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The following ISS sightings are possible from Friday Sep 24, 2021 through Sunday Oct 10, 2021

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Fri Sep 24, 9:00 PM 5 min 88° 10° above W 31° above E  
Fri Sep 24, 10:37 PM 1 min 18° 10° above W 18° above W  
Sat Sep 25, 8:13 PM 7 min 82° 10° above WSW 11° above E  
Sat Sep 25, 9:50 PM 3 min 55° 10° above W 55° above W  
Sun Sep 26, 9:02 PM 5 min 85° 10° above W 36° above E  
Sun Sep 26, 10:39 PM < 1 min 13° 10° above W 13° above W  
Mon Sep 27, 8:15 PM 6 min 89° 10° above W 13° above E  
Mon Sep 27, 9:52 PM 2 min 40° 10° above W 40° above WSW  
Tue Sep 28, 9:05 PM 4 min 64° 10° above W 47° above SE  
Wed Sep 29, 8:17 PM 6 min 76° 10° above W 17° above ESE  
Wed Sep 29, 9:54 PM 2 min 24° 10° above W 24° above WSW  
Thu Sep 30, 9:07 PM 4 min 37° 10° above W 32° above S  
Fri Oct 1, 8:19 PM 6 min 50° 10° above W 16° above SE  
Fri Oct 1, 9:57 PM 1 min 14° 10° above WSW 14° above SW  
Sat Oct 2, 9:09 PM 4 min 20° 10° above W 18° above S  
Sun Oct 3, 8:22 PM 6 min 27° 10° above W 10° above SSE  
Tue Oct 5, 8:24 PM 4 min 14° 10° above WSW 10° above S  
Wed Oct 6, 7:37 PM 5 min 20° 10° above W 10° above SSE  
2021-09-24 19:00:00.0,Fri Sep 24, 9:00 PM,5 min,88°,10° above W,31° above E|2021-09-24 20:37:00.0,Fri Sep 24, 10:37 PM,1 min,18°,10° above W,18° above W|2021-09-25 18:13:00.0,Sat Sep 25, 8:13 PM,7 min,82°,10° above WSW,11° above E|2021-09-25 19:50:00.0,Sat Sep 25, 9:50 PM,3 min,55°,10° above W,55° above W|2021-09-26 19:02:00.0,Sun Sep 26, 9:02 PM,5 min,85°,10° above W,36° above E|2021-09-26 20:39:00.0,Sun Sep 26, 10:39 PM,< 1 min,13°,10° above W,13° above W|2021-09-27 18:15:00.0,Mon Sep 27, 8:15 PM,6 min,89°,10° above W,13° above E|2021-09-27 19:52:00.0,Mon Sep 27, 9:52 PM,2 min,40°,10° above W,40° above WSW|2021-09-28 19:05:00.0,Tue Sep 28, 9:05 PM,4 min,64°,10° above W,47° above SE|2021-09-29 18:17:00.0,Wed Sep 29, 8:17 PM,6 min,76°,10° above W,17° above ESE|2021-09-29 19:54:00.0,Wed Sep 29, 9:54 PM,2 min,24°,10° above W,24° above WSW|2021-09-30 19:07:00.0,Thu Sep 30, 9:07 PM,4 min,37°,10° above W,32° above S|2021-10-01 18:19:00.0,Fri Oct 1, 8:19 PM,6 min,50°,10° above W,16° above SE|2021-10-01 19:57:00.0,Fri Oct 1, 9:57 PM,1 min,14°,10° above WSW,14° above SW|2021-10-02 19:09:00.0,Sat Oct 2, 9:09 PM,4 min,20°,10° above W,18° above S|2021-10-03 18:22:00.0,Sun Oct 3, 8:22 PM,6 min,27°,10° above W,10° above SSE|2021-10-05 18:24:00.0,Tue Oct 5, 8:24 PM,4 min,14°,10° above WSW,10° above S|2021-10-06 17:37:00.0,Wed Oct 6, 7:37 PM,5 min,20°,10° above W,10° 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.