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The following ISS sightings are possible from Friday Sep 13, 2019 through Friday Oct 4, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Tue Sep 17, 5:02 AM < 1 min 13° 13° above SSE 10° above SSE  
Tue Sep 17, 8:03 PM < 1 min 11° 10° above SSE 11° above SE  
Wed Sep 18, 8:49 PM 3 min 55° 10° above SW 55° above S  
Thu Sep 19, 8:01 PM 5 min 33° 10° above SSW 14° above ENE  
Thu Sep 19, 9:38 PM 1 min 17° 11° above W 17° above WNW  
Fri Sep 20, 8:49 PM 4 min 41° 14° above WSW 28° above NNE  
Sat Sep 21, 8:00 PM 6 min 73° 10° above SW 11° above NE  
Sat Sep 21, 9:39 PM < 1 min 13° 12° above NW 13° above NW  
Sun Sep 22, 8:51 PM 2 min 19° 18° above NW 14° above N  
Mon Sep 23, 8:02 PM 3 min 27° 25° above NW 11° above NNE  
Tue Sep 24, 8:51 PM 2 min 11° 10° above NW 10° above N  
Wed Sep 25, 8:02 PM 3 min 15° 14° above NW 10° above NNE  
Fri Sep 27, 8:03 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above NNW 10° above N  
Mon Sep 30, 8:52 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above N 10° above N  

The following CYGNUS sightings are possible from Friday Sep 13, 2019 through Friday Oct 4, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Sat Sep 14, 5:18 AM 4 min 35° 12° above NW 29° above ENE  
Sun Sep 15, 4:50 AM 3 min 31° 26° above N 18° above E  
Sun Sep 15, 6:26 AM 6 min 33° 11° above WNW 12° above SSE  
Mon Sep 16, 4:22 AM 2 min 24° 24° above ENE 11° above E  
Mon Sep 16, 5:56 AM 6 min 39° 14° above WNW 11° above SSE  
Tue Sep 17, 5:28 AM 4 min 45° 42° above WSW 10° above SSE  
Wed Sep 18, 5:01 AM 1 min 22° 22° above SSE 11° above SE  
Wed Sep 18, 8:14 PM 2 min 16° 11° above SSE 16° above SE  
Thu Sep 19, 7:44 PM 4 min 14° 10° above SSE 10° above E  
Thu Sep 19, 9:20 PM 2 min 30° 10° above WSW 30° above WSW  
Fri Sep 20, 8:50 PM 4 min 73° 10° above WSW 51° above NNE  
Sat Sep 21, 8:21 PM 6 min 85° 10° above SW 19° above NE  
Sat Sep 21, 10:01 PM < 1 min 12° 12° above WNW 12° above WNW  
Sun Sep 22, 7:51 PM 7 min 82° 10° above SW 11° above NE  
Sun Sep 22, 9:31 PM 1 min 18° 15° above NW 18° above NNW  
Mon Sep 23, 7:27 PM < 1 min 12° 12° above NE 10° above NE  
Mon Sep 23, 9:02 PM 3 min 20° 18° above NW 15° above N  
Tue Sep 24, 8:32 PM 4 min 22° 20° above NW 10° above NNE  
Wed Sep 25, 8:02 PM 4 min 24° 22° above NW 11° above NNE  
Wed Sep 25, 9:41 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above NNW 10° above NNW  
Thu Sep 26, 7:32 PM 4 min 26° 25° above NW 10° above NNE  
Thu Sep 26, 9:11 PM 2 min 11° 10° above NNW 10° above N  
Fri Sep 27, 8:41 PM 2 min 11° 10° above NNW 10° above N  
Sat Sep 28, 8:10 PM 2 min 11° 10° above NNW 10° above N  
Sun Sep 29, 7:40 PM 3 min 12° 10° above NW 10° above NNE  
Sun Sep 29, 9:20 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above N 10° above N  
Mon Sep 30, 8:50 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above N 10° above N  
Tue Oct 1, 8:20 PM 1 min 10° 10° above N 10° above NNE  
Wed Oct 2, 7:50 PM 1 min 10° 10° above N 10° above NNE  
Wed Oct 2, 9:27 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above NNW 10° above NNW  
Thu Oct 3, 7:20 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above N 10° above N  
Thu Oct 3, 8:57 PM 1 min 16° 10° above NNW 16° above N  
2019-09-17 02:02:00.0,Tue Sep 17, 5:02 AM,< 1 min,13°,13° above SSE,10° above SSE|2019-09-17 17:03:00.0,Tue Sep 17, 8:03 PM,< 1 min,11°,10° above SSE,11° above SE|2019-09-18 17:49:00.0,Wed Sep 18, 8:49 PM,3 min,55°,10° above SW,55° above S|2019-09-19 17:01:00.0,Thu Sep 19, 8:01 PM,5 min,33°,10° above SSW,14° above ENE|2019-09-19 18:38:00.0,Thu Sep 19, 9:38 PM,1 min,17°,11° above W,17° above WNW|2019-09-20 17:49:00.0,Fri Sep 20, 8:49 PM,4 min,41°,14° above WSW,28° above NNE|2019-09-21 17:00:00.0,Sat Sep 21, 8:00 PM,6 min,73°,10° above SW,11° above NE|2019-09-21 18:39:00.0,Sat Sep 21, 9:39 PM,< 1 min,13°,12° above NW,13° above NW|2019-09-22 17:51:00.0,Sun Sep 22, 8:51 PM,2 min,19°,18° above NW,14° above N|2019-09-23 17:02:00.0,Mon Sep 23, 8:02 PM,3 min,27°,25° above NW,11° above NNE|2019-09-24 17:51:00.0,Tue Sep 24, 8:51 PM,2 min,11°,10° above NW,10° above N|2019-09-25 17:02:00.0,Wed Sep 25, 8:02 PM,3 min,15°,14° above NW,10° above NNE|2019-09-27 17:03:00.0,Fri Sep 27, 8:03 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above NNW,10° above N|2019-09-30 17:52:00.0,Mon Sep 30, 8:52 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above N,10° above N|

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