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Location: L viv, Ukraine

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

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Thu Sep 19, 9:38 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above SW 12° above SW  
Fri Sep 20, 8:50 PM 3 min 24° 10° above SSW 24° above SSE  
Sat Sep 21, 8:03 PM 4 min 16° 10° above S 11° above ESE  
Sat Sep 21, 9:38 PM 2 min 34° 10° above WSW 34° above SW  
Sun Sep 22, 8:49 PM 4 min 49° 10° above SW 38° above ESE  
Sun Sep 22, 10:26 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above W 12° above W  
Mon Sep 23, 8:01 PM 6 min 33° 10° above SW 10° above E  
Mon Sep 23, 9:37 PM 2 min 43° 10° above W 43° above W  
Tue Sep 24, 8:49 PM 4 min 87° 12° above WSW 40° above ENE  
Tue Sep 24, 10:26 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above W 12° above WNW  
Wed Sep 25, 8:01 PM 6 min 66° 15° above WSW 11° above ENE  
Wed Sep 25, 9:38 PM 1 min 40° 18° above W 40° above WNW  
Thu Sep 26, 8:50 PM 3 min 66° 27° above W 38° above ENE  
Thu Sep 26, 10:26 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above WNW 12° above WNW  
Fri Sep 27, 8:02 PM 4 min 77° 34° above W 11° above ENE  
Fri Sep 27, 9:39 PM 1 min 41° 22° above WNW 41° above WNW  
Sat Sep 28, 8:51 PM 2 min 60° 32° above WNW 45° above NE  
Sat Sep 28, 10:25 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above WNW 10° above WNW  
Sun Sep 29, 8:02 PM 4 min 61° 40° above WNW 14° above ENE  
Sun Sep 29, 9:38 PM < 1 min 34° 22° above WNW 34° above WNW  
Mon Sep 30, 8:50 PM 2 min 71° 27° above WNW 62° above ENE  

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, 3:44 AM < 1 min 14° 14° above E 10° above E  
Sat Sep 14, 5:18 AM 4 min 48° 38° above WSW 10° above SE  
Sun Sep 15, 4:50 AM 2 min 37° 37° above SSE 11° above SE  
Sun Sep 15, 6:25 AM 3 min 12° 10° above WSW 10° above SSW  
Mon Sep 16, 4:22 AM < 1 min 13° 13° above SE 11° above SE  
Mon Sep 16, 5:56 AM 2 min 14° 14° above SW 10° above S  
Tue Sep 17, 5:29 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above S 10° above S  
Thu Sep 19, 9:23 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above S 10° above S  
Fri Sep 20, 8:53 PM 2 min 17° 10° above S 17° above SSE  
Sat Sep 21, 8:23 PM 3 min 17° 11° above S 16° above ESE  
Sat Sep 21, 10:00 PM 1 min 21° 10° above WSW 21° above SW  
Sun Sep 22, 7:54 PM 4 min 15° 10° above S 11° above ESE  
Sun Sep 22, 9:30 PM 3 min 44° 10° above SW 44° above SW  
Mon Sep 23, 9:00 PM 4 min 56° 10° above SW 44° above ESE  
Mon Sep 23, 10:38 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above W 12° above W  
Tue Sep 24, 8:30 PM 6 min 51° 10° above SW 21° above E  
Tue Sep 24, 10:08 PM 2 min 25° 10° above W 25° above W  
Wed Sep 25, 8:00 PM 6 min 47° 10° above SW 12° above ENE  
Wed Sep 25, 9:38 PM 3 min 55° 10° above W 55° above WNW  
Thu Sep 26, 9:09 PM 3 min 72° 21° above W 53° above NE  
Thu Sep 26, 10:46 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above WNW 10° above WNW  
Fri Sep 27, 8:40 PM 3 min 75° 30° above W 29° above ENE  
Fri Sep 27, 10:17 PM 1 min 21° 12° above WNW 21° above WNW  
Sat Sep 28, 8:10 PM 4 min 78° 37° above W 14° above ENE  
Sat Sep 28, 9:47 PM 1 min 36° 17° above WNW 36° above WNW  
Sun Sep 29, 7:40 PM 5 min 82° 37° above W 11° above ENE  
Sun Sep 29, 9:18 PM 2 min 62° 25° above WNW 62° above NNW  
Mon Sep 30, 8:48 PM 3 min 64° 30° above WNW 41° above ENE  
Mon Sep 30, 10:24 PM < 1 min 14° 10° above WNW 14° above WNW  
Tue Oct 1, 8:19 PM 3 min 63° 36° above WNW 23° above ENE  
Tue Oct 1, 9:55 PM 1 min 25° 14° above WNW 25° above W  
Wed Oct 2, 7:49 PM 4 min 63° 35° above WNW 14° above E  
Wed Oct 2, 9:26 PM 1 min 45° 21° above WNW 45° above W  
Thu Oct 3, 7:23 PM < 1 min 14° 14° above E 11° above E  
Thu Oct 3, 8:56 PM 2 min 80° 25° above WNW 69° above SE  
2019-09-19 18:38:00.0,Thu Sep 19, 9:38 PM,< 1 min,12°,10° above SW,12° above SW|2019-09-20 17:50:00.0,Fri Sep 20, 8:50 PM,3 min,24°,10° above SSW,24° above SSE|2019-09-21 17:03:00.0,Sat Sep 21, 8:03 PM,4 min,16°,10° above S,11° above ESE|2019-09-21 18:38:00.0,Sat Sep 21, 9:38 PM,2 min,34°,10° above WSW,34° above SW|2019-09-22 17:49:00.0,Sun Sep 22, 8:49 PM,4 min,49°,10° above SW,38° above ESE|2019-09-22 19:26:00.0,Sun Sep 22, 10:26 PM,< 1 min,12°,10° above W,12° above W|2019-09-23 17:01:00.0,Mon Sep 23, 8:01 PM,6 min,33°,10° above SW,10° above E|2019-09-23 18:37:00.0,Mon Sep 23, 9:37 PM,2 min,43°,10° above W,43° above W|2019-09-24 17:49:00.0,Tue Sep 24, 8:49 PM,4 min,87°,12° above WSW,40° above ENE|2019-09-24 19:26:00.0,Tue Sep 24, 10:26 PM,< 1 min,12°,10° above W,12° above WNW|2019-09-25 17:01:00.0,Wed Sep 25, 8:01 PM,6 min,66°,15° above WSW,11° above ENE|2019-09-25 18:38:00.0,Wed Sep 25, 9:38 PM,1 min,40°,18° above W,40° above WNW|2019-09-26 17:50:00.0,Thu Sep 26, 8:50 PM,3 min,66°,27° above W,38° above ENE|2019-09-26 19:26:00.0,Thu Sep 26, 10:26 PM,< 1 min,12°,10° above WNW,12° above WNW|2019-09-27 17:02:00.0,Fri Sep 27, 8:02 PM,4 min,77°,34° above W,11° above ENE|2019-09-27 18:39:00.0,Fri Sep 27, 9:39 PM,1 min,41°,22° above WNW,41° above WNW|2019-09-28 17:51:00.0,Sat Sep 28, 8:51 PM,2 min,60°,32° above WNW,45° above NE|2019-09-28 19:25:00.0,Sat Sep 28, 10:25 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above WNW,10° above WNW|2019-09-29 17:02:00.0,Sun Sep 29, 8:02 PM,4 min,61°,40° above WNW,14° above ENE|2019-09-29 18:38:00.0,Sun Sep 29, 9:38 PM,< 1 min,34°,22° above WNW,34° above WNW|2019-09-30 17:50:00.0,Mon Sep 30, 8:50 PM,2 min,71°,27° above WNW,62° above ENE|

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