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Location: Paris, France

The following ISS sightings are possible from Friday Feb 14, 2020 through Tuesday Mar 3, 2020

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Sat Feb 22, 6:43 AM 3 min 19° 10° above S 19° above SE  
Sun Feb 23, 5:56 AM 2 min 12° 10° above SSE 12° above ESE  
Mon Feb 24, 6:43 AM 4 min 41° 10° above SW 33° above ESE  
Tue Feb 25, 5:57 AM 3 min 28° 19° above S 23° above ESE  
Wed Feb 26, 5:12 AM 1 min 18° 18° above SE 13° above ESE  
Wed Feb 26, 6:45 AM 4 min 83° 12° above WSW 33° above ENE  
Thu Feb 27, 5:59 AM 2 min 60° 40° above SSW 30° above E  
Fri Feb 28, 5:13 AM 1 min 33° 33° above ESE 20° above E  
Fri Feb 28, 6:46 AM 5 min 61° 12° above W 26° above ENE  
Sat Feb 29, 4:28 AM < 1 min 11° 11° above E 11° above E  
Sat Feb 29, 6:01 AM 3 min 75° 42° above W 27° above ENE  
Sun Mar 1, 5:15 AM 1 min 42° 42° above ENE 22° above ENE  
Sun Mar 1, 6:48 AM 4 min 50° 12° above WNW 29° above ENE  
Mon Mar 2, 4:29 AM < 1 min 14° 14° above ENE 14° above ENE  
Mon Mar 2, 6:02 AM 3 min 53° 31° above WNW 25° above ENE  
Tue Mar 3, 5:16 AM 1 min 47° 47° above NE 26° above ENE  
Tue Mar 3, 6:49 AM 4 min 54° 10° above WNW 36° above ENE  

The following CYGNUS sightings are possible from Friday Feb 14, 2020 through Tuesday Mar 3, 2020

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Sat Feb 22, 7:12 AM 3 min 29° 10° above SSW 29° above SE  
Sun Feb 23, 6:40 AM 3 min 25° 11° above SSW 24° above SE  
Mon Feb 24, 6:08 AM 4 min 21° 10° above S 19° above ESE  
Tue Feb 25, 5:37 AM 3 min 18° 14° above S 15° above ESE  
Tue Feb 25, 7:12 AM 4 min 78° 10° above WSW 53° above E  
Wed Feb 26, 5:06 AM 2 min 16° 16° above SE 11° above ESE  
Wed Feb 26, 6:41 AM 5 min 70° 12° above WSW 33° above E  
Thu Feb 27, 4:36 AM < 1 min 11° 11° above ESE 10° above ESE  
Thu Feb 27, 6:10 AM 3 min 62° 25° above SW 32° above E  
Fri Feb 28, 5:39 AM 2 min 54° 49° above S 30° above E  
Sat Feb 29, 5:08 AM 1 min 37° 37° above ESE 23° above E  
Sat Feb 29, 6:42 AM 5 min 61° 14° above W 27° above ENE  
2020-02-22 05:43:00.0,Sat Feb 22, 6:43 AM,3 min,19°,10° above S,19° above SE|2020-02-23 04:56:00.0,Sun Feb 23, 5:56 AM,2 min,12°,10° above SSE,12° above ESE|2020-02-24 05:43:00.0,Mon Feb 24, 6:43 AM,4 min,41°,10° above SW,33° above ESE|2020-02-25 04:57:00.0,Tue Feb 25, 5:57 AM,3 min,28°,19° above S,23° above ESE|2020-02-26 04:12:00.0,Wed Feb 26, 5:12 AM,1 min,18°,18° above SE,13° above ESE|2020-02-26 05:45:00.0,Wed Feb 26, 6:45 AM,4 min,83°,12° above WSW,33° above ENE|2020-02-27 04:59:00.0,Thu Feb 27, 5:59 AM,2 min,60°,40° above SSW,30° above E|2020-02-28 04:13:00.0,Fri Feb 28, 5:13 AM,1 min,33°,33° above ESE,20° above E|2020-02-28 05:46:00.0,Fri Feb 28, 6:46 AM,5 min,61°,12° above W,26° above ENE|2020-02-29 03:28:00.0,Sat Feb 29, 4:28 AM,< 1 min,11°,11° above E,11° above E|2020-02-29 05:01:00.0,Sat Feb 29, 6:01 AM,3 min,75°,42° above W,27° above ENE|2020-03-01 04:15:00.0,Sun Mar 1, 5:15 AM,1 min,42°,42° above ENE,22° above ENE|2020-03-01 05:48:00.0,Sun Mar 1, 6:48 AM,4 min,50°,12° above WNW,29° above ENE|2020-03-02 03:29:00.0,Mon Mar 2, 4:29 AM,< 1 min,14°,14° above ENE,14° above ENE|2020-03-02 05:02:00.0,Mon Mar 2, 6:02 AM,3 min,53°,31° above WNW,25° above ENE|2020-03-03 04:16:00.0,Tue Mar 3, 5:16 AM,1 min,47°,47° above NE,26° above ENE|2020-03-03 05:49:00.0,Tue Mar 3, 6:49 AM,4 min,54°,10° above WNW,36° 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 chart. Click the link for a detailed description of the astronomical horizon and sighting alert messages.