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Location: Whitby, England, United Kingdom

The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Feb 24, 2021 through Thursday Mar 11, 2021

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Thu Feb 25, 5:23 AM 5 min 27° 16° above SSW 10° above E  
Fri Feb 26, 4:37 AM 3 min 21° 21° above SSE 10° above E  
Fri Feb 26, 6:11 AM 7 min 47° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Sat Feb 27, 3:52 AM 1 min 13° 13° above ESE 10° above ESE  
Sat Feb 27, 5:25 AM 5 min 41° 23° above SW 10° above E  
Sun Feb 28, 4:39 AM 3 min 34° 34° above SSE 10° above E  
Mon Mar 1, 3:53 AM 1 min 17° 17° above ESE 10° above E  
Mon Mar 1, 5:26 AM 5 min 51° 23° above WSW 10° above E  
Tue Mar 2, 4:41 AM 3 min 47° 47° above S 10° above E  
Wed Mar 3, 3:55 AM 1 min 22° 22° above ESE 10° above E  
Wed Mar 3, 5:28 AM 5 min 51° 23° above WSW 10° above ESE  
Thu Mar 4, 4:42 AM 3 min 53° 52° above S 10° above ESE  
Fri Mar 5, 3:56 AM 2 min 27° 27° above ESE 10° above E  
Fri Mar 5, 5:30 AM 5 min 40° 20° above WSW 10° above SE  
Sat Mar 6, 3:11 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above E 10° above E  
Sat Mar 6, 4:44 AM 3 min 46° 45° above SSW 10° above ESE  
Sun Mar 7, 3:58 AM 2 min 27° 27° above ESE 10° above ESE  
Sun Mar 7, 5:31 AM 5 min 27° 16° above WSW 10° above SE  
Mon Mar 8, 4:46 AM 3 min 33° 33° above SSW 10° above SE  
Tue Mar 9, 4:00 AM 1 min 22° 22° above SE 10° above SE  
Tue Mar 9, 5:33 AM 3 min 16° 13° above WSW 10° above S  
Wed Mar 10, 4:48 AM 2 min 20° 20° above SSW 10° above SSE  
Thu Mar 11, 4:02 AM < 1 min 12° 12° above SSE 10° above SE  
2021-02-25 05:23:00.0,Thu Feb 25, 5:23 AM,5 min,27°,16° above SSW,10° above E|2021-02-26 04:37:00.0,Fri Feb 26, 4:37 AM,3 min,21°,21° above SSE,10° above E|2021-02-26 06:11:00.0,Fri Feb 26, 6:11 AM,7 min,47°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2021-02-27 03:52:00.0,Sat Feb 27, 3:52 AM,1 min,13°,13° above ESE,10° above ESE|2021-02-27 05:25:00.0,Sat Feb 27, 5:25 AM,5 min,41°,23° above SW,10° above E|2021-02-28 04:39:00.0,Sun Feb 28, 4:39 AM,3 min,34°,34° above SSE,10° above E|2021-03-01 03:53:00.0,Mon Mar 1, 3:53 AM,1 min,17°,17° above ESE,10° above E|2021-03-01 05:26:00.0,Mon Mar 1, 5:26 AM,5 min,51°,23° above WSW,10° above E|2021-03-02 04:41:00.0,Tue Mar 2, 4:41 AM,3 min,47°,47° above S,10° above E|2021-03-03 03:55:00.0,Wed Mar 3, 3:55 AM,1 min,22°,22° above ESE,10° above E|2021-03-03 05:28:00.0,Wed Mar 3, 5:28 AM,5 min,51°,23° above WSW,10° above ESE|2021-03-04 04:42:00.0,Thu Mar 4, 4:42 AM,3 min,53°,52° above S,10° above ESE|2021-03-05 03:56:00.0,Fri Mar 5, 3:56 AM,2 min,27°,27° above ESE,10° above E|2021-03-05 05:30:00.0,Fri Mar 5, 5:30 AM,5 min,40°,20° above WSW,10° above SE|2021-03-06 03:11:00.0,Sat Mar 6, 3:11 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above E,10° above E|2021-03-06 04:44:00.0,Sat Mar 6, 4:44 AM,3 min,46°,45° above SSW,10° above ESE|2021-03-07 03:58:00.0,Sun Mar 7, 3:58 AM,2 min,27°,27° above ESE,10° above ESE|2021-03-07 05:31:00.0,Sun Mar 7, 5:31 AM,5 min,27°,16° above WSW,10° above SE|2021-03-08 04:46:00.0,Mon Mar 8, 4:46 AM,3 min,33°,33° above SSW,10° above SE|2021-03-09 04:00:00.0,Tue Mar 9, 4:00 AM,1 min,22°,22° above SE,10° above SE|2021-03-09 05:33:00.0,Tue Mar 9, 5:33 AM,3 min,16°,13° above WSW,10° above S|2021-03-10 04:48:00.0,Wed Mar 10, 4:48 AM,2 min,20°,20° above SSW,10° above SSE|2021-03-11 04:02:00.0,Thu Mar 11, 4:02 AM,< 1 min,12°,12° above SSE,10° 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 chart. Click the link for a detailed description of the astronomical horizon and sighting alert messages.