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Location: Newcastle, England, United Kingdom

The following ISS sightings are possible from Friday Sep 21, 2018 through Saturday Oct 6, 2018

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Sun Sep 23, 8:11 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above SSE 10° above SSE  
Mon Sep 24, 8:54 PM 1 min 19° 11° above SSW 19° above S  
Tue Sep 25, 8:02 PM 3 min 17° 10° above SSW 15° above ESE  
Tue Sep 25, 9:37 PM 1 min 17° 10° above WSW 17° above SW  
Wed Sep 26, 8:46 PM 3 min 33° 12° above SW 33° above SSE  
Thu Sep 27, 7:54 PM 4 min 26° 11° above SW 16° above ESE  
Thu Sep 27, 9:30 PM 2 min 25° 10° above WSW 25° above WSW  
Fri Sep 28, 8:38 PM 3 min 42° 10° above WSW 42° above SSE  
Fri Sep 28, 10:14 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above W 10° above W  
Sat Sep 29, 7:47 PM 5 min 36° 12° above SW 15° above ESE  
Sat Sep 29, 9:23 PM 2 min 25° 10° above W 25° above WSW  
Sun Sep 30, 8:31 PM 3 min 46° 12° above WSW 42° above SSE  
Mon Oct 1, 7:40 PM 5 min 44° 17° above WSW 14° above ESE  
Mon Oct 1, 9:15 PM 2 min 28° 10° above W 28° above WSW  
Tue Oct 2, 8:24 PM 3 min 43° 17° above WSW 34° above SE  
Wed Oct 3, 7:33 PM 4 min 46° 25° above WSW 15° above ESE  
Wed Oct 3, 9:08 PM 2 min 23° 11° above W 23° above SW  
Thu Oct 4, 8:17 PM 3 min 35° 20° above WSW 28° above SSE  
Fri Oct 5, 7:26 PM 4 min 41° 29° above WSW 11° above ESE  
Fri Oct 5, 9:01 PM 2 min 18° 10° above WSW 18° above SW  

The following HTV sightings are possible from Friday Sep 21, 2018 through Saturday Oct 6, 2018

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Tue Sep 25, 8:17 PM 2 min 16° 10° above SSW 16° above SSE  
Tue Sep 25, 9:50 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above WSW 10° above WSW  
Wed Sep 26, 8:48 PM 2 min 32° 12° above SW 32° above S  
2018-09-23 19:11:00.0,Sun Sep 23, 8:11 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above SSE,10° above SSE|2018-09-24 19:54:00.0,Mon Sep 24, 8:54 PM,1 min,19°,11° above SSW,19° above S|2018-09-25 19:02:00.0,Tue Sep 25, 8:02 PM,3 min,17°,10° above SSW,15° above ESE|2018-09-25 20:37:00.0,Tue Sep 25, 9:37 PM,1 min,17°,10° above WSW,17° above SW|2018-09-26 19:46:00.0,Wed Sep 26, 8:46 PM,3 min,33°,12° above SW,33° above SSE|2018-09-27 18:54:00.0,Thu Sep 27, 7:54 PM,4 min,26°,11° above SW,16° above ESE|2018-09-27 20:30:00.0,Thu Sep 27, 9:30 PM,2 min,25°,10° above WSW,25° above WSW|2018-09-28 19:38:00.0,Fri Sep 28, 8:38 PM,3 min,42°,10° above WSW,42° above SSE|2018-09-28 21:14:00.0,Fri Sep 28, 10:14 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above W,10° above W|2018-09-29 18:47:00.0,Sat Sep 29, 7:47 PM,5 min,36°,12° above SW,15° above ESE|2018-09-29 20:23:00.0,Sat Sep 29, 9:23 PM,2 min,25°,10° above W,25° above WSW|2018-09-30 19:31:00.0,Sun Sep 30, 8:31 PM,3 min,46°,12° above WSW,42° above SSE|2018-10-01 18:40:00.0,Mon Oct 1, 7:40 PM,5 min,44°,17° above WSW,14° above ESE|2018-10-01 20:15:00.0,Mon Oct 1, 9:15 PM,2 min,28°,10° above W,28° above WSW|2018-10-02 19:24:00.0,Tue Oct 2, 8:24 PM,3 min,43°,17° above WSW,34° above SE|2018-10-03 18:33:00.0,Wed Oct 3, 7:33 PM,4 min,46°,25° above WSW,15° above ESE|2018-10-03 20:08:00.0,Wed Oct 3, 9:08 PM,2 min,23°,11° above W,23° above SW|2018-10-04 19:17:00.0,Thu Oct 4, 8:17 PM,3 min,35°,20° above WSW,28° above SSE|2018-10-05 18:26:00.0,Fri Oct 5, 7:26 PM,4 min,41°,29° above WSW,11° above ESE|2018-10-05 20:01:00.0,Fri Oct 5, 9:01 PM,2 min,18°,10° above WSW,18° above SW|

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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.

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