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The following ISS sightings are possible from Friday Oct 22, 2021 through Saturday Nov 6, 2021

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Sun Oct 24, 7:04 AM 6 min 26° 10° above SSW 10° above E  
Mon Oct 25, 6:17 AM 5 min 20° 10° above SSW 10° above E  
Tue Oct 26, 5:32 AM 2 min 14° 14° above SSE 10° above ESE  
Tue Oct 26, 7:06 AM 6 min 42° 10° above SW 10° above E  
Wed Oct 27, 6:21 AM 4 min 34° 24° above SSW 10° above E  
Thu Oct 28, 5:35 AM 2 min 25° 25° above SE 10° above E  
Thu Oct 28, 7:08 AM 6 min 58° 12° above WSW 10° above E  
Fri Oct 29, 4:50 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above E 10° above E  
Fri Oct 29, 6:23 AM 4 min 51° 35° above SW 10° above E  
Sat Oct 30, 5:38 AM 2 min 32° 32° above ESE 10° above E  
Sat Oct 30, 7:11 AM 6 min 63° 16° above W 10° above E  
Sun Oct 31, 4:52 AM < 1 min 12° 12° above E 10° above E  
Sun Oct 31, 6:25 AM 4 min 63° 44° above WSW 10° above E  
Mon Nov 1, 4:40 AM 2 min 33° 33° above ESE 10° above E  
Mon Nov 1, 6:13 AM 6 min 53° 16° above W 10° above ESE  
Tue Nov 2, 3:55 AM < 1 min 12° 12° above E 10° above E  
Tue Nov 2, 5:28 AM 4 min 60° 49° above SW 10° above ESE  
Wed Nov 3, 4:42 AM 2 min 34° 34° above ESE 10° above E  
Wed Nov 3, 6:15 AM 6 min 36° 15° above W 10° above SE  
Thu Nov 4, 3:57 AM < 1 min 11° 11° above E 10° above E  
Thu Nov 4, 5:30 AM 4 min 44° 41° above SW 10° above ESE  
Fri Nov 5, 4:45 AM 2 min 28° 28° above SE 10° above ESE  
Fri Nov 5, 6:18 AM 5 min 21° 14° above WSW 10° above SSE  
Sat Nov 6, 5:32 AM 3 min 28° 28° above SSW 10° above SSE  
2021-10-24 05:04:00.0,Sun Oct 24, 7:04 AM,6 min,26°,10° above SSW,10° above E|2021-10-25 04:17:00.0,Mon Oct 25, 6:17 AM,5 min,20°,10° above SSW,10° above E|2021-10-26 03:32:00.0,Tue Oct 26, 5:32 AM,2 min,14°,14° above SSE,10° above ESE|2021-10-26 05:06:00.0,Tue Oct 26, 7:06 AM,6 min,42°,10° above SW,10° above E|2021-10-27 04:21:00.0,Wed Oct 27, 6:21 AM,4 min,34°,24° above SSW,10° above E|2021-10-28 03:35:00.0,Thu Oct 28, 5:35 AM,2 min,25°,25° above SE,10° above E|2021-10-28 05:08:00.0,Thu Oct 28, 7:08 AM,6 min,58°,12° above WSW,10° above E|2021-10-29 02:50:00.0,Fri Oct 29, 4:50 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above E,10° above E|2021-10-29 04:23:00.0,Fri Oct 29, 6:23 AM,4 min,51°,35° above SW,10° above E|2021-10-30 03:38:00.0,Sat Oct 30, 5:38 AM,2 min,32°,32° above ESE,10° above E|2021-10-30 05:11:00.0,Sat Oct 30, 7:11 AM,6 min,63°,16° above W,10° above E|2021-10-31 02:52:00.0,Sun Oct 31, 4:52 AM,< 1 min,12°,12° above E,10° above E|2021-10-31 04:25:00.0,Sun Oct 31, 6:25 AM,4 min,63°,44° above WSW,10° above E|2021-11-01 03:40:00.0,Mon Nov 1, 4:40 AM,2 min,33°,33° above ESE,10° above E|2021-11-01 05:13:00.0,Mon Nov 1, 6:13 AM,6 min,53°,16° above W,10° above ESE|2021-11-02 02:55:00.0,Tue Nov 2, 3:55 AM,< 1 min,12°,12° above E,10° above E|2021-11-02 04:28:00.0,Tue Nov 2, 5:28 AM,4 min,60°,49° above SW,10° above ESE|2021-11-03 03:42:00.0,Wed Nov 3, 4:42 AM,2 min,34°,34° above ESE,10° above E|2021-11-03 05:15:00.0,Wed Nov 3, 6:15 AM,6 min,36°,15° above W,10° above SE|2021-11-04 02:57:00.0,Thu Nov 4, 3:57 AM,< 1 min,11°,11° above E,10° above E|2021-11-04 04:30:00.0,Thu Nov 4, 5:30 AM,4 min,44°,41° above SW,10° above ESE|2021-11-05 03:45:00.0,Fri Nov 5, 4:45 AM,2 min,28°,28° above SE,10° above ESE|2021-11-05 05:18:00.0,Fri Nov 5, 6:18 AM,5 min,21°,14° above WSW,10° above SSE|2021-11-06 04:32:00.0,Sat Nov 6, 5:32 AM,3 min,28°,28° above SSW,10° above SSE|

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.