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Location: Nurtingen, Germany

The following ISS sightings are possible from Monday Sep 26, 2022 through Tuesday Oct 11, 2022

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Mon Sep 26, 7:44 PM 7 min 48° 10° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Mon Sep 26, 9:21 PM 3 min 66° 10° above WNW 66° above NW  
Tue Sep 27, 8:32 PM 5 min 61° 10° above WNW 29° above E  
Tue Sep 27, 10:09 PM 1 min 15° 10° above WNW 15° above W  
Wed Sep 28, 7:44 PM 7 min 52° 10° above WNW 9° above E  
Wed Sep 28, 9:20 PM 3 min 49° 10° above WNW 49° above WSW  
Thu Sep 29, 8:32 PM 5 min 84° 10° above WNW 36° above ESE  
Thu Sep 29, 10:09 PM < 1 min 11° 10° above W 11° above W  
Fri Sep 30, 7:43 PM 7 min 74° 10° above WNW 11° above ESE  
Fri Sep 30, 9:20 PM 2 min 27° 10° above W 27° above SW  
Sat Oct 1, 8:31 PM 5 min 42° 10° above WNW 25° above SSE  
Sun Oct 2, 7:43 PM 7 min 62° 10° above WNW 10° above SE  
Sun Oct 2, 9:21 PM 2 min 13° 10° above WSW 13° above SW  
Mon Oct 3, 8:32 PM 5 min 20° 10° above W 11° above S  
Tue Oct 4, 7:44 PM 6 min 29° 10° above W 10° above SSE  
Thu Oct 6, 7:45 PM 4 min 14° 10° above WSW 10° above SSW  
2022-09-26 17:44:00.0,Mon Sep 26, 7:44 PM,7 min,48°,10° above WNW,10° above ENE|2022-09-26 19:21:00.0,Mon Sep 26, 9:21 PM,3 min,66°,10° above WNW,66° above NW|2022-09-27 18:32:00.0,Tue Sep 27, 8:32 PM,5 min,61°,10° above WNW,29° above E|2022-09-27 20:09:00.0,Tue Sep 27, 10:09 PM,1 min,15°,10° above WNW,15° above W|2022-09-28 17:44:00.0,Wed Sep 28, 7:44 PM,7 min,52°,10° above WNW,9° above E|2022-09-28 19:20:00.0,Wed Sep 28, 9:20 PM,3 min,49°,10° above WNW,49° above WSW|2022-09-29 18:32:00.0,Thu Sep 29, 8:32 PM,5 min,84°,10° above WNW,36° above ESE|2022-09-29 20:09:00.0,Thu Sep 29, 10:09 PM,< 1 min,11°,10° above W,11° above W|2022-09-30 17:43:00.0,Fri Sep 30, 7:43 PM,7 min,74°,10° above WNW,11° above ESE|2022-09-30 19:20:00.0,Fri Sep 30, 9:20 PM,2 min,27°,10° above W,27° above SW|2022-10-01 18:31:00.0,Sat Oct 1, 8:31 PM,5 min,42°,10° above WNW,25° above SSE|2022-10-02 17:43:00.0,Sun Oct 2, 7:43 PM,7 min,62°,10° above WNW,10° above SE|2022-10-02 19:21:00.0,Sun Oct 2, 9:21 PM,2 min,13°,10° above WSW,13° above SW|2022-10-03 18:32:00.0,Mon Oct 3, 8:32 PM,5 min,20°,10° above W,11° above S|2022-10-04 17:44:00.0,Tue Oct 4, 7:44 PM,6 min,29°,10° above W,10° above SSE|2022-10-06 17:45:00.0,Thu Oct 6, 7:45 PM,4 min,14°,10° above WSW,10° above SSW|

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.