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Location: Newcastle, England, United Kingdom

The following ISS sightings are possible from Friday Sep 13, 2019 through Friday Oct 4, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Fri Sep 20, 8:25 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above SSE 10° above SSE  
Sat Sep 21, 9:12 PM 1 min 18° 11° above SSW 18° above SSW  
Sun Sep 22, 8:23 PM 3 min 20° 11° above SSW 18° above SE  
Sun Sep 22, 9:59 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above WSW 12° above WSW  
Mon Sep 23, 7:36 PM 4 min 15° 11° above S 10° above ESE  
Mon Sep 23, 9:10 PM 2 min 31° 10° above SW 31° above SSW  
Tue Sep 24, 8:23 PM 4 min 31° 11° above SW 25° above SE  
Tue Sep 24, 9:58 PM < 1 min 15° 10° above WSW 15° above WSW  
Wed Sep 25, 7:34 PM 5 min 24° 11° above SSW 11° above ESE  
Wed Sep 25, 9:10 PM 3 min 41° 10° above WSW 41° above SSW  
Thu Sep 26, 8:22 PM 4 min 41° 10° above WSW 29° above ESE  
Thu Sep 26, 9:58 PM 1 min 17° 10° above W 17° above WSW  
Fri Sep 27, 7:34 PM 6 min 36° 12° above SW 11° above E  
Fri Sep 27, 9:10 PM 3 min 41° 10° above W 41° above SW  
Sat Sep 28, 8:22 PM 4 min 47° 14° above WSW 31° above SE  
Sat Sep 28, 9:58 PM < 1 min 14° 11° above W 14° above WSW  
Sun Sep 29, 7:34 PM 5 min 45° 21° above WSW 12° above ESE  
Sun Sep 29, 9:10 PM 2 min 31° 12° above W 31° above SW  
Mon Sep 30, 8:22 PM 3 min 42° 21° above WSW 29° above SE  
Mon Sep 30, 9:58 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above WSW 10° above WSW  

The following CYGNUS sightings are possible from Friday Sep 13, 2019 through Friday Oct 4, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Sat Sep 14, 3:18 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above ESE 10° above ESE  
Sat Sep 14, 4:52 AM 3 min 24° 24° above SSW 11° above SSE  
Sun Sep 15, 4:24 AM 1 min 16° 16° above SSE 10° above SSE  
Sat Sep 21, 9:35 PM < 1 min 13° 11° above SSW 13° above SSW  
Sun Sep 22, 9:05 PM 2 min 21° 11° above SSW 21° above S  
Mon Sep 23, 8:35 PM 3 min 24° 11° above SSW 23° above SE  
Mon Sep 23, 10:12 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above WSW 12° above WSW  
Tue Sep 24, 8:05 PM 4 min 22° 11° above SSW 16° above ESE  
Tue Sep 24, 9:42 PM 1 min 23° 12° above WSW 23° above SW  
Wed Sep 25, 7:35 PM 5 min 21° 10° above SSW 10° above E  
Wed Sep 25, 9:12 PM 3 min 41° 10° above WSW 41° above SSW  
Thu Sep 26, 8:42 PM 4 min 43° 12° above WSW 36° above SE  
Thu Sep 26, 10:20 PM < 1 min 14° 12° above W 14° above W  
Fri Sep 27, 8:13 PM 5 min 41° 11° above WSW 22° above ESE  
Fri Sep 27, 9:50 PM 1 min 23° 12° above W 23° above WSW  
Sat Sep 28, 7:43 PM 6 min 40° 11° above SW 13° above E  
Sat Sep 28, 9:20 PM 2 min 38° 12° above W 38° above SW  
Sun Sep 29, 7:15 PM 4 min 38° 33° above SSW 11° above E  
Sun Sep 29, 8:50 PM 4 min 49° 12° above WSW 46° above SSE  
Mon Sep 30, 8:21 PM 4 min 49° 17° above WSW 30° above SE  
Mon Sep 30, 9:58 PM < 1 min 15° 11° above W 15° above WSW  
Tue Oct 1, 7:52 PM 4 min 50° 24° above WSW 18° above ESE  
Tue Oct 1, 9:28 PM 2 min 26° 11° above W 26° above SW  
Wed Oct 2, 7:22 PM 5 min 50° 28° above WSW 10° above ESE  
Wed Oct 2, 8:59 PM 3 min 33° 13° above W 33° above SSW  
Thu Oct 3, 8:29 PM 3 min 35° 18° above WSW 30° above SSE  
2019-09-20 19:25:00.0,Fri Sep 20, 8:25 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above SSE,10° above SSE|2019-09-21 20:12:00.0,Sat Sep 21, 9:12 PM,1 min,18°,11° above SSW,18° above SSW|2019-09-22 19:23:00.0,Sun Sep 22, 8:23 PM,3 min,20°,11° above SSW,18° above SE|2019-09-22 20:59:00.0,Sun Sep 22, 9:59 PM,< 1 min,12°,10° above WSW,12° above WSW|2019-09-23 18:36:00.0,Mon Sep 23, 7:36 PM,4 min,15°,11° above S,10° above ESE|2019-09-23 20:10:00.0,Mon Sep 23, 9:10 PM,2 min,31°,10° above SW,31° above SSW|2019-09-24 19:23:00.0,Tue Sep 24, 8:23 PM,4 min,31°,11° above SW,25° above SE|2019-09-24 20:58:00.0,Tue Sep 24, 9:58 PM,< 1 min,15°,10° above WSW,15° above WSW|2019-09-25 18:34:00.0,Wed Sep 25, 7:34 PM,5 min,24°,11° above SSW,11° above ESE|2019-09-25 20:10:00.0,Wed Sep 25, 9:10 PM,3 min,41°,10° above WSW,41° above SSW|2019-09-26 19:22:00.0,Thu Sep 26, 8:22 PM,4 min,41°,10° above WSW,29° above ESE|2019-09-26 20:58:00.0,Thu Sep 26, 9:58 PM,1 min,17°,10° above W,17° above WSW|2019-09-27 18:34:00.0,Fri Sep 27, 7:34 PM,6 min,36°,12° above SW,11° above E|2019-09-27 20:10:00.0,Fri Sep 27, 9:10 PM,3 min,41°,10° above W,41° above SW|2019-09-28 19:22:00.0,Sat Sep 28, 8:22 PM,4 min,47°,14° above WSW,31° above SE|2019-09-28 20:58:00.0,Sat Sep 28, 9:58 PM,< 1 min,14°,11° above W,14° above WSW|2019-09-29 18:34:00.0,Sun Sep 29, 7:34 PM,5 min,45°,21° above WSW,12° above ESE|2019-09-29 20:10:00.0,Sun Sep 29, 9:10 PM,2 min,31°,12° above W,31° above SW|2019-09-30 19:22:00.0,Mon Sep 30, 8:22 PM,3 min,42°,21° above WSW,29° above SE|2019-09-30 20:58:00.0,Mon Sep 30, 9:58 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above WSW,10° above WSW|

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