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The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Sep 19, 2018 through Thursday Oct 4, 2018

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Fri Sep 21, 9:17 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above SSW 10° above SSW  
Sat Sep 22, 8:26 PM 2 min 20° 11° above S 20° above SSE  
Sun Sep 23, 7:36 PM 2 min 12° 10° above SSE 10° above ESE  
Sun Sep 23, 9:10 PM 2 min 34° 10° above SW 34° above SW  
Mon Sep 24, 8:18 PM 4 min 39° 10° above SW 26° above E  
Mon Sep 24, 9:54 PM < 1 min 15° 10° above W 15° above W  
Tue Sep 25, 7:29 PM 3 min 24° 24° above SSE 10° above E  
Tue Sep 25, 9:02 PM 3 min 69° 10° above WSW 69° above WNW  
Wed Sep 26, 8:11 PM 5 min 75° 10° above WSW 20° above ENE  
Wed Sep 26, 9:48 PM < 1 min 21° 14° above WNW 21° above WNW  
Thu Sep 27, 7:25 PM < 1 min 12° 12° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Thu Sep 27, 8:57 PM 2 min 51° 26° above WNW 51° above N  
Fri Sep 28, 8:05 PM 4 min 66° 33° above W 16° above ENE  
Fri Sep 28, 9:42 PM < 1 min 21° 21° above WNW 21° above WNW  
Sat Sep 29, 8:50 PM 2 min 43° 25° above WNW 43° above N  
Sun Sep 30, 7:58 PM 4 min 48° 30° above WNW 15° above ENE  
Sun Sep 30, 9:34 PM < 1 min 21° 21° above WNW 21° above WNW  
Mon Oct 1, 8:43 PM 2 min 43° 25° above NW 43° above NNE  
Tue Oct 2, 7:51 PM 3 min 42° 29° above NW 17° above ENE  
Tue Oct 2, 9:27 PM < 1 min 22° 22° above WNW 22° above WNW  
Wed Oct 3, 8:36 PM 2 min 53° 26° above NW 53° above NNE  
2018-09-21 19:17:00.0,Fri Sep 21, 9:17 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above SSW,10° above SSW|2018-09-22 18:26:00.0,Sat Sep 22, 8:26 PM,2 min,20°,11° above S,20° above SSE|2018-09-23 17:36:00.0,Sun Sep 23, 7:36 PM,2 min,12°,10° above SSE,10° above ESE|2018-09-23 19:10:00.0,Sun Sep 23, 9:10 PM,2 min,34°,10° above SW,34° above SW|2018-09-24 18:18:00.0,Mon Sep 24, 8:18 PM,4 min,39°,10° above SW,26° above E|2018-09-24 19:54:00.0,Mon Sep 24, 9:54 PM,< 1 min,15°,10° above W,15° above W|2018-09-25 17:29:00.0,Tue Sep 25, 7:29 PM,3 min,24°,24° above SSE,10° above E|2018-09-25 19:02:00.0,Tue Sep 25, 9:02 PM,3 min,69°,10° above WSW,69° above WNW|2018-09-26 18:11:00.0,Wed Sep 26, 8:11 PM,5 min,75°,10° above WSW,20° above ENE|2018-09-26 19:48:00.0,Wed Sep 26, 9:48 PM,< 1 min,21°,14° above WNW,21° above WNW|2018-09-27 17:25:00.0,Thu Sep 27, 7:25 PM,< 1 min,12°,12° above ENE,10° above ENE|2018-09-27 18:57:00.0,Thu Sep 27, 8:57 PM,2 min,51°,26° above WNW,51° above N|2018-09-28 18:05:00.0,Fri Sep 28, 8:05 PM,4 min,66°,33° above W,16° above ENE|2018-09-28 19:42:00.0,Fri Sep 28, 9:42 PM,< 1 min,21°,21° above WNW,21° above WNW|2018-09-29 18:50:00.0,Sat Sep 29, 8:50 PM,2 min,43°,25° above WNW,43° above N|2018-09-30 17:58:00.0,Sun Sep 30, 7:58 PM,4 min,48°,30° above WNW,15° above ENE|2018-09-30 19:34:00.0,Sun Sep 30, 9:34 PM,< 1 min,21°,21° above WNW,21° above WNW|2018-10-01 18:43:00.0,Mon Oct 1, 8:43 PM,2 min,43°,25° above NW,43° above NNE|2018-10-02 17:51:00.0,Tue Oct 2, 7:51 PM,3 min,42°,29° above NW,17° above ENE|2018-10-02 19:27:00.0,Tue Oct 2, 9:27 PM,< 1 min,22°,22° above WNW,22° above WNW|2018-10-03 18:36:00.0,Wed Oct 3, 8:36 PM,2 min,53°,26° above NW,53° above NNE|

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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