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Location: Perpignan, France

The following ISS sightings are possible from Friday Sep 13, 2019 through Friday Oct 4, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Wed Sep 18, 9:23 PM 2 min 27° 10° above SSW 27° above S  
Thu Sep 19, 8:35 PM 4 min 19° 10° above S 13° above E  
Thu Sep 19, 10:10 PM 1 min 22° 10° above WSW 22° above W  
Fri Sep 20, 9:22 PM 4 min 88° 10° above SW 50° above NE  
Sat Sep 21, 8:34 PM 6 min 52° 10° above SW 12° above ENE  
Sat Sep 21, 10:12 PM < 1 min 23° 18° above WNW 23° above NW  
Sun Sep 22, 9:24 PM 3 min 38° 28° above WNW 23° above NNE  
Mon Sep 23, 8:35 PM 4 min 58° 33° above W 11° above NE  
Mon Sep 23, 10:12 PM < 1 min 18° 15° above NW 18° above NNW  
Tue Sep 24, 9:24 PM 2 min 23° 20° above NW 17° above NNE  
Wed Sep 25, 8:36 PM 4 min 29° 26° above NW 10° above NE  
Wed Sep 25, 10:12 PM < 1 min 14° 12° above NW 14° above NNW  
Thu Sep 26, 9:24 PM 2 min 17° 14° above NW 16° above NNE  
Fri Sep 27, 8:35 PM 4 min 20° 17° above NW 10° above NE  
Fri Sep 27, 10:12 PM < 1 min 13° 10° above NW 13° above NNW  
Sat Sep 28, 9:23 PM 2 min 17° 11° above NW 17° above NNE  
Sun Sep 29, 8:35 PM 4 min 17° 11° above NW 11° above NE  
Sun Sep 29, 10:12 PM < 1 min 13° 11° above NW 13° above NW  
Mon Sep 30, 9:23 PM 2 min 20° 11° above NW 20° above N  

The following CYGNUS sightings are possible from Friday Sep 13, 2019 through Friday Oct 4, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Sat Sep 14, 4:18 AM < 1 min 14° 14° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Sat Sep 14, 5:52 AM 6 min 65° 21° above NW 11° above ESE  
Sun Sep 15, 5:24 AM 4 min 58° 56° above N 11° above ESE  
Sun Sep 15, 6:59 AM 6 min 21° 10° above W 10° above S  
Mon Sep 16, 4:56 AM 2 min 26° 26° above E 10° above ESE  
Mon Sep 16, 6:30 AM 5 min 25° 16° above W 11° above S  
Tue Sep 17, 6:03 AM 2 min 26° 26° above SSW 11° above SSE  
Wed Sep 18, 5:36 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above SSE 10° above SSE  
Thu Sep 19, 9:55 PM 2 min 26° 10° above SW 26° above SW  
Fri Sep 20, 9:25 PM 4 min 58° 10° above SW 57° above SE  
Sat Sep 21, 8:55 PM 5 min 50° 10° above SW 23° above ENE  
Sat Sep 21, 10:34 PM 1 min 18° 11° above W 18° above WNW  
Sun Sep 22, 8:26 PM 6 min 43° 10° above SSW 11° above ENE  
Sun Sep 22, 10:05 PM 2 min 33° 16° above W 33° above NW  
Mon Sep 23, 9:36 PM 3 min 38° 26° above WNW 28° above NNE  
Tue Sep 24, 9:06 PM 4 min 41° 31° above WNW 16° above NE  
Tue Sep 24, 10:44 PM < 1 min 13° 13° above NW 13° above NW  
Wed Sep 25, 8:36 PM 4 min 46° 37° above WNW 10° above NE  
Wed Sep 25, 10:14 PM 1 min 19° 15° above NW 19° above NNW  
Thu Sep 26, 8:06 PM 4 min 51° 39° above WNW 10° above NE  
Thu Sep 26, 9:44 PM 2 min 21° 17° above NW 20° above N  
Fri Sep 27, 9:14 PM 3 min 21° 17° above NW 16° above NNE  
Sat Sep 28, 8:44 PM 4 min 22° 17° above NW 10° above NE  
Sat Sep 28, 10:22 PM < 1 min 14° 10° above NW 14° above NNW  
Sun Sep 29, 8:14 PM 4 min 23° 17° above NW 11° above NE  
Sun Sep 29, 9:52 PM 2 min 19° 12° above NW 19° above N  
Mon Sep 30, 9:22 PM 3 min 20° 12° above NW 20° above NNE  
Tue Oct 1, 8:52 PM 4 min 20° 11° above NW 16° above NNE  
Tue Oct 1, 10:30 PM < 1 min 12° 12° above NW 12° above NW  
Wed Oct 2, 8:22 PM 5 min 19° 10° above NW 10° above NE  
Wed Oct 2, 10:00 PM 1 min 19° 12° above NW 19° above NW  
Thu Oct 3, 7:52 PM 5 min 19° 10° above NW 10° above NE  
Thu Oct 3, 9:30 PM 2 min 28° 11° above NW 28° above NNW  
2019-09-18 19:23:00.0,Wed Sep 18, 9:23 PM,2 min,27°,10° above SSW,27° above S|2019-09-19 18:35:00.0,Thu Sep 19, 8:35 PM,4 min,19°,10° above S,13° above E|2019-09-19 20:10:00.0,Thu Sep 19, 10:10 PM,1 min,22°,10° above WSW,22° above W|2019-09-20 19:22:00.0,Fri Sep 20, 9:22 PM,4 min,88°,10° above SW,50° above NE|2019-09-21 18:34:00.0,Sat Sep 21, 8:34 PM,6 min,52°,10° above SW,12° above ENE|2019-09-21 20:12:00.0,Sat Sep 21, 10:12 PM,< 1 min,23°,18° above WNW,23° above NW|2019-09-22 19:24:00.0,Sun Sep 22, 9:24 PM,3 min,38°,28° above WNW,23° above NNE|2019-09-23 18:35:00.0,Mon Sep 23, 8:35 PM,4 min,58°,33° above W,11° above NE|2019-09-23 20:12:00.0,Mon Sep 23, 10:12 PM,< 1 min,18°,15° above NW,18° above NNW|2019-09-24 19:24:00.0,Tue Sep 24, 9:24 PM,2 min,23°,20° above NW,17° above NNE|2019-09-25 18:36:00.0,Wed Sep 25, 8:36 PM,4 min,29°,26° above NW,10° above NE|2019-09-25 20:12:00.0,Wed Sep 25, 10:12 PM,< 1 min,14°,12° above NW,14° above NNW|2019-09-26 19:24:00.0,Thu Sep 26, 9:24 PM,2 min,17°,14° above NW,16° above NNE|2019-09-27 18:35:00.0,Fri Sep 27, 8:35 PM,4 min,20°,17° above NW,10° above NE|2019-09-27 20:12:00.0,Fri Sep 27, 10:12 PM,< 1 min,13°,10° above NW,13° above NNW|2019-09-28 19:23:00.0,Sat Sep 28, 9:23 PM,2 min,17°,11° above NW,17° above NNE|2019-09-29 18:35:00.0,Sun Sep 29, 8:35 PM,4 min,17°,11° above NW,11° above NE|2019-09-29 20:12:00.0,Sun Sep 29, 10:12 PM,< 1 min,13°,11° above NW,13° above NW|2019-09-30 19:23:00.0,Mon Sep 30, 9:23 PM,2 min,20°,11° above NW,20° above N|

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.

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