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Location: Newcastle, England, United Kingdom

The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Mar 20, 2019 through Thursday Apr 4, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Fri Mar 22, 8:12 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above SSW 12° above S  
Sat Mar 23, 7:22 PM 2 min 12° 10° above S 12° above SE  
Sat Mar 23, 8:57 PM < 1 min 14° 12° above SW 14° above SW  
Sun Mar 24, 8:07 PM 3 min 27° 11° above SW 27° above SSE  
Mon Mar 25, 7:16 PM 5 min 21° 11° above SSW 11° above ESE  
Mon Mar 25, 8:52 PM 2 min 29° 10° above WSW 29° above SW  
Tue Mar 26, 8:01 PM 4 min 37° 10° above SW 30° above SE  
Tue Mar 26, 9:37 PM < 1 min 14° 10° above W 14° above WSW  
Wed Mar 27, 7:11 PM 5 min 31° 11° above SW 11° above E  
Wed Mar 27, 8:47 PM 3 min 42° 10° above WSW 42° above SSW  
Thu Mar 28, 7:56 PM 5 min 45° 10° above WSW 25° above ESE  
Thu Mar 28, 9:33 PM < 1 min 17° 12° above W 17° above WSW  
Fri Mar 29, 7:06 PM 6 min 41° 10° above WSW 11° above E  
Fri Mar 29, 8:42 PM 3 min 42° 10° above W 42° above SSW  
Sat Mar 30, 7:52 PM 4 min 46° 14° above WSW 21° above ESE  
Sat Mar 30, 9:28 PM 1 min 18° 11° above W 18° above WSW  
Sun Mar 31, 9:37 PM 3 min 32° 11° above W 32° above S  
Mon Apr 1, 8:47 PM 4 min 39° 17° above WSW 16° above SE  
Mon Apr 1, 10:23 PM 1 min 15° 10° above WSW 15° above SW  
Tue Apr 2, 9:33 PM 3 min 22° 11° above WSW 20° above S  
Wed Apr 3, 8:43 PM 5 min 29° 16° above WSW 11° above SE  
2019-03-22 20:12:00.0,Fri Mar 22, 8:12 PM,< 1 min,12°,10° above SSW,12° above S|2019-03-23 19:22:00.0,Sat Mar 23, 7:22 PM,2 min,12°,10° above S,12° above SE|2019-03-23 20:57:00.0,Sat Mar 23, 8:57 PM,< 1 min,14°,12° above SW,14° above SW|2019-03-24 20:07:00.0,Sun Mar 24, 8:07 PM,3 min,27°,11° above SW,27° above SSE|2019-03-25 19:16:00.0,Mon Mar 25, 7:16 PM,5 min,21°,11° above SSW,11° above ESE|2019-03-25 20:52:00.0,Mon Mar 25, 8:52 PM,2 min,29°,10° above WSW,29° above SW|2019-03-26 20:01:00.0,Tue Mar 26, 8:01 PM,4 min,37°,10° above SW,30° above SE|2019-03-26 21:37:00.0,Tue Mar 26, 9:37 PM,< 1 min,14°,10° above W,14° above WSW|2019-03-27 19:11:00.0,Wed Mar 27, 7:11 PM,5 min,31°,11° above SW,11° above E|2019-03-27 20:47:00.0,Wed Mar 27, 8:47 PM,3 min,42°,10° above WSW,42° above SSW|2019-03-28 19:56:00.0,Thu Mar 28, 7:56 PM,5 min,45°,10° above WSW,25° above ESE|2019-03-28 21:33:00.0,Thu Mar 28, 9:33 PM,< 1 min,17°,12° above W,17° above WSW|2019-03-29 19:06:00.0,Fri Mar 29, 7:06 PM,6 min,41°,10° above WSW,11° above E|2019-03-29 20:42:00.0,Fri Mar 29, 8:42 PM,3 min,42°,10° above W,42° above SSW|2019-03-30 19:52:00.0,Sat Mar 30, 7:52 PM,4 min,46°,14° above WSW,21° above ESE|2019-03-30 21:28:00.0,Sat Mar 30, 9:28 PM,1 min,18°,11° above W,18° above WSW|2019-03-31 20:37:00.0,Sun Mar 31, 9:37 PM,3 min,32°,11° above W,32° above S|2019-04-01 19:47:00.0,Mon Apr 1, 8:47 PM,4 min,39°,17° above WSW,16° above SE|2019-04-01 21:23:00.0,Mon Apr 1, 10:23 PM,1 min,15°,10° above WSW,15° above SW|2019-04-02 20:33:00.0,Tue Apr 2, 9:33 PM,3 min,22°,11° above WSW,20° above S|2019-04-03 19:43:00.0,Wed Apr 3, 8:43 PM,5 min,29°,16° above WSW,11° 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