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The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Mar 20, 2019 through Thursday Apr 4, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Wed Mar 20, 9:15 PM 2 min 29° 10° above SW 29° above SSW  
Thu Mar 21, 8:24 PM 4 min 32° 10° above SSW 22° above E  
Thu Mar 21, 10:01 PM < 1 min 13° 11° above W 13° above W  
Fri Mar 22, 9:09 PM 4 min 49° 10° above WSW 38° above NNE  
Sat Mar 23, 8:18 PM 6 min 87° 10° above SW 11° above NE  
Sat Mar 23, 9:57 PM < 1 min 17° 16° above NW 17° above NW  
Sun Mar 24, 9:07 PM 3 min 25° 23° above NW 14° above NNE  
Mon Mar 25, 8:16 PM 3 min 37° 35° above NW 11° above NE  
Mon Mar 25, 9:53 PM 1 min 13° 12° above NNW 13° above NNW  
Tue Mar 26, 9:02 PM 3 min 16° 14° above NW 10° above NNE  
Wed Mar 27, 8:11 PM 3 min 21° 19° above NW 10° above NNE  
Wed Mar 27, 9:48 PM 1 min 11° 10° above NNW 11° above N  
Thu Mar 28, 8:57 PM 3 min 12° 10° above NNW 10° above NNE  
Fri Mar 29, 8:07 PM 3 min 14° 12° above NW 10° above NNE  
Fri Mar 29, 9:44 PM 1 min 12° 10° above NNW 12° above N  
Sat Mar 30, 8:53 PM 2 min 11° 10° above NNW 10° above NNE  
Sun Mar 31, 9:02 PM 3 min 12° 10° above NNW 10° above NNE  
Sun Mar 31, 10:39 PM 2 min 16° 10° above NNW 16° above N  
Mon Apr 1, 9:48 PM 3 min 13° 10° above NNW 10° above NE  
Tue Apr 2, 10:34 PM 2 min 24° 11° above NNW 24° above N  
Wed Apr 3, 9:43 PM 4 min 18° 10° above NNW 13° above ENE  
2019-03-20 20:15:00.0,Wed Mar 20, 9:15 PM,2 min,29°,10° above SW,29° above SSW|2019-03-21 19:24:00.0,Thu Mar 21, 8:24 PM,4 min,32°,10° above SSW,22° above E|2019-03-21 21:01:00.0,Thu Mar 21, 10:01 PM,< 1 min,13°,11° above W,13° above W|2019-03-22 20:09:00.0,Fri Mar 22, 9:09 PM,4 min,49°,10° above WSW,38° above NNE|2019-03-23 19:18:00.0,Sat Mar 23, 8:18 PM,6 min,87°,10° above SW,11° above NE|2019-03-23 20:57:00.0,Sat Mar 23, 9:57 PM,< 1 min,17°,16° above NW,17° above NW|2019-03-24 20:07:00.0,Sun Mar 24, 9:07 PM,3 min,25°,23° above NW,14° above NNE|2019-03-25 19:16:00.0,Mon Mar 25, 8:16 PM,3 min,37°,35° above NW,11° above NE|2019-03-25 20:53:00.0,Mon Mar 25, 9:53 PM,1 min,13°,12° above NNW,13° above NNW|2019-03-26 20:02:00.0,Tue Mar 26, 9:02 PM,3 min,16°,14° above NW,10° above NNE|2019-03-27 19:11:00.0,Wed Mar 27, 8:11 PM,3 min,21°,19° above NW,10° above NNE|2019-03-27 20:48:00.0,Wed Mar 27, 9:48 PM,1 min,11°,10° above NNW,11° above N|2019-03-28 19:57:00.0,Thu Mar 28, 8:57 PM,3 min,12°,10° above NNW,10° above NNE|2019-03-29 19:07:00.0,Fri Mar 29, 8:07 PM,3 min,14°,12° above NW,10° above NNE|2019-03-29 20:44:00.0,Fri Mar 29, 9:44 PM,1 min,12°,10° above NNW,12° above N|2019-03-30 19:53:00.0,Sat Mar 30, 8:53 PM,2 min,11°,10° above NNW,10° above NNE|2019-03-31 19:02:00.0,Sun Mar 31, 9:02 PM,3 min,12°,10° above NNW,10° above NNE|2019-03-31 20:39:00.0,Sun Mar 31, 10:39 PM,2 min,16°,10° above NNW,16° above N|2019-04-01 19:48:00.0,Mon Apr 1, 9:48 PM,3 min,13°,10° above NNW,10° above NE|2019-04-02 20:34:00.0,Tue Apr 2, 10:34 PM,2 min,24°,11° above NNW,24° above N|2019-04-03 19:43:00.0,Wed Apr 3, 9:43 PM,4 min,18°,10° above NNW,13° above ENE|

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