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Location: Whitby, 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, 8:25 PM 1 min 12° 10° above S 12° above SSE  
Sat Sep 21, 9:12 PM 1 min 18° 11° above SW 18° above SSW  
Sun Sep 22, 8:23 PM 3 min 22° 11° above SSW 21° above SE  
Sun Sep 22, 9:59 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above WSW 12° above WSW  
Mon Sep 23, 7:35 PM 4 min 16° 10° above S 10° above ESE  
Mon Sep 23, 9:11 PM 2 min 34° 10° above WSW 34° above SSW  
Tue Sep 24, 8:23 PM 4 min 34° 12° above SW 28° above SE  
Tue Sep 24, 9:59 PM < 1 min 15° 10° above WSW 15° above WSW  
Wed Sep 25, 7:34 PM 5 min 27° 11° above SW 10° above E  
Wed Sep 25, 9:10 PM 3 min 44° 10° above WSW 44° above SSW  
Thu Sep 26, 8:22 PM 4 min 47° 10° above WSW 31° above ESE  
Thu Sep 26, 9:58 PM < 1 min 14° 10° above W 14° above W  
Fri Sep 27, 7:34 PM 6 min 40° 12° above SW 11° above E  
Fri Sep 27, 9:10 PM 2 min 37° 10° above W 37° above SW  
Sat Sep 28, 8:22 PM 3 min 52° 18° above WSW 33° above ESE  
Sat Sep 28, 9:58 PM < 1 min 14° 11° above W 14° above W  
Sun Sep 29, 7:35 PM 4 min 50° 26° above WSW 13° above E  
Sun Sep 29, 9:10 PM 2 min 33° 12° above W 33° above SW  
Mon Sep 30, 8:22 PM 3 min 46° 21° above WSW 36° above SSE  
Mon Sep 30, 9:58 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above WSW 10° above WSW  

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 11° 11° above ESE 11° above ESE  
Sat Sep 14, 4:52 AM 3 min 25° 25° above SW 10° above SSE  
Sun Sep 15, 4:24 AM 1 min 19° 19° above SSE 10° above SSE  
Sat Sep 21, 9:35 PM < 1 min 13° 11° above SW 13° above SW  
Sun Sep 22, 9:05 PM 2 min 23° 11° above SW 23° above S  
Mon Sep 23, 8:35 PM 3 min 27° 11° above SSW 26° above SE  
Mon Sep 23, 10:12 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above WSW 12° above WSW  
Tue Sep 24, 8:05 PM 4 min 25° 11° above SSW 19° above ESE  
Tue Sep 24, 9:42 PM 2 min 24° 10° above WSW 24° above WSW  
Wed Sep 25, 7:35 PM 6 min 23° 11° above SSW 10° above E  
Wed Sep 25, 9:12 PM 3 min 45° 10° above WSW 45° above SSW  
Thu Sep 26, 8:42 PM 4 min 48° 10° above WSW 44° above SE  
Thu Sep 26, 10:20 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above W 12° above W  
Fri Sep 27, 8:12 PM 5 min 46° 10° above WSW 24° above ESE  
Fri Sep 27, 9:50 PM 2 min 24° 10° above W 24° above WSW  
Sat Sep 28, 7:43 PM 6 min 44° 12° above WSW 14° above E  
Sat Sep 28, 9:20 PM 3 min 40° 10° above W 40° above SW  
Sun Sep 29, 7:13 PM 6 min 42° 17° above SW 11° above E  
Sun Sep 29, 8:51 PM 3 min 53° 14° above W 53° above S  
Mon Sep 30, 8:22 PM 3 min 54° 20° above WSW 37° above SE  
Mon Sep 30, 9:58 PM < 1 min 15° 11° above W 15° above WSW  
Tue Oct 1, 7:52 PM 4 min 54° 24° above WSW 18° above ESE  
Tue Oct 1, 9:28 PM 2 min 24° 11° above W 24° above WSW  
Wed Oct 2, 7:22 PM 5 min 55° 29° above WSW 11° above ESE  
Wed Oct 2, 8:59 PM 2 min 34° 13° above W 34° above SW  
Thu Oct 3, 8:30 PM 3 min 37° 19° above WSW 31° above SSE  
2019-09-20 19:25:00.0,Fri Sep 20, 8:25 PM,1 min,12°,10° above S,12° above SSE|2019-09-21 20:12:00.0,Sat Sep 21, 9:12 PM,1 min,18°,11° above SW,18° above SSW|2019-09-22 19:23:00.0,Sun Sep 22, 8:23 PM,3 min,22°,11° above SSW,21° above SE|2019-09-22 20:59:00.0,Sun Sep 22, 9:59 PM,< 1 min,12°,10° above WSW,12° above WSW|2019-09-23 18:35:00.0,Mon Sep 23, 7:35 PM,4 min,16°,10° above S,10° above ESE|2019-09-23 20:11:00.0,Mon Sep 23, 9:11 PM,2 min,34°,10° above WSW,34° above SSW|2019-09-24 19:23:00.0,Tue Sep 24, 8:23 PM,4 min,34°,12° above SW,28° above SE|2019-09-24 20:59:00.0,Tue Sep 24, 9:59 PM,< 1 min,15°,10° above WSW,15° above WSW|2019-09-25 18:34:00.0,Wed Sep 25, 7:34 PM,5 min,27°,11° above SW,10° above E|2019-09-25 20:10:00.0,Wed Sep 25, 9:10 PM,3 min,44°,10° above WSW,44° above SSW|2019-09-26 19:22:00.0,Thu Sep 26, 8:22 PM,4 min,47°,10° above WSW,31° above ESE|2019-09-26 20:58:00.0,Thu Sep 26, 9:58 PM,< 1 min,14°,10° above W,14° above W|2019-09-27 18:34:00.0,Fri Sep 27, 7:34 PM,6 min,40°,12° above SW,11° above E|2019-09-27 20:10:00.0,Fri Sep 27, 9:10 PM,2 min,37°,10° above W,37° above SW|2019-09-28 19:22:00.0,Sat Sep 28, 8:22 PM,3 min,52°,18° above WSW,33° above ESE|2019-09-28 20:58:00.0,Sat Sep 28, 9:58 PM,< 1 min,14°,11° above W,14° above W|2019-09-29 18:35:00.0,Sun Sep 29, 7:35 PM,4 min,50°,26° above WSW,13° above E|2019-09-29 20:10:00.0,Sun Sep 29, 9:10 PM,2 min,33°,12° above W,33° above SW|2019-09-30 19:22:00.0,Mon Sep 30, 8:22 PM,3 min,46°,21° above WSW,36° above SSE|2019-09-30 20:58:00.0,Mon Sep 30, 9:58 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above WSW,10° above WSW|

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