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Location: Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

The following ISS sightings are possible from Monday Sep 26, 2022 through Tuesday Oct 11, 2022

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Mon Sep 26, 8:19 PM 5 min 88° 10° above W 23° above E  
Mon Sep 26, 9:56 PM 1 min 19° 10° above W 19° above W  
Tue Sep 27, 9:07 PM 3 min 49° 10° above W 49° above SSW  
Wed Sep 28, 8:18 PM 5 min 65° 10° above W 25° above ESE  
Wed Sep 28, 9:55 PM 1 min 14° 10° above W 14° above WSW  
Thu Sep 29, 7:29 PM 7 min 79° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Thu Sep 29, 9:06 PM 3 min 28° 10° above W 28° above SSW  
Fri Sep 30, 8:17 PM 5 min 38° 10° above W 21° above SSE  
Sat Oct 1, 7:29 PM 7 min 52° 10° above W 10° above SE  
Sat Oct 1, 9:06 PM 2 min 15° 10° above WSW 14° above SSW  
Sun Oct 2, 8:18 PM 5 min 21° 10° above W 11° above SSE  
Mon Oct 3, 7:30 PM 6 min 29° 10° above W 10° above SSE  
Tue Oct 4, 8:21 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above SW 10° above SW  
Wed Oct 5, 7:31 PM 4 min 15° 10° above WSW 10° above S  
2022-09-26 19:19:00.0,Mon Sep 26, 8:19 PM,5 min,88°,10° above W,23° above E|2022-09-26 20:56:00.0,Mon Sep 26, 9:56 PM,1 min,19°,10° above W,19° above W|2022-09-27 20:07:00.0,Tue Sep 27, 9:07 PM,3 min,49°,10° above W,49° above SSW|2022-09-28 19:18:00.0,Wed Sep 28, 8:18 PM,5 min,65°,10° above W,25° above ESE|2022-09-28 20:55:00.0,Wed Sep 28, 9:55 PM,1 min,14°,10° above W,14° above WSW|2022-09-29 18:29:00.0,Thu Sep 29, 7:29 PM,7 min,79°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2022-09-29 20:06:00.0,Thu Sep 29, 9:06 PM,3 min,28°,10° above W,28° above SSW|2022-09-30 19:17:00.0,Fri Sep 30, 8:17 PM,5 min,38°,10° above W,21° above SSE|2022-10-01 18:29:00.0,Sat Oct 1, 7:29 PM,7 min,52°,10° above W,10° above SE|2022-10-01 20:06:00.0,Sat Oct 1, 9:06 PM,2 min,15°,10° above WSW,14° above SSW|2022-10-02 19:18:00.0,Sun Oct 2, 8:18 PM,5 min,21°,10° above W,11° above SSE|2022-10-03 18:30:00.0,Mon Oct 3, 7:30 PM,6 min,29°,10° above W,10° above SSE|2022-10-04 19:21:00.0,Tue Oct 4, 8:21 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above SW,10° above SW|2022-10-05 18:31:00.0,Wed Oct 5, 7:31 PM,4 min,15°,10° above WSW,10° above S|

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.