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Location: Exeter, England, United Kingdom

The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Apr 24, 2019 through Friday May 10, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Wed May 1, 5:04 AM 4 min 19° 10° above S 11° above E  
Thu May 2, 4:15 AM 3 min 12° 10° above SSE 10° above ESE  
Fri May 3, 4:58 AM 5 min 34° 10° above SW 21° above E  
Sat May 4, 4:09 AM 4 min 23° 18° above S 10° above E  
Sun May 5, 3:20 AM 2 min 15° 15° above SE 10° above ESE  
Sun May 5, 4:53 AM 5 min 60° 10° above WSW 29° above E  
Mon May 6, 4:04 AM 4 min 42° 25° above SSW 11° above E  
Tue May 7, 3:15 AM 3 min 29° 29° above SE 10° above E  
Tue May 7, 4:48 AM 5 min 87° 10° above WSW 32° above ENE  
Wed May 8, 2:26 AM < 1 min 13° 13° above ESE 10° above E  
Wed May 8, 3:58 AM 4 min 71° 22° above WSW 17° above E  
Thu May 9, 3:09 AM 3 min 51° 50° above S 10° above E  
Thu May 9, 4:43 AM 5 min 74° 10° above W 31° above ENE  
2019-05-01 04:04:00.0,Wed May 1, 5:04 AM,4 min,19°,10° above S,11° above E|2019-05-02 03:15:00.0,Thu May 2, 4:15 AM,3 min,12°,10° above SSE,10° above ESE|2019-05-03 03:58:00.0,Fri May 3, 4:58 AM,5 min,34°,10° above SW,21° above E|2019-05-04 03:09:00.0,Sat May 4, 4:09 AM,4 min,23°,18° above S,10° above E|2019-05-05 02:20:00.0,Sun May 5, 3:20 AM,2 min,15°,15° above SE,10° above ESE|2019-05-05 03:53:00.0,Sun May 5, 4:53 AM,5 min,60°,10° above WSW,29° above E|2019-05-06 03:04:00.0,Mon May 6, 4:04 AM,4 min,42°,25° above SSW,11° above E|2019-05-07 02:15:00.0,Tue May 7, 3:15 AM,3 min,29°,29° above SE,10° above E|2019-05-07 03:48:00.0,Tue May 7, 4:48 AM,5 min,87°,10° above WSW,32° above ENE|2019-05-08 01:26:00.0,Wed May 8, 2:26 AM,< 1 min,13°,13° above ESE,10° above E|2019-05-08 02:58:00.0,Wed May 8, 3:58 AM,4 min,71°,22° above WSW,17° above E|2019-05-09 02:09:00.0,Thu May 9, 3:09 AM,3 min,51°,50° above S,10° above E|2019-05-09 03:43:00.0,Thu May 9, 4:43 AM,5 min,74°,10° 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