49° 10° above WNW 32° above ENE  
Sun Nov 4, 4:47 AM < 1 min 16° 16° above ENE 16° above ENE  
Sun Nov 4, 6:19 AM 3 min 50° 26° above WNW 22° above ENE  
Mon Nov 5, 5:30 AM 1 min 41° 41° above NE 19° above ENE  
Mon Nov 5, 7:02 AM 4 min 56° 10° above WNW 34° above ENE  
Tue Nov 6, 6:12 AM 3 min 50° 31° above NW 26° above ENE  
2018-10-25 05:57:00.0,Thu Oct 25, 7:57 AM,1 min,15°,11° above S,15° above SE|2018-10-27 05:48:00.0,Sat Oct 27, 7:48 AM,3 min,29°,10° above SSW,29° above SE|2018-10-28 04:57:00.0,Sun Oct 28, 5:57 AM,3 min,18°,10° above S,17° above SE|2018-10-29 04:07:00.0,Mon Oct 29, 5:07 AM,2 min,11°,10° above SSE,10° above ESE|2018-10-29 05:40:00.0,Mon Oct 29, 6:40 AM,4 min,55°,10° above SW,40° above E|2018-10-30 04:50:00.0,Tue Oct 30, 5:50 AM,3 min,34°,20° above SSW,27° above ESE|2018-10-31 04:00:00.0,Wed Oct 31, 5:00 AM,< 1 min,20°,20° above ESE,17° above ESE|2018-10-31 05:33:00.0,Wed Oct 31, 6:33 AM,4 min,86°,15° above WSW,25° above ENE|2018-11-01 04:44:00.0,Thu Nov 1, 5:44 AM,2 min,65°,63° above S,28° above E|2018-11-02 03:54:00.0,Fri Nov 2, 4:54 AM,< 1 min,19°,19° above E,19° above E|2018-11-02 05:27:00.0,Fri Nov 2, 6:27 AM,4 min,60°,22° above W,19° above ENE|2018-11-03 04:37:00.0,Sat Nov 3, 5:37 AM,2 min,61°,61° above NE,20° above ENE|2018-11-03 06:10:00.0,Sat Nov 3, 7:10 AM,4 min,49°,10° above WNW,32° above ENE|2018-11-04 03:47:00.0,Sun Nov 4, 4:47 AM,< 1 min,16°,16° above ENE,16° above ENE|2018-11-04 05:19:00.0,Sun Nov 4, 6:19 AM,3 min,50°,26° above WNW,22° above ENE|2018-11-05 04:30:00.0,Mon Nov 5, 5:30 AM,1 min,41°,41° above NE,19° above ENE|2018-11-05 06:02:00.0,Mon Nov 5, 7:02 AM,4 min,56°,10° above WNW,34° above ENE|2018-11-06 05:12:00.0,Tue Nov 6, 6:12 AM,3 min,50°,31° above NW,26° above ENE|

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