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Location: Bremen, Germany

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, 6:44 AM 2 min 17° 10° above S 17° above SE  
Sun Feb 23, 5:58 AM 2 min 12° 10° above SSE 11° above SE  
Mon Feb 24, 6:45 AM 3 min 30° 11° above SW 28° above SE  
Tue Feb 25, 5:58 AM 3 min 23° 11° above SSW 20° above SE  
Wed Feb 26, 5:12 AM 3 min 17° 14° above S 13° above ESE  
Wed Feb 26, 6:46 AM 4 min 49° 10° above WSW 40° above ESE  
Thu Feb 27, 4:26 AM < 1 min 11° 11° above SE 10° above ESE  
Thu Feb 27, 5:59 AM 4 min 39° 14° above SW 28° above ESE  
Fri Feb 28, 5:13 AM 2 min 30° 27° above S 19° above ESE  
Fri Feb 28, 6:47 AM 1 min 22° 10° above WSW 22° above WSW  
Sat Feb 29, 4:28 AM 1 min 18° 18° above ESE 11° above E  
Sat Feb 29, 6:01 AM 3 min 58° 18° above WSW 37° above ESE  
Sun Mar 1, 5:15 AM 2 min 49° 43° above SSW 23° above E  
Mon Mar 2, 4:29 AM 1 min 28° 28° above ESE 14° above E  
Mon Mar 2, 6:02 AM 4 min 70° 18° above W 33° above ESE  
Tue Mar 3, 3:43 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above E 10° above E  
Tue Mar 3, 5:16 AM 2 min 66° 50° above SW 26° above E  

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

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Sun Feb 23, 6:42 AM 3 min 21° 11° above SSW 21° above SE  
Mon Feb 24, 6:10 AM 3 min 19° 10° above S 18° above SE  
Tue Feb 25, 5:38 AM 3 min 17° 11° above S 15° above ESE  
Wed Feb 26, 5:06 AM 3 min 15° 12° above S 11° above ESE  
Wed Feb 26, 6:42 AM 4 min 45° 10° above SW 37° above ESE  
Thu Feb 27, 4:36 AM 2 min 13° 13° above SE 10° above ESE  
Thu Feb 27, 6:10 AM 4 min 41° 10° above SW 34° above ESE  
Fri Feb 28, 4:05 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above ESE 10° above ESE  
Fri Feb 28, 5:39 AM 3 min 38° 19° above SW 28° above ESE  
Sat Feb 29, 5:08 AM 2 min 34° 31° above S 22° above ESE  
Sat Feb 29, 6:43 AM 3 min 66° 10° above WSW 66° above SSW  
2020-02-22 05:44:00.0,Sat Feb 22, 6:44 AM,2 min,17°,10° above S,17° above SE|2020-02-23 04:58:00.0,Sun Feb 23, 5:58 AM,2 min,12°,10° above SSE,11° above SE|2020-02-24 05:45:00.0,Mon Feb 24, 6:45 AM,3 min,30°,11° above SW,28° above SE|2020-02-25 04:58:00.0,Tue Feb 25, 5:58 AM,3 min,23°,11° above SSW,20° above SE|2020-02-26 04:12:00.0,Wed Feb 26, 5:12 AM,3 min,17°,14° above S,13° above ESE|2020-02-26 05:46:00.0,Wed Feb 26, 6:46 AM,4 min,49°,10° above WSW,40° above ESE|2020-02-27 03:26:00.0,Thu Feb 27, 4:26 AM,< 1 min,11°,11° above SE,10° above ESE|2020-02-27 04:59:00.0,Thu Feb 27, 5:59 AM,4 min,39°,14° above SW,28° above ESE|2020-02-28 04:13:00.0,Fri Feb 28, 5:13 AM,2 min,30°,27° above S,19° above ESE|2020-02-28 05:47:00.0,Fri Feb 28, 6:47 AM,1 min,22°,10° above WSW,22° above WSW|2020-02-29 03:28:00.0,Sat Feb 29, 4:28 AM,1 min,18°,18° above ESE,11° above E|2020-02-29 05:01:00.0,Sat Feb 29, 6:01 AM,3 min,58°,18° above WSW,37° above ESE|2020-03-01 04:15:00.0,Sun Mar 1, 5:15 AM,2 min,49°,43° above SSW,23° above E|2020-03-02 03:29:00.0,Mon Mar 2, 4:29 AM,1 min,28°,28° above ESE,14° above E|2020-03-02 05:02:00.0,Mon Mar 2, 6:02 AM,4 min,70°,18° above W,33° above ESE|2020-03-03 02:43:00.0,Tue Mar 3, 3:43 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above E,10° above E|2020-03-03 04:16:00.0,Tue Mar 3, 5:16 AM,2 min,66°,50° above SW,26° above E|

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.