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The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Feb 21, 2024 through Thursday Mar 7, 2024

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Thu Feb 22, 5:19 AM 3 min 54° 53° above SE 10° above ENE  
Fri Feb 23, 4:32 AM 1 min 18° 18° above E 10° above E  
Fri Feb 23, 6:05 AM 5 min 66° 24° above W 10° above ENE  
Sat Feb 24, 5:19 AM 3 min 74° 74° above NE 10° above ENE  
Sun Feb 25, 4:33 AM 1 min 23° 23° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Sun Feb 25, 6:06 AM 5 min 52° 23° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Mon Feb 26, 5:20 AM 3 min 57° 56° above NNW 10° above ENE  
Tue Feb 27, 4:34 AM 2 min 26° 26° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Tue Feb 27, 6:07 AM 6 min 53° 18° above WNW 10° above E  
Wed Feb 28, 5:21 AM 4 min 51° 48° above NNW 10° above ENE  
Thu Feb 29, 4:35 AM 2 min 28° 28° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Thu Feb 29, 6:08 AM 6 min 72° 16° above WNW 10° above E  
Fri Mar 1, 3:49 AM < 1 min 9° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Fri Mar 1, 5:22 AM 4 min 59° 49° above NW 10° above E  
Sat Mar 2, 4:35 AM 2 min 32° 32° above ENE 10° above E  
Sat Mar 2, 6:09 AM 6 min 67° 16° above WNW 10° above ESE  
Sun Mar 3, 3:49 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Sun Mar 3, 5:22 AM 4 min 89° 46° above WNW 10° above ESE  
Mon Mar 4, 4:36 AM 2 min 35° 35° above E 10° above E  
Mon Mar 4, 6:09 AM 6 min 32° 13° above W 10° above SSE  
Tue Mar 5, 3:50 AM < 1 min 11° 11° above E 10° above E  
Tue Mar 5, 5:23 AM 4 min 48° 43° above WSW 10° above SE  
Wed Mar 6, 4:38 AM 2 min 26° 26° above SE 10° above ESE  
Wed Mar 6, 6:10 AM 4 min 15° 11° above WSW 10° above S  
Thu Mar 7, 5:25 AM 2 min 22° 22° above SSW 10° above SSE  
{ts '2024-02-22 04:19:00'},Thu Feb 22, 5:19 AM,3 min,54°,53° above SE,10° above ENE|{ts '2024-02-23 03:32:00'},Fri Feb 23, 4:32 AM,1 min,18°,18° above E,10° above E|{ts '2024-02-23 05:05:00'},Fri Feb 23, 6:05 AM,5 min,66°,24° above W,10° above ENE|{ts '2024-02-24 04:19:00'},Sat Feb 24, 5:19 AM,3 min,74°,74° above NE,10° above ENE|{ts '2024-02-25 03:33:00'},Sun Feb 25, 4:33 AM,1 min,23°,23° above ENE,10° above ENE|{ts '2024-02-25 05:06:00'},Sun Feb 25, 6:06 AM,5 min,52°,23° above WNW,10° above ENE|{ts '2024-02-26 04:20:00'},Mon Feb 26, 5:20 AM,3 min,57°,56° above NNW,10° above ENE|{ts '2024-02-27 03:34:00'},Tue Feb 27, 4:34 AM,2 min,26°,26° above ENE,10° above ENE|{ts '2024-02-27 05:07:00'},Tue Feb 27, 6:07 AM,6 min,53°,18° above WNW,10° above E|{ts '2024-02-28 04:21:00'},Wed Feb 28, 5:21 AM,4 min,51°,48° above NNW,10° above ENE|{ts '2024-02-29 03:35:00'},Thu Feb 29, 4:35 AM,2 min,28°,28° above ENE,10° above ENE|{ts '2024-02-29 05:08:00'},Thu Feb 29, 6:08 AM,6 min,72°,16° above WNW,10° above E|{ts '2024-03-01 02:49:00'},Fri Mar 1, 3:49 AM,< 1 min,9°,9° above ENE,10° above ENE|{ts '2024-03-01 04:22:00'},Fri Mar 1, 5:22 AM,4 min,59°,49° above NW,10° above E|{ts '2024-03-02 03:35:00'},Sat Mar 2, 4:35 AM,2 min,32°,32° above ENE,10° above E|{ts '2024-03-02 05:09:00'},Sat Mar 2, 6:09 AM,6 min,67°,16° above WNW,10° above ESE|{ts '2024-03-03 02:49:00'},Sun Mar 3, 3:49 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above ENE,10° above ENE|{ts '2024-03-03 04:22:00'},Sun Mar 3, 5:22 AM,4 min,89°,46° above WNW,10° above ESE|{ts '2024-03-04 03:36:00'},Mon Mar 4, 4:36 AM,2 min,35°,35° above E,10° above E|{ts '2024-03-04 05:09:00'},Mon Mar 4, 6:09 AM,6 min,32°,13° above W,10° above SSE|{ts '2024-03-05 02:50:00'},Tue Mar 5, 3:50 AM,< 1 min,11°,11° above E,10° above E|{ts '2024-03-05 04:23:00'},Tue Mar 5, 5:23 AM,4 min,48°,43° above WSW,10° above SE|{ts '2024-03-06 03:38:00'},Wed Mar 6, 4:38 AM,2 min,26°,26° above SE,10° above ESE|{ts '2024-03-06 05:10:00'},Wed Mar 6, 6:10 AM,4 min,15°,11° above WSW,10° above S|{ts '2024-03-07 04:25:00'},Thu Mar 7, 5:25 AM,2 min,22°,22° above SSW,10° above SSE|

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.