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Location: Bonn, Germany

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, 8:38 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above SSE 10° above SSE  
Fri Sep 20, 9:24 PM 2 min 26° 10° above SW 26° above S  
Sat Sep 21, 8:36 PM 3 min 22° 11° above SSW 19° above ESE  
Sat Sep 21, 10:12 PM 1 min 18° 10° above WSW 18° above WSW  
Sun Sep 22, 9:23 PM 3 min 57° 10° above WSW 57° above S  
Mon Sep 23, 8:35 PM 5 min 43° 10° above SW 20° above E  
Mon Sep 23, 10:11 PM 1 min 22° 10° above W 22° above W  
Tue Sep 24, 7:50 PM 2 min 27° 27° above ESE 11° above E  
Tue Sep 24, 9:23 PM 3 min 88° 10° above WSW 86° above NE  
Wed Sep 25, 8:35 PM 5 min 75° 15° above WSW 21° above E  
Wed Sep 25, 10:11 PM 1 min 22° 10° above W 22° above W  
Thu Sep 26, 7:47 PM 5 min 57° 18° above SW 11° above E  
Thu Sep 26, 9:24 PM 2 min 73° 22° above W 73° above N  
Fri Sep 27, 8:36 PM 3 min 79° 34° above W 26° above ENE  
Fri Sep 27, 10:12 PM < 1 min 18° 15° above WNW 18° above WNW  
Sat Sep 28, 7:48 PM 4 min 88° 43° above WSW 12° above ENE  
Sat Sep 28, 9:24 PM 1 min 69° 27° above WNW 69° above NW  
Sun Sep 29, 8:36 PM 3 min 73° 34° above WNW 32° above E  
Sun Sep 29, 10:11 PM < 1 min 18° 12° above W 18° above W  
Mon Sep 30, 7:48 PM 4 min 74° 42° above WNW 11° above E  
Mon Sep 30, 9:24 PM 1 min 55° 22° above W 55° above W  

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, 4:17 AM 2 min 30° 30° above ESE 10° above ESE  
Sat Sep 14, 5:52 AM 5 min 28° 20° above WSW 11° above SSE  
Sun Sep 15, 3:50 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above ESE 10° above ESE  
Sun Sep 15, 5:24 AM 3 min 31° 31° above SW 10° above SSE  
Mon Sep 16, 4:56 AM 1 min 17° 17° above SSE 10° above SE  
Fri Sep 20, 9:28 PM 1 min 18° 11° above SSW 18° above S  
Sat Sep 21, 8:58 PM 3 min 23° 11° above SSW 23° above SSE  
Sat Sep 21, 10:35 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above WSW 10° above WSW  
Sun Sep 22, 8:28 PM 4 min 21° 10° above SSW 16° above ESE  
Sun Sep 22, 10:05 PM 2 min 25° 10° above WSW 25° above WSW  
Mon Sep 23, 7:58 PM 5 min 19° 10° above S 10° above E  
Mon Sep 23, 9:35 PM 3 min 55° 10° above WSW 55° above SSW  
Tue Sep 24, 9:05 PM 4 min 63° 10° above WSW 48° above ESE  
Tue Sep 24, 10:43 PM < 1 min 14° 10° above W 14° above W  
Wed Sep 25, 8:35 PM 6 min 58° 10° above WSW 22° above E  
Wed Sep 25, 10:13 PM 2 min 30° 10° above W 30° above W  
Thu Sep 26, 8:05 PM 7 min 53° 10° above SW 10° above ENE  
Thu Sep 26, 9:44 PM 2 min 57° 14° above W 57° above WNW  
Fri Sep 27, 9:15 PM 3 min 77° 21° above W 54° above ENE  
Fri Sep 27, 10:51 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above WNW 12° above WNW  
Sat Sep 28, 8:45 PM 3 min 79° 30° above W 29° above ENE  
Sat Sep 28, 10:21 PM 1 min 21° 10° above WNW 21° above WNW  
Sun Sep 29, 8:16 PM 4 min 81° 37° above W 17° above ENE  
Sun Sep 29, 9:52 PM 1 min 37° 17° above WNW 37° above WNW  
Mon Sep 30, 7:46 PM 4 min 84° 46° above W 12° above ENE  
Mon Sep 30, 9:23 PM 2 min 72° 25° above WNW 72° above WNW  
Tue Oct 1, 8:54 PM 3 min 81° 30° above WNW 44° above E  
Tue Oct 1, 10:30 PM < 1 min 14° 11° above W 14° above W  
Wed Oct 2, 8:24 PM 3 min 79° 37° above WNW 24° above E  
Wed Oct 2, 10:00 PM 1 min 23° 14° above W 23° above W  
Thu Oct 3, 7:54 PM 4 min 77° 37° above WNW 14° above E  
Thu Oct 3, 9:31 PM 1 min 39° 20° above W 39° above WSW  
2019-09-19 18:38:00.0,Thu Sep 19, 8:38 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above SSE,10° above SSE|2019-09-20 19:24:00.0,Fri Sep 20, 9:24 PM,2 min,26°,10° above SW,26° above S|2019-09-21 18:36:00.0,Sat Sep 21, 8:36 PM,3 min,22°,11° above SSW,19° above ESE|2019-09-21 20:12:00.0,Sat Sep 21, 10:12 PM,1 min,18°,10° above WSW,18° above WSW|2019-09-22 19:23:00.0,Sun Sep 22, 9:23 PM,3 min,57°,10° above WSW,57° above S|2019-09-23 18:35:00.0,Mon Sep 23, 8:35 PM,5 min,43°,10° above SW,20° above E|2019-09-23 20:11:00.0,Mon Sep 23, 10:11 PM,1 min,22°,10° above W,22° above W|2019-09-24 17:50:00.0,Tue Sep 24, 7:50 PM,2 min,27°,27° above ESE,11° above E|2019-09-24 19:23:00.0,Tue Sep 24, 9:23 PM,3 min,88°,10° above WSW,86° above NE|2019-09-25 18:35:00.0,Wed Sep 25, 8:35 PM,5 min,75°,15° above WSW,21° above E|2019-09-25 20:11:00.0,Wed Sep 25, 10:11 PM,1 min,22°,10° above W,22° above W|2019-09-26 17:47:00.0,Thu Sep 26, 7:47 PM,5 min,57°,18° above SW,11° above E|2019-09-26 19:24:00.0,Thu Sep 26, 9:24 PM,2 min,73°,22° above W,73° above N|2019-09-27 18:36:00.0,Fri Sep 27, 8:36 PM,3 min,79°,34° above W,26° above ENE|2019-09-27 20:12:00.0,Fri Sep 27, 10:12 PM,< 1 min,18°,15° above WNW,18° above WNW|2019-09-28 17:48:00.0,Sat Sep 28, 7:48 PM,4 min,88°,43° above WSW,12° above ENE|2019-09-28 19:24:00.0,Sat Sep 28, 9:24 PM,1 min,69°,27° above WNW,69° above NW|2019-09-29 18:36:00.0,Sun Sep 29, 8:36 PM,3 min,73°,34° above WNW,32° above E|2019-09-29 20:11:00.0,Sun Sep 29, 10:11 PM,< 1 min,18°,12° above W,18° above W|2019-09-30 17:48:00.0,Mon Sep 30, 7:48 PM,4 min,74°,42° above WNW,11° above E|2019-09-30 19:24:00.0,Mon Sep 30, 9:24 PM,1 min,55°,22° above W,55° above W|

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