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The following ISS sightings are possible from Monday Mar 25, 2019 through Tuesday Apr 9, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Mon Mar 25, 7:20 PM < 1 min 12° 12° above E 10° above E  
Mon Mar 25, 8:51 PM 3 min 68° 10° above WSW 67° above SSE  
Tue Mar 26, 8:00 PM 5 min 53° 10° above WSW 19° above E  
Tue Mar 26, 9:36 PM 2 min 28° 10° above W 28° above W  
Wed Mar 27, 8:46 PM 4 min 84° 12° above W 51° above E  
Wed Mar 27, 10:22 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above W 10° above W  
Thu Mar 28, 7:56 PM 5 min 75° 22° above WSW 14° above E  
Thu Mar 28, 9:32 PM 2 min 34° 10° above W 34° above W  
Fri Mar 29, 8:42 PM 3 min 85° 22° above W 40° above E  
Fri Mar 29, 10:18 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above W 12° above W  
Sat Mar 30, 7:52 PM 4 min 86° 34° above W 11° above E  
Sat Mar 30, 9:27 PM 2 min 40° 12° above W 40° above WSW  
Sun Mar 31, 9:38 PM 3 min 72° 27° above W 38° above ESE  
Sun Mar 31, 11:13 PM < 1 min 13° 11° above W 13° above W  
Mon Apr 1, 8:48 PM 4 min 82° 43° above W 11° above E  
Mon Apr 1, 10:23 PM 2 min 34° 12° above W 34° above SW  
Tue Apr 2, 9:33 PM 3 min 49° 21° above W 26° above SE  
Tue Apr 2, 11:09 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above WSW 10° above WSW  
Wed Apr 3, 8:43 PM 4 min 64° 41° above W 11° above ESE  
Wed Apr 3, 10:18 PM 2 min 21° 10° above W 21° above SW  
Thu Apr 4, 9:28 PM 4 min 29° 19° above WSW 16° above SSE  
Fri Apr 5, 8:39 PM 3 min 41° 41° above SSW 11° above SE  
Fri Apr 5, 10:14 PM 2 min 11° 10° above WSW 10° above SSW  
Sat Apr 6, 9:23 PM 4 min 17° 11° above WSW 10° above S  
2019-03-25 19:20:00.0,Mon Mar 25, 7:20 PM,< 1 min,12°,12° above E,10° above E|2019-03-25 20:51:00.0,Mon Mar 25, 8:51 PM,3 min,68°,10° above WSW,67° above SSE|2019-03-26 20:00:00.0,Tue Mar 26, 8:00 PM,5 min,53°,10° above WSW,19° above E|2019-03-26 21:36:00.0,Tue Mar 26, 9:36 PM,2 min,28°,10° above W,28° above W|2019-03-27 20:46:00.0,Wed Mar 27, 8:46 PM,4 min,84°,12° above W,51° above E|2019-03-27 22:22:00.0,Wed Mar 27, 10:22 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above W,10° above W|2019-03-28 19:56:00.0,Thu Mar 28, 7:56 PM,5 min,75°,22° above WSW,14° above E|2019-03-28 21:32:00.0,Thu Mar 28, 9:32 PM,2 min,34°,10° above W,34° above W|2019-03-29 20:42:00.0,Fri Mar 29, 8:42 PM,3 min,85°,22° above W,40° above E|2019-03-29 22:18:00.0,Fri Mar 29, 10:18 PM,< 1 min,12°,10° above W,12° above W|2019-03-30 19:52:00.0,Sat Mar 30, 7:52 PM,4 min,86°,34° above W,11° above E|2019-03-30 21:27:00.0,Sat Mar 30, 9:27 PM,2 min,40°,12° above W,40° above WSW|2019-03-31 20:38:00.0,Sun Mar 31, 9:38 PM,3 min,72°,27° above W,38° above ESE|2019-03-31 22:13:00.0,Sun Mar 31, 11:13 PM,< 1 min,13°,11° above W,13° above W|2019-04-01 19:48:00.0,Mon Apr 1, 8:48 PM,4 min,82°,43° above W,11° above E|2019-04-01 21:23:00.0,Mon Apr 1, 10:23 PM,2 min,34°,12° above W,34° above SW|2019-04-02 20:33:00.0,Tue Apr 2, 9:33 PM,3 min,49°,21° above W,26° above SE|2019-04-02 22:09:00.0,Tue Apr 2, 11:09 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above WSW,10° above WSW|2019-04-03 19:43:00.0,Wed Apr 3, 8:43 PM,4 min,64°,41° above W,11° above ESE|2019-04-03 21:18:00.0,Wed Apr 3, 10:18 PM,2 min,21°,10° above W,21° above SW|2019-04-04 20:28:00.0,Thu Apr 4, 9:28 PM,4 min,29°,19° above WSW,16° above SSE|2019-04-05 19:39:00.0,Fri Apr 5, 8:39 PM,3 min,41°,41° above SSW,11° above SE|2019-04-05 21:14:00.0,Fri Apr 5, 10:14 PM,2 min,11°,10° above WSW,10° above SSW|2019-04-06 20:23:00.0,Sat Apr 6, 9:23 PM,4 min,17°,11° above WSW,10° above S|

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