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Location: Whitby, England, United Kingdom

The following ISS sightings are possible from Saturday Jan 19, 2019 through Sunday Feb 3, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Thu Jan 24, 6:23 PM 1 min 13° 10° above S 13° above SSE  
Fri Jan 25, 7:07 PM 1 min 19° 11° above SW 19° above SSW  
Sat Jan 26, 6:16 PM 3 min 22° 11° above SSW 21° above SE  
Sat Jan 26, 7:51 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above WSW 12° above WSW  
Sun Jan 27, 5:25 PM 4 min 16° 10° above S 10° above ESE  
Sun Jan 27, 7:00 PM 2 min 34° 12° above SW 34° above SSW  
Mon Jan 28, 6:10 PM 4 min 33° 14° above SW 23° above ESE  
Mon Jan 28, 7:45 PM < 1 min 18° 12° above WSW 18° above WSW  
Tue Jan 29, 5:18 PM 5 min 25° 13° above SSW 11° above E  
Tue Jan 29, 6:55 PM 2 min 49° 21° above WSW 49° above S  
Wed Jan 30, 6:04 PM 3 min 44° 25° above SW 21° above ESE  
Wed Jan 30, 7:40 PM < 1 min 21° 18° above WSW 21° above WSW  
Thu Jan 31, 5:13 PM 4 min 36° 24° above SSW 11° above E  
Thu Jan 31, 6:49 PM 2 min 51° 26° above WSW 51° above S  
Fri Feb 1, 5:58 PM 3 min 51° 32° above SW 18° above ESE  
Fri Feb 1, 7:33 PM < 1 min 24° 17° above WSW 24° above WSW  
Sat Feb 2, 6:43 PM 2 min 44° 25° above WSW 35° above SSE  
2019-01-24 18:23:00.0,Thu Jan 24, 6:23 PM,1 min,13°,10° above S,13° above SSE|2019-01-25 19:07:00.0,Fri Jan 25, 7:07 PM,1 min,19°,11° above SW,19° above SSW|2019-01-26 18:16:00.0,Sat Jan 26, 6:16 PM,3 min,22°,11° above SSW,21° above SE|2019-01-26 19:51:00.0,Sat Jan 26, 7:51 PM,< 1 min,12°,10° above WSW,12° above WSW|2019-01-27 17:25:00.0,Sun Jan 27, 5:25 PM,4 min,16°,10° above S,10° above ESE|2019-01-27 19:00:00.0,Sun Jan 27, 7:00 PM,2 min,34°,12° above SW,34° above SSW|2019-01-28 18:10:00.0,Mon Jan 28, 6:10 PM,4 min,33°,14° above SW,23° above ESE|2019-01-28 19:45:00.0,Mon Jan 28, 7:45 PM,< 1 min,18°,12° above WSW,18° above WSW|2019-01-29 17:18:00.0,Tue Jan 29, 5:18 PM,5 min,25°,13° above SSW,11° above E|2019-01-29 18:55:00.0,Tue Jan 29, 6:55 PM,2 min,49°,21° above WSW,49° above S|2019-01-30 18:04:00.0,Wed Jan 30, 6:04 PM,3 min,44°,25° above SW,21° above ESE|2019-01-30 19:40:00.0,Wed Jan 30, 7:40 PM,< 1 min,21°,18° above WSW,21° above WSW|2019-01-31 17:13:00.0,Thu Jan 31, 5:13 PM,4 min,36°,24° above SSW,11° above E|2019-01-31 18:49:00.0,Thu Jan 31, 6:49 PM,2 min,51°,26° above WSW,51° above S|2019-02-01 17:58:00.0,Fri Feb 1, 5:58 PM,3 min,51°,32° above SW,18° above ESE|2019-02-01 19:33:00.0,Fri Feb 1, 7:33 PM,< 1 min,24°,17° above WSW,24° above WSW|2019-02-02 18:43:00.0,Sat Feb 2, 6:43 PM,2 min,44°,25° above WSW,35° 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.

Astronomical Horizon