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The following ISS sightings are possible from Monday Sep 21, 2020 through Tuesday Oct 6, 2020

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Mon Sep 21, 8:53 PM 5 min 52° 10° above SW 24° above E  
Mon Sep 21, 10:30 PM 1 min 18° 10° above W 18° above W  
Tue Sep 22, 8:06 PM 6 min 38° 10° above SW 11° above E  
Tue Sep 22, 9:42 PM 3 min 69° 10° above W 69° above W  
Wed Sep 23, 8:56 PM 4 min 84° 18° above WSW 27° above E  
Wed Sep 23, 10:32 PM 1 min 18° 10° above W 18° above W  
Thu Sep 24, 8:09 PM 5 min 69° 22° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Thu Sep 24, 9:46 PM 1 min 52° 22° above W 52° above WNW  
Fri Sep 25, 8:59 PM 3 min 76° 33° above W 34° above ENE  
Fri Sep 25, 10:34 PM < 1 min 15° 10° above WNW 15° above W  
Sat Sep 26, 8:12 PM 4 min 83° 42° above W 12° above E  
Sat Sep 26, 9:48 PM 1 min 42° 22° above WNW 42° above WNW  
Sun Sep 27, 9:01 PM 2 min 79° 33° above WNW 42° above E  
Sun Sep 27, 10:36 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above W 12° above W  
Mon Sep 28, 8:14 PM 4 min 75° 41° above WNW 15° above E  
Mon Sep 28, 9:49 PM 1 min 32° 18° above W 32° above W  
Tue Sep 29, 9:03 PM 2 min 77° 27° above W 53° above SE  
Wed Sep 30, 8:16 PM 3 min 87° 42° above WNW 18° above E  
Wed Sep 30, 9:51 PM 1 min 22° 14° above W 22° above WSW  
Thu Oct 1, 9:05 PM 2 min 44° 24° above W 41° above S  
Fri Oct 2, 8:18 PM 3 min 60° 39° above W 17° above SE  
Fri Oct 2, 9:53 PM 1 min 14° 11° above WSW 14° above WSW  
Sat Oct 3, 7:34 PM < 1 min 12° 12° above ESE 10° above ESE  
Sat Oct 3, 9:06 PM 2 min 23° 16° above WSW 21° above SSW  
Sun Oct 4, 8:20 PM 4 min 32° 25° above WSW 13° above SSE  
Mon Oct 5, 7:33 PM 4 min 44° 39° above WSW 10° above SE  
Mon Oct 5, 9:09 PM 1 min 10° 10° above WSW 10° above SSW  
2020-09-21 18:53:00.0,Mon Sep 21, 8:53 PM,5 min,52°,10° above SW,24° above E|2020-09-21 20:30:00.0,Mon Sep 21, 10:30 PM,1 min,18°,10° above W,18° above W|2020-09-22 18:06:00.0,Tue Sep 22, 8:06 PM,6 min,38°,10° above SW,11° above E|2020-09-22 19:42:00.0,Tue Sep 22, 9:42 PM,3 min,69°,10° above W,69° above W|2020-09-23 18:56:00.0,Wed Sep 23, 8:56 PM,4 min,84°,18° above WSW,27° above E|2020-09-23 20:32:00.0,Wed Sep 23, 10:32 PM,1 min,18°,10° above W,18° above W|2020-09-24 18:09:00.0,Thu Sep 24, 8:09 PM,5 min,69°,22° above WSW,10° above ENE|2020-09-24 19:46:00.0,Thu Sep 24, 9:46 PM,1 min,52°,22° above W,52° above WNW|2020-09-25 18:59:00.0,Fri Sep 25, 8:59 PM,3 min,76°,33° above W,34° above ENE|2020-09-25 20:34:00.0,Fri Sep 25, 10:34 PM,< 1 min,15°,10° above WNW,15° above W|2020-09-26 18:12:00.0,Sat Sep 26, 8:12 PM,4 min,83°,42° above W,12° above E|2020-09-26 19:48:00.0,Sat Sep 26, 9:48 PM,1 min,42°,22° above WNW,42° above WNW|2020-09-27 19:01:00.0,Sun Sep 27, 9:01 PM,2 min,79°,33° above WNW,42° above E|2020-09-27 20:36:00.0,Sun Sep 27, 10:36 PM,< 1 min,12°,10° above W,12° above W|2020-09-28 18:14:00.0,Mon Sep 28, 8:14 PM,4 min,75°,41° above WNW,15° above E|2020-09-28 19:49:00.0,Mon Sep 28, 9:49 PM,1 min,32°,18° above W,32° above W|2020-09-29 19:03:00.0,Tue Sep 29, 9:03 PM,2 min,77°,27° above W,53° above SE|2020-09-30 18:16:00.0,Wed Sep 30, 8:16 PM,3 min,87°,42° above WNW,18° above E|2020-09-30 19:51:00.0,Wed Sep 30, 9:51 PM,1 min,22°,14° above W,22° above WSW|2020-10-01 19:05:00.0,Thu Oct 1, 9:05 PM,2 min,44°,24° above W,41° above S|2020-10-02 18:18:00.0,Fri Oct 2, 8:18 PM,3 min,60°,39° above W,17° above SE|2020-10-02 19:53:00.0,Fri Oct 2, 9:53 PM,1 min,14°,11° above WSW,14° above WSW|2020-10-03 17:34:00.0,Sat Oct 3, 7:34 PM,< 1 min,12°,12° above ESE,10° above ESE|2020-10-03 19:06:00.0,Sat Oct 3, 9:06 PM,2 min,23°,16° above WSW,21° above SSW|2020-10-04 18:20:00.0,Sun Oct 4, 8:20 PM,4 min,32°,25° above WSW,13° above SSE|2020-10-05 17:33:00.0,Mon Oct 5, 7:33 PM,4 min,44°,39° above WSW,10° above SE|2020-10-05 19:09:00.0,Mon Oct 5, 9:09 PM,1 min,10°,10° above WSW,10° above SSW|

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.