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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 2 min 21° 10° above SSW 21° above SSE  
Thu Jan 20, 6:15 PM 4 min 15° 10° above S 11° above ESE  
Thu Jan 20, 7:50 PM 2 min 28° 10° above WSW 28° above SW  
Fri Jan 21, 7:02 PM 4 min 42° 10° above SW 39° above SE  
Sat Jan 22, 6:14 PM 5 min 30° 10° above SSW 15° above E  
Sat Jan 22, 7:50 PM 2 min 34° 10° above WSW 34° above WSW  
Sun Jan 23, 7:02 PM 4 min 73° 10° above WSW 49° above E  
Sun Jan 23, 8:39 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above W 12° above W  
Mon Jan 24, 6:15 PM 6 min 56° 10° above WSW 14° above E  
Mon Jan 24, 7:51 PM 2 min 39° 10° above W 39° above W  
Tue Jan 25, 7:03 PM 4 min 81° 10° above W 51° above ENE  
Tue Jan 25, 8:40 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above WNW 12° above WNW  
Wed Jan 26, 6:15 PM 6 min 88° 10° above WSW 14° above ENE  
Wed Jan 26, 7:52 PM 2 min 39° 10° above W 39° above WNW  
Thu Jan 27, 7:04 PM 4 min 76° 10° above W 42° above E  
Thu Jan 27, 8:41 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above W 12° above W  
Fri Jan 28, 6:16 PM 6 min 76° 10° above W 12° above E  
Fri Jan 28, 7:53 PM 2 min 39° 10° above WNW 39° above W  
Sat Jan 29, 7:05 PM 4 min 90° 10° above WNW 43° above ESE  
Sat Jan 29, 8:41 PM 1 min 13° 10° above W 13° above W  
Sun Jan 30, 6:16 PM 7 min 80° 10° above W 11° above E  
Sun Jan 30, 7:53 PM 3 min 40° 10° above W 40° above SW  
Mon Jan 31, 7:05 PM 5 min 59° 10° above WNW 28° above SE  
Mon Jan 31, 8:43 PM < 1 min 11° 10° above W 11° above WSW  
Tue Feb 1, 6:17 PM 7 min 76° 10° above WNW 10° above ESE  
Tue Feb 1, 7:54 PM 3 min 23° 10° above W 22° above SSW  
Wed Feb 2, 7:06 PM 6 min 32° 10° above W 13° above SSE  
2022-01-19 18:02:00.0,Wed Jan 19, 7:02 PM,2 min,21°,10° above SSW,21° above SSE|2022-01-20 17:15:00.0,Thu Jan 20, 6:15 PM,4 min,15°,10° above S,11° above ESE|2022-01-20 18:50:00.0,Thu Jan 20, 7:50 PM,2 min,28°,10° above WSW,28° above SW|2022-01-21 18:02:00.0,Fri Jan 21, 7:02 PM,4 min,42°,10° above SW,39° above SE|2022-01-22 17:14:00.0,Sat Jan 22, 6:14 PM,5 min,30°,10° above SSW,15° above E|2022-01-22 18:50:00.0,Sat Jan 22, 7:50 PM,2 min,34°,10° above WSW,34° above WSW|2022-01-23 18:02:00.0,Sun Jan 23, 7:02 PM,4 min,73°,10° above WSW,49° above E|2022-01-23 19:39:00.0,Sun Jan 23, 8:39 PM,< 1 min,12°,10° above W,12° above W|2022-01-24 17:15:00.0,Mon Jan 24, 6:15 PM,6 min,56°,10° above WSW,14° above E|2022-01-24 18:51:00.0,Mon Jan 24, 7:51 PM,2 min,39°,10° above W,39° above W|2022-01-25 18:03:00.0,Tue Jan 25, 7:03 PM,4 min,81°,10° above W,51° above ENE|2022-01-25 19:40:00.0,Tue Jan 25, 8:40 PM,< 1 min,12°,10° above WNW,12° above WNW|2022-01-26 17:15:00.0,Wed Jan 26, 6:15 PM,6 min,88°,10° above WSW,14° above ENE|2022-01-26 18:52:00.0,Wed Jan 26, 7:52 PM,2 min,39°,10° above W,39° above WNW|2022-01-27 18:04:00.0,Thu Jan 27, 7:04 PM,4 min,76°,10° above W,42° above E|2022-01-27 19:41:00.0,Thu Jan 27, 8:41 PM,< 1 min,12°,10° above W,12° above W|2022-01-28 17:16:00.0,Fri Jan 28, 6:16 PM,6 min,76°,10° above W,12° above E|2022-01-28 18:53:00.0,Fri Jan 28, 7:53 PM,2 min,39°,10° above WNW,39° above W|2022-01-29 18:05:00.0,Sat Jan 29, 7:05 PM,4 min,90°,10° above WNW,43° above ESE|2022-01-29 19:41:00.0,Sat Jan 29, 8:41 PM,1 min,13°,10° above W,13° above W|2022-01-30 17:16:00.0,Sun Jan 30, 6:16 PM,7 min,80°,10° above W,11° above E|2022-01-30 18:53:00.0,Sun Jan 30, 7:53 PM,3 min,40°,10° above W,40° above SW|2022-01-31 18:05:00.0,Mon Jan 31, 7:05 PM,5 min,59°,10° above WNW,28° above SE|2022-01-31 19:43:00.0,Mon Jan 31, 8:43 PM,< 1 min,11°,10° above W,11° above WSW|2022-02-01 17:17:00.0,Tue Feb 1, 6:17 PM,7 min,76°,10° above WNW,10° above ESE|2022-02-01 18:54:00.0,Tue Feb 1, 7:54 PM,3 min,23°,10° above W,22° above SSW|2022-02-02 18:06:00.0,Wed Feb 2, 7:06 PM,6 min,32°,10° above W,13° 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.