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The following ISS sightings are possible from Friday Sep 13, 2019 through Friday Oct 4, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Fri Sep 20, 7:51 PM 1 min 14° 10° above S 14° above SSE  
Sat Sep 21, 8:38 PM 2 min 27° 10° above SW 27° above SSW  
Sun Sep 22, 7:50 PM 4 min 26° 11° above SSW 22° above ESE  
Sun Sep 22, 9:26 PM < 1 min 15° 10° above WSW 15° above WSW  
Mon Sep 23, 7:02 PM 5 min 19° 11° above SSW 10° above E  
Mon Sep 23, 8:37 PM 3 min 48° 10° above WSW 48° above SSW  
Tue Sep 24, 7:49 PM 5 min 45° 10° above SW 25° above E  
Tue Sep 24, 9:25 PM 1 min 18° 10° above W 18° above W  
Wed Sep 25, 7:01 PM 6 min 34° 10° above SW 10° above E  
Wed Sep 25, 8:37 PM 3 min 68° 10° above W 68° above SW  
Thu Sep 26, 7:49 PM 4 min 66° 15° above WSW 30° above E  
Thu Sep 26, 9:25 PM 1 min 18° 10° above W 18° above W  
Fri Sep 27, 7:01 PM 5 min 55° 18° above WSW 11° above E  
Fri Sep 27, 8:37 PM 2 min 54° 15° above W 54° above WSW  
Sat Sep 28, 7:50 PM 3 min 77° 27° above W 32° above E  
Sat Sep 28, 9:25 PM < 1 min 15° 10° above W 15° above W  
Sun Sep 29, 7:02 PM 4 min 73° 34° above WSW 11° above E  
Sun Sep 29, 8:37 PM 2 min 49° 18° above W 49° above WSW  
Mon Sep 30, 7:50 PM 3 min 70° 27° above W 39° above ESE  
Mon Sep 30, 9:25 PM < 1 min 11° 11° above W 11° above W  

The following CYGNUS sightings are possible from Friday Sep 13, 2019 through Friday Oct 4, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Sat Sep 14, 2:43 AM < 1 min 12° 12° above ESE 10° above E  
Sat Sep 14, 4:18 AM 3 min 36° 36° above SSW 11° above SE  
Sun Sep 15, 3:50 AM 1 min 22° 22° above SSE 11° above SE  
Sun Sep 15, 5:24 AM 2 min 11° 10° above WSW 10° above SSW  
Mon Sep 16, 4:56 AM < 1 min 12° 12° above SSW 10° above SSW  
Fri Sep 20, 7:54 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above SSE 10° above SSE  
Sat Sep 21, 7:25 PM 1 min 10° 10° above SE 10° above SE  
Sat Sep 21, 9:00 PM 1 min 16° 10° above SW 16° above SW  
Sun Sep 22, 8:30 PM 2 min 31° 11° above SW 31° above S  
Mon Sep 23, 8:00 PM 4 min 32° 11° above SW 29° above SE  
Mon Sep 23, 9:37 PM < 1 min 14° 10° above WSW 14° above WSW  
Tue Sep 24, 7:30 PM 5 min 29° 11° above SSW 17° above E  
Tue Sep 24, 9:07 PM 2 min 30° 10° above WSW 30° above WSW  
Wed Sep 25, 7:01 PM 6 min 27° 11° above SSW 11° above E  
Wed Sep 25, 8:38 PM 3 min 64° 10° above WSW 64° above SSW  
Thu Sep 26, 8:08 PM 5 min 65° 10° above WSW 40° above ESE  
Thu Sep 26, 9:46 PM < 1 min 14° 10° above W 14° above W  
Fri Sep 27, 7:38 PM 5 min 62° 14° above WSW 23° above E  
Fri Sep 27, 9:16 PM 2 min 30° 10° above W 30° above W  
Sat Sep 28, 7:09 PM 5 min 58° 21° above WSW 13° above E  
Sat Sep 28, 8:46 PM 2 min 57° 14° above W 57° above WSW  
Sun Sep 29, 6:44 PM 1 min 18° 18° above E 10° above E  
Sun Sep 29, 8:17 PM 3 min 77° 21° above W 67° above SE  
Mon Sep 30, 7:48 PM 3 min 78° 30° above W 35° above E  
Mon Sep 30, 9:24 PM 1 min 20° 12° above W 20° above W  
Tue Oct 1, 7:18 PM 4 min 78° 37° above W 17° above E  
Tue Oct 1, 8:54 PM 2 min 33° 14° above W 33° above WSW  
Wed Oct 2, 6:48 PM 5 min 78° 37° above W 11° above E  
Wed Oct 2, 8:25 PM 2 min 51° 20° above W 51° above SW  
Thu Oct 3, 7:56 PM 3 min 55° 24° above W 44° above SSE  
Thu Oct 3, 9:32 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above W 10° above W  
2019-09-20 17:51:00.0,Fri Sep 20, 7:51 PM,1 min,14°,10° above S,14° above SSE|2019-09-21 18:38:00.0,Sat Sep 21, 8:38 PM,2 min,27°,10° above SW,27° above SSW|2019-09-22 17:50:00.0,Sun Sep 22, 7:50 PM,4 min,26°,11° above SSW,22° above ESE|2019-09-22 19:26:00.0,Sun Sep 22, 9:26 PM,< 1 min,15°,10° above WSW,15° above WSW|2019-09-23 17:02:00.0,Mon Sep 23, 7:02 PM,5 min,19°,11° above SSW,10° above E|2019-09-23 18:37:00.0,Mon Sep 23, 8:37 PM,3 min,48°,10° above WSW,48° above SSW|2019-09-24 17:49:00.0,Tue Sep 24, 7:49 PM,5 min,45°,10° above SW,25° above E|2019-09-24 19:25:00.0,Tue Sep 24, 9:25 PM,1 min,18°,10° above W,18° above W|2019-09-25 17:01:00.0,Wed Sep 25, 7:01 PM,6 min,34°,10° above SW,10° above E|2019-09-25 18:37:00.0,Wed Sep 25, 8:37 PM,3 min,68°,10° above W,68° above SW|2019-09-26 17:49:00.0,Thu Sep 26, 7:49 PM,4 min,66°,15° above WSW,30° above E|2019-09-26 19:25:00.0,Thu Sep 26, 9:25 PM,1 min,18°,10° above W,18° above W|2019-09-27 17:01:00.0,Fri Sep 27, 7:01 PM,5 min,55°,18° above WSW,11° above E|2019-09-27 18:37:00.0,Fri Sep 27, 8:37 PM,2 min,54°,15° above W,54° above WSW|2019-09-28 17:50:00.0,Sat Sep 28, 7:50 PM,3 min,77°,27° above W,32° above E|2019-09-28 19:25:00.0,Sat Sep 28, 9:25 PM,< 1 min,15°,10° above W,15° above W|2019-09-29 17:02:00.0,Sun Sep 29, 7:02 PM,4 min,73°,34° above WSW,11° above E|2019-09-29 18:37:00.0,Sun Sep 29, 8:37 PM,2 min,49°,18° above W,49° above WSW|2019-09-30 17:50:00.0,Mon Sep 30, 7:50 PM,3 min,70°,27° above W,39° above ESE|2019-09-30 19:25:00.0,Mon Sep 30, 9:25 PM,< 1 min,11°,11° above W,11° above W|

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.

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