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Location: Sheffield, England, United Kingdom

The following ISS sightings are possible from Friday Sep 24, 2021 through Sunday Oct 10, 2021

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Fri Sep 24, 7:59 PM 6 min 58° 10° above WSW 14° above E  
Fri Sep 24, 9:36 PM 2 min 37° 10° above W 37° above WSW  
Sat Sep 25, 8:49 PM 4 min 64° 10° above W 47° above SE  
Sun Sep 26, 8:01 PM 6 min 66° 10° above W 19° above ESE  
Sun Sep 26, 9:38 PM 2 min 28° 10° above W 28° above WSW  
Mon Sep 27, 8:51 PM 4 min 49° 10° above W 44° above SSE  
Tue Sep 28, 8:03 PM 5 min 58° 10° above W 21° above ESE  
Tue Sep 28, 9:40 PM 2 min 19° 10° above W 19° above WSW  
Wed Sep 29, 8:53 PM 3 min 31° 10° above W 31° above SSW  
Thu Sep 30, 8:06 PM 5 min 40° 10° above W 19° above SE  
Thu Sep 30, 9:43 PM 1 min 11° 10° above WSW 11° above WSW  
Fri Oct 1, 7:18 PM 7 min 49° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Fri Oct 1, 8:55 PM 3 min 18° 10° above W 17° above SSW  
Sat Oct 2, 8:08 PM 5 min 24° 10° above W 13° above SSE  
Sun Oct 3, 7:20 PM 6 min 31° 10° above W 10° above SE  
Mon Oct 4, 8:11 PM 3 min 13° 10° above WSW 10° above SSW  
Tue Oct 5, 7:23 PM 5 min 18° 10° above WSW 10° above S  
2021-09-24 18:59:00.0,Fri Sep 24, 7:59 PM,6 min,58°,10° above WSW,14° above E|2021-09-24 20:36:00.0,Fri Sep 24, 9:36 PM,2 min,37°,10° above W,37° above WSW|2021-09-25 19:49:00.0,Sat Sep 25, 8:49 PM,4 min,64°,10° above W,47° above SE|2021-09-26 19:01:00.0,Sun Sep 26, 8:01 PM,6 min,66°,10° above W,19° above ESE|2021-09-26 20:38:00.0,Sun Sep 26, 9:38 PM,2 min,28°,10° above W,28° above WSW|2021-09-27 19:51:00.0,Mon Sep 27, 8:51 PM,4 min,49°,10° above W,44° above SSE|2021-09-28 19:03:00.0,Tue Sep 28, 8:03 PM,5 min,58°,10° above W,21° above ESE|2021-09-28 20:40:00.0,Tue Sep 28, 9:40 PM,2 min,19°,10° above W,19° above WSW|2021-09-29 19:53:00.0,Wed Sep 29, 8:53 PM,3 min,31°,10° above W,31° above SSW|2021-09-30 19:06:00.0,Thu Sep 30, 8:06 PM,5 min,40°,10° above W,19° above SE|2021-09-30 20:43:00.0,Thu Sep 30, 9:43 PM,1 min,11°,10° above WSW,11° above WSW|2021-10-01 18:18:00.0,Fri Oct 1, 7:18 PM,7 min,49°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2021-10-01 19:55:00.0,Fri Oct 1, 8:55 PM,3 min,18°,10° above W,17° above SSW|2021-10-02 19:08:00.0,Sat Oct 2, 8:08 PM,5 min,24°,10° above W,13° above SSE|2021-10-03 18:20:00.0,Sun Oct 3, 7:20 PM,6 min,31°,10° above W,10° above SE|2021-10-04 19:11:00.0,Mon Oct 4, 8:11 PM,3 min,13°,10° above WSW,10° above SSW|2021-10-05 18:23:00.0,Tue Oct 5, 7:23 PM,5 min,18°,10° above WSW,10° above S|

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.