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The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Feb 21, 2024 through Thursday Mar 7, 2024

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Thu Feb 22, 4:19 AM 1 min 15° 15° above ESE 10° above E  
Thu Feb 22, 5:52 AM 5 min 71° 24° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Fri Feb 23, 5:05 AM 3 min 53° 51° above SE 10° above E  
Sat Feb 24, 4:19 AM 1 min 19° 19° above E 10° above E  
Sat Feb 24, 5:51 AM 5 min 82° 24° above W 10° above E  
Sun Feb 25, 5:06 AM 3 min 86° 83° above ESE 10° above ENE  
Mon Feb 26, 4:20 AM 1 min 22° 22° above E 10° above ENE  
Mon Feb 26, 5:53 AM 5 min 73° 24° above W 10° above E  
Tue Feb 27, 5:07 AM 4 min 75° 73° above NW 10° above E  
Wed Feb 28, 4:21 AM 2 min 26° 26° above ENE 10° above E  
Wed Feb 28, 5:54 AM 6 min 84° 18° above WNW 10° above E  
Thu Feb 29, 3:35 AM < 1 min 9° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Thu Feb 29, 5:08 AM 4 min 76° 64° above NW 10° above E  
Fri Mar 1, 4:22 AM 2 min 30° 30° above E 10° above E  
Fri Mar 1, 5:55 AM 6 min 66° 18° above W 10° above ESE  
Sat Mar 2, 3:35 AM < 1 min 11° 11° above E 10° above E  
Sat Mar 2, 5:08 AM 4 min 83° 55° above W 10° above ESE  
Sun Mar 3, 4:22 AM 2 min 31° 31° above E 10° above E  
Sun Mar 3, 5:55 AM 6 min 36° 15° above W 10° above SE  
Mon Mar 4, 3:36 AM < 1 min 9° above E 10° above E  
Mon Mar 4, 5:09 AM 4 min 50° 48° above SW 10° above SE  
Tue Mar 5, 4:23 AM 2 min 26° 26° above ESE 10° above ESE  
Tue Mar 5, 5:56 AM 4 min 18° 14° above WSW 10° above S  
Wed Mar 6, 5:10 AM 3 min 26° 26° above SSW 10° above SSE  
Thu Mar 7, 4:25 AM 1 min 14° 14° above SE 10° above SE  
{ts '2024-02-22 04:19:00'},Thu Feb 22, 4:19 AM,1 min,15°,15° above ESE,10° above E|{ts '2024-02-22 05:52:00'},Thu Feb 22, 5:52 AM,5 min,71°,24° above WSW,10° above ENE|{ts '2024-02-23 05:05:00'},Fri Feb 23, 5:05 AM,3 min,53°,51° above SE,10° above E|{ts '2024-02-24 04:19:00'},Sat Feb 24, 4:19 AM,1 min,19°,19° above E,10° above E|{ts '2024-02-24 05:51:00'},Sat Feb 24, 5:51 AM,5 min,82°,24° above W,10° above E|{ts '2024-02-25 05:06:00'},Sun Feb 25, 5:06 AM,3 min,86°,83° above ESE,10° above ENE|{ts '2024-02-26 04:20:00'},Mon Feb 26, 4:20 AM,1 min,22°,22° above E,10° above ENE|{ts '2024-02-26 05:53:00'},Mon Feb 26, 5:53 AM,5 min,73°,24° above W,10° above E|{ts '2024-02-27 05:07:00'},Tue Feb 27, 5:07 AM,4 min,75°,73° above NW,10° above E|{ts '2024-02-28 04:21:00'},Wed Feb 28, 4:21 AM,2 min,26°,26° above ENE,10° above E|{ts '2024-02-28 05:54:00'},Wed Feb 28, 5:54 AM,6 min,84°,18° above WNW,10° above E|{ts '2024-02-29 03:35:00'},Thu Feb 29, 3:35 AM,< 1 min,9°,9° above ENE,10° above ENE|{ts '2024-02-29 05:08:00'},Thu Feb 29, 5:08 AM,4 min,76°,64° above NW,10° above E|{ts '2024-03-01 04:22:00'},Fri Mar 1, 4:22 AM,2 min,30°,30° above E,10° above E|{ts '2024-03-01 05:55:00'},Fri Mar 1, 5:55 AM,6 min,66°,18° above W,10° above ESE|{ts '2024-03-02 03:35:00'},Sat Mar 2, 3:35 AM,< 1 min,11°,11° above E,10° above E|{ts '2024-03-02 05:08:00'},Sat Mar 2, 5:08 AM,4 min,83°,55° above W,10° above ESE|{ts '2024-03-03 04:22:00'},Sun Mar 3, 4:22 AM,2 min,31°,31° above E,10° above E|{ts '2024-03-03 05:55:00'},Sun Mar 3, 5:55 AM,6 min,36°,15° above W,10° above SE|{ts '2024-03-04 03:36:00'},Mon Mar 4, 3:36 AM,< 1 min,9°,9° above E,10° above E|{ts '2024-03-04 05:09:00'},Mon Mar 4, 5:09 AM,4 min,50°,48° above SW,10° above SE|{ts '2024-03-05 04:23:00'},Tue Mar 5, 4:23 AM,2 min,26°,26° above ESE,10° above ESE|{ts '2024-03-05 05:56:00'},Tue Mar 5, 5:56 AM,4 min,18°,14° above WSW,10° above S|{ts '2024-03-06 05:10:00'},Wed Mar 6, 5:10 AM,3 min,26°,26° above SSW,10° above SSE|{ts '2024-03-07 04:25:00'},Thu Mar 7, 4:25 AM,1 min,14°,14° above SE,10° above SE|

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 chart. Click the link for a detailed description of the astronomical horizon and sighting alert messages.