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The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Feb 21, 2024 through Thursday Mar 7, 2024

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Thu Feb 22, 5:46 AM 4 min 23° 17° above SSW 10° above ESE  
Fri Feb 23, 4:59 AM 2 min 18° 18° above SE 10° above ESE  
Fri Feb 23, 6:32 AM 6 min 37° 10° above WSW 10° above ESE  
Sat Feb 24, 4:13 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above ESE 10° above ESE  
Sat Feb 24, 5:46 AM 4 min 33° 24° above SSW 10° above E  
Sun Feb 25, 5:00 AM 2 min 27° 27° above SE 10° above E  
Sun Feb 25, 6:33 AM 6 min 41° 12° above WSW 10° above ESE  
Mon Feb 26, 4:14 AM 1 min 13° 13° above ESE 10° above ESE  
Mon Feb 26, 5:47 AM 4 min 40° 28° above SW 10° above ESE  
Tue Feb 27, 5:01 AM 3 min 35° 35° above SSE 10° above ESE  
Tue Feb 27, 6:34 AM 6 min 37° 12° above WSW 10° above ESE  
Wed Feb 28, 4:15 AM 1 min 16° 16° above ESE 10° above E  
Wed Feb 28, 5:48 AM 4 min 40° 28° above SW 10° above ESE  
Thu Feb 29, 5:02 AM 3 min 38° 38° above SSE 10° above ESE  
Thu Feb 29, 6:35 AM 6 min 27° 10° above W 10° above SE  
Fri Mar 1, 4:16 AM 1 min 17° 17° above ESE 10° above ESE  
Fri Mar 1, 5:48 AM 4 min 32° 23° above WSW 10° above SE  
Sat Mar 2, 5:02 AM 3 min 35° 35° above SSE 10° above ESE  
Sun Mar 3, 4:17 AM 1 min 15° 15° above ESE 10° above ESE  
Sun Mar 3, 5:49 AM 4 min 22° 20° above SW 10° above SSE  
Mon Mar 4, 5:04 AM 2 min 23° 23° above S 10° above SE  
Tue Mar 5, 4:17 AM < 1 min 12° 12° above SE 10° above SE  
Tue Mar 5, 5:50 AM 2 min 14° 14° above SW 10° above S  
Wed Mar 6, 5:05 AM 1 min 13° 13° above S 10° above SSE  
{ts '2024-02-22 02:46:00'},Thu Feb 22, 5:46 AM,4 min,23°,17° above SSW,10° above ESE|{ts '2024-02-23 01:59:00'},Fri Feb 23, 4:59 AM,2 min,18°,18° above SE,10° above ESE|{ts '2024-02-23 03:32:00'},Fri Feb 23, 6:32 AM,6 min,37°,10° above WSW,10° above ESE|{ts '2024-02-24 01:13:00'},Sat Feb 24, 4:13 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above ESE,10° above ESE|{ts '2024-02-24 02:46:00'},Sat Feb 24, 5:46 AM,4 min,33°,24° above SSW,10° above E|{ts '2024-02-25 02:00:00'},Sun Feb 25, 5:00 AM,2 min,27°,27° above SE,10° above E|{ts '2024-02-25 03:33:00'},Sun Feb 25, 6:33 AM,6 min,41°,12° above WSW,10° above ESE|{ts '2024-02-26 01:14:00'},Mon Feb 26, 4:14 AM,1 min,13°,13° above ESE,10° above ESE|{ts '2024-02-26 02:47:00'},Mon Feb 26, 5:47 AM,4 min,40°,28° above SW,10° above ESE|{ts '2024-02-27 02:01:00'},Tue Feb 27, 5:01 AM,3 min,35°,35° above SSE,10° above ESE|{ts '2024-02-27 03:34:00'},Tue Feb 27, 6:34 AM,6 min,37°,12° above WSW,10° above ESE|{ts '2024-02-28 01:15:00'},Wed Feb 28, 4:15 AM,1 min,16°,16° above ESE,10° above E|{ts '2024-02-28 02:48:00'},Wed Feb 28, 5:48 AM,4 min,40°,28° above SW,10° above ESE|{ts '2024-02-29 02:02:00'},Thu Feb 29, 5:02 AM,3 min,38°,38° above SSE,10° above ESE|{ts '2024-02-29 03:35:00'},Thu Feb 29, 6:35 AM,6 min,27°,10° above W,10° above SE|{ts '2024-03-01 01:16:00'},Fri Mar 1, 4:16 AM,1 min,17°,17° above ESE,10° above ESE|{ts '2024-03-01 02:48:00'},Fri Mar 1, 5:48 AM,4 min,32°,23° above WSW,10° above SE|{ts '2024-03-02 02:02:00'},Sat Mar 2, 5:02 AM,3 min,35°,35° above SSE,10° above ESE|{ts '2024-03-03 01:17:00'},Sun Mar 3, 4:17 AM,1 min,15°,15° above ESE,10° above ESE|{ts '2024-03-03 02:49:00'},Sun Mar 3, 5:49 AM,4 min,22°,20° above SW,10° above SSE|{ts '2024-03-04 02:04:00'},Mon Mar 4, 5:04 AM,2 min,23°,23° above S,10° above SE|{ts '2024-03-05 01:17:00'},Tue Mar 5, 4:17 AM,< 1 min,12°,12° above SE,10° above SE|{ts '2024-03-05 02:50:00'},Tue Mar 5, 5:50 AM,2 min,14°,14° above SW,10° above S|{ts '2024-03-06 02:05:00'},Wed Mar 6, 5:05 AM,1 min,13°,13° above S,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.