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Location: Barnstaple, England, United Kingdom

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, 9:11 PM < 1 min 13° 11° above SSW 13° above SSW  
Fri Sep 20, 8:23 PM 2 min 16° 10° above S 15° above SE  
Fri Sep 20, 9:58 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above WSW 12° above WSW  
Sat Sep 21, 9:10 PM 2 min 35° 10° above SW 35° above SSW  
Sun Sep 22, 8:22 PM 4 min 30° 10° above SSW 22° above ESE  
Sun Sep 22, 9:58 PM 1 min 18° 10° above WSW 18° above WSW  
Mon Sep 23, 7:38 PM 1 min 17° 17° above ESE 11° above E  
Mon Sep 23, 9:10 PM 3 min 73° 10° above WSW 72° above SSE  
Tue Sep 24, 8:21 PM 5 min 56° 10° above WSW 23° above E  
Tue Sep 24, 9:58 PM 1 min 22° 10° above W 22° above W  
Wed Sep 25, 7:33 PM 6 min 41° 12° above SW 11° above E  
Wed Sep 25, 9:10 PM 3 min 83° 15° above W 82° above NNE  
Thu Sep 26, 8:22 PM 4 min 85° 22° above WSW 26° above E  
Thu Sep 26, 9:58 PM 1 min 22° 12° above W 22° above W  
Fri Sep 27, 7:34 PM 5 min 70° 27° above WSW 11° above E  
Fri Sep 27, 9:11 PM 2 min 70° 22° above W 70° above NW  
Sat Sep 28, 8:23 PM 3 min 79° 34° above W 26° above E  
Sat Sep 28, 9:58 PM < 1 min 18° 12° above W 18° above W  
Sun Sep 29, 7:35 PM 4 min 84° 43° above W 12° above E  
Sun Sep 29, 9:10 PM 1 min 55° 22° above W 55° above W  
Mon Sep 30, 8:22 PM 3 min 83° 34° above WNW 32° above E  
Mon Sep 30, 9:57 PM < 1 min 14° 10° above W 14° above W  

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, 3:18 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above E 10° above E  
Sat Sep 14, 4:52 AM 4 min 48° 47° above SW 10° above SE  
Sun Sep 15, 4:24 AM 2 min 26° 26° above SE 11° above SE  
Sun Sep 15, 5:58 AM 3 min 14° 12° above WSW 10° above S  
Mon Sep 16, 5:30 AM 2 min 16° 16° above SSW 10° above S  
Fri Sep 20, 8:28 PM 1 min 12° 10° above SSE 12° above SE  
Fri Sep 20, 10:03 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above SW 10° above SW  
Sat Sep 21, 7:58 PM 2 min 11° 10° above SSE 10° above ESE  
Sat Sep 21, 9:33 PM 2 min 23° 10° above SW 23° above SSW  
Sun Sep 22, 9:03 PM 3 min 40° 10° above SW 40° above SSE  
Mon Sep 23, 8:34 PM 5 min 37° 10° above SW 27° above ESE  
Mon Sep 23, 10:11 PM 1 min 17° 10° above W 17° above W  
Tue Sep 24, 8:04 PM 6 min 34° 10° above SW 14° above E  
Tue Sep 24, 9:41 PM 2 min 38° 10° above WSW 38° above WSW  
Wed Sep 25, 7:34 PM 6 min 31° 11° above SSW 11° above E  
Wed Sep 25, 9:11 PM 4 min 85° 10° above WSW 85° above SE  
Thu Sep 26, 8:42 PM 4 min 81° 14° above WSW 36° above E  
Thu Sep 26, 10:19 PM 1 min 17° 10° above W 17° above W  
Fri Sep 27, 8:13 PM 5 min 78° 21° above WSW 20° above E  
Fri Sep 27, 9:50 PM 2 min 30° 12° above W 30° above W  
Sat Sep 28, 7:43 PM 5 min 74° 25° above WSW 11° above E  
Sat Sep 28, 9:21 PM 2 min 71° 21° above W 71° above WNW  
Sun Sep 29, 8:51 PM 3 min 80° 25° above W 55° above ENE  
Sun Sep 29, 10:28 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above W 12° above W  
Mon Sep 30, 8:22 PM 3 min 79° 30° above W 29° above E  
Mon Sep 30, 9:58 PM 1 min 20° 12° above W 20° above W  
Tue Oct 1, 7:52 PM 4 min 79° 37° above W 17° above E  
Tue Oct 1, 9:29 PM 1 min 36° 17° above W 36° above W  
Wed Oct 2, 7:22 PM 4 min 80° 46° above W 11° above E  
Wed Oct 2, 8:59 PM 2 min 71° 25° above W 71° above S  
Thu Oct 3, 8:30 PM 3 min 75° 30° above W 43° above ESE  
Thu Oct 3, 10:06 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above W 12° above W  
2019-09-19 20:11:00.0,Thu Sep 19, 9:11 PM,< 1 min,13°,11° above SSW,13° above SSW|2019-09-20 19:23:00.0,Fri Sep 20, 8:23 PM,2 min,16°,10° above S,15° above SE|2019-09-20 20:58:00.0,Fri Sep 20, 9:58 PM,< 1 min,12°,10° above WSW,12° above WSW|2019-09-21 20:10:00.0,Sat Sep 21, 9:10 PM,2 min,35°,10° above SW,35° above SSW|2019-09-22 19:22:00.0,Sun Sep 22, 8:22 PM,4 min,30°,10° above SSW,22° above ESE|2019-09-22 20:58:00.0,Sun Sep 22, 9:58 PM,1 min,18°,10° above WSW,18° above WSW|2019-09-23 18:38:00.0,Mon Sep 23, 7:38 PM,1 min,17°,17° above ESE,11° above E|2019-09-23 20:10:00.0,Mon Sep 23, 9:10 PM,3 min,73°,10° above WSW,72° above SSE|2019-09-24 19:21:00.0,Tue Sep 24, 8:21 PM,5 min,56°,10° above WSW,23° above E|2019-09-24 20:58:00.0,Tue Sep 24, 9:58 PM,1 min,22°,10° above W,22° above W|2019-09-25 18:33:00.0,Wed Sep 25, 7:33 PM,6 min,41°,12° above SW,11° above E|2019-09-25 20:10:00.0,Wed Sep 25, 9:10 PM,3 min,83°,15° above W,82° above NNE|2019-09-26 19:22:00.0,Thu Sep 26, 8:22 PM,4 min,85°,22° above WSW,26° above E|2019-09-26 20:58:00.0,Thu Sep 26, 9:58 PM,1 min,22°,12° above W,22° above W|2019-09-27 18:34:00.0,Fri Sep 27, 7:34 PM,5 min,70°,27° above WSW,11° above E|2019-09-27 20:11:00.0,Fri Sep 27, 9:11 PM,2 min,70°,22° above W,70° above NW|2019-09-28 19:23:00.0,Sat Sep 28, 8:23 PM,3 min,79°,34° above W,26° above E|2019-09-28 20:58:00.0,Sat Sep 28, 9:58 PM,< 1 min,18°,12° above W,18° above W|2019-09-29 18:35:00.0,Sun Sep 29, 7:35 PM,4 min,84°,43° above W,12° above E|2019-09-29 20:10:00.0,Sun Sep 29, 9:10 PM,1 min,55°,22° above W,55° above W|2019-09-30 19:22:00.0,Mon Sep 30, 8:22 PM,3 min,83°,34° above WNW,32° above E|2019-09-30 20:57:00.0,Mon Sep 30, 9:57 PM,< 1 min,14°,10° above W,14° above W|

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