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The following ISS sightings are possible from Monday Sep 26, 2022 through Tuesday Oct 11, 2022

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Mon Sep 26, 8:49 PM 2 min 18° 10° above NNW 18° above N  
Tue Sep 27, 8:00 PM 4 min 15° 10° above NNW 11° above NE  
Tue Sep 27, 9:37 PM < 1 min 13° 10° above NW 13° above NW  
Wed Sep 28, 8:48 PM 2 min 26° 10° above NW 26° above N  
Thu Sep 29, 8:00 PM 4 min 22° 10° above NNW 18° above NE  
Thu Sep 29, 9:36 PM 1 min 14° 10° above WNW 14° above WNW  
Fri Sep 30, 8:47 PM 2 min 37° 10° above NW 37° above NNW  
Sat Oct 1, 7:59 PM 4 min 40° 10° above NW 31° above ENE  
Sat Oct 1, 9:36 PM < 1 min 11° 10° above WNW 11° above W  
Sun Oct 2, 8:47 PM 2 min 37° 10° above WNW 37° above W  
Mon Oct 3, 7:59 PM 5 min 80° 10° above NW 30° above SE  
Tue Oct 4, 7:11 PM 7 min 61° 10° above NW 10° above ESE  
Tue Oct 4, 8:49 PM 2 min 16° 10° above W 16° above SW  
Wed Oct 5, 8:00 PM 5 min 27° 10° above WNW 12° above S  
Thu Oct 6, 7:12 PM 7 min 47° 10° above WNW 10° above SSE  
Sat Oct 8, 7:13 PM 4 min 17° 10° above W 10° above S  
2022-09-26 17:49:00.0,Mon Sep 26, 8:49 PM,2 min,18°,10° above NNW,18° above N|2022-09-27 17:00:00.0,Tue Sep 27, 8:00 PM,4 min,15°,10° above NNW,11° above NE|2022-09-27 18:37:00.0,Tue Sep 27, 9:37 PM,< 1 min,13°,10° above NW,13° above NW|2022-09-28 17:48:00.0,Wed Sep 28, 8:48 PM,2 min,26°,10° above NW,26° above N|2022-09-29 17:00:00.0,Thu Sep 29, 8:00 PM,4 min,22°,10° above NNW,18° above NE|2022-09-29 18:36:00.0,Thu Sep 29, 9:36 PM,1 min,14°,10° above WNW,14° above WNW|2022-09-30 17:47:00.0,Fri Sep 30, 8:47 PM,2 min,37°,10° above NW,37° above NNW|2022-10-01 16:59:00.0,Sat Oct 1, 7:59 PM,4 min,40°,10° above NW,31° above ENE|2022-10-01 18:36:00.0,Sat Oct 1, 9:36 PM,< 1 min,11°,10° above WNW,11° above W|2022-10-02 17:47:00.0,Sun Oct 2, 8:47 PM,2 min,37°,10° above WNW,37° above W|2022-10-03 16:59:00.0,Mon Oct 3, 7:59 PM,5 min,80°,10° above NW,30° above SE|2022-10-04 16:11:00.0,Tue Oct 4, 7:11 PM,7 min,61°,10° above NW,10° above ESE|2022-10-04 17:49:00.0,Tue Oct 4, 8:49 PM,2 min,16°,10° above W,16° above SW|2022-10-05 17:00:00.0,Wed Oct 5, 8:00 PM,5 min,27°,10° above WNW,12° above S|2022-10-06 16:12:00.0,Thu Oct 6, 7:12 PM,7 min,47°,10° above WNW,10° above SSE|2022-10-08 16:13:00.0,Sat Oct 8, 7:13 PM,4 min,17°,10° above W,10° above S|

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.