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Location: Nurtingen, Germany

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, 8:53 PM 5 min 86° 10° above WSW 34° above ENE  
Mon Sep 21, 10:30 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above WNW 12° above WNW  
Tue Sep 22, 8:06 PM 6 min 69° 10° above WSW 12° above ENE  
Tue Sep 22, 9:44 PM 1 min 36° 21° above WNW 36° above WNW  
Wed Sep 23, 8:57 PM 2 min 56° 31° above WNW 37° 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 67° 41° above W 12° above ENE  
Thu Sep 24, 9:46 PM < 1 min 30° 21° above WNW 30° above NW  
Fri Sep 25, 9:00 PM 2 min 47° 30° above WNW 39° above NE  
Fri Sep 25, 10:35 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above WNW 10° above WNW  
Sat Sep 26, 8:12 PM 3 min 50° 36° above WNW 17° above ENE  
Sat Sep 26, 9:49 PM < 1 min 26° 22° above WNW 26° above WNW  
Sun Sep 27, 9:01 PM 2 min 53° 25° above WNW 53° above NNE  
Mon Sep 28, 8:14 PM 3 min 49° 30° above NW 20° above ENE  
Mon Sep 28, 9:50 PM < 1 min 22° 18° above WNW 22° above WNW  
Tue Sep 29, 7:28 PM 3 min 45° 45° above NNE 11° above ENE  
Tue Sep 29, 9:03 PM 1 min 68° 27° above WNW 68° above NW  
Wed Sep 30, 8:16 PM 3 min 63° 32° above WNW 26° above E  
Wed Sep 30, 9:52 PM < 1 min 16° 14° above W 16° above W  
Thu Oct 1, 7:29 PM 4 min 54° 31° above NW 11° above E  
Thu Oct 1, 9:05 PM 1 min 51° 26° above W 51° above SW  
Fri Oct 2, 8:18 PM 3 min 76° 33° above WNW 27° above ESE  
Fri Oct 2, 9:54 PM < 1 min 11° 11° above W 11° above W  
Sat Oct 3, 7:31 PM 5 min 80° 33° above WNW 10° above ESE  
Sat Oct 3, 9:07 PM 1 min 24° 17° above WSW 24° above SW  
Sun Oct 4, 8:20 PM 3 min 36° 26° above WSW 19° above SSE  
Mon Oct 5, 7:33 PM 4 min 53° 37° above W 11° above SE  
Mon Oct 5, 9:10 PM 1 min 10° 10° above WSW 10° above SW  
2020-09-21 18:53:00.0,Mon Sep 21, 8:53 PM,5 min,86°,10° above WSW,34° above ENE|2020-09-21 20:30:00.0,Mon Sep 21, 10:30 PM,< 1 min,12°,10° above WNW,12° above WNW|2020-09-22 18:06:00.0,Tue Sep 22, 8:06 PM,6 min,69°,10° above WSW,12° above ENE|2020-09-22 19:44:00.0,Tue Sep 22, 9:44 PM,1 min,36°,21° above WNW,36° above WNW|2020-09-23 18:57:00.0,Wed Sep 23, 8:57 PM,2 min,56°,31° above WNW,37° 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,67°,41° above W,12° above ENE|2020-09-24 19:46:00.0,Thu Sep 24, 9:46 PM,< 1 min,30°,21° above WNW,30° above NW|2020-09-25 19:00:00.0,Fri Sep 25, 9:00 PM,2 min,47°,30° above WNW,39° 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,3 min,50°,36° above WNW,17° above ENE|2020-09-26 19:49:00.0,Sat Sep 26, 9:49 PM,< 1 min,26°,22° above WNW,26° above WNW|2020-09-27 19:01:00.0,Sun Sep 27, 9:01 PM,2 min,53°,25° above WNW,53° above NNE|2020-09-28 18:14:00.0,Mon Sep 28, 8:14 PM,3 min,49°,30° above NW,20° above ENE|2020-09-28 19:50:00.0,Mon Sep 28, 9:50 PM,< 1 min,22°,18° above WNW,22° above WNW|2020-09-29 17:28:00.0,Tue Sep 29, 7:28 PM,3 min,45°,45° above NNE,11° above ENE|2020-09-29 19:03:00.0,Tue Sep 29, 9:03 PM,1 min,68°,27° above WNW,68° above NW|2020-09-30 18:16:00.0,Wed Sep 30, 8:16 PM,3 min,63°,32° above WNW,26° above E|2020-09-30 19:52:00.0,Wed Sep 30, 9:52 PM,< 1 min,16°,14° above W,16° above W|2020-10-01 17:29:00.0,Thu Oct 1, 7:29 PM,4 min,54°,31° above NW,11° above E|2020-10-01 19:05:00.0,Thu Oct 1, 9:05 PM,1 min,51°,26° above W,51° above SW|2020-10-02 18:18:00.0,Fri Oct 2, 8:18 PM,3 min,76°,33° above WNW,27° above ESE|2020-10-02 19:54:00.0,Fri Oct 2, 9:54 PM,< 1 min,11°,11° above W,11° above W|2020-10-03 17:31:00.0,Sat Oct 3, 7:31 PM,5 min,80°,33° above WNW,10° above ESE|2020-10-03 19:07:00.0,Sat Oct 3, 9:07 PM,1 min,24°,17° above WSW,24° above SW|2020-10-04 18:20:00.0,Sun Oct 4, 8:20 PM,3 min,36°,26° above WSW,19° above SSE|2020-10-05 17:33:00.0,Mon Oct 5, 7:33 PM,4 min,53°,37° above W,11° above SE|2020-10-05 19:10:00.0,Mon Oct 5, 9:10 PM,1 min,10°,10° above WSW,10° above SW|

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.