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Location: Saint Gallen, Switzerland

The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Jan 19, 2022 through Thursday Feb 3, 2022

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Wed Jan 19, 7:01 PM 3 min 44° 10° above SW 44° above SSE  
Thu Jan 20, 6:14 PM 5 min 29° 10° above SSW 18° above E  
Thu Jan 20, 7:50 PM 1 min 24° 10° above WSW 24° above W  
Fri Jan 21, 7:02 PM 4 min 84° 10° above WSW 74° above NE  
Sat Jan 22, 6:14 PM 6 min 67° 10° above SW 19° above ENE  
Sat Jan 22, 7:51 PM 1 min 23° 10° above W 23° above WNW  
Sun Jan 23, 7:03 PM 4 min 50° 10° above W 48° above N  
Mon Jan 24, 6:15 PM 6 min 64° 10° above WSW 16° above ENE  
Mon Jan 24, 7:52 PM 1 min 20° 10° above WNW 20° above WNW  
Tue Jan 25, 7:04 PM 3 min 39° 10° above WNW 38° above N  
Wed Jan 26, 6:16 PM 5 min 43° 10° above W 17° above ENE  
Wed Jan 26, 7:53 PM 1 min 20° 10° above WNW 20° above NW  
Thu Jan 27, 7:05 PM 3 min 39° 10° above WNW 38° above NNE  
Fri Jan 28, 6:17 PM 5 min 38° 10° above WNW 16° above ENE  
Fri Jan 28, 7:54 PM 1 min 24° 10° above WNW 24° above WNW  
Sat Jan 29, 7:05 PM 4 min 51° 10° above WNW 50° above NNE  
Sun Jan 30, 6:17 PM 6 min 43° 10° above WNW 15° above E  
Sun Jan 30, 7:54 PM 2 min 28° 10° above WNW 28° above WNW  
Mon Jan 31, 7:06 PM 4 min 88° 10° above WNW 62° above ESE  
Tue Feb 1, 6:18 PM 6 min 64° 10° above WNW 12° above ESE  
Tue Feb 1, 7:55 PM 2 min 26° 10° above W 26° above WSW  
Wed Feb 2, 7:07 PM 5 min 43° 10° above WNW 25° above SSE  
2022-01-19 18:01:00.0,Wed Jan 19, 7:01 PM,3 min,44°,10° above SW,44° above SSE|2022-01-20 17:14:00.0,Thu Jan 20, 6:14 PM,5 min,29°,10° above SSW,18° above E|2022-01-20 18:50:00.0,Thu Jan 20, 7:50 PM,1 min,24°,10° above WSW,24° above W|2022-01-21 18:02:00.0,Fri Jan 21, 7:02 PM,4 min,84°,10° above WSW,74° above NE|2022-01-22 17:14:00.0,Sat Jan 22, 6:14 PM,6 min,67°,10° above SW,19° above ENE|2022-01-22 18:51:00.0,Sat Jan 22, 7:51 PM,1 min,23°,10° above W,23° above WNW|2022-01-23 18:03:00.0,Sun Jan 23, 7:03 PM,4 min,50°,10° above W,48° above N|2022-01-24 17:15:00.0,Mon Jan 24, 6:15 PM,6 min,64°,10° above WSW,16° above ENE|2022-01-24 18:52:00.0,Mon Jan 24, 7:52 PM,1 min,20°,10° above WNW,20° above WNW|2022-01-25 18:04:00.0,Tue Jan 25, 7:04 PM,3 min,39°,10° above WNW,38° above N|2022-01-26 17:16:00.0,Wed Jan 26, 6:16 PM,5 min,43°,10° above W,17° above ENE|2022-01-26 18:53:00.0,Wed Jan 26, 7:53 PM,1 min,20°,10° above WNW,20° above NW|2022-01-27 18:05:00.0,Thu Jan 27, 7:05 PM,3 min,39°,10° above WNW,38° above NNE|2022-01-28 17:17:00.0,Fri Jan 28, 6:17 PM,5 min,38°,10° above WNW,16° above ENE|2022-01-28 18:54:00.0,Fri Jan 28, 7:54 PM,1 min,24°,10° above WNW,24° above WNW|2022-01-29 18:05:00.0,Sat Jan 29, 7:05 PM,4 min,51°,10° above WNW,50° above NNE|2022-01-30 17:17:00.0,Sun Jan 30, 6:17 PM,6 min,43°,10° above WNW,15° above E|2022-01-30 18:54:00.0,Sun Jan 30, 7:54 PM,2 min,28°,10° above WNW,28° above WNW|2022-01-31 18:06:00.0,Mon Jan 31, 7:06 PM,4 min,88°,10° above WNW,62° above ESE|2022-02-01 17:18:00.0,Tue Feb 1, 6:18 PM,6 min,64°,10° above WNW,12° above ESE|2022-02-01 18:55:00.0,Tue Feb 1, 7:55 PM,2 min,26°,10° above W,26° above WSW|2022-02-02 18:07:00.0,Wed Feb 2, 7:07 PM,5 min,43°,10° above WNW,25° 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.