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Location: Saint Peter Port, Guernsey, United Kingdom

The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Sep 19, 2018 through Thursday Oct 4, 2018

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Sat Sep 22, 9:00 PM 1 min 20° 10° above SSW 20° above SSW  
Sun Sep 23, 8:09 PM 3 min 20° 11° above S 19° above ESE  
Sun Sep 23, 9:44 PM < 1 min 15° 10° above WSW 15° above WSW  
Mon Sep 24, 8:52 PM 3 min 56° 10° above SW 56° above S  
Tue Sep 25, 8:00 PM 5 min 37° 10° above SW 18° above E  
Tue Sep 25, 9:37 PM 2 min 27° 10° above W 27° above W  
Wed Sep 26, 8:45 PM 4 min 86° 10° above WSW 66° above ENE  
Thu Sep 27, 7:53 PM 5 min 67° 12° above WSW 16° above ENE  
Thu Sep 27, 9:31 PM 1 min 32° 18° above W 32° above WNW  
Fri Sep 28, 8:39 PM 2 min 64° 27° above W 46° above NE  
Fri Sep 28, 10:14 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above WNW 10° above WNW  
Sat Sep 29, 7:48 PM 4 min 78° 34° above W 14° above ENE  
Sat Sep 29, 9:24 PM < 1 min 32° 22° above WNW 32° above WNW  
Sun Sep 30, 8:32 PM 2 min 56° 32° above WNW 42° above NE  
Sun Sep 30, 10:07 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above WNW 10° above WNW  
Mon Oct 1, 7:41 PM 4 min 60° 40° above WNW 13° above ENE  
Mon Oct 1, 9:17 PM < 1 min 34° 22° above WNW 34° above WNW  
Tue Oct 2, 8:25 PM 2 min 59° 27° above WNW 44° above ENE  
Tue Oct 2, 10:00 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above WNW 10° above WNW  
Wed Oct 3, 7:33 PM 4 min 56° 32° above WNW 13° above E  
Wed Oct 3, 9:09 PM < 1 min 34° 22° above WNW 34° above WNW  
2018-09-22 20:00:00.0,Sat Sep 22, 9:00 PM,1 min,20°,10° above SSW,20° above SSW|2018-09-23 19:09:00.0,Sun Sep 23, 8:09 PM,3 min,20°,11° above S,19° above ESE|2018-09-23 20:44:00.0,Sun Sep 23, 9:44 PM,< 1 min,15°,10° above WSW,15° above WSW|2018-09-24 19:52:00.0,Mon Sep 24, 8:52 PM,3 min,56°,10° above SW,56° above S|2018-09-25 19:00:00.0,Tue Sep 25, 8:00 PM,5 min,37°,10° above SW,18° above E|2018-09-25 20:37:00.0,Tue Sep 25, 9:37 PM,2 min,27°,10° above W,27° above W|2018-09-26 19:45:00.0,Wed Sep 26, 8:45 PM,4 min,86°,10° above WSW,66° above ENE|2018-09-27 18:53:00.0,Thu Sep 27, 7:53 PM,5 min,67°,12° above WSW,16° above ENE|2018-09-27 20:31:00.0,Thu Sep 27, 9:31 PM,1 min,32°,18° above W,32° above WNW|2018-09-28 19:39:00.0,Fri Sep 28, 8:39 PM,2 min,64°,27° above W,46° above NE|2018-09-28 21:14:00.0,Fri Sep 28, 10:14 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above WNW,10° above WNW|2018-09-29 18:48:00.0,Sat Sep 29, 7:48 PM,4 min,78°,34° above W,14° above ENE|2018-09-29 20:24:00.0,Sat Sep 29, 9:24 PM,< 1 min,32°,22° above WNW,32° above WNW|2018-09-30 19:32:00.0,Sun Sep 30, 8:32 PM,2 min,56°,32° above WNW,42° above NE|2018-09-30 21:07:00.0,Sun Sep 30, 10:07 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above WNW,10° above WNW|2018-10-01 18:41:00.0,Mon Oct 1, 7:41 PM,4 min,60°,40° above WNW,13° above ENE|2018-10-01 20:17:00.0,Mon Oct 1, 9:17 PM,< 1 min,34°,22° above WNW,34° above WNW|2018-10-02 19:25:00.0,Tue Oct 2, 8:25 PM,2 min,59°,27° above WNW,44° above ENE|2018-10-02 21:00:00.0,Tue Oct 2, 10:00 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above WNW,10° above WNW|2018-10-03 18:33:00.0,Wed Oct 3, 7:33 PM,4 min,56°,32° above WNW,13° above E|2018-10-03 20:09:00.0,Wed Oct 3, 9:09 PM,< 1 min,34°,22° above WNW,34° above WNW|

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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