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Location: Albacete, Spain

The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Aug 14, 2019 through Thursday Sep 5, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Sun Aug 25, 6:24 AM 2 min 12° 10° above SSE 10° above ESE  
Tue Aug 27, 6:22 AM 3 min 35° 15° above SSW 28° above E  
Wed Aug 28, 5:35 AM 2 min 19° 19° above SE 12° above E  
Wed Aug 28, 7:09 AM 2 min 24° 10° above WSW 24° above W  
Thu Aug 29, 6:22 AM 3 min 71° 28° above WSW 30° above NE  
Fri Aug 30, 5:35 AM 1 min 50° 50° above E 22° above ENE  
Fri Aug 30, 7:09 AM 3 min 20° 10° above WNW 18° above N  
Sat Aug 31, 4:49 AM < 1 min 12° 12° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Sat Aug 31, 6:21 AM 4 min 28° 21° above WNW 13° above NNE  
Sun Sep 1, 5:35 AM 1 min 35° 35° above N 18° above NNE  
Sun Sep 1, 7:10 AM 3 min 12° 10° above NW 10° above N  
Mon Sep 2, 6:21 AM 4 min 15° 12° above NW 10° above NNE  
Tue Sep 3, 5:34 AM 2 min 20° 20° above N 10° above NNE  
Wed Sep 4, 4:47 AM < 1 min 12° 12° above NNE 12° above NNE  
Wed Sep 4, 6:21 AM 2 min 11° 10° above NNW 10° above N  
Thu Sep 5, 5:33 AM 1 min 13° 13° above N 10° above NNE  

The following CYGNUS sightings are possible from Wednesday Aug 14, 2019 through Thursday Sep 5, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Mon Aug 26, 7:07 AM 1 min 22° 11° above SSW 22° above SSW  
Tue Aug 27, 6:38 AM 4 min 44° 10° above SSW 35° above E  
Wed Aug 28, 6:10 AM 3 min 37° 19° above SSW 28° above E  
2019-08-25 04:24:00.0,Sun Aug 25, 6:24 AM,2 min,12°,10° above SSE,10° above ESE|2019-08-27 04:22:00.0,Tue Aug 27, 6:22 AM,3 min,35°,15° above SSW,28° above E|2019-08-28 03:35:00.0,Wed Aug 28, 5:35 AM,2 min,19°,19° above SE,12° above E|2019-08-28 05:09:00.0,Wed Aug 28, 7:09 AM,2 min,24°,10° above WSW,24° above W|2019-08-29 04:22:00.0,Thu Aug 29, 6:22 AM,3 min,71°,28° above WSW,30° above NE|2019-08-30 03:35:00.0,Fri Aug 30, 5:35 AM,1 min,50°,50° above E,22° above ENE|2019-08-30 05:09:00.0,Fri Aug 30, 7:09 AM,3 min,20°,10° above WNW,18° above N|2019-08-31 02:49:00.0,Sat Aug 31, 4:49 AM,< 1 min,12°,12° above ENE,10° above ENE|2019-08-31 04:21:00.0,Sat Aug 31, 6:21 AM,4 min,28°,21° above WNW,13° above NNE|2019-09-01 03:35:00.0,Sun Sep 1, 5:35 AM,1 min,35°,35° above N,18° above NNE|2019-09-01 05:10:00.0,Sun Sep 1, 7:10 AM,3 min,12°,10° above NW,10° above N|2019-09-02 04:21:00.0,Mon Sep 2, 6:21 AM,4 min,15°,12° above NW,10° above NNE|2019-09-03 03:34:00.0,Tue Sep 3, 5:34 AM,2 min,20°,20° above N,10° above NNE|2019-09-04 02:47:00.0,Wed Sep 4, 4:47 AM,< 1 min,12°,12° above NNE,12° above NNE|2019-09-04 04:21:00.0,Wed Sep 4, 6:21 AM,2 min,11°,10° above NNW,10° above N|2019-09-05 03:33:00.0,Thu Sep 5, 5:33 AM,1 min,13°,13° above N,10° above NNE|

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