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The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Feb 21, 2024 through Thursday Mar 7, 2024

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Thu Feb 22, 5:19 AM 4 min 27° 25° above S 10° above E  
Fri Feb 23, 4:32 AM 1 min 17° 17° above ESE 10° above E  
Fri Feb 23, 6:05 AM 6 min 52° 18° above WSW 10° above E  
Sat Feb 24, 5:19 AM 4 min 43° 40° above S 10° above E  
Sun Feb 25, 4:33 AM 2 min 25° 25° above ESE 10° above E  
Sun Feb 25, 6:06 AM 6 min 63° 18° above WSW 10° above E  
Mon Feb 26, 5:20 AM 4 min 59° 55° above SSW 10° above E  
Tue Feb 27, 4:34 AM 2 min 32° 32° above ESE 10° above E  
Tue Feb 27, 6:07 AM 6 min 60° 18° above W 10° above ESE  
Wed Feb 28, 3:48 AM < 1 min 12° 12° above E 10° above E  
Wed Feb 28, 5:21 AM 4 min 63° 51° above SW 10° above E  
Thu Feb 29, 4:35 AM 2 min 34° 34° above ESE 10° above E  
Thu Feb 29, 6:08 AM 6 min 45° 15° above W 10° above ESE  
Fri Mar 1, 3:49 AM < 1 min 12° 12° above E 10° above E  
Fri Mar 1, 5:22 AM 4 min 53° 46° above SW 10° above ESE  
Sat Mar 2, 4:36 AM 2 min 34° 34° above ESE 10° above ESE  
Sat Mar 2, 6:08 AM 5 min 28° 13° above W 10° above SE  
Sun Mar 3, 3:49 AM < 1 min 12° 12° above ESE 10° above E  
Sun Mar 3, 5:22 AM 4 min 37° 33° above SW 10° above SE  
Mon Mar 4, 4:36 AM 2 min 30° 30° above SE 10° above ESE  
Mon Mar 4, 6:09 AM 4 min 16° 11° above WSW 10° above S  
Tue Mar 5, 3:51 AM < 1 min 9° above ESE 10° above ESE  
Tue Mar 5, 5:23 AM 3 min 22° 22° above SSW 10° above SSE  
Wed Mar 6, 4:37 AM 1 min 16° 16° above SSE 10° above SE  
Thu Mar 7, 5:25 AM < 1 min 11° 11° above SSW 10° above SSW  
{ts '2024-02-22 04:19:00'},Thu Feb 22, 5:19 AM,4 min,27°,25° above S,10° above E|{ts '2024-02-23 03:32:00'},Fri Feb 23, 4:32 AM,1 min,17°,17° above ESE,10° above E|{ts '2024-02-23 05:05:00'},Fri Feb 23, 6:05 AM,6 min,52°,18° above WSW,10° above E|{ts '2024-02-24 04:19:00'},Sat Feb 24, 5:19 AM,4 min,43°,40° above S,10° above E|{ts '2024-02-25 03:33:00'},Sun Feb 25, 4:33 AM,2 min,25°,25° above ESE,10° above E|{ts '2024-02-25 05:06:00'},Sun Feb 25, 6:06 AM,6 min,63°,18° above WSW,10° above E|{ts '2024-02-26 04:20:00'},Mon Feb 26, 5:20 AM,4 min,59°,55° above SSW,10° above E|{ts '2024-02-27 03:34:00'},Tue Feb 27, 4:34 AM,2 min,32°,32° above ESE,10° above E|{ts '2024-02-27 05:07:00'},Tue Feb 27, 6:07 AM,6 min,60°,18° above W,10° above ESE|{ts '2024-02-28 02:48:00'},Wed Feb 28, 3:48 AM,< 1 min,12°,12° above E,10° above E|{ts '2024-02-28 04:21:00'},Wed Feb 28, 5:21 AM,4 min,63°,51° above SW,10° above E|{ts '2024-02-29 03:35:00'},Thu Feb 29, 4:35 AM,2 min,34°,34° above ESE,10° above E|{ts '2024-02-29 05:08:00'},Thu Feb 29, 6:08 AM,6 min,45°,15° above W,10° above ESE|{ts '2024-03-01 02:49:00'},Fri Mar 1, 3:49 AM,< 1 min,12°,12° above E,10° above E|{ts '2024-03-01 04:22:00'},Fri Mar 1, 5:22 AM,4 min,53°,46° above SW,10° above ESE|{ts '2024-03-02 03:36:00'},Sat Mar 2, 4:36 AM,2 min,34°,34° above ESE,10° above ESE|{ts '2024-03-02 05:08:00'},Sat Mar 2, 6:08 AM,5 min,28°,13° above W,10° above SE|{ts '2024-03-03 02:49:00'},Sun Mar 3, 3:49 AM,< 1 min,12°,12° above ESE,10° above E|{ts '2024-03-03 04:22:00'},Sun Mar 3, 5:22 AM,4 min,37°,33° above SW,10° above SE|{ts '2024-03-04 03:36:00'},Mon Mar 4, 4:36 AM,2 min,30°,30° above SE,10° above ESE|{ts '2024-03-04 05:09:00'},Mon Mar 4, 6:09 AM,4 min,16°,11° above WSW,10° above S|{ts '2024-03-05 02:51:00'},Tue Mar 5, 3:51 AM,< 1 min,9°,9° above ESE,10° above ESE|{ts '2024-03-05 04:23:00'},Tue Mar 5, 5:23 AM,3 min,22°,22° above SSW,10° above SSE|{ts '2024-03-06 03:37:00'},Wed Mar 6, 4:37 AM,1 min,16°,16° above SSE,10° above SE|{ts '2024-03-07 04:25:00'},Thu Mar 7, 5:25 AM,< 1 min,11°,11° above SSW,10° above SSW|

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.