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Location: Zurich, Switzerland

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

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Thu Mar 21, 8:27 PM 1 min 21° 10° above SSW 21° above SSW  
Fri Mar 22, 7:37 PM 3 min 21° 11° above S 19° above ESE  
Fri Mar 22, 9:12 PM 1 min 18° 10° above WSW 18° above WSW  
Sat Mar 23, 8:21 PM 4 min 72° 10° above WSW 60° above E  
Sun Mar 24, 7:31 PM 6 min 45° 10° above SW 12° above ENE  
Sun Mar 24, 9:07 PM 2 min 36° 10° above W 36° above WNW  
Mon Mar 25, 8:17 PM 4 min 63° 18° above W 30° above NE  
Mon Mar 25, 9:54 PM < 1 min 12° 12° above WNW 12° above WNW  
Tue Mar 26, 7:27 PM 5 min 89° 18° above WSW 11° above ENE  
Tue Mar 26, 9:04 PM 1 min 35° 24° above WNW 35° above NNW  
Wed Mar 27, 8:14 PM 3 min 43° 29° above WNW 21° above NE  
Wed Mar 27, 9:50 PM < 1 min 17° 17° above NW 17° above NW  
Thu Mar 28, 7:23 PM 4 min 53° 38° above WNW 11° above ENE  
Thu Mar 28, 9:00 PM 1 min 37° 23° above NW 37° above N  
Fri Mar 29, 8:09 PM 3 min 37° 27° above NW 16° above ENE  
Fri Mar 29, 9:45 PM < 1 min 18° 18° above WNW 18° above WNW  
Sat Mar 30, 7:19 PM 4 min 40° 33° above NW 12° above ENE  
Sat Mar 30, 8:55 PM 1 min 44° 25° above NW 44° above N  
Sun Mar 31, 9:05 PM 3 min 39° 28° above NW 17° above ENE  
Sun Mar 31, 10:40 PM < 1 min 22° 15° above WNW 22° above WNW  
Mon Apr 1, 9:50 PM 2 min 67° 27° above WNW 67° above NNE  
Tue Apr 2, 9:00 PM 3 min 50° 31° above NW 19° above E  
Tue Apr 2, 10:35 PM 1 min 20° 12° above WNW 20° above W  
Wed Apr 3, 9:45 PM 2 min 66° 27° above WNW 57° above SSE  
2019-03-21 19:27:00.0,Thu Mar 21, 8:27 PM,1 min,21°,10° above SSW,21° above SSW|2019-03-22 18:37:00.0,Fri Mar 22, 7:37 PM,3 min,21°,11° above S,19° above ESE|2019-03-22 20:12:00.0,Fri Mar 22, 9:12 PM,1 min,18°,10° above WSW,18° above WSW|2019-03-23 19:21:00.0,Sat Mar 23, 8:21 PM,4 min,72°,10° above WSW,60° above E|2019-03-24 18:31:00.0,Sun Mar 24, 7:31 PM,6 min,45°,10° above SW,12° above ENE|2019-03-24 20:07:00.0,Sun Mar 24, 9:07 PM,2 min,36°,10° above W,36° above WNW|2019-03-25 19:17:00.0,Mon Mar 25, 8:17 PM,4 min,63°,18° above W,30° above NE|2019-03-25 20:54:00.0,Mon Mar 25, 9:54 PM,< 1 min,12°,12° above WNW,12° above WNW|2019-03-26 18:27:00.0,Tue Mar 26, 7:27 PM,5 min,89°,18° above WSW,11° above ENE|2019-03-26 20:04:00.0,Tue Mar 26, 9:04 PM,1 min,35°,24° above WNW,35° above NNW|2019-03-27 19:14:00.0,Wed Mar 27, 8:14 PM,3 min,43°,29° above WNW,21° above NE|2019-03-27 20:50:00.0,Wed Mar 27, 9:50 PM,< 1 min,17°,17° above NW,17° above NW|2019-03-28 18:23:00.0,Thu Mar 28, 7:23 PM,4 min,53°,38° above WNW,11° above ENE|2019-03-28 20:00:00.0,Thu Mar 28, 9:00 PM,1 min,37°,23° above NW,37° above N|2019-03-29 19:09:00.0,Fri Mar 29, 8:09 PM,3 min,37°,27° above NW,16° above ENE|2019-03-29 20:45:00.0,Fri Mar 29, 9:45 PM,< 1 min,18°,18° above WNW,18° above WNW|2019-03-30 18:19:00.0,Sat Mar 30, 7:19 PM,4 min,40°,33° above NW,12° above ENE|2019-03-30 19:55:00.0,Sat Mar 30, 8:55 PM,1 min,44°,25° above NW,44° above N|2019-03-31 19:05:00.0,Sun Mar 31, 9:05 PM,3 min,39°,28° above NW,17° above ENE|2019-03-31 20:40:00.0,Sun Mar 31, 10:40 PM,< 1 min,22°,15° above WNW,22° above WNW|2019-04-01 19:50:00.0,Mon Apr 1, 9:50 PM,2 min,67°,27° above WNW,67° above NNE|2019-04-02 19:00:00.0,Tue Apr 2, 9:00 PM,3 min,50°,31° above NW,19° above E|2019-04-02 20:35:00.0,Tue Apr 2, 10:35 PM,1 min,20°,12° above WNW,20° above W|2019-04-03 19:45:00.0,Wed Apr 3, 9:45 PM,2 min,66°,27° above WNW,57° 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