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The following ISS sightings are possible from Friday Feb 14, 2020 through Tuesday Mar 3, 2020

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Thu Feb 20, 6:06 AM 3 min 27° 11° above S 27° above SE  
Fri Feb 21, 5:20 AM 2 min 15° 11° above SSE 15° above ESE  
Sat Feb 22, 6:07 AM 6 min 87° 10° above SW 12° above NE  
Sun Feb 23, 5:21 AM 3 min 49° 28° above SSW 25° above ENE  
Mon Feb 24, 4:36 AM < 1 min 22° 22° above E 20° above E  
Mon Feb 24, 6:09 AM 6 min 31° 11° above W 11° above NNE  
Tue Feb 25, 5:24 AM 3 min 50° 48° above NW 11° above NE  
Wed Feb 26, 4:39 AM 1 min 21° 21° above NE 12° above NE  
Wed Feb 26, 6:12 AM 4 min 16° 11° above WNW 10° above NNE  
Thu Feb 27, 5:26 AM 2 min 21° 21° above NNW 11° above NNE  
Fri Feb 28, 4:41 AM < 1 min 15° 15° above NNE 10° above NNE  
Fri Feb 28, 6:15 AM 1 min 10° 10° above NNW 10° above N  
Sat Feb 29, 5:28 AM 2 min 12° 12° above NNW 10° above N  
Sun Mar 1, 4:42 AM < 1 min 12° 12° above NNE 10° above NNE  

The following CYGNUS sightings are possible from Friday Feb 14, 2020 through Tuesday Mar 3, 2020

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Wed Feb 19, 6:37 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above SSW 10° above SSW  
Thu Feb 20, 6:04 AM 3 min 23° 10° above S 23° above SE  
Fri Feb 21, 5:32 AM 3 min 19° 10° above S 18° above ESE  
Sat Feb 22, 5:00 AM 3 min 15° 10° above SSE 14° above ESE  
Sun Feb 23, 4:30 AM 2 min 12° 12° above SE 10° above ESE  
Sun Feb 23, 6:04 AM 7 min 70° 10° above WSW 10° above NE  
Mon Feb 24, 5:33 AM 5 min 86° 27° above SW 10° above NE  
Tue Feb 25, 5:03 AM 3 min 73° 73° above E 12° above NE  
Wed Feb 26, 4:32 AM 1 min 29° 29° above ENE 14° above ENE  
Wed Feb 26, 6:06 AM 5 min 21° 12° above WNW 11° above NNE  
Thu Feb 27, 4:02 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Thu Feb 27, 5:36 AM 4 min 24° 22° above NW 11° above NNE  
Fri Feb 28, 5:05 AM 2 min 25° 25° above N 10° above NNE  
Sat Feb 29, 4:34 AM 1 min 18° 18° above NNE 11° above NNE  
Sat Feb 29, 6:10 AM 2 min 11° 10° above NNW 10° above N  
2020-02-20 04:06:00.0,Thu Feb 20, 6:06 AM,3 min,27°,11° above S,27° above SE|2020-02-21 03:20:00.0,Fri Feb 21, 5:20 AM,2 min,15°,11° above SSE,15° above ESE|2020-02-22 04:07:00.0,Sat Feb 22, 6:07 AM,6 min,87°,10° above SW,12° above NE|2020-02-23 03:21:00.0,Sun Feb 23, 5:21 AM,3 min,49°,28° above SSW,25° above ENE|2020-02-24 02:36:00.0,Mon Feb 24, 4:36 AM,< 1 min,22°,22° above E,20° above E|2020-02-24 04:09:00.0,Mon Feb 24, 6:09 AM,6 min,31°,11° above W,11° above NNE|2020-02-25 03:24:00.0,Tue Feb 25, 5:24 AM,3 min,50°,48° above NW,11° above NE|2020-02-26 02:39:00.0,Wed Feb 26, 4:39 AM,1 min,21°,21° above NE,12° above NE|2020-02-26 04:12:00.0,Wed Feb 26, 6:12 AM,4 min,16°,11° above WNW,10° above NNE|2020-02-27 03:26:00.0,Thu Feb 27, 5:26 AM,2 min,21°,21° above NNW,11° above NNE|2020-02-28 02:41:00.0,Fri Feb 28, 4:41 AM,< 1 min,15°,15° above NNE,10° above NNE|2020-02-28 04:15:00.0,Fri Feb 28, 6:15 AM,1 min,10°,10° above NNW,10° above N|2020-02-29 03:28:00.0,Sat Feb 29, 5:28 AM,2 min,12°,12° above NNW,10° above N|2020-03-01 02:42:00.0,Sun Mar 1, 4:42 AM,< 1 min,12°,12° above NNE,10° 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 chart. Click the link for a detailed description of the astronomical horizon and sighting alert messages.