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Location: Loughborough, England, United Kingdom

The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Jan 19, 2022 through Thursday Feb 3, 2022

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Wed Jan 19, 6:03 PM 1 min 11° 10° above SSE 11° above SE  
Wed Jan 19, 7:37 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above SW 12° above SW  
Thu Jan 20, 6:49 PM 2 min 27° 10° above SW 27° above S  
Fri Jan 21, 6:02 PM 4 min 22° 10° above SSW 19° above ESE  
Fri Jan 21, 7:37 PM 1 min 18° 10° above WSW 18° above WSW  
Sat Jan 22, 5:15 PM 4 min 16° 10° above S 10° above ESE  
Sat Jan 22, 6:50 PM 3 min 48° 10° above WSW 48° above S  
Sun Jan 23, 6:02 PM 5 min 38° 10° above SW 24° above ESE  
Sun Jan 23, 7:38 PM 1 min 21° 10° above W 21° above WSW  
Mon Jan 24, 5:14 PM 6 min 29° 10° above SSW 10° above E  
Mon Jan 24, 6:50 PM 3 min 68° 10° above WSW 68° above S  
Tue Jan 25, 6:02 PM 5 min 59° 10° above WSW 25° above E  
Tue Jan 25, 7:39 PM 1 min 24° 10° above W 24° above W  
Wed Jan 26, 6:51 PM 4 min 72° 10° above W 72° above SSE  
Thu Jan 27, 6:03 PM 5 min 73° 10° above W 22° above E  
Thu Jan 27, 7:40 PM 1 min 24° 10° above W 24° above W  
Fri Jan 28, 6:51 PM 4 min 63° 10° above W 60° above SSE  
Sat Jan 29, 6:03 PM 6 min 71° 10° above W 19° above ESE  
Sat Jan 29, 7:40 PM 2 min 24° 10° above W 24° above WSW  
Sun Jan 30, 6:52 PM 4 min 43° 10° above W 36° above SSE  
Mon Jan 31, 6:04 PM 6 min 54° 10° above W 14° above ESE  
Mon Jan 31, 7:41 PM 2 min 18° 10° above W 18° above SW  
Tue Feb 1, 6:53 PM 4 min 25° 10° above W 18° above S  
Wed Feb 2, 6:04 PM 6 min 34° 10° above W 10° above SE  
2022-01-19 18:03:00.0,Wed Jan 19, 6:03 PM,1 min,11°,10° above SSE,11° above SE|2022-01-19 19:37:00.0,Wed Jan 19, 7:37 PM,< 1 min,12°,10° above SW,12° above SW|2022-01-20 18:49:00.0,Thu Jan 20, 6:49 PM,2 min,27°,10° above SW,27° above S|2022-01-21 18:02:00.0,Fri Jan 21, 6:02 PM,4 min,22°,10° above SSW,19° above ESE|2022-01-21 19:37:00.0,Fri Jan 21, 7:37 PM,1 min,18°,10° above WSW,18° above WSW|2022-01-22 17:15:00.0,Sat Jan 22, 5:15 PM,4 min,16°,10° above S,10° above ESE|2022-01-22 18:50:00.0,Sat Jan 22, 6:50 PM,3 min,48°,10° above WSW,48° above S|2022-01-23 18:02:00.0,Sun Jan 23, 6:02 PM,5 min,38°,10° above SW,24° above ESE|2022-01-23 19:38:00.0,Sun Jan 23, 7:38 PM,1 min,21°,10° above W,21° above WSW|2022-01-24 17:14:00.0,Mon Jan 24, 5:14 PM,6 min,29°,10° above SSW,10° above E|2022-01-24 18:50:00.0,Mon Jan 24, 6:50 PM,3 min,68°,10° above WSW,68° above S|2022-01-25 18:02:00.0,Tue Jan 25, 6:02 PM,5 min,59°,10° above WSW,25° above E|2022-01-25 19:39:00.0,Tue Jan 25, 7:39 PM,1 min,24°,10° above W,24° above W|2022-01-26 18:51:00.0,Wed Jan 26, 6:51 PM,4 min,72°,10° above W,72° above SSE|2022-01-27 18:03:00.0,Thu Jan 27, 6:03 PM,5 min,73°,10° above W,22° above E|2022-01-27 19:40:00.0,Thu Jan 27, 7:40 PM,1 min,24°,10° above W,24° above W|2022-01-28 18:51:00.0,Fri Jan 28, 6:51 PM,4 min,63°,10° above W,60° above SSE|2022-01-29 18:03:00.0,Sat Jan 29, 6:03 PM,6 min,71°,10° above W,19° above ESE|2022-01-29 19:40:00.0,Sat Jan 29, 7:40 PM,2 min,24°,10° above W,24° above WSW|2022-01-30 18:52:00.0,Sun Jan 30, 6:52 PM,4 min,43°,10° above W,36° above SSE|2022-01-31 18:04:00.0,Mon Jan 31, 6:04 PM,6 min,54°,10° above W,14° above ESE|2022-01-31 19:41:00.0,Mon Jan 31, 7:41 PM,2 min,18°,10° above W,18° above SW|2022-02-01 18:53:00.0,Tue Feb 1, 6:53 PM,4 min,25°,10° above W,18° above S|2022-02-02 18:04:00.0,Wed Feb 2, 6:04 PM,6 min,34°,10° above W,10° above SE|

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.