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Location: Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom

The following ISS sightings are possible from Monday Feb 18, 2019 through Tuesday Mar 5, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Fri Feb 22, 6:25 AM < 1 min 11° 10° above SSE 11° above SE  
Sun Feb 24, 6:17 AM 3 min 21° 11° above SSW 20° above SE  
Mon Feb 25, 5:26 AM 2 min 13° 10° above S 13° above SE  
Tue Feb 26, 6:10 AM 4 min 37° 10° above SW 34° above ESE  
Wed Feb 27, 5:20 AM 3 min 25° 14° above SSW 22° above ESE  
Thu Feb 28, 4:31 AM 2 min 17° 17° above SE 12° above ESE  
Thu Feb 28, 6:04 AM 4 min 65° 10° above WSW 45° above E  
Fri Mar 1, 5:15 AM 2 min 46° 31° above SSW 30° above E  
Sat Mar 2, 4:26 AM 1 min 28° 28° above ESE 19° above E  
Sat Mar 2, 5:59 AM 4 min 87° 12° above WSW 39° above ENE  
Sun Mar 3, 5:10 AM 2 min 75° 44° above WSW 30° above E  
Mon Mar 4, 4:21 AM < 1 min 33° 33° above E 22° above E  
Mon Mar 4, 5:54 AM 4 min 73° 12° above W 38° above ENE  
Tue Mar 5, 3:32 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above E 10° above E  
Tue Mar 5, 5:05 AM 2 min 80° 44° above W 31° above ENE  

The following CYGNUS sightings are possible from Monday Feb 18, 2019 through Tuesday Mar 5, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Sat Feb 23, 6:22 AM 1 min 13° 11° above SSE 13° above SE  
Sun Feb 24, 6:32 AM 2 min 23° 10° above SSW 23° above SE  
2019-02-22 06:25:00.0,Fri Feb 22, 6:25 AM,< 1 min,11°,10° above SSE,11° above SE|2019-02-24 06:17:00.0,Sun Feb 24, 6:17 AM,3 min,21°,11° above SSW,20° above SE|2019-02-25 05:26:00.0,Mon Feb 25, 5:26 AM,2 min,13°,10° above S,13° above SE|2019-02-26 06:10:00.0,Tue Feb 26, 6:10 AM,4 min,37°,10° above SW,34° above ESE|2019-02-27 05:20:00.0,Wed Feb 27, 5:20 AM,3 min,25°,14° above SSW,22° above ESE|2019-02-28 04:31:00.0,Thu Feb 28, 4:31 AM,2 min,17°,17° above SE,12° above ESE|2019-02-28 06:04:00.0,Thu Feb 28, 6:04 AM,4 min,65°,10° above WSW,45° above E|2019-03-01 05:15:00.0,Fri Mar 1, 5:15 AM,2 min,46°,31° above SSW,30° above E|2019-03-02 04:26:00.0,Sat Mar 2, 4:26 AM,1 min,28°,28° above ESE,19° above E|2019-03-02 05:59:00.0,Sat Mar 2, 5:59 AM,4 min,87°,12° above WSW,39° above ENE|2019-03-03 05:10:00.0,Sun Mar 3, 5:10 AM,2 min,75°,44° above WSW,30° above E|2019-03-04 04:21:00.0,Mon Mar 4, 4:21 AM,< 1 min,33°,33° above E,22° above E|2019-03-04 05:54:00.0,Mon Mar 4, 5:54 AM,4 min,73°,12° above W,38° above ENE|2019-03-05 03:32:00.0,Tue Mar 5, 3:32 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above E,10° above E|2019-03-05 05:05:00.0,Tue Mar 5, 5:05 AM,2 min,80°,44° above W,31° 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