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The following ISS sightings are possible from Monday Sep 21, 2020 through Tuesday Oct 6, 2020

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Mon Sep 21, 8:54 PM 4 min 47° 10° above SW 38° above ESE  
Mon Sep 21, 10:30 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above W 12° above W  
Tue Sep 22, 8:07 PM 6 min 36° 10° above SW 14° above E  
Tue Sep 22, 9:43 PM 2 min 42° 10° above W 42° above WSW  
Wed Sep 23, 8:56 PM 4 min 70° 10° above WSW 51° above ESE  
Wed Sep 23, 10:32 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above W 12° above W  
Thu Sep 24, 8:09 PM 5 min 59° 15° above WSW 14° above E  
Thu Sep 24, 9:45 PM 2 min 42° 12° above W 42° above W  
Fri Sep 25, 8:59 PM 3 min 80° 22° above W 54° above ESE  
Fri Sep 25, 10:34 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above W 10° above W  
Sat Sep 26, 8:12 PM 4 min 77° 33° above WSW 18° above E  
Sat Sep 26, 9:47 PM 2 min 32° 12° above W 32° above W  
Sun Sep 27, 9:01 PM 2 min 71° 22° above W 64° above SE  
Mon Sep 28, 8:14 PM 3 min 78° 33° above W 22° above E  
Mon Sep 28, 9:49 PM 1 min 23° 12° above W 23° above WSW  
Tue Sep 29, 7:27 PM 4 min 80° 53° above WSW 10° above E  
Tue Sep 29, 9:03 PM 2 min 49° 21° above W 49° above SSW  
Wed Sep 30, 8:16 PM 3 min 61° 32° above W 25° above ESE  
Wed Sep 30, 9:51 PM 1 min 16° 10° above W 16° above WSW  
Thu Oct 1, 7:29 PM 4 min 71° 41° above W 10° above ESE  
Thu Oct 1, 9:05 PM 2 min 28° 15° above W 28° above SSW  
Fri Oct 2, 8:18 PM 3 min 37° 27° above WSW 20° above SSE  
Sat Oct 3, 7:31 PM 4 min 48° 36° above WSW 11° above SE  
Sat Oct 3, 9:06 PM 2 min 15° 10° above WSW 14° above SSW  
Sun Oct 4, 8:20 PM 3 min 20° 17° above WSW 12° above SSE  
Mon Oct 5, 7:33 PM 3 min 28° 25° above SW 11° above SSE  
2020-09-21 18:54:00.0,Mon Sep 21, 8:54 PM,4 min,47°,10° above SW,38° above ESE|2020-09-21 20:30:00.0,Mon Sep 21, 10:30 PM,< 1 min,12°,10° above W,12° above W|2020-09-22 18:07:00.0,Tue Sep 22, 8:07 PM,6 min,36°,10° above SW,14° above E|2020-09-22 19:43:00.0,Tue Sep 22, 9:43 PM,2 min,42°,10° above W,42° above WSW|2020-09-23 18:56:00.0,Wed Sep 23, 8:56 PM,4 min,70°,10° above WSW,51° above ESE|2020-09-23 20:32:00.0,Wed Sep 23, 10:32 PM,< 1 min,12°,10° above W,12° above W|2020-09-24 18:09:00.0,Thu Sep 24, 8:09 PM,5 min,59°,15° above WSW,14° above E|2020-09-24 19:45:00.0,Thu Sep 24, 9:45 PM,2 min,42°,12° above W,42° above W|2020-09-25 18:59:00.0,Fri Sep 25, 8:59 PM,3 min,80°,22° above W,54° above ESE|2020-09-25 20:34:00.0,Fri Sep 25, 10:34 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above W,10° above W|2020-09-26 18:12:00.0,Sat Sep 26, 8:12 PM,4 min,77°,33° above WSW,18° above E|2020-09-26 19:47:00.0,Sat Sep 26, 9:47 PM,2 min,32°,12° above W,32° above W|2020-09-27 19:01:00.0,Sun Sep 27, 9:01 PM,2 min,71°,22° above W,64° above SE|2020-09-28 18:14:00.0,Mon Sep 28, 8:14 PM,3 min,78°,33° above W,22° above E|2020-09-28 19:49:00.0,Mon Sep 28, 9:49 PM,1 min,23°,12° above W,23° above WSW|2020-09-29 17:27:00.0,Tue Sep 29, 7:27 PM,4 min,80°,53° above WSW,10° above E|2020-09-29 19:03:00.0,Tue Sep 29, 9:03 PM,2 min,49°,21° above W,49° above SSW|2020-09-30 18:16:00.0,Wed Sep 30, 8:16 PM,3 min,61°,32° above W,25° above ESE|2020-09-30 19:51:00.0,Wed Sep 30, 9:51 PM,1 min,16°,10° above W,16° above WSW|2020-10-01 17:29:00.0,Thu Oct 1, 7:29 PM,4 min,71°,41° above W,10° above ESE|2020-10-01 19:05:00.0,Thu Oct 1, 9:05 PM,2 min,28°,15° above W,28° above SSW|2020-10-02 18:18:00.0,Fri Oct 2, 8:18 PM,3 min,37°,27° above WSW,20° above SSE|2020-10-03 17:31:00.0,Sat Oct 3, 7:31 PM,4 min,48°,36° above WSW,11° above SE|2020-10-03 19:06:00.0,Sat Oct 3, 9:06 PM,2 min,15°,10° above WSW,14° above SSW|2020-10-04 18:20:00.0,Sun Oct 4, 8:20 PM,3 min,20°,17° above WSW,12° above SSE|2020-10-05 17:33:00.0,Mon Oct 5, 7:33 PM,3 min,28°,25° above SW,11° 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.