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Location: Auckland, New Zealand

The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Jan 19, 2022 through Thursday Feb 3, 2022

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Fri Jan 21, 5:24 AM 1 min 10° 10° above NE 10° above ENE  
Sun Jan 23, 5:22 AM 6 min 32° 13° above NNW 10° above ESE  
Mon Jan 24, 4:37 AM 3 min 18° 17° above NE 10° above E  
Tue Jan 25, 5:24 AM 6 min 76° 21° above NW 10° above SE  
Wed Jan 26, 4:38 AM 4 min 57° 57° above NE 10° above ESE  
Thu Jan 27, 3:52 AM 1 min 19° 19° above E 10° above ESE  
Thu Jan 27, 5:24 AM 5 min 28° 15° above W 10° above SSE  
Fri Jan 28, 4:38 AM 4 min 44° 43° above SW 10° above SE  
Sat Jan 29, 3:52 AM 2 min 27° 27° above SE 10° above SE  
Sat Jan 29, 5:26 AM 4 min 14° 10° above WSW 10° above SSE  
Sun Jan 30, 3:06 AM < 1 min 9° above ESE 10° above ESE  
Sun Jan 30, 4:39 AM 3 min 20° 19° above SW 10° above SSE  
Mon Jan 31, 3:52 AM 2 min 22° 22° above S 10° above SSE  
Tue Feb 1, 3:06 AM < 1 min 12° 12° above SE 10° above SE  
Tue Feb 1, 4:39 AM 2 min 11° 10° above SW 10° above S  
Wed Feb 2, 3:52 AM 2 min 14° 14° above SSW 10° above SSE  
Thu Feb 3, 3:06 AM < 1 min 11° 11° above SSE 10° above SSE  
2022-01-20 16:24:00.0,Fri Jan 21, 5:24 AM,1 min,10°,10° above NE,10° above ENE|2022-01-22 16:22:00.0,Sun Jan 23, 5:22 AM,6 min,32°,13° above NNW,10° above ESE|2022-01-23 15:37:00.0,Mon Jan 24, 4:37 AM,3 min,18°,17° above NE,10° above E|2022-01-24 16:24:00.0,Tue Jan 25, 5:24 AM,6 min,76°,21° above NW,10° above SE|2022-01-25 15:38:00.0,Wed Jan 26, 4:38 AM,4 min,57°,57° above NE,10° above ESE|2022-01-26 14:52:00.0,Thu Jan 27, 3:52 AM,1 min,19°,19° above E,10° above ESE|2022-01-26 16:24:00.0,Thu Jan 27, 5:24 AM,5 min,28°,15° above W,10° above SSE|2022-01-27 15:38:00.0,Fri Jan 28, 4:38 AM,4 min,44°,43° above SW,10° above SE|2022-01-28 14:52:00.0,Sat Jan 29, 3:52 AM,2 min,27°,27° above SE,10° above SE|2022-01-28 16:26:00.0,Sat Jan 29, 5:26 AM,4 min,14°,10° above WSW,10° above SSE|2022-01-29 14:06:00.0,Sun Jan 30, 3:06 AM,< 1 min,9°,9° above ESE,10° above ESE|2022-01-29 15:39:00.0,Sun Jan 30, 4:39 AM,3 min,20°,19° above SW,10° above SSE|2022-01-30 14:52:00.0,Mon Jan 31, 3:52 AM,2 min,22°,22° above S,10° above SSE|2022-01-31 14:06:00.0,Tue Feb 1, 3:06 AM,< 1 min,12°,12° above SE,10° above SE|2022-01-31 15:39:00.0,Tue Feb 1, 4:39 AM,2 min,11°,10° above SW,10° above S|2022-02-01 14:52:00.0,Wed Feb 2, 3:52 AM,2 min,14°,14° above SSW,10° above SSE|2022-02-02 14:06:00.0,Thu Feb 3, 3:06 AM,< 1 min,11°,11° above SSE,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.