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Location: Miskolc, Hungary

The following ISS sightings are possible from Friday Jan 15, 2021 through Saturday Jan 30, 2021

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Mon Jan 18, 6:42 PM < 1 min 14° 10° above SSW 14° above SSW  
Tue Jan 19, 5:55 PM 2 min 20° 10° above S 20° above SE  
Wed Jan 20, 5:08 PM 3 min 13° 10° above SSE 10° above ESE  
Wed Jan 20, 6:43 PM 2 min 27° 10° above SW 27° above SW  
Thu Jan 21, 5:55 PM 3 min 44° 12° above SW 41° above ESE  
Fri Jan 22, 5:08 PM 6 min 30° 10° above SSW 11° above E  
Fri Jan 22, 6:46 PM 1 min 40° 22° above W 40° above W  
Sat Jan 23, 5:59 PM 2 min 86° 34° above WSW 43° above ENE  
Sun Jan 24, 5:12 PM 4 min 67° 33° above SW 12° above ENE  
Sun Jan 24, 6:48 PM 1 min 35° 21° above WNW 35° above NW  
Mon Jan 25, 6:01 PM 3 min 53° 26° above W 36° above NE  
Tue Jan 26, 5:14 PM 4 min 66° 40° above W 12° above ENE  
Tue Jan 26, 6:50 PM 1 min 29° 14° above WNW 29° above NW  
Wed Jan 27, 6:03 PM 3 min 43° 20° above WNW 36° above NE  
Thu Jan 28, 5:16 PM 5 min 46° 25° above WNW 11° above ENE  
Thu Jan 28, 6:52 PM 1 min 31° 14° above WNW 31° above NW  
Fri Jan 29, 6:04 PM 3 min 46° 14° above WNW 39° above NE  
2021-01-18 17:42:00.0,Mon Jan 18, 6:42 PM,< 1 min,14°,10° above SSW,14° above SSW|2021-01-19 16:55:00.0,Tue Jan 19, 5:55 PM,2 min,20°,10° above S,20° above SE|2021-01-20 16:08:00.0,Wed Jan 20, 5:08 PM,3 min,13°,10° above SSE,10° above ESE|2021-01-20 17:43:00.0,Wed Jan 20, 6:43 PM,2 min,27°,10° above SW,27° above SW|2021-01-21 16:55:00.0,Thu Jan 21, 5:55 PM,3 min,44°,12° above SW,41° above ESE|2021-01-22 16:08:00.0,Fri Jan 22, 5:08 PM,6 min,30°,10° above SSW,11° above E|2021-01-22 17:46:00.0,Fri Jan 22, 6:46 PM,1 min,40°,22° above W,40° above W|2021-01-23 16:59:00.0,Sat Jan 23, 5:59 PM,2 min,86°,34° above WSW,43° above ENE|2021-01-24 16:12:00.0,Sun Jan 24, 5:12 PM,4 min,67°,33° above SW,12° above ENE|2021-01-24 17:48:00.0,Sun Jan 24, 6:48 PM,1 min,35°,21° above WNW,35° above NW|2021-01-25 17:01:00.0,Mon Jan 25, 6:01 PM,3 min,53°,26° above W,36° above NE|2021-01-26 16:14:00.0,Tue Jan 26, 5:14 PM,4 min,66°,40° above W,12° above ENE|2021-01-26 17:50:00.0,Tue Jan 26, 6:50 PM,1 min,29°,14° above WNW,29° above NW|2021-01-27 17:03:00.0,Wed Jan 27, 6:03 PM,3 min,43°,20° above WNW,36° above NE|2021-01-28 16:16:00.0,Thu Jan 28, 5:16 PM,5 min,46°,25° above WNW,11° above ENE|2021-01-28 17:52:00.0,Thu Jan 28, 6:52 PM,1 min,31°,14° above WNW,31° above NW|2021-01-29 17:04:00.0,Fri Jan 29, 6:04 PM,3 min,46°,14° above WNW,39° above NE|

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.