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Location: Norwich, 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, 8:24 PM 2 min 17° 10° above S 17° above SSE  
Sat Sep 21, 7:37 PM 3 min 12° 10° above SSE 10° above ESE  
Sat Sep 21, 9:11 PM 2 min 25° 10° above SW 25° above SW  
Sun Sep 22, 8:23 PM 3 min 32° 10° above SW 31° above SE  
Sun Sep 22, 9:59 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above WSW 10° above WSW  
Mon Sep 23, 7:35 PM 5 min 23° 11° above SSW 10° above E  
Mon Sep 23, 9:11 PM 2 min 41° 10° above WSW 41° above SW  
Tue Sep 24, 8:22 PM 4 min 52° 10° above WSW 40° above ESE  
Tue Sep 24, 9:59 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above W 12° above W  
Wed Sep 25, 7:34 PM 6 min 40° 10° above SW 11° above E  
Wed Sep 25, 9:10 PM 2 min 43° 10° above W 43° above WSW  
Thu Sep 26, 8:23 PM 3 min 71° 15° above WSW 49° above ESE  
Thu Sep 26, 9:59 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above W 12° above W  
Fri Sep 27, 7:35 PM 5 min 62° 22° above WSW 13° above E  
Fri Sep 27, 9:11 PM 2 min 42° 15° above W 42° above WSW  
Sat Sep 28, 8:23 PM 3 min 76° 22° above W 50° above ESE  
Sat Sep 28, 9:58 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above W 12° above W  
Sun Sep 29, 7:35 PM 4 min 75° 34° above WSW 17° above E  
Sun Sep 29, 9:10 PM 1 min 31° 15° above W 31° above WSW  
Mon Sep 30, 8:23 PM 2 min 64° 27° above W 57° above SSE  

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 14° 14° above ESE 12° above ESE  
Sat Sep 14, 4:52 AM 4 min 30° 27° above SW 11° above SSE  
Sun Sep 15, 4:24 AM 2 min 25° 25° above S 10° above SE  
Mon Sep 16, 3:56 AM < 1 min 11° 11° above SE 11° above SE  
Fri Sep 20, 8:28 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above S 12° above SSE  
Sat Sep 21, 7:58 PM 2 min 13° 10° above S 13° above SE  
Sat Sep 21, 9:34 PM < 1 min 14° 10° above SW 14° above SW  
Sun Sep 22, 7:29 PM 3 min 12° 10° above SSE 10° above ESE  
Sun Sep 22, 9:04 PM 2 min 31° 10° above SW 31° above SSW  
Mon Sep 23, 8:34 PM 4 min 38° 10° above SW 37° above SE  
Mon Sep 23, 10:12 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above W 12° above W  
Tue Sep 24, 8:05 PM 5 min 35° 10° above SW 23° above ESE  
Tue Sep 24, 9:42 PM 2 min 25° 10° above WSW 25° above WSW  
Wed Sep 25, 7:35 PM 6 min 32° 11° above SW 13° above E  
Wed Sep 25, 9:12 PM 3 min 45° 10° above WSW 45° above WSW  
Thu Sep 26, 7:10 PM 1 min 17° 17° above E 11° above E  
Thu Sep 26, 8:42 PM 4 min 70° 10° above WSW 63° above SE  
Thu Sep 26, 10:20 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above W 10° above W  
Fri Sep 27, 8:13 PM 4 min 68° 14° above WSW 34° above E  
Fri Sep 27, 9:50 PM 1 min 21° 10° above W 21° above W  
Sat Sep 28, 7:44 PM 5 min 65° 21° above WSW 16° above E  
Sat Sep 28, 9:21 PM 2 min 37° 12° above W 37° above W  
Sun Sep 29, 7:14 PM 5 min 62° 25° above WSW 11° above E  
Sun Sep 29, 8:51 PM 2 min 68° 17° above W 68° above SW  
Mon Sep 30, 8:22 PM 3 min 75° 25° above W 54° above ESE  
Mon Sep 30, 9:59 PM < 1 min 14° 11° above W 14° above W  
Tue Oct 1, 7:53 PM 4 min 76° 30° above W 24° above E  
Tue Oct 1, 9:29 PM 1 min 22° 11° above W 22° above W  
Wed Oct 2, 7:23 PM 4 min 77° 37° above W 14° above E  
Wed Oct 2, 9:00 PM 2 min 36° 16° above W 36° above WSW  
Thu Oct 3, 6:54 PM 4 min 77° 57° above WSW 11° above E  
Thu Oct 3, 8:30 PM 2 min 47° 23° above W 44° above S  
2019-09-20 19:24:00.0,Fri Sep 20, 8:24 PM,2 min,17°,10° above S,17° above SSE|2019-09-21 18:37:00.0,Sat Sep 21, 7:37 PM,3 min,12°,10° above SSE,10° above ESE|2019-09-21 20:11:00.0,Sat Sep 21, 9:11 PM,2 min,25°,10° above SW,25° above SW|2019-09-22 19:23:00.0,Sun Sep 22, 8:23 PM,3 min,32°,10° above SW,31° above SE|2019-09-22 20:59:00.0,Sun Sep 22, 9:59 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above WSW,10° above WSW|2019-09-23 18:35:00.0,Mon Sep 23, 7:35 PM,5 min,23°,11° above SSW,10° above E|2019-09-23 20:11:00.0,Mon Sep 23, 9:11 PM,2 min,41°,10° above WSW,41° above SW|2019-09-24 19:22:00.0,Tue Sep 24, 8:22 PM,4 min,52°,10° above WSW,40° above ESE|2019-09-24 20:59:00.0,Tue Sep 24, 9:59 PM,< 1 min,12°,10° above W,12° above W|2019-09-25 18:34:00.0,Wed Sep 25, 7:34 PM,6 min,40°,10° above SW,11° above E|2019-09-25 20:10:00.0,Wed Sep 25, 9:10 PM,2 min,43°,10° above W,43° above WSW|2019-09-26 19:23:00.0,Thu Sep 26, 8:23 PM,3 min,71°,15° above WSW,49° above ESE|2019-09-26 20:59:00.0,Thu Sep 26, 9:59 PM,< 1 min,12°,10° above W,12° above W|2019-09-27 18:35:00.0,Fri Sep 27, 7:35 PM,5 min,62°,22° above WSW,13° above E|2019-09-27 20:11:00.0,Fri Sep 27, 9:11 PM,2 min,42°,15° above W,42° above WSW|2019-09-28 19:23:00.0,Sat Sep 28, 8:23 PM,3 min,76°,22° above W,50° above ESE|2019-09-28 20:58:00.0,Sat Sep 28, 9:58 PM,< 1 min,12°,10° above W,12° above W|2019-09-29 18:35:00.0,Sun Sep 29, 7:35 PM,4 min,75°,34° above WSW,17° above E|2019-09-29 20:10:00.0,Sun Sep 29, 9:10 PM,1 min,31°,15° above W,31° above WSW|2019-09-30 19:23:00.0,Mon Sep 30, 8:23 PM,2 min,64°,27° above W,57° above SSE|

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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