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The following ISS sightings are possible from Friday Jan 15, 2021 through Saturday Jan 30, 2021

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Sat Jan 16, 6:07 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above SSE 10° above SE  
Sun Jan 17, 6:53 PM 2 min 28° 10° above SW 28° above SSW  
Mon Jan 18, 6:06 PM 4 min 34° 10° above SSW 30° above ESE  
Tue Jan 19, 5:19 PM 5 min 19° 11° above S 10° above E  
Tue Jan 19, 6:56 PM < 1 min 35° 25° above W 35° above WNW  
Wed Jan 20, 6:09 PM 3 min 75° 34° above WSW 32° above NE  
Thu Jan 21, 5:21 PM 5 min 61° 28° above SSW 11° above ENE  
Thu Jan 21, 6:57 PM 1 min 21° 14° above WNW 21° above NW  
Fri Jan 22, 6:10 PM 3 min 30° 21° above WNW 20° above NNE  
Sat Jan 23, 5:23 PM 4 min 45° 35° above WNW 11° above NE  
Sat Jan 23, 7:00 PM 1 min 13° 10° above NW 13° above NNW  
Sun Jan 24, 6:12 PM 4 min 17° 11° above WNW 12° above NNE  
Mon Jan 25, 5:25 PM 4 min 21° 14° above WNW 11° above NNE  
Mon Jan 25, 7:03 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above NNW 10° above NNW  
Tue Jan 26, 6:16 PM 2 min 12° 10° above NNW 11° above N  
Wed Jan 27, 5:27 PM 4 min 14° 10° above NW 10° above NNE  
Thu Jan 28, 6:18 PM 2 min 11° 10° above NNW 11° above N  
Fri Jan 29, 5:31 PM 2 min 11° 10° above NNW 10° above NNE  
Fri Jan 29, 7:08 PM < 1 min 11° 10° above NNW 11° above NNW  
2021-01-16 16:07:00.0,Sat Jan 16, 6:07 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above SSE,10° above SE|2021-01-17 16:53:00.0,Sun Jan 17, 6:53 PM,2 min,28°,10° above SW,28° above SSW|2021-01-18 16:06:00.0,Mon Jan 18, 6:06 PM,4 min,34°,10° above SSW,30° above ESE|2021-01-19 15:19:00.0,Tue Jan 19, 5:19 PM,5 min,19°,11° above S,10° above E|2021-01-19 16:56:00.0,Tue Jan 19, 6:56 PM,< 1 min,35°,25° above W,35° above WNW|2021-01-20 16:09:00.0,Wed Jan 20, 6:09 PM,3 min,75°,34° above WSW,32° above NE|2021-01-21 15:21:00.0,Thu Jan 21, 5:21 PM,5 min,61°,28° above SSW,11° above ENE|2021-01-21 16:57:00.0,Thu Jan 21, 6:57 PM,1 min,21°,14° above WNW,21° above NW|2021-01-22 16:10:00.0,Fri Jan 22, 6:10 PM,3 min,30°,21° above WNW,20° above NNE|2021-01-23 15:23:00.0,Sat Jan 23, 5:23 PM,4 min,45°,35° above WNW,11° above NE|2021-01-23 17:00:00.0,Sat Jan 23, 7:00 PM,1 min,13°,10° above NW,13° above NNW|2021-01-24 16:12:00.0,Sun Jan 24, 6:12 PM,4 min,17°,11° above WNW,12° above NNE|2021-01-25 15:25:00.0,Mon Jan 25, 5:25 PM,4 min,21°,14° above WNW,11° above NNE|2021-01-25 17:03:00.0,Mon Jan 25, 7:03 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above NNW,10° above NNW|2021-01-26 16:16:00.0,Tue Jan 26, 6:16 PM,2 min,12°,10° above NNW,11° above N|2021-01-27 15:27:00.0,Wed Jan 27, 5:27 PM,4 min,14°,10° above NW,10° above NNE|2021-01-28 16:18:00.0,Thu Jan 28, 6:18 PM,2 min,11°,10° above NNW,11° above N|2021-01-29 15:31:00.0,Fri Jan 29, 5:31 PM,2 min,11°,10° above NNW,10° above NNE|2021-01-29 17:08:00.0,Fri Jan 29, 7:08 PM,< 1 min,11°,10° above NNW,11° above NNW|

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.