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

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Thu Sep 19, 8:39 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above S 10° above S  
Fri Sep 20, 9:25 PM < 1 min 14° 10° above SW 14° above SW  
Sat Sep 21, 8:37 PM 2 min 24° 11° above SSW 24° above SSE  
Sun Sep 22, 7:49 PM 4 min 18° 10° above S 11° above ESE  
Sun Sep 22, 9:24 PM 2 min 32° 10° above WSW 32° above SW  
Mon Sep 23, 8:36 PM 4 min 43° 10° above SW 39° above SE  
Mon Sep 23, 10:13 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above W 12° above W  
Tue Sep 24, 7:48 PM 6 min 32° 10° above SW 12° above E  
Tue Sep 24, 9:24 PM 2 min 43° 10° above WSW 43° above WSW  
Wed Sep 25, 8:36 PM 4 min 64° 10° above WSW 46° above ESE  
Wed Sep 25, 10:12 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above W 12° above W  
Thu Sep 26, 7:48 PM 6 min 53° 12° above WSW 13° above E  
Thu Sep 26, 9:24 PM 2 min 43° 12° above W 43° above W  
Fri Sep 27, 8:37 PM 3 min 77° 22° above W 51° above ESE  
Fri Sep 27, 10:12 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above W 12° above W  
Sat Sep 28, 7:49 PM 4 min 72° 27° above WSW 17° above E  
Sat Sep 28, 9:24 PM 1 min 33° 15° above W 33° above W  
Sun Sep 29, 8:37 PM 2 min 73° 27° above W 63° above SE  
Mon Sep 30, 7:49 PM 4 min 78° 34° above W 17° above E  
Mon Sep 30, 9:24 PM 1 min 24° 14° above W 24° above WSW  

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 2 min 36° 36° above SSE 11° above SE  
Sat Sep 14, 5:52 AM 4 min 16° 10° above WSW 11° above S  
Sun Sep 15, 3:49 AM < 1 min 16° 16° above SE 11° above ESE  
Sun Sep 15, 5:24 AM 3 min 18° 17° above SW 11° above S  
Mon Sep 16, 4:56 AM 1 min 15° 15° above S 10° above S  
Fri Sep 20, 9:29 PM < 1 min 11° 11° above SSW 11° above SSW  
Sat Sep 21, 8:59 PM 2 min 22° 11° above SSW 22° above S  
Sun Sep 22, 8:29 PM 3 min 24° 11° above SSW 23° above SE  
Sun Sep 22, 10:06 PM < 1 min 14° 10° above WSW 14° above WSW  
Mon Sep 23, 7:59 PM 5 min 22° 11° above SSW 14° above ESE  
Mon Sep 23, 9:36 PM 2 min 30° 10° above WSW 30° above SW  
Tue Sep 24, 7:30 PM 5 min 20° 10° above SSW 10° above E  
Tue Sep 24, 9:06 PM 3 min 56° 10° above WSW 56° above S  
Wed Sep 25, 8:36 PM 5 min 54° 10° above WSW 37° above ESE  
Wed Sep 25, 10:14 PM < 1 min 14° 10° above W 14° above W  
Thu Sep 26, 8:06 PM 6 min 51° 10° above WSW 21° above E  
Thu Sep 26, 9:44 PM 2 min 31° 10° above W 31° above W  
Fri Sep 27, 7:37 PM 6 min 48° 10° above SW 12° above E  
Fri Sep 27, 9:15 PM 3 min 58° 12° above W 58° above WSW  
Sat Sep 28, 8:45 PM 3 min 79° 17° above W 55° above ESE  
Sat Sep 28, 10:22 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above W 12° above W  
Sun Sep 29, 8:16 PM 4 min 78° 25° above W 29° above E  
Sun Sep 29, 9:52 PM 1 min 20° 10° above W 20° above W  
Mon Sep 30, 7:47 PM 4 min 77° 30° above WSW 17° above E  
Mon Sep 30, 9:23 PM 2 min 35° 14° above W 35° above W  
Tue Oct 1, 7:17 PM 5 min 75° 37° above WSW 11° above E  
Tue Oct 1, 8:54 PM 2 min 63° 20° above W 63° above S  
Wed Oct 2, 8:25 PM 3 min 66° 30° above W 42° above SE  
Wed Oct 2, 10:01 PM < 1 min 12° 11° above W 12° above W  
Thu Oct 3, 7:55 PM 3 min 69° 36° above W 24° above ESE  
Thu Oct 3, 9:31 PM 2 min 22° 11° above W 22° above WSW  
2019-09-19 18:39:00.0,Thu Sep 19, 8:39 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above S,10° above S|2019-09-20 19:25:00.0,Fri Sep 20, 9:25 PM,< 1 min,14°,10° above SW,14° above SW|2019-09-21 18:37:00.0,Sat Sep 21, 8:37 PM,2 min,24°,11° above SSW,24° above SSE|2019-09-22 17:49:00.0,Sun Sep 22, 7:49 PM,4 min,18°,10° above S,11° above ESE|2019-09-22 19:24:00.0,Sun Sep 22, 9:24 PM,2 min,32°,10° above WSW,32° above SW|2019-09-23 18:36:00.0,Mon Sep 23, 8:36 PM,4 min,43°,10° above SW,39° above SE|2019-09-23 20:13:00.0,Mon Sep 23, 10:13 PM,< 1 min,12°,10° above W,12° above W|2019-09-24 17:48:00.0,Tue Sep 24, 7:48 PM,6 min,32°,10° above SW,12° above E|2019-09-24 19:24:00.0,Tue Sep 24, 9:24 PM,2 min,43°,10° above WSW,43° above WSW|2019-09-25 18:36:00.0,Wed Sep 25, 8:36 PM,4 min,64°,10° above WSW,46° above ESE|2019-09-25 20:12:00.0,Wed Sep 25, 10:12 PM,< 1 min,12°,10° above W,12° above W|2019-09-26 17:48:00.0,Thu Sep 26, 7:48 PM,6 min,53°,12° above WSW,13° above E|2019-09-26 19:24:00.0,Thu Sep 26, 9:24 PM,2 min,43°,12° above W,43° above W|2019-09-27 18:37:00.0,Fri Sep 27, 8:37 PM,3 min,77°,22° above W,51° above ESE|2019-09-27 20:12:00.0,Fri Sep 27, 10:12 PM,< 1 min,12°,10° above W,12° above W|2019-09-28 17:49:00.0,Sat Sep 28, 7:49 PM,4 min,72°,27° above WSW,17° above E|2019-09-28 19:24:00.0,Sat Sep 28, 9:24 PM,1 min,33°,15° above W,33° above W|2019-09-29 18:37:00.0,Sun Sep 29, 8:37 PM,2 min,73°,27° above W,63° above SE|2019-09-30 17:49:00.0,Mon Sep 30, 7:49 PM,4 min,78°,34° above W,17° above E|2019-09-30 19:24:00.0,Mon Sep 30, 9:24 PM,1 min,24°,14° above W,24° above WSW|

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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