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The following ISS sightings are possible from Friday Feb 16, 2018 through Sunday Mar 4, 2018

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Fri Feb 16, 5:50 PM 1 min 14° 14° above SW 10° above SSW  
Sat Feb 24, 5:58 AM 2 min 18° 10° above S 18° above SE  
Mon Feb 26, 5:49 AM 4 min 47° 11° above SSW 39° above E  
Tue Feb 27, 4:58 AM 3 min 23° 11° above S 22° above ESE  
Wed Feb 28, 4:08 AM 1 min 12° 12° above SE 10° above ESE  
Wed Feb 28, 5:41 AM 6 min 67° 10° above WSW 10° above NE  
Thu Mar 1, 4:51 AM 2 min 61° 44° above SSW 27° above ENE  
Fri Mar 2, 4:01 AM < 1 min 21° 21° above E 18° above E  
Fri Mar 2, 5:34 AM 5 min 31° 14° above W 11° above NE  
Sat Mar 3, 4:44 AM 3 min 52° 52° above NNW 10° above NE  
2018-02-16 15:50:00.0,Fri Feb 16, 5:50 PM,1 min,14°,14° above SW,10° above SSW|2018-02-24 03:58:00.0,Sat Feb 24, 5:58 AM,2 min,18°,10° above S,18° above SE|2018-02-26 03:49:00.0,Mon Feb 26, 5:49 AM,4 min,47°,11° above SSW,39° above E|2018-02-27 02:58:00.0,Tue Feb 27, 4:58 AM,3 min,23°,11° above S,22° above ESE|2018-02-28 02:08:00.0,Wed Feb 28, 4:08 AM,1 min,12°,12° above SE,10° above ESE|2018-02-28 03:41:00.0,Wed Feb 28, 5:41 AM,6 min,67°,10° above WSW,10° above NE|2018-03-01 02:51:00.0,Thu Mar 1, 4:51 AM,2 min,61°,44° above SSW,27° above ENE|2018-03-02 02:01:00.0,Fri Mar 2, 4:01 AM,< 1 min,21°,21° above E,18° above E|2018-03-02 03:34:00.0,Fri Mar 2, 5:34 AM,5 min,31°,14° above W,11° above NE|2018-03-03 02:44:00.0,Sat Mar 3, 4:44 AM,3 min,52°,52° above NNW,10° above NE|

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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