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Location: Perpignan, France

The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Mar 20, 2019 through Thursday Apr 4, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Wed Mar 20, 7:43 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above SE 10° above SE  
Wed Mar 20, 9:16 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above SW 12° above SW  
Thu Mar 21, 8:25 PM 3 min 44° 10° above SSW 44° above SE  
Fri Mar 22, 7:35 PM 5 min 24° 10° above SSW 10° above E  
Fri Mar 22, 9:11 PM 2 min 35° 10° above WSW 35° above WNW  
Sat Mar 23, 8:20 PM 5 min 74° 10° above WSW 20° above NE  
Sun Mar 24, 7:29 PM 6 min 62° 10° above SW 10° above ENE  
Sun Mar 24, 9:08 PM 1 min 26° 22° above NW 25° above N  
Mon Mar 25, 8:17 PM 4 min 35° 30° above WNW 11° above NE  
Mon Mar 25, 9:54 PM < 1 min 13° 13° above NW 13° above NW  
Tue Mar 26, 7:28 PM 2 min 34° 34° above NNE 11° above NE  
Tue Mar 26, 9:03 PM 2 min 19° 16° above NW 17° above NNE  
Wed Mar 27, 8:13 PM 3 min 23° 20° above NW 11° above NE  
Wed Mar 27, 9:49 PM < 1 min 14° 13° above NNW 14° above NNW  
Thu Mar 28, 8:59 PM 2 min 17° 14° above NNW 15° above NNE  
Fri Mar 29, 8:08 PM 3 min 18° 16° above NNW 10° above NE  
Fri Mar 29, 9:44 PM < 1 min 16° 12° above NNW 16° above NNW  
Sat Mar 30, 8:54 PM 2 min 18° 13° above NNW 17° above NNE  
Sun Mar 31, 9:03 PM 4 min 17° 12° above NNW 11° above NE  
Sun Mar 31, 10:40 PM < 1 min 19° 16° above NNW 19° above NNW  
Mon Apr 1, 9:49 PM 2 min 23° 15° above NNW 22° above NNE  
Tue Apr 2, 8:58 PM 4 min 19° 12° above NNW 11° above ENE  
Tue Apr 2, 10:35 PM < 1 min 27° 22° above NW 27° above NW  
Wed Apr 3, 9:44 PM 3 min 36° 17° above NW 33° above NE  
2019-03-20 18:43:00.0,Wed Mar 20, 7:43 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above SE,10° above SE|2019-03-20 20:16:00.0,Wed Mar 20, 9:16 PM,< 1 min,12°,10° above SW,12° above SW|2019-03-21 19:25:00.0,Thu Mar 21, 8:25 PM,3 min,44°,10° above SSW,44° above SE|2019-03-22 18:35:00.0,Fri Mar 22, 7:35 PM,5 min,24°,10° above SSW,10° above E|2019-03-22 20:11:00.0,Fri Mar 22, 9:11 PM,2 min,35°,10° above WSW,35° above WNW|2019-03-23 19:20:00.0,Sat Mar 23, 8:20 PM,5 min,74°,10° above WSW,20° above NE|2019-03-24 18:29:00.0,Sun Mar 24, 7:29 PM,6 min,62°,10° above SW,10° above ENE|2019-03-24 20:08:00.0,Sun Mar 24, 9:08 PM,1 min,26°,22° above NW,25° above N|2019-03-25 19:17:00.0,Mon Mar 25, 8:17 PM,4 min,35°,30° above WNW,11° above NE|2019-03-25 20:54:00.0,Mon Mar 25, 9:54 PM,< 1 min,13°,13° above NW,13° above NW|2019-03-26 18:28:00.0,Tue Mar 26, 7:28 PM,2 min,34°,34° above NNE,11° above NE|2019-03-26 20:03:00.0,Tue Mar 26, 9:03 PM,2 min,19°,16° above NW,17° above NNE|2019-03-27 19:13:00.0,Wed Mar 27, 8:13 PM,3 min,23°,20° above NW,11° above NE|2019-03-27 20:49:00.0,Wed Mar 27, 9:49 PM,< 1 min,14°,13° above NNW,14° above NNW|2019-03-28 19:59:00.0,Thu Mar 28, 8:59 PM,2 min,17°,14° above NNW,15° above NNE|2019-03-29 19:08:00.0,Fri Mar 29, 8:08 PM,3 min,18°,16° above NNW,10° above NE|2019-03-29 20:44:00.0,Fri Mar 29, 9:44 PM,< 1 min,16°,12° above NNW,16° above NNW|2019-03-30 19:54:00.0,Sat Mar 30, 8:54 PM,2 min,18°,13° above NNW,17° above NNE|2019-03-31 19:03:00.0,Sun Mar 31, 9:03 PM,4 min,17°,12° above NNW,11° above NE|2019-03-31 20:40:00.0,Sun Mar 31, 10:40 PM,< 1 min,19°,16° above NNW,19° above NNW|2019-04-01 19:49:00.0,Mon Apr 1, 9:49 PM,2 min,23°,15° above NNW,22° above NNE|2019-04-02 18:58:00.0,Tue Apr 2, 8:58 PM,4 min,19°,12° above NNW,11° above ENE|2019-04-02 20:35:00.0,Tue Apr 2, 10:35 PM,< 1 min,27°,22° above NW,27° above NW|2019-04-03 19:44:00.0,Wed Apr 3, 9:44 PM,3 min,36°,17° above NW,33° above NE|

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