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Location: Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom

The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Jan 19, 2022 through Thursday Feb 3, 2022

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Wed Jan 19, 6:02 PM 3 min 14° 10° above S 14° above ESE  
Wed Jan 19, 7:37 PM 1 min 14° 10° above SW 14° above SW  
Thu Jan 20, 6:49 PM 2 min 36° 10° above SW 36° above S  
Fri Jan 21, 6:01 PM 4 min 29° 10° above SSW 20° above ESE  
Fri Jan 21, 7:37 PM 1 min 21° 10° above WSW 21° above WSW  
Sat Jan 22, 6:49 PM 3 min 72° 10° above WSW 72° above S  
Sun Jan 23, 6:01 PM 5 min 55° 10° above SW 24° above E  
Sun Jan 23, 7:38 PM 1 min 21° 10° above W 21° above W  
Mon Jan 24, 6:50 PM 3 min 80° 10° above W 80° above NW  
Tue Jan 25, 6:02 PM 5 min 87° 10° above WSW 22° above ENE  
Tue Jan 25, 7:39 PM 1 min 24° 10° above W 24° above WNW  
Wed Jan 26, 6:51 PM 3 min 72° 10° above W 72° above NNE  
Thu Jan 27, 6:03 PM 5 min 76° 10° above W 22° above E  
Thu Jan 27, 7:40 PM 1 min 24° 10° above WNW 24° above W  
Fri Jan 28, 6:52 PM 4 min 87° 10° above WNW 75° above E  
Sat Jan 29, 6:03 PM 6 min 78° 10° above W 19° above E  
Sat Jan 29, 7:40 PM 2 min 26° 10° above W 26° above W  
Sun Jan 30, 6:52 PM 4 min 62° 10° above WNW 53° above SSE  
Mon Jan 31, 6:04 PM 6 min 80° 10° above WNW 14° above ESE  
Mon Jan 31, 7:41 PM 2 min 21° 10° above W 21° above WSW  
Tue Feb 1, 6:53 PM 4 min 34° 10° above W 25° above SSE  
Wed Feb 2, 6:05 PM 6 min 47° 10° above W 10° above SE  
Wed Feb 2, 7:43 PM 2 min 11° 10° above WSW 11° above SW  
2022-01-19 18:02:00.0,Wed Jan 19, 6:02 PM,3 min,14°,10° above S,14° above ESE|2022-01-19 19:37:00.0,Wed Jan 19, 7:37 PM,1 min,14°,10° above SW,14° above SW|2022-01-20 18:49:00.0,Thu Jan 20, 6:49 PM,2 min,36°,10° above SW,36° above S|2022-01-21 18:01:00.0,Fri Jan 21, 6:01 PM,4 min,29°,10° above SSW,20° above ESE|2022-01-21 19:37:00.0,Fri Jan 21, 7:37 PM,1 min,21°,10° above WSW,21° above WSW|2022-01-22 18:49:00.0,Sat Jan 22, 6:49 PM,3 min,72°,10° above WSW,72° above S|2022-01-23 18:01:00.0,Sun Jan 23, 6:01 PM,5 min,55°,10° above SW,24° above E|2022-01-23 19:38:00.0,Sun Jan 23, 7:38 PM,1 min,21°,10° above W,21° above W|2022-01-24 18:50:00.0,Mon Jan 24, 6:50 PM,3 min,80°,10° above W,80° above NW|2022-01-25 18:02:00.0,Tue Jan 25, 6:02 PM,5 min,87°,10° above WSW,22° above ENE|2022-01-25 19:39:00.0,Tue Jan 25, 7:39 PM,1 min,24°,10° above W,24° above WNW|2022-01-26 18:51:00.0,Wed Jan 26, 6:51 PM,3 min,72°,10° above W,72° above NNE|2022-01-27 18:03:00.0,Thu Jan 27, 6:03 PM,5 min,76°,10° above W,22° above E|2022-01-27 19:40:00.0,Thu Jan 27, 7:40 PM,1 min,24°,10° above WNW,24° above W|2022-01-28 18:52:00.0,Fri Jan 28, 6:52 PM,4 min,87°,10° above WNW,75° above E|2022-01-29 18:03:00.0,Sat Jan 29, 6:03 PM,6 min,78°,10° above W,19° above E|2022-01-29 19:40:00.0,Sat Jan 29, 7:40 PM,2 min,26°,10° above W,26° above W|2022-01-30 18:52:00.0,Sun Jan 30, 6:52 PM,4 min,62°,10° above WNW,53° above SSE|2022-01-31 18:04:00.0,Mon Jan 31, 6:04 PM,6 min,80°,10° above WNW,14° above ESE|2022-01-31 19:41:00.0,Mon Jan 31, 7:41 PM,2 min,21°,10° above W,21° above WSW|2022-02-01 18:53:00.0,Tue Feb 1, 6:53 PM,4 min,34°,10° above W,25° above SSE|2022-02-02 18:05:00.0,Wed Feb 2, 6:05 PM,6 min,47°,10° above W,10° above SE|2022-02-02 19:43:00.0,Wed Feb 2, 7:43 PM,2 min,11°,10° above WSW,11° above SW|

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 chart. Click the link for a detailed description of the astronomical horizon and sighting alert messages.