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Location: Leeds, England, United Kingdom

The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Mar 13, 2019 through Friday Mar 29, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Thu Mar 14, 3:55 AM < 1 min 15° 15° above SE 10° above SE  
Thu Mar 14, 5:28 AM 2 min 12° 11° above SW 10° above SSW  
Fri Mar 15, 4:39 AM 1 min 15° 15° above S 10° above S  
Fri Mar 22, 8:12 PM < 1 min 14° 11° above SSW 14° above S  
Sat Mar 23, 7:22 PM 2 min 15° 11° above S 14° above SE  
Sat Mar 23, 8:57 PM 1 min 17° 10° above SW 17° above SW  
Sun Mar 24, 8:07 PM 3 min 33° 12° above SW 33° above SSE  
Mon Mar 25, 7:16 PM 5 min 24° 11° above SSW 11° above E  
Mon Mar 25, 8:52 PM 2 min 32° 10° above WSW 32° above SW  
Tue Mar 26, 8:01 PM 4 min 47° 10° above WSW 31° above ESE  
Tue Mar 26, 9:38 PM < 1 min 15° 10° above W 15° above W  
Wed Mar 27, 7:11 PM 6 min 38° 10° above SW 11° above E  
Wed Mar 27, 8:47 PM 3 min 49° 10° above W 49° above SW  
2019-03-14 03:55:00.0,Thu Mar 14, 3:55 AM,< 1 min,15°,15° above SE,10° above SE|2019-03-14 05:28:00.0,Thu Mar 14, 5:28 AM,2 min,12°,11° above SW,10° above SSW|2019-03-15 04:39:00.0,Fri Mar 15, 4:39 AM,1 min,15°,15° above S,10° above S|2019-03-22 20:12:00.0,Fri Mar 22, 8:12 PM,< 1 min,14°,11° above SSW,14° above S|2019-03-23 19:22:00.0,Sat Mar 23, 7:22 PM,2 min,15°,11° above S,14° above SE|2019-03-23 20:57:00.0,Sat Mar 23, 8:57 PM,1 min,17°,10° above SW,17° above SW|2019-03-24 20:07:00.0,Sun Mar 24, 8:07 PM,3 min,33°,12° above SW,33° above SSE|2019-03-25 19:16:00.0,Mon Mar 25, 7:16 PM,5 min,24°,11° above SSW,11° above E|2019-03-25 20:52:00.0,Mon Mar 25, 8:52 PM,2 min,32°,10° above WSW,32° above SW|2019-03-26 20:01:00.0,Tue Mar 26, 8:01 PM,4 min,47°,10° above WSW,31° above ESE|2019-03-26 21:38:00.0,Tue Mar 26, 9:38 PM,< 1 min,15°,10° above W,15° above W|2019-03-27 19:11:00.0,Wed Mar 27, 7:11 PM,6 min,38°,10° above SW,11° above E|2019-03-27 20:47:00.0,Wed Mar 27, 8:47 PM,3 min,49°,10° above W,49° above SW|

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