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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
Sun Jan 17, 6:53 PM 2 min 25° 11° above SSW 25° above S  
Mon Jan 18, 6:06 PM 3 min 21° 11° above S 19° above ESE  
Mon Jan 18, 7:42 PM < 1 min 14° 14° above WSW 14° above WSW  
Tue Jan 19, 6:55 PM 2 min 67° 22° above WSW 67° above W  
Wed Jan 20, 6:07 PM 4 min 64° 19° above SW 24° above ENE  
Wed Jan 20, 7:44 PM < 1 min 12° 12° above WNW 12° above WNW  
Thu Jan 21, 6:57 PM 2 min 31° 19° above WNW 30° above NNW  
Fri Jan 22, 6:10 PM 4 min 45° 29° above W 16° above NE  
Sat Jan 23, 6:59 PM 3 min 18° 10° above WNW 18° above N  
Sun Jan 24, 6:12 PM 4 min 23° 14° above WNW 12° above NNE  
Mon Jan 25, 7:02 PM 2 min 14° 10° above NW 14° above N  
Tue Jan 26, 6:14 PM 4 min 15° 10° above NW 11° above NNE  
Wed Jan 27, 7:05 PM 1 min 13° 10° above NNW 13° above N  
Thu Jan 28, 6:17 PM 3 min 13° 10° above NNW 10° above NNE  
Fri Jan 29, 7:07 PM 1 min 14° 10° above NNW 14° above NNW  
2021-01-17 16:53:00.0,Sun Jan 17, 6:53 PM,2 min,25°,11° above SSW,25° above S|2021-01-18 16:06:00.0,Mon Jan 18, 6:06 PM,3 min,21°,11° above S,19° above ESE|2021-01-18 17:42:00.0,Mon Jan 18, 7:42 PM,< 1 min,14°,14° above WSW,14° above WSW|2021-01-19 16:55:00.0,Tue Jan 19, 6:55 PM,2 min,67°,22° above WSW,67° above W|2021-01-20 16:07:00.0,Wed Jan 20, 6:07 PM,4 min,64°,19° above SW,24° above ENE|2021-01-20 17:44:00.0,Wed Jan 20, 7:44 PM,< 1 min,12°,12° above WNW,12° above WNW|2021-01-21 16:57:00.0,Thu Jan 21, 6:57 PM,2 min,31°,19° above WNW,30° above NNW|2021-01-22 16:10:00.0,Fri Jan 22, 6:10 PM,4 min,45°,29° above W,16° above NE|2021-01-23 16:59:00.0,Sat Jan 23, 6:59 PM,3 min,18°,10° above WNW,18° above N|2021-01-24 16:12:00.0,Sun Jan 24, 6:12 PM,4 min,23°,14° above WNW,12° above NNE|2021-01-25 17:02:00.0,Mon Jan 25, 7:02 PM,2 min,14°,10° above NW,14° above N|2021-01-26 16:14:00.0,Tue Jan 26, 6:14 PM,4 min,15°,10° above NW,11° above NNE|2021-01-27 17:05:00.0,Wed Jan 27, 7:05 PM,1 min,13°,10° above NNW,13° above N|2021-01-28 16:17:00.0,Thu Jan 28, 6:17 PM,3 min,13°,10° above NNW,10° above NNE|2021-01-29 17:07:00.0,Fri Jan 29, 7:07 PM,1 min,14°,10° above NNW,14° 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.