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Location: Saint Peter Port, Guernsey, 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
Thu Sep 19, 9:11 PM 1 min 17° 10° above SSW 17° above SSW  
Fri Sep 20, 8:23 PM 3 min 21° 11° above S 21° above SE  
Fri Sep 20, 9:58 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above WSW 12° above WSW  
Sat Sep 21, 7:35 PM 3 min 14° 10° above S 10° above ESE  
Sat Sep 21, 9:10 PM 3 min 51° 10° above WSW 51° above SSW  
Sun Sep 22, 8:22 PM 5 min 43° 10° above SW 24° above E  
Sun Sep 22, 9:58 PM 1 min 18° 10° above W 18° above W  
Mon Sep 23, 7:34 PM 6 min 29° 10° above SSW 11° above E  
Mon Sep 23, 9:10 PM 3 min 69° 10° above WSW 69° above WNW  
Tue Sep 24, 8:22 PM 5 min 82° 12° above WSW 26° above ENE  
Tue Sep 24, 9:58 PM 1 min 18° 10° above W 18° above WNW  
Wed Sep 25, 7:33 PM 6 min 60° 12° above SW 11° above ENE  
Wed Sep 25, 9:11 PM 2 min 56° 22° above W 56° above NNW  
Thu Sep 26, 8:23 PM 3 min 66° 33° above W 25° above ENE  
Thu Sep 26, 9:59 PM < 1 min 18° 15° above WNW 18° above WNW  
Fri Sep 27, 7:35 PM 4 min 80° 43° above W 11° above ENE  
Fri Sep 27, 9:11 PM 1 min 47° 26° above WNW 47° above NW  
Sat Sep 28, 8:23 PM 3 min 56° 32° above WNW 29° above ENE  
Sat Sep 28, 9:59 PM < 1 min 15° 15° above WNW 15° above WNW  
Sun Sep 29, 7:35 PM 4 min 59° 40° above WNW 11° above ENE  
Sun Sep 29, 9:11 PM 1 min 42° 22° above WNW 42° above WNW  
Mon Sep 30, 8:23 PM 2 min 62° 32° above WNW 37° above ENE  
Mon Sep 30, 9:58 PM < 1 min 12° 12° above WNW 12° above WNW  

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 E 11° above E  
Sat Sep 14, 4:52 AM 4 min 59° 49° above WSW 11° above SE  
Sun Sep 15, 4:24 AM 2 min 34° 34° above SE 11° above SE  
Sun Sep 15, 5:58 AM 4 min 16° 12° above WSW 10° above S  
Mon Sep 16, 5:30 AM 2 min 17° 17° above SW 10° above S  
Tue Sep 17, 5:03 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above S 10° above S  
Thu Sep 19, 8:56 PM < 1 min 11° 10° above S 11° above S  
Fri Sep 20, 8:27 PM 2 min 16° 11° above S 16° above SSE  
Fri Sep 20, 10:03 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above WSW 10° above WSW  
Sat Sep 21, 7:57 PM 3 min 15° 10° above S 12° above ESE  
Sat Sep 21, 9:33 PM 2 min 25° 10° above SW 25° above SW  
Sun Sep 22, 9:03 PM 3 min 56° 10° above SW 56° above S  
Mon Sep 23, 8:33 PM 5 min 52° 10° above SW 35° above E  
Mon Sep 23, 10:11 PM 1 min 17° 10° above W 17° above W  
Tue Sep 24, 8:04 PM 6 min 47° 10° above SW 17° above E  
Tue Sep 24, 9:41 PM 2 min 36° 10° above W 36° above W  
Wed Sep 25, 7:34 PM 6 min 42° 10° above SW 11° above ENE  
Wed Sep 25, 9:12 PM 3 min 69° 14° above W 69° above N  
Thu Sep 26, 8:43 PM 3 min 72° 21° above W 43° above ENE  
Thu Sep 26, 10:20 PM < 1 min 14° 10° above WNW 14° above WNW  
Fri Sep 27, 8:14 PM 4 min 75° 30° above W 20° above ENE  
Fri Sep 27, 9:50 PM 1 min 24° 14° above WNW 24° above WNW  
Sat Sep 28, 7:44 PM 5 min 79° 37° above W 11° above ENE  
Sat Sep 28, 9:21 PM 2 min 51° 20° above WNW 51° above NW  
Sun Sep 29, 7:18 PM < 1 min 17° 17° above ENE 12° above ENE  
Sun Sep 29, 8:52 PM 2 min 59° 29° above WNW 55° above NE  
Sun Sep 29, 10:28 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above WNW 10° above WNW  
Mon Sep 30, 8:22 PM 3 min 59° 29° above WNW 33° above ENE  
Mon Sep 30, 9:58 PM < 1 min 17° 12° above WNW 17° above WNW  
Tue Oct 1, 7:52 PM 4 min 59° 35° above WNW 16° above ENE  
Tue Oct 1, 9:29 PM 1 min 30° 17° above WNW 30° above WNW  
Wed Oct 2, 7:22 PM 5 min 59° 35° above WNW 11° above E  
Wed Oct 2, 9:00 PM 2 min 74° 25° above WNW 74° above WNW  
Thu Oct 3, 8:30 PM 2 min 86° 30° above WNW 56° above ESE  
Thu Oct 3, 10:07 PM < 1 min 11° 11° above W 11° above W  
2019-09-19 20:11:00.0,Thu Sep 19, 9:11 PM,1 min,17°,10° above SSW,17° above SSW|2019-09-20 19:23:00.0,Fri Sep 20, 8:23 PM,3 min,21°,11° above S,21° above SE|2019-09-20 20:58:00.0,Fri Sep 20, 9:58 PM,< 1 min,12°,10° above WSW,12° above WSW|2019-09-21 18:35:00.0,Sat Sep 21, 7:35 PM,3 min,14°,10° above S,10° above ESE|2019-09-21 20:10:00.0,Sat Sep 21, 9:10 PM,3 min,51°,10° above WSW,51° above SSW|2019-09-22 19:22:00.0,Sun Sep 22, 8:22 PM,5 min,43°,10° above SW,24° above E|2019-09-22 20:58:00.0,Sun Sep 22, 9:58 PM,1 min,18°,10° above W,18° above W|2019-09-23 18:34:00.0,Mon Sep 23, 7:34 PM,6 min,29°,10° above SSW,11° above E|2019-09-23 20:10:00.0,Mon Sep 23, 9:10 PM,3 min,69°,10° above WSW,69° above WNW|2019-09-24 19:22:00.0,Tue Sep 24, 8:22 PM,5 min,82°,12° above WSW,26° above ENE|2019-09-24 20:58:00.0,Tue Sep 24, 9:58 PM,1 min,18°,10° above W,18° above WNW|2019-09-25 18:33:00.0,Wed Sep 25, 7:33 PM,6 min,60°,12° above SW,11° above ENE|2019-09-25 20:11:00.0,Wed Sep 25, 9:11 PM,2 min,56°,22° above W,56° above NNW|2019-09-26 19:23:00.0,Thu Sep 26, 8:23 PM,3 min,66°,33° above W,25° above ENE|2019-09-26 20:59:00.0,Thu Sep 26, 9:59 PM,< 1 min,18°,15° above WNW,18° above WNW|2019-09-27 18:35:00.0,Fri Sep 27, 7:35 PM,4 min,80°,43° above W,11° above ENE|2019-09-27 20:11:00.0,Fri Sep 27, 9:11 PM,1 min,47°,26° above WNW,47° above NW|2019-09-28 19:23:00.0,Sat Sep 28, 8:23 PM,3 min,56°,32° above WNW,29° above ENE|2019-09-28 20:59:00.0,Sat Sep 28, 9:59 PM,< 1 min,15°,15° above WNW,15° above WNW|2019-09-29 18:35:00.0,Sun Sep 29, 7:35 PM,4 min,59°,40° above WNW,11° above ENE|2019-09-29 20:11:00.0,Sun Sep 29, 9:11 PM,1 min,42°,22° above WNW,42° above WNW|2019-09-30 19:23:00.0,Mon Sep 30, 8:23 PM,2 min,62°,32° above WNW,37° above ENE|2019-09-30 20:58:00.0,Mon Sep 30, 9:58 PM,< 1 min,12°,12° above WNW,12° above WNW|

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