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Location: Heilbronn, Germany

The following ISS sightings are possible from Monday Sep 14, 2020 through Tuesday Sep 29, 2020

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Wed Sep 16, 9:37 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above SSW 10° above SSW  
Thu Sep 17, 8:51 PM 2 min 19° 10° above S 19° above SSE  
Fri Sep 18, 8:04 PM 3 min 13° 10° above SSE 10° above ESE  
Fri Sep 18, 9:39 PM 2 min 33° 10° above SW 33° above SW  
Sat Sep 19, 8:52 PM 4 min 43° 10° above SW 35° above ESE  
Sat Sep 19, 10:28 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above W 12° above W  
Sun Sep 20, 8:05 PM 6 min 29° 10° above SSW 11° above E  
Sun Sep 20, 9:41 PM 3 min 53° 10° above WSW 53° above W  
Mon Sep 21, 8:53 PM 5 min 85° 10° above WSW 34° above ENE  
Mon Sep 21, 10:30 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above W 12° above WNW  
Tue Sep 22, 8:06 PM 6 min 63° 10° above SW 12° above ENE  
Tue Sep 22, 9:44 PM 1 min 38° 18° above W 38° above WNW  
Wed Sep 23, 8:57 PM 3 min 62° 26° above W 39° above NE  
Wed Sep 23, 10:33 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above WNW 12° above WNW  
Thu Sep 24, 8:10 PM 4 min 74° 33° above W 12° above ENE  
Thu Sep 24, 9:46 PM < 1 min 31° 21° above WNW 31° above WNW  
Fri Sep 25, 9:00 PM 2 min 52° 31° above WNW 43° above NE  
Fri Sep 25, 10:35 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above WNW 10° above WNW  
Sat Sep 26, 8:12 PM 4 min 55° 38° above WNW 14° above ENE  
Sat Sep 26, 9:48 PM < 1 min 27° 22° above WNW 27° above WNW  
Sun Sep 27, 9:01 PM 2 min 59° 26° above WNW 55° above NE  
Mon Sep 28, 8:14 PM 3 min 54° 31° above WNW 21° above ENE  
Mon Sep 28, 9:50 PM < 1 min 22° 18° above WNW 22° above WNW  
2020-09-16 19:37:00.0,Wed Sep 16, 9:37 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above SSW,10° above SSW|2020-09-17 18:51:00.0,Thu Sep 17, 8:51 PM,2 min,19°,10° above S,19° above SSE|2020-09-18 18:04:00.0,Fri Sep 18, 8:04 PM,3 min,13°,10° above SSE,10° above ESE|2020-09-18 19:39:00.0,Fri Sep 18, 9:39 PM,2 min,33°,10° above SW,33° above SW|2020-09-19 18:52:00.0,Sat Sep 19, 8:52 PM,4 min,43°,10° above SW,35° above ESE|2020-09-19 20:28:00.0,Sat Sep 19, 10:28 PM,< 1 min,12°,10° above W,12° above W|2020-09-20 18:05:00.0,Sun Sep 20, 8:05 PM,6 min,29°,10° above SSW,11° above E|2020-09-20 19:41:00.0,Sun Sep 20, 9:41 PM,3 min,53°,10° above WSW,53° above W|2020-09-21 18:53:00.0,Mon Sep 21, 8:53 PM,5 min,85°,10° above WSW,34° above ENE|2020-09-21 20:30:00.0,Mon Sep 21, 10:30 PM,< 1 min,12°,10° above W,12° above WNW|2020-09-22 18:06:00.0,Tue Sep 22, 8:06 PM,6 min,63°,10° above SW,12° above ENE|2020-09-22 19:44:00.0,Tue Sep 22, 9:44 PM,1 min,38°,18° above W,38° above WNW|2020-09-23 18:57:00.0,Wed Sep 23, 8:57 PM,3 min,62°,26° above W,39° above NE|2020-09-23 20:33:00.0,Wed Sep 23, 10:33 PM,< 1 min,12°,10° above WNW,12° above WNW|2020-09-24 18:10:00.0,Thu Sep 24, 8:10 PM,4 min,74°,33° above W,12° above ENE|2020-09-24 19:46:00.0,Thu Sep 24, 9:46 PM,< 1 min,31°,21° above WNW,31° above WNW|2020-09-25 19:00:00.0,Fri Sep 25, 9:00 PM,2 min,52°,31° above WNW,43° above NE|2020-09-25 20:35:00.0,Fri Sep 25, 10:35 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above WNW,10° above WNW|2020-09-26 18:12:00.0,Sat Sep 26, 8:12 PM,4 min,55°,38° above WNW,14° above ENE|2020-09-26 19:48:00.0,Sat Sep 26, 9:48 PM,< 1 min,27°,22° above WNW,27° above WNW|2020-09-27 19:01:00.0,Sun Sep 27, 9:01 PM,2 min,59°,26° above WNW,55° above NE|2020-09-28 18:14:00.0,Mon Sep 28, 8:14 PM,3 min,54°,31° above WNW,21° above ENE|2020-09-28 19:50:00.0,Mon Sep 28, 9:50 PM,< 1 min,22°,18° above WNW,22° above WNW|

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.