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Location: Exeter, England, United Kingdom

The following ISS sightings are possible from Monday Sep 21, 2020 through Tuesday Oct 6, 2020

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Mon Sep 21, 7:52 PM 6 min 32° 10° above SW 10° above E  
Mon Sep 21, 9:28 PM 3 min 54° 10° above WSW 54° above W  
Tue Sep 22, 8:41 PM 5 min 78° 10° above WSW 33° above E  
Tue Sep 22, 10:18 PM < 1 min 15° 10° above W 15° above W  
Wed Sep 23, 7:54 PM 6 min 61° 12° above WSW 11° above ENE  
Wed Sep 23, 9:31 PM 2 min 52° 15° above W 52° above WNW  
Thu Sep 24, 8:44 PM 3 min 77° 27° above W 42° above ENE  
Thu Sep 24, 10:20 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above WNW 12° above WNW  
Fri Sep 25, 7:57 PM 4 min 86° 34° above W 12° above ENE  
Fri Sep 25, 9:33 PM 1 min 42° 18° above WNW 42° above WNW  
Sat Sep 26, 8:47 PM 2 min 74° 33° above WNW 53° above ENE  
Sat Sep 26, 10:22 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above WNW 10° above WNW  
Sun Sep 27, 8:00 PM 3 min 73° 41° above WNW 18° above E  
Sun Sep 27, 9:35 PM 1 min 33° 18° above W 33° above W  
Mon Sep 28, 8:49 PM 2 min 87° 27° above WNW 71° above ESE  
Tue Sep 29, 8:01 PM 3 min 80° 33° above WNW 22° above E  
Tue Sep 29, 9:37 PM 1 min 24° 14° above W 24° above W  
Wed Sep 30, 7:18 PM < 1 min 15° 15° above E 10° above E  
Wed Sep 30, 8:51 PM 2 min 54° 26° above W 54° above SSW  
Thu Oct 1, 8:03 PM 3 min 72° 33° above W 22° above ESE  
Thu Oct 1, 9:39 PM 1 min 15° 10° above W 15° above WSW  
Fri Oct 2, 7:16 PM 4 min 86° 42° above WNW 10° above ESE  
Fri Oct 2, 8:52 PM 2 min 28° 18° above W 28° above SSW  
Sat Oct 3, 8:05 PM 3 min 39° 28° above WSW 17° above SE  
Sun Oct 4, 7:18 PM 4 min 54° 38° above WSW 11° above SE  
Sun Oct 4, 8:54 PM 2 min 13° 10° above WSW 13° above SSW  
Mon Oct 5, 8:07 PM 3 min 20° 17° above WSW 11° above S  
2020-09-21 18:52:00.0,Mon Sep 21, 7:52 PM,6 min,32°,10° above SW,10° above E|2020-09-21 20:28:00.0,Mon Sep 21, 9:28 PM,3 min,54°,10° above WSW,54° above W|2020-09-22 19:41:00.0,Tue Sep 22, 8:41 PM,5 min,78°,10° above WSW,33° above E|2020-09-22 21:18:00.0,Tue Sep 22, 10:18 PM,< 1 min,15°,10° above W,15° above W|2020-09-23 18:54:00.0,Wed Sep 23, 7:54 PM,6 min,61°,12° above WSW,11° above ENE|2020-09-23 20:31:00.0,Wed Sep 23, 9:31 PM,2 min,52°,15° above W,52° above WNW|2020-09-24 19:44:00.0,Thu Sep 24, 8:44 PM,3 min,77°,27° above W,42° above ENE|2020-09-24 21:20:00.0,Thu Sep 24, 10:20 PM,< 1 min,12°,10° above WNW,12° above WNW|2020-09-25 18:57:00.0,Fri Sep 25, 7:57 PM,4 min,86°,34° above W,12° above ENE|2020-09-25 20:33:00.0,Fri Sep 25, 9:33 PM,1 min,42°,18° above WNW,42° above WNW|2020-09-26 19:47:00.0,Sat Sep 26, 8:47 PM,2 min,74°,33° above WNW,53° above ENE|2020-09-26 21:22:00.0,Sat Sep 26, 10:22 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above WNW,10° above WNW|2020-09-27 19:00:00.0,Sun Sep 27, 8:00 PM,3 min,73°,41° above WNW,18° above E|2020-09-27 20:35:00.0,Sun Sep 27, 9:35 PM,1 min,33°,18° above W,33° above W|2020-09-28 19:49:00.0,Mon Sep 28, 8:49 PM,2 min,87°,27° above WNW,71° above ESE|2020-09-29 19:01:00.0,Tue Sep 29, 8:01 PM,3 min,80°,33° above WNW,22° above E|2020-09-29 20:37:00.0,Tue Sep 29, 9:37 PM,1 min,24°,14° above W,24° above W|2020-09-30 18:18:00.0,Wed Sep 30, 7:18 PM,< 1 min,15°,15° above E,10° above E|2020-09-30 19:51:00.0,Wed Sep 30, 8:51 PM,2 min,54°,26° above W,54° above SSW|2020-10-01 19:03:00.0,Thu Oct 1, 8:03 PM,3 min,72°,33° above W,22° above ESE|2020-10-01 20:39:00.0,Thu Oct 1, 9:39 PM,1 min,15°,10° above W,15° above WSW|2020-10-02 18:16:00.0,Fri Oct 2, 7:16 PM,4 min,86°,42° above WNW,10° above ESE|2020-10-02 19:52:00.0,Fri Oct 2, 8:52 PM,2 min,28°,18° above W,28° above SSW|2020-10-03 19:05:00.0,Sat Oct 3, 8:05 PM,3 min,39°,28° above WSW,17° above SE|2020-10-04 18:18:00.0,Sun Oct 4, 7:18 PM,4 min,54°,38° above WSW,11° above SE|2020-10-04 19:54:00.0,Sun Oct 4, 8:54 PM,2 min,13°,10° above WSW,13° above SSW|2020-10-05 19:07:00.0,Mon Oct 5, 8:07 PM,3 min,20°,17° above WSW,11° above S|

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.