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The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Sep 12, 2018 through Friday Sep 28, 2018

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Thu Sep 13, 5:07 AM 2 min 36° 27° above NNW 29° above NE  
Fri Sep 14, 4:17 AM < 1 min 22° 22° above NE 19° above ENE  
Fri Sep 14, 5:50 AM 6 min 85° 12° above WNW 11° above ESE  
Sat Sep 15, 5:00 AM 3 min 55° 54° above N 10° above ESE  
Sat Sep 15, 6:34 AM 4 min 26° 11° above W 18° above S  
Sun Sep 16, 4:11 AM < 1 min 13° 13° above E 11° above E  
Sun Sep 16, 5:44 AM 4 min 45° 30° above W 11° above SE  
Mon Sep 17, 4:55 AM 1 min 24° 24° above SE 11° above SE  
Mon Sep 17, 6:28 AM 2 min 12° 10° above WSW 10° above SSW  
Tue Sep 18, 5:39 AM 1 min 17° 17° above S 11° above S  
Fri Sep 21, 9:16 PM 1 min 18° 10° above SSW 18° above SSW  
Sat Sep 22, 8:25 PM 3 min 22° 11° above S 21° above ESE  
Sat Sep 22, 10:00 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above WSW 12° above WSW  
Sun Sep 23, 9:08 PM 3 min 73° 10° above WSW 73° above SSW  
Mon Sep 24, 8:17 PM 5 min 47° 10° above SW 17° above ENE  
Mon Sep 24, 9:54 PM 1 min 20° 12° above W 20° above WNW  
Tue Sep 25, 9:02 PM 3 min 54° 18° above W 48° above NNE  
Wed Sep 26, 8:10 PM 5 min 83° 18° above WSW 14° above ENE  
Wed Sep 26, 9:47 PM < 1 min 21° 19° above WNW 21° above NW  
2018-09-13 03:07:00.0,Thu Sep 13, 5:07 AM,2 min,36°,27° above NNW,29° above NE|2018-09-14 02:17:00.0,Fri Sep 14, 4:17 AM,< 1 min,22°,22° above NE,19° above ENE|2018-09-14 03:50:00.0,Fri Sep 14, 5:50 AM,6 min,85°,12° above WNW,11° above ESE|2018-09-15 03:00:00.0,Sat Sep 15, 5:00 AM,3 min,55°,54° above N,10° above ESE|2018-09-15 04:34:00.0,Sat Sep 15, 6:34 AM,4 min,26°,11° above W,18° above S|2018-09-16 02:11:00.0,Sun Sep 16, 4:11 AM,< 1 min,13°,13° above E,11° above E|2018-09-16 03:44:00.0,Sun Sep 16, 5:44 AM,4 min,45°,30° above W,11° above SE|2018-09-17 02:55:00.0,Mon Sep 17, 4:55 AM,1 min,24°,24° above SE,11° above SE|2018-09-17 04:28:00.0,Mon Sep 17, 6:28 AM,2 min,12°,10° above WSW,10° above SSW|2018-09-18 03:39:00.0,Tue Sep 18, 5:39 AM,1 min,17°,17° above S,11° above S|2018-09-21 19:16:00.0,Fri Sep 21, 9:16 PM,1 min,18°,10° above SSW,18° above SSW|2018-09-22 18:25:00.0,Sat Sep 22, 8:25 PM,3 min,22°,11° above S,21° above ESE|2018-09-22 20:00:00.0,Sat Sep 22, 10:00 PM,< 1 min,12°,10° above WSW,12° above WSW|2018-09-23 19:08:00.0,Sun Sep 23, 9:08 PM,3 min,73°,10° above WSW,73° above SSW|2018-09-24 18:17:00.0,Mon Sep 24, 8:17 PM,5 min,47°,10° above SW,17° above ENE|2018-09-24 19:54:00.0,Mon Sep 24, 9:54 PM,1 min,20°,12° above W,20° above WNW|2018-09-25 19:02:00.0,Tue Sep 25, 9:02 PM,3 min,54°,18° above W,48° above NNE|2018-09-26 18:10:00.0,Wed Sep 26, 8:10 PM,5 min,83°,18° above WSW,14° above ENE|2018-09-26 19:47:00.0,Wed Sep 26, 9:47 PM,< 1 min,21°,19° above WNW,21° above NW|

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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