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The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Aug 14, 2019 through Sunday Sep 1, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Sun Aug 25, 5:51 AM 3 min 21° 11° above S 19° above ESE  
Mon Aug 26, 5:03 AM 2 min 12° 10° above SSE 10° above ESE  
Tue Aug 27, 5:49 AM 4 min 69° 11° above SW 44° above ENE  
Wed Aug 28, 5:02 AM 2 min 35° 28° above S 24° above E  
Thu Aug 29, 4:16 AM 1 min 17° 17° above ESE 10° above E  
Thu Aug 29, 5:49 AM 5 min 39° 14° above W 17° above NNE  
Fri Aug 30, 5:02 AM 2 min 70° 67° above WNW 24° above NE  
Sat Aug 31, 4:16 AM < 1 min 22° 22° above ENE 18° above ENE  
Sat Aug 31, 5:48 AM 5 min 19° 10° above WNW 11° above NNE  

The following CYGNUS sightings are possible from Wednesday Aug 14, 2019 through Sunday Sep 1, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Sat Aug 24, 5:58 AM 2 min 13° 10° above SSE 13° above ESE  
Sun Aug 25, 5:29 AM 2 min 11° 10° above SE 10° above ESE  
Tue Aug 27, 6:04 AM 5 min 78° 10° above SW 42° above ENE  
Wed Aug 28, 5:35 AM 4 min 66° 15° above SW 39° above ENE  
2019-08-25 02:51:00.0,Sun Aug 25, 5:51 AM,3 min,21°,11° above S,19° above ESE|2019-08-26 02:03:00.0,Mon Aug 26, 5:03 AM,2 min,12°,10° above SSE,10° above ESE|2019-08-27 02:49:00.0,Tue Aug 27, 5:49 AM,4 min,69°,11° above SW,44° above ENE|2019-08-28 02:02:00.0,Wed Aug 28, 5:02 AM,2 min,35°,28° above S,24° above E|2019-08-29 01:16:00.0,Thu Aug 29, 4:16 AM,1 min,17°,17° above ESE,10° above E|2019-08-29 02:49:00.0,Thu Aug 29, 5:49 AM,5 min,39°,14° above W,17° above NNE|2019-08-30 02:02:00.0,Fri Aug 30, 5:02 AM,2 min,70°,67° above WNW,24° above NE|2019-08-31 01:16:00.0,Sat Aug 31, 4:16 AM,< 1 min,22°,22° above ENE,18° above ENE|2019-08-31 02:48:00.0,Sat Aug 31, 5:48 AM,5 min,19°,10° above WNW,11° above NNE|

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