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Location: Manchester, 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
Fri May 3, 4:59 AM < 1 min 13° 11° above SSW 13° above SSW  
Sat May 4, 4:09 AM 4 min 17° 10° above S 10° above ESE  
Sun May 5, 3:20 AM 2 min 12° 11° above SSE 10° above ESE  
Sun May 5, 4:53 AM 2 min 28° 10° above SW 28° above SSW  
Mon May 6, 4:04 AM 5 min 28° 16° above SSW 11° above E  
Tue May 7, 3:15 AM 3 min 21° 20° above SSE 11° above E  
Tue May 7, 4:48 AM 3 min 52° 10° above WSW 52° above S  
Wed May 8, 2:26 AM < 1 min 13° 13° above ESE 11° above ESE  
Wed May 8, 3:58 AM 5 min 43° 17° above SW 12° above E  
Thu May 9, 3:09 AM 4 min 33° 29° above S 10° above E  
Thu May 9, 4:43 AM 4 min 63° 10° above WSW 37° above ESE  
2019-05-03 03:59:00.0,Fri May 3, 4:59 AM,< 1 min,13°,11° above SSW,13° above SSW|2019-05-04 03:09:00.0,Sat May 4, 4:09 AM,4 min,17°,10° above S,10° above ESE|2019-05-05 02:20:00.0,Sun May 5, 3:20 AM,2 min,12°,11° above SSE,10° above ESE|2019-05-05 03:53:00.0,Sun May 5, 4:53 AM,2 min,28°,10° above SW,28° above SSW|2019-05-06 03:04:00.0,Mon May 6, 4:04 AM,5 min,28°,16° above SSW,11° above E|2019-05-07 02:15:00.0,Tue May 7, 3:15 AM,3 min,21°,20° above SSE,11° above E|2019-05-07 03:48:00.0,Tue May 7, 4:48 AM,3 min,52°,10° above WSW,52° above S|2019-05-08 01:26:00.0,Wed May 8, 2:26 AM,< 1 min,13°,13° above ESE,11° above ESE|2019-05-08 02:58:00.0,Wed May 8, 3:58 AM,5 min,43°,17° above SW,12° above E|2019-05-09 02:09:00.0,Thu May 9, 3:09 AM,4 min,33°,29° above S,10° above E|2019-05-09 03:43:00.0,Thu May 9, 4:43 AM,4 min,63°,10° above WSW,37° above ESE|

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