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Location: Saint Gallen, Switzerland

The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Feb 24, 2021 through Thursday Mar 11, 2021

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Thu Feb 25, 4:50 AM 2 min 29° 29° above ESE 10° above ENE  
Thu Feb 25, 6:23 AM 6 min 55° 14° above W 10° above ENE  
Fri Feb 26, 4:04 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above E 10° above E  
Fri Feb 26, 5:37 AM 4 min 71° 46° above W 10° above ENE  
Sat Feb 27, 4:52 AM 2 min 43° 43° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Sat Feb 27, 6:25 AM 6 min 40° 12° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Sun Feb 28, 4:06 AM 1 min 14° 14° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Sun Feb 28, 5:39 AM 4 min 45° 33° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Mon Mar 1, 4:53 AM 3 min 43° 43° above NNE 10° above ENE  
Tue Mar 2, 4:08 AM 1 min 14° 14° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Tue Mar 2, 5:41 AM 5 min 38° 25° above NW 10° above ENE  
Wed Mar 3, 4:55 AM 3 min 37° 37° above NNE 10° above ENE  
Thu Mar 4, 4:09 AM 1 min 18° 18° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Thu Mar 4, 5:42 AM 5 min 42° 20° above NW 10° above E  
Fri Mar 5, 4:56 AM 3 min 39° 38° above N 10° above ENE  
Sat Mar 6, 4:11 AM 1 min 21° 21° above NE 10° above ENE  
Sat Mar 6, 5:44 AM 6 min 61° 18° above WNW 10° above E  
Sun Mar 7, 4:58 AM 4 min 49° 47° above N 10° above E  
Mon Mar 8, 4:13 AM 2 min 25° 25° above ENE 10° above E  
Mon Mar 8, 5:46 AM 6 min 70° 18° above WNW 10° above SE  
Tue Mar 9, 5:00 AM 4 min 82° 67° above NW 10° above ESE  
Wed Mar 10, 4:15 AM 2 min 25° 25° above E 10° above E  
Wed Mar 10, 5:48 AM 5 min 30° 17° above W 10° above SSE  
Thu Mar 11, 5:02 AM 3 min 45° 45° above SSW 10° above SE  
2021-02-25 03:50:00.0,Thu Feb 25, 4:50 AM,2 min,29°,29° above ESE,10° above ENE|2021-02-25 05:23:00.0,Thu Feb 25, 6:23 AM,6 min,55°,14° above W,10° above ENE|2021-02-26 03:04:00.0,Fri Feb 26, 4:04 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above E,10° above E|2021-02-26 04:37:00.0,Fri Feb 26, 5:37 AM,4 min,71°,46° above W,10° above ENE|2021-02-27 03:52:00.0,Sat Feb 27, 4:52 AM,2 min,43°,43° above ENE,10° above ENE|2021-02-27 05:25:00.0,Sat Feb 27, 6:25 AM,6 min,40°,12° above WNW,10° above ENE|2021-02-28 03:06:00.0,Sun Feb 28, 4:06 AM,1 min,14°,14° above ENE,10° above ENE|2021-02-28 04:39:00.0,Sun Feb 28, 5:39 AM,4 min,45°,33° above WNW,10° above ENE|2021-03-01 03:53:00.0,Mon Mar 1, 4:53 AM,3 min,43°,43° above NNE,10° above ENE|2021-03-02 03:08:00.0,Tue Mar 2, 4:08 AM,1 min,14°,14° above ENE,10° above ENE|2021-03-02 04:41:00.0,Tue Mar 2, 5:41 AM,5 min,38°,25° above NW,10° above ENE|2021-03-03 03:55:00.0,Wed Mar 3, 4:55 AM,3 min,37°,37° above NNE,10° above ENE|2021-03-04 03:09:00.0,Thu Mar 4, 4:09 AM,1 min,18°,18° above ENE,10° above ENE|2021-03-04 04:42:00.0,Thu Mar 4, 5:42 AM,5 min,42°,20° above NW,10° above E|2021-03-05 03:56:00.0,Fri Mar 5, 4:56 AM,3 min,39°,38° above N,10° above ENE|2021-03-06 03:11:00.0,Sat Mar 6, 4:11 AM,1 min,21°,21° above NE,10° above ENE|2021-03-06 04:44:00.0,Sat Mar 6, 5:44 AM,6 min,61°,18° above WNW,10° above E|2021-03-07 03:58:00.0,Sun Mar 7, 4:58 AM,4 min,49°,47° above N,10° above E|2021-03-08 03:13:00.0,Mon Mar 8, 4:13 AM,2 min,25°,25° above ENE,10° above E|2021-03-08 04:46:00.0,Mon Mar 8, 5:46 AM,6 min,70°,18° above WNW,10° above SE|2021-03-09 04:00:00.0,Tue Mar 9, 5:00 AM,4 min,82°,67° above NW,10° above ESE|2021-03-10 03:15:00.0,Wed Mar 10, 4:15 AM,2 min,25°,25° above E,10° above E|2021-03-10 04:48:00.0,Wed Mar 10, 5:48 AM,5 min,30°,17° above W,10° above SSE|2021-03-11 04:02:00.0,Thu Mar 11, 5:02 AM,3 min,45°,45° above SSW,10° above SE|

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.