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Location: Saint Gallen, Switzerland

The following ISS sightings are possible from Friday Sep 24, 2021 through Sunday Oct 10, 2021

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Fri Sep 24, 9:01 PM 4 min 38° 10° above WNW 30° above NE  
Sat Sep 25, 8:14 PM 6 min 40° 10° above WNW 13° above ENE  
Sat Sep 25, 9:51 PM 2 min 27° 10° above WNW 27° above NW  
Sun Sep 26, 9:03 PM 3 min 43° 10° above WNW 42° above NNE  
Mon Sep 27, 8:16 PM 5 min 39° 10° above WNW 17° above ENE  
Mon Sep 27, 9:53 PM 1 min 24° 10° above WNW 24° above WNW  
Tue Sep 28, 9:06 PM 3 min 64° 10° above WNW 64° above N  
Wed Sep 29, 8:18 PM 5 min 51° 10° above WNW 24° above E  
Wed Sep 29, 9:55 PM 1 min 18° 10° above WNW 18° above W  
Thu Sep 30, 9:08 PM 3 min 60° 10° above WNW 60° above WSW  
Fri Oct 1, 8:20 PM 5 min 87° 10° above WNW 31° above ESE  
Fri Oct 1, 9:58 PM 1 min 12° 10° above W 12° above W  
Sat Oct 2, 7:33 PM 7 min 65° 10° above WNW 10° above ESE  
Sat Oct 2, 9:10 PM 3 min 28° 10° above W 28° above SW  
Sun Oct 3, 8:23 PM 5 min 43° 10° above WNW 22° above SSE  
Mon Oct 4, 7:35 PM 7 min 65° 10° above WNW 10° above SE  
Mon Oct 4, 9:13 PM 2 min 12° 10° above WSW 12° above SW  
Tue Oct 5, 8:25 PM 5 min 18° 10° above W 10° above S  
Wed Oct 6, 7:37 PM 6 min 28° 10° above W 10° above SSE  
Fri Oct 8, 7:41 PM 3 min 12° 10° above WSW 10° above SSW  
2021-09-24 19:01:00.0,Fri Sep 24, 9:01 PM,4 min,38°,10° above WNW,30° above NE|2021-09-25 18:14:00.0,Sat Sep 25, 8:14 PM,6 min,40°,10° above WNW,13° above ENE|2021-09-25 19:51:00.0,Sat Sep 25, 9:51 PM,2 min,27°,10° above WNW,27° above NW|2021-09-26 19:03:00.0,Sun Sep 26, 9:03 PM,3 min,43°,10° above WNW,42° above NNE|2021-09-27 18:16:00.0,Mon Sep 27, 8:16 PM,5 min,39°,10° above WNW,17° above ENE|2021-09-27 19:53:00.0,Mon Sep 27, 9:53 PM,1 min,24°,10° above WNW,24° above WNW|2021-09-28 19:06:00.0,Tue Sep 28, 9:06 PM,3 min,64°,10° above WNW,64° above N|2021-09-29 18:18:00.0,Wed Sep 29, 8:18 PM,5 min,51°,10° above WNW,24° above E|2021-09-29 19:55:00.0,Wed Sep 29, 9:55 PM,1 min,18°,10° above WNW,18° above W|2021-09-30 19:08:00.0,Thu Sep 30, 9:08 PM,3 min,60°,10° above WNW,60° above WSW|2021-10-01 18:20:00.0,Fri Oct 1, 8:20 PM,5 min,87°,10° above WNW,31° above ESE|2021-10-01 19:58:00.0,Fri Oct 1, 9:58 PM,1 min,12°,10° above W,12° above W|2021-10-02 17:33:00.0,Sat Oct 2, 7:33 PM,7 min,65°,10° above WNW,10° above ESE|2021-10-02 19:10:00.0,Sat Oct 2, 9:10 PM,3 min,28°,10° above W,28° above SW|2021-10-03 18:23:00.0,Sun Oct 3, 8:23 PM,5 min,43°,10° above WNW,22° above SSE|2021-10-04 17:35:00.0,Mon Oct 4, 7:35 PM,7 min,65°,10° above WNW,10° above SE|2021-10-04 19:13:00.0,Mon Oct 4, 9:13 PM,2 min,12°,10° above WSW,12° above SW|2021-10-05 18:25:00.0,Tue Oct 5, 8:25 PM,5 min,18°,10° above W,10° above S|2021-10-06 17:37:00.0,Wed Oct 6, 7:37 PM,6 min,28°,10° above W,10° above SSE|2021-10-08 17:41:00.0,Fri Oct 8, 7:41 PM,3 min,12°,10° above WSW,10° above SSW|

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.