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The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Sep 12, 2018 through Friday Sep 28, 2018

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Thu Sep 13, 4:07 AM 2 min 34° 34° above ESE 10° above ESE  
Thu Sep 13, 5:39 AM 5 min 28° 11° above W 10° above SE  
Fri Sep 14, 4:50 AM 3 min 37° 37° above SSW 10° above SE  
Sat Sep 15, 4:00 AM < 1 min 17° 17° above SE 12° above ESE  
Sat Sep 15, 5:33 AM 3 min 18° 16° above SW 11° above S  
Sun Sep 16, 4:44 AM 1 min 18° 18° above SSE 11° above SSE  
Sun Sep 23, 8:10 PM 1 min 12° 10° above SSE 12° above SE  
Sun Sep 23, 9:44 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above SW 10° above SW  
Mon Sep 24, 8:53 PM 2 min 24° 11° above SW 24° above S  
Tue Sep 25, 8:01 PM 4 min 20° 11° above SSW 16° above ESE  
Tue Sep 25, 9:36 PM 1 min 18° 10° above WSW 18° above WSW  
Wed Sep 26, 8:45 PM 3 min 41° 10° above SW 41° above S  
2018-09-13 03:07:00.0,Thu Sep 13, 4:07 AM,2 min,34°,34° above ESE,10° above ESE|2018-09-13 04:39:00.0,Thu Sep 13, 5:39 AM,5 min,28°,11° above W,10° above SE|2018-09-14 03:50:00.0,Fri Sep 14, 4:50 AM,3 min,37°,37° above SSW,10° above SE|2018-09-15 03:00:00.0,Sat Sep 15, 4:00 AM,< 1 min,17°,17° above SE,12° above ESE|2018-09-15 04:33:00.0,Sat Sep 15, 5:33 AM,3 min,18°,16° above SW,11° above S|2018-09-16 03:44:00.0,Sun Sep 16, 4:44 AM,1 min,18°,18° above SSE,11° above SSE|2018-09-23 19:10:00.0,Sun Sep 23, 8:10 PM,1 min,12°,10° above SSE,12° above SE|2018-09-23 20:44:00.0,Sun Sep 23, 9:44 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above SW,10° above SW|2018-09-24 19:53:00.0,Mon Sep 24, 8:53 PM,2 min,24°,11° above SW,24° above S|2018-09-25 19:01:00.0,Tue Sep 25, 8:01 PM,4 min,20°,11° above SSW,16° above ESE|2018-09-25 20:36:00.0,Tue Sep 25, 9:36 PM,1 min,18°,10° above WSW,18° above WSW|2018-09-26 19:45:00.0,Wed Sep 26, 8:45 PM,3 min,41°,10° above SW,41° above S|

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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