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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
Sat Oct 23, 6:16 AM 4 min 15° 10° above S 10° above ESE  
Sun Oct 24, 5:31 AM 1 min 10° 10° above SE 10° above SE  
Sun Oct 24, 7:04 AM 6 min 41° 10° above SW 10° above E  
Mon Oct 25, 6:17 AM 6 min 30° 13° above SSW 10° above E  
Tue Oct 26, 5:33 AM 3 min 22° 22° above SSE 10° above E  
Tue Oct 26, 7:06 AM 7 min 71° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Wed Oct 27, 4:47 AM < 1 min 11° 11° above ESE 10° above ESE  
Wed Oct 27, 6:20 AM 5 min 55° 27° above SW 10° above E  
Thu Oct 28, 5:35 AM 3 min 38° 38° above SE 10° above E  
Thu Oct 28, 7:08 AM 7 min 86° 10° above W 10° above E  
Fri Oct 29, 4:50 AM 1 min 13° 13° above E 10° above E  
Fri Oct 29, 6:23 AM 5 min 85° 39° above WSW 10° above E  
Sat Oct 30, 5:38 AM 3 min 49° 49° above E 10° above E  
Sat Oct 30, 7:11 AM 7 min 84° 12° above W 10° above E  
Sun Oct 31, 4:52 AM 1 min 14° 14° above E 10° above E  
Sun Oct 31, 6:25 AM 5 min 82° 39° above W 10° above E  
Mon Nov 1, 4:40 AM 3 min 51° 51° above E 10° above E  
Mon Nov 1, 6:13 AM 7 min 78° 12° above W 10° above ESE  
Tue Nov 2, 3:55 AM 1 min 15° 15° above E 10° above E  
Tue Nov 2, 5:28 AM 5 min 89° 39° above W 10° above E  
Wed Nov 3, 4:42 AM 3 min 51° 51° above E 10° above E  
Wed Nov 3, 6:15 AM 6 min 48° 13° above W 10° above SE  
Thu Nov 4, 3:57 AM 1 min 15° 15° above E 10° above E  
Thu Nov 4, 5:30 AM 4 min 63° 43° above W 10° above ESE  
Fri Nov 5, 4:45 AM 2 min 42° 42° above ESE 10° above ESE  
Fri Nov 5, 6:18 AM 5 min 25° 11° above W 10° above SSE  
Sat Nov 6, 3:59 AM < 1 min 13° 13° above E 10° above E  
Sat Nov 6, 5:32 AM 4 min 35° 32° above SW 10° above SE  
2021-10-23 04:16:00.0,Sat Oct 23, 6:16 AM,4 min,15°,10° above S,10° above ESE|2021-10-24 03:31:00.0,Sun Oct 24, 5:31 AM,1 min,10°,10° above SE,10° above SE|2021-10-24 05:04:00.0,Sun Oct 24, 7:04 AM,6 min,41°,10° above SW,10° above E|2021-10-25 04:17:00.0,Mon Oct 25, 6:17 AM,6 min,30°,13° above SSW,10° above E|2021-10-26 03:33:00.0,Tue Oct 26, 5:33 AM,3 min,22°,22° above SSE,10° above E|2021-10-26 05:06:00.0,Tue Oct 26, 7:06 AM,7 min,71°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2021-10-27 02:47:00.0,Wed Oct 27, 4:47 AM,< 1 min,11°,11° above ESE,10° above ESE|2021-10-27 04:20:00.0,Wed Oct 27, 6:20 AM,5 min,55°,27° above SW,10° above E|2021-10-28 03:35:00.0,Thu Oct 28, 5:35 AM,3 min,38°,38° above SE,10° above E|2021-10-28 05:08:00.0,Thu Oct 28, 7:08 AM,7 min,86°,10° above W,10° above E|2021-10-29 02:50:00.0,Fri Oct 29, 4:50 AM,1 min,13°,13° above E,10° above E|2021-10-29 04:23:00.0,Fri Oct 29, 6:23 AM,5 min,85°,39° above WSW,10° above E|2021-10-30 03:38:00.0,Sat Oct 30, 5:38 AM,3 min,49°,49° above E,10° above E|2021-10-30 05:11:00.0,Sat Oct 30, 7:11 AM,7 min,84°,12° above W,10° above E|2021-10-31 02:52:00.0,Sun Oct 31, 4:52 AM,1 min,14°,14° above E,10° above E|2021-10-31 04:25:00.0,Sun Oct 31, 6:25 AM,5 min,82°,39° above W,10° above E|2021-11-01 03:40:00.0,Mon Nov 1, 4:40 AM,3 min,51°,51° above E,10° above E|2021-11-01 05:13:00.0,Mon Nov 1, 6:13 AM,7 min,78°,12° above W,10° above ESE|2021-11-02 02:55:00.0,Tue Nov 2, 3:55 AM,1 min,15°,15° above E,10° above E|2021-11-02 04:28:00.0,Tue Nov 2, 5:28 AM,5 min,89°,39° above W,10° above E|2021-11-03 03:42:00.0,Wed Nov 3, 4:42 AM,3 min,51°,51° above E,10° above E|2021-11-03 05:15:00.0,Wed Nov 3, 6:15 AM,6 min,48°,13° above W,10° above SE|2021-11-04 02:57:00.0,Thu Nov 4, 3:57 AM,1 min,15°,15° above E,10° above E|2021-11-04 04:30:00.0,Thu Nov 4, 5:30 AM,4 min,63°,43° above W,10° above ESE|2021-11-05 03:45:00.0,Fri Nov 5, 4:45 AM,2 min,42°,42° above ESE,10° above ESE|2021-11-05 05:18:00.0,Fri Nov 5, 6:18 AM,5 min,25°,11° above W,10° above SSE|2021-11-06 02:59:00.0,Sat Nov 6, 3:59 AM,< 1 min,13°,13° above E,10° above E|2021-11-06 04:32:00.0,Sat Nov 6, 5:32 AM,4 min,35°,32° above SW,10° above SE|

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.