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The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Jan 19, 2022 through Thursday Feb 3, 2022

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Wed Jan 19, 7:02 PM 3 min 29° 10° above SSW 29° above SSE  
Thu Jan 20, 6:14 PM 4 min 20° 10° above S 14° above ESE  
Thu Jan 20, 7:50 PM 2 min 29° 10° above WSW 29° above WSW  
Fri Jan 21, 7:02 PM 4 min 61° 10° above SW 52° above ESE  
Sat Jan 22, 6:14 PM 5 min 42° 10° above SW 17° above E  
Sat Jan 22, 7:51 PM 2 min 32° 10° above W 32° above W  
Sun Jan 23, 7:03 PM 4 min 78° 10° above WSW 50° above ENE  
Mon Jan 24, 6:15 PM 6 min 82° 10° above WSW 17° above ENE  
Mon Jan 24, 7:52 PM 2 min 31° 10° above W 31° above WNW  
Tue Jan 25, 7:03 PM 4 min 57° 10° above W 44° above NE  
Wed Jan 26, 6:15 PM 6 min 65° 10° above W 14° above ENE  
Wed Jan 26, 7:52 PM 2 min 32° 10° above WNW 32° above WNW  
Thu Jan 27, 7:04 PM 4 min 54° 10° above WNW 42° above NE  
Fri Jan 28, 6:16 PM 6 min 54° 10° above W 14° above ENE  
Fri Jan 28, 7:53 PM 2 min 33° 10° above WNW 33° above WNW  
Sat Jan 29, 7:05 PM 4 min 68° 10° above WNW 48° above ENE  
Sat Jan 29, 8:42 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above W 12° above W  
Sun Jan 30, 6:17 PM 6 min 59° 10° above WNW 12° above E  
Sun Jan 30, 7:54 PM 2 min 36° 10° above WNW 36° above W  
Mon Jan 31, 7:05 PM 5 min 76° 10° above WNW 35° above ESE  
Tue Feb 1, 6:17 PM 7 min 82° 10° above WNW 9° above ESE  
Tue Feb 1, 7:54 PM 3 min 26° 10° above W 26° above SW  
Wed Feb 2, 7:06 PM 5 min 38° 10° above W 16° above SSE  
2022-01-19 18:02:00.0,Wed Jan 19, 7:02 PM,3 min,29°,10° above SSW,29° above SSE|2022-01-20 17:14:00.0,Thu Jan 20, 6:14 PM,4 min,20°,10° above S,14° above ESE|2022-01-20 18:50:00.0,Thu Jan 20, 7:50 PM,2 min,29°,10° above WSW,29° above WSW|2022-01-21 18:02:00.0,Fri Jan 21, 7:02 PM,4 min,61°,10° above SW,52° above ESE|2022-01-22 17:14:00.0,Sat Jan 22, 6:14 PM,5 min,42°,10° above SW,17° above E|2022-01-22 18:51:00.0,Sat Jan 22, 7:51 PM,2 min,32°,10° above W,32° above W|2022-01-23 18:03:00.0,Sun Jan 23, 7:03 PM,4 min,78°,10° above WSW,50° above ENE|2022-01-24 17:15:00.0,Mon Jan 24, 6:15 PM,6 min,82°,10° above WSW,17° above ENE|2022-01-24 18:52:00.0,Mon Jan 24, 7:52 PM,2 min,31°,10° above W,31° above WNW|2022-01-25 18:03:00.0,Tue Jan 25, 7:03 PM,4 min,57°,10° above W,44° above NE|2022-01-26 17:15:00.0,Wed Jan 26, 6:15 PM,6 min,65°,10° above W,14° above ENE|2022-01-26 18:52:00.0,Wed Jan 26, 7:52 PM,2 min,32°,10° above WNW,32° above WNW|2022-01-27 18:04:00.0,Thu Jan 27, 7:04 PM,4 min,54°,10° above WNW,42° above NE|2022-01-28 17:16:00.0,Fri Jan 28, 6:16 PM,6 min,54°,10° above W,14° above ENE|2022-01-28 18:53:00.0,Fri Jan 28, 7:53 PM,2 min,33°,10° above WNW,33° above WNW|2022-01-29 18:05:00.0,Sat Jan 29, 7:05 PM,4 min,68°,10° above WNW,48° above ENE|2022-01-29 19:42:00.0,Sat Jan 29, 8:42 PM,< 1 min,12°,10° above W,12° above W|2022-01-30 17:17:00.0,Sun Jan 30, 6:17 PM,6 min,59°,10° above WNW,12° above E|2022-01-30 18:54:00.0,Sun Jan 30, 7:54 PM,2 min,36°,10° above WNW,36° above W|2022-01-31 18:05:00.0,Mon Jan 31, 7:05 PM,5 min,76°,10° above WNW,35° above ESE|2022-02-01 17:17:00.0,Tue Feb 1, 6:17 PM,7 min,82°,10° above WNW,9° above ESE|2022-02-01 18:54:00.0,Tue Feb 1, 7:54 PM,3 min,26°,10° above W,26° above SW|2022-02-02 18:06:00.0,Wed Feb 2, 7:06 PM,5 min,38°,10° above W,16° 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.