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Location: Exeter, England, United Kingdom

The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Sep 19, 2018 through Thursday Oct 4, 2018

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Sat Sep 22, 9:00 PM < 1 min 15° 11° above SSW 15° above S  
Sun Sep 23, 8:09 PM 3 min 16° 10° above S 15° above ESE  
Sun Sep 23, 9:44 PM < 1 min 15° 10° above WSW 15° above WSW  
Mon Sep 24, 8:52 PM 3 min 43° 10° above SW 43° above SSE  
Tue Sep 25, 8:01 PM 5 min 29° 12° above SSW 15° above E  
Tue Sep 25, 9:37 PM 2 min 28° 10° above WSW 28° above WSW  
Wed Sep 26, 8:45 PM 4 min 71° 10° above WSW 60° above ESE  
Wed Sep 26, 10:21 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above W 10° above W  
Thu Sep 27, 7:53 PM 6 min 50° 10° above SW 15° above E  
Thu Sep 27, 9:30 PM 2 min 34° 12° above W 34° above W  
Fri Sep 28, 8:39 PM 3 min 84° 22° above W 51° above ENE  
Fri Sep 28, 10:14 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above W 10° above W  
Sat Sep 29, 7:47 PM 4 min 79° 28° above WSW 14° above ENE  
Sat Sep 29, 9:23 PM 1 min 34° 18° above W 34° above WNW  
Sun Sep 30, 8:32 PM 2 min 73° 34° above W 49° above ENE  
Sun Sep 30, 10:07 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above WNW 12° above WNW  
Mon Oct 1, 7:41 PM 4 min 79° 43° above W 14° above E  
Mon Oct 1, 9:16 PM 1 min 44° 22° above WNW 44° above WNW  
Tue Oct 2, 8:25 PM 2 min 76° 34° above WNW 50° above E  
Tue Oct 2, 10:00 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above W 12° above W  
Wed Oct 3, 7:33 PM 4 min 72° 42° above WNW 14° above E  
Wed Oct 3, 9:09 PM 1 min 42° 22° above W 42° above W  
2018-09-22 20:00:00.0,Sat Sep 22, 9:00 PM,< 1 min,15°,11° above SSW,15° above S|2018-09-23 19:09:00.0,Sun Sep 23, 8:09 PM,3 min,16°,10° above S,15° above ESE|2018-09-23 20:44:00.0,Sun Sep 23, 9:44 PM,< 1 min,15°,10° above WSW,15° above WSW|2018-09-24 19:52:00.0,Mon Sep 24, 8:52 PM,3 min,43°,10° above SW,43° above SSE|2018-09-25 19:01:00.0,Tue Sep 25, 8:01 PM,5 min,29°,12° above SSW,15° above E|2018-09-25 20:37:00.0,Tue Sep 25, 9:37 PM,2 min,28°,10° above WSW,28° above WSW|2018-09-26 19:45:00.0,Wed Sep 26, 8:45 PM,4 min,71°,10° above WSW,60° above ESE|2018-09-26 21:21:00.0,Wed Sep 26, 10:21 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above W,10° above W|2018-09-27 18:53:00.0,Thu Sep 27, 7:53 PM,6 min,50°,10° above SW,15° above E|2018-09-27 20:30:00.0,Thu Sep 27, 9:30 PM,2 min,34°,12° above W,34° above W|2018-09-28 19:39:00.0,Fri Sep 28, 8:39 PM,3 min,84°,22° above W,51° above ENE|2018-09-28 21:14:00.0,Fri Sep 28, 10:14 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above W,10° above W|2018-09-29 18:47:00.0,Sat Sep 29, 7:47 PM,4 min,79°,28° above WSW,14° above ENE|2018-09-29 20:23:00.0,Sat Sep 29, 9:23 PM,1 min,34°,18° above W,34° above WNW|2018-09-30 19:32:00.0,Sun Sep 30, 8:32 PM,2 min,73°,34° above W,49° above ENE|2018-09-30 21:07:00.0,Sun Sep 30, 10:07 PM,< 1 min,12°,10° above WNW,12° above WNW|2018-10-01 18:41:00.0,Mon Oct 1, 7:41 PM,4 min,79°,43° above W,14° above E|2018-10-01 20:16:00.0,Mon Oct 1, 9:16 PM,1 min,44°,22° above WNW,44° above WNW|2018-10-02 19:25:00.0,Tue Oct 2, 8:25 PM,2 min,76°,34° above WNW,50° above E|2018-10-02 21:00:00.0,Tue Oct 2, 10:00 PM,< 1 min,12°,10° above W,12° above W|2018-10-03 18:33:00.0,Wed Oct 3, 7:33 PM,4 min,72°,42° above WNW,14° above E|2018-10-03 20:09:00.0,Wed Oct 3, 9:09 PM,1 min,42°,22° above W,42° above W|

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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