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Location: Blackpool, 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
Fri Sep 20, 8:25 PM 1 min 12° 10° above SSE 12° above SE  
Sat Sep 21, 9:11 PM 2 min 24° 11° above SW 24° above S  
Sun Sep 22, 8:23 PM 3 min 22° 11° above SSW 19° above SE  
Sun Sep 22, 9:58 PM < 1 min 15° 10° above WSW 15° above WSW  
Mon Sep 23, 7:36 PM 3 min 16° 12° above S 11° above ESE  
Mon Sep 23, 9:10 PM 3 min 40° 10° above WSW 40° above SSW  
Tue Sep 24, 8:22 PM 5 min 36° 10° above SW 22° above ESE  
Tue Sep 24, 9:58 PM 1 min 18° 10° above W 18° above WSW  
Wed Sep 25, 7:34 PM 5 min 28° 11° above SSW 11° above E  
Wed Sep 25, 9:10 PM 3 min 55° 10° above WSW 55° above SSW  
Thu Sep 26, 8:21 PM 5 min 51° 10° above WSW 27° above ESE  
Thu Sep 26, 9:58 PM 1 min 18° 10° above W 18° above W  
Fri Sep 27, 7:34 PM 6 min 43° 14° above SW 10° above E  
Fri Sep 27, 9:10 PM 3 min 57° 12° above W 57° above SSW  
Sat Sep 28, 8:22 PM 3 min 60° 22° above WSW 29° above ESE  
Sat Sep 28, 9:58 PM 1 min 17° 10° above W 17° above W  
Sun Sep 29, 7:34 PM 5 min 56° 26° above WSW 11° above E  
Sun Sep 29, 9:10 PM 2 min 43° 15° above W 43° above SW  
Mon Sep 30, 8:22 PM 3 min 55° 26° above WSW 35° above SE  
Mon Sep 30, 9:58 PM < 1 min 13° 11° above W 13° 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, 4:52 AM 3 min 31° 31° above SSW 10° above SE  
Sun Sep 15, 4:24 AM 1 min 19° 19° above SSE 10° above SE  
Sun Sep 15, 5:59 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above SW 10° above SW  
Mon Sep 16, 5:30 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above SSW 10° above SSW  
Sat Sep 21, 9:34 PM < 1 min 16° 11° above SW 16° above SSW  
Sun Sep 22, 9:04 PM 2 min 27° 11° above SSW 27° above S  
Mon Sep 23, 8:35 PM 4 min 26° 11° above SSW 24° above SE  
Mon Sep 23, 10:11 PM < 1 min 14° 10° above WSW 14° above WSW  
Tue Sep 24, 8:05 PM 5 min 25° 11° above SSW 14° above ESE  
Tue Sep 24, 9:42 PM 2 min 29° 10° above WSW 29° above SW  
Wed Sep 25, 7:35 PM 5 min 23° 11° above SSW 11° above E  
Wed Sep 25, 9:12 PM 3 min 52° 10° above WSW 52° above S  
Thu Sep 26, 8:42 PM 5 min 52° 10° above WSW 35° above ESE  
Thu Sep 26, 10:20 PM < 1 min 14° 10° above W 14° above W  
Fri Sep 27, 8:12 PM 6 min 49° 10° above WSW 21° above E  
Fri Sep 27, 9:50 PM 2 min 29° 10° above W 29° above WSW  
Sat Sep 28, 7:43 PM 6 min 47° 14° above SW 12° above E  
Sat Sep 28, 9:20 PM 3 min 51° 10° above W 51° above SW  
Sun Sep 29, 8:51 PM 3 min 62° 17° above W 57° above SSE  
Sun Sep 29, 10:28 PM < 1 min 11° 11° above W 11° above W  
Mon Sep 30, 8:21 PM 4 min 62° 25° above WSW 28° above ESE  
Mon Sep 30, 9:58 PM 1 min 19° 11° above W 19° above W  
Tue Oct 1, 7:52 PM 4 min 63° 29° above WSW 16° above ESE  
Tue Oct 1, 9:28 PM 2 min 30° 11° above W 30° above WSW  
Wed Oct 2, 7:22 PM 5 min 62° 35° above WSW 11° above E  
Wed Oct 2, 8:59 PM 3 min 42° 16° above W 42° above S  
Thu Oct 3, 8:30 PM 3 min 45° 23° above WSW 33° above SSE  
Thu Oct 3, 10:07 PM < 1 min 11° 11° above WSW 11° above WSW  
2019-09-20 19:25:00.0,Fri Sep 20, 8:25 PM,1 min,12°,10° above SSE,12° above SE|2019-09-21 20:11:00.0,Sat Sep 21, 9:11 PM,2 min,24°,11° above SW,24° above S|2019-09-22 19:23:00.0,Sun Sep 22, 8:23 PM,3 min,22°,11° above SSW,19° above SE|2019-09-22 20:58:00.0,Sun Sep 22, 9:58 PM,< 1 min,15°,10° above WSW,15° above WSW|2019-09-23 18:36:00.0,Mon Sep 23, 7:36 PM,3 min,16°,12° above S,11° above ESE|2019-09-23 20:10:00.0,Mon Sep 23, 9:10 PM,3 min,40°,10° above WSW,40° above SSW|2019-09-24 19:22:00.0,Tue Sep 24, 8:22 PM,5 min,36°,10° above SW,22° above ESE|2019-09-24 20:58:00.0,Tue Sep 24, 9:58 PM,1 min,18°,10° above W,18° above WSW|2019-09-25 18:34:00.0,Wed Sep 25, 7:34 PM,5 min,28°,11° above SSW,11° above E|2019-09-25 20:10:00.0,Wed Sep 25, 9:10 PM,3 min,55°,10° above WSW,55° above SSW|2019-09-26 19:21:00.0,Thu Sep 26, 8:21 PM,5 min,51°,10° above WSW,27° above ESE|2019-09-26 20:58:00.0,Thu Sep 26, 9:58 PM,1 min,18°,10° above W,18° above W|2019-09-27 18:34:00.0,Fri Sep 27, 7:34 PM,6 min,43°,14° above SW,10° above E|2019-09-27 20:10:00.0,Fri Sep 27, 9:10 PM,3 min,57°,12° above W,57° above SSW|2019-09-28 19:22:00.0,Sat Sep 28, 8:22 PM,3 min,60°,22° above WSW,29° above ESE|2019-09-28 20:58:00.0,Sat Sep 28, 9:58 PM,1 min,17°,10° above W,17° above W|2019-09-29 18:34:00.0,Sun Sep 29, 7:34 PM,5 min,56°,26° above WSW,11° above E|2019-09-29 20:10:00.0,Sun Sep 29, 9:10 PM,2 min,43°,15° above W,43° above SW|2019-09-30 19:22:00.0,Mon Sep 30, 8:22 PM,3 min,55°,26° above WSW,35° above SE|2019-09-30 20:58:00.0,Mon Sep 30, 9:58 PM,< 1 min,13°,11° above W,13° 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.

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