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The following ISS sightings are possible from Saturday Jan 19, 2019 through Sunday Feb 3, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Sun Jan 20, 7:00 PM 1 min 22° 12° above SSW 22° above S  
Mon Jan 21, 6:09 PM 3 min 15° 10° above S 13° above ESE  
Mon Jan 21, 7:45 PM < 1 min 18° 15° above WSW 18° above WSW  
Tue Jan 22, 6:54 PM 3 min 86° 16° above SW 80° above ENE  
Wed Jan 23, 6:02 PM 6 min 42° 11° above SSW 12° above ENE  
Wed Jan 23, 7:40 PM < 1 min 18° 14° above WNW 18° above WNW  
Thu Jan 24, 6:49 PM 2 min 36° 27° above WNW 25° above NNE  
Fri Jan 25, 5:58 PM 4 min 67° 43° above WSW 11° above NE  
Fri Jan 25, 7:34 PM 1 min 13° 10° above NW 13° above NW  
Sat Jan 26, 6:43 PM 3 min 19° 13° above WNW 14° above N  
Sun Jan 27, 5:52 PM 4 min 28° 21° above WNW 11° above NNE  
Mon Jan 28, 6:37 PM 3 min 12° 10° above NW 10° above N  
Sat Feb 2, 7:12 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above N 10° above N  
2019-01-20 17:00:00.0,Sun Jan 20, 7:00 PM,1 min,22°,12° above SSW,22° above S|2019-01-21 16:09:00.0,Mon Jan 21, 6:09 PM,3 min,15°,10° above S,13° above ESE|2019-01-21 17:45:00.0,Mon Jan 21, 7:45 PM,< 1 min,18°,15° above WSW,18° above WSW|2019-01-22 16:54:00.0,Tue Jan 22, 6:54 PM,3 min,86°,16° above SW,80° above ENE|2019-01-23 16:02:00.0,Wed Jan 23, 6:02 PM,6 min,42°,11° above SSW,12° above ENE|2019-01-23 17:40:00.0,Wed Jan 23, 7:40 PM,< 1 min,18°,14° above WNW,18° above WNW|2019-01-24 16:49:00.0,Thu Jan 24, 6:49 PM,2 min,36°,27° above WNW,25° above NNE|2019-01-25 15:58:00.0,Fri Jan 25, 5:58 PM,4 min,67°,43° above WSW,11° above NE|2019-01-25 17:34:00.0,Fri Jan 25, 7:34 PM,1 min,13°,10° above NW,13° above NW|2019-01-26 16:43:00.0,Sat Jan 26, 6:43 PM,3 min,19°,13° above WNW,14° above N|2019-01-27 15:52:00.0,Sun Jan 27, 5:52 PM,4 min,28°,21° above WNW,11° above NNE|2019-01-28 16:37:00.0,Mon Jan 28, 6:37 PM,3 min,12°,10° above NW,10° above N|2019-02-02 17:12:00.0,Sat Feb 2, 7:12 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