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The following ISS sightings are possible from Friday Sep 14, 2018 through Sunday Sep 30, 2018

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Sat Sep 15, 4:28 AM < 1 min 13° 13° above NNE 12° above NNE  
Sat Sep 15, 6:02 AM 5 min 59° 10° above NW 22° above ESE  
Sun Sep 16, 5:11 AM 3 min 32° 20° above NNW 25° above ENE  
Mon Sep 17, 5:55 AM 5 min 49° 15° above WNW 11° above SSE  
Tue Sep 18, 5:06 AM 2 min 46° 46° above ESE 10° above SE  
Wed Sep 19, 5:50 AM 2 min 17° 17° above SSW 10° above S  
Thu Sep 20, 7:59 PM 2 min 13° 10° above SSE 13° above SE  
Thu Sep 20, 9:33 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above WSW 10° above WSW  
Fri Sep 21, 8:41 PM 3 min 70° 10° above SW 70° above SSE  
Sat Sep 22, 7:50 PM 6 min 34° 10° above SSW 12° above ENE  
Sat Sep 22, 9:28 PM < 1 min 20° 17° above WNW 20° above WNW  
Sun Sep 23, 8:36 PM 3 min 43° 25° above W 24° above NNE  
Mon Sep 24, 7:42 PM 6 min 85° 10° above SW 11° above NE  
Mon Sep 24, 9:21 PM 1 min 15° 13° above NW 15° above NNW  
Tue Sep 25, 8:29 PM 3 min 22° 20° above NW 12° above NNE  
Wed Sep 26, 7:37 PM 3 min 34° 33° above NW 10° above NE  
Wed Sep 26, 9:14 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above NNW 10° above NNW  
Thu Sep 27, 8:22 PM 3 min 13° 12° above NW 10° above N  
Fri Sep 28, 7:30 PM 3 min 19° 17° above NW 10° above NNE  
2018-09-15 01:28:00.0,Sat Sep 15, 4:28 AM,< 1 min,13°,13° above NNE,12° above NNE|2018-09-15 03:02:00.0,Sat Sep 15, 6:02 AM,5 min,59°,10° above NW,22° above ESE|2018-09-16 02:11:00.0,Sun Sep 16, 5:11 AM,3 min,32°,20° above NNW,25° above ENE|2018-09-17 02:55:00.0,Mon Sep 17, 5:55 AM,5 min,49°,15° above WNW,11° above SSE|2018-09-18 02:06:00.0,Tue Sep 18, 5:06 AM,2 min,46°,46° above ESE,10° above SE|2018-09-19 02:50:00.0,Wed Sep 19, 5:50 AM,2 min,17°,17° above SSW,10° above S|2018-09-20 16:59:00.0,Thu Sep 20, 7:59 PM,2 min,13°,10° above SSE,13° above SE|2018-09-20 18:33:00.0,Thu Sep 20, 9:33 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above WSW,10° above WSW|2018-09-21 17:41:00.0,Fri Sep 21, 8:41 PM,3 min,70°,10° above SW,70° above SSE|2018-09-22 16:50:00.0,Sat Sep 22, 7:50 PM,6 min,34°,10° above SSW,12° above ENE|2018-09-22 18:28:00.0,Sat Sep 22, 9:28 PM,< 1 min,20°,17° above WNW,20° above WNW|2018-09-23 17:36:00.0,Sun Sep 23, 8:36 PM,3 min,43°,25° above W,24° above NNE|2018-09-24 16:42:00.0,Mon Sep 24, 7:42 PM,6 min,85°,10° above SW,11° above NE|2018-09-24 18:21:00.0,Mon Sep 24, 9:21 PM,1 min,15°,13° above NW,15° above NNW|2018-09-25 17:29:00.0,Tue Sep 25, 8:29 PM,3 min,22°,20° above NW,12° above NNE|2018-09-26 16:37:00.0,Wed Sep 26, 7:37 PM,3 min,34°,33° above NW,10° above NE|2018-09-26 18:14:00.0,Wed Sep 26, 9:14 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above NNW,10° above NNW|2018-09-27 17:22:00.0,Thu Sep 27, 8:22 PM,3 min,13°,12° above NW,10° above N|2018-09-28 16:30:00.0,Fri Sep 28, 7:30 PM,3 min,19°,17° above NW,10° above NNE|

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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