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Location: Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Feb 21, 2024 through Thursday Mar 7, 2024

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Thu Feb 22, 4:19 AM 1 min 14° 14° above ESE 10° above E  
Thu Feb 22, 5:52 AM 5 min 62° 24° above SW 10° above E  
Fri Feb 23, 5:05 AM 3 min 47° 47° above SSE 10° above E  
Sat Feb 24, 4:19 AM 1 min 20° 20° above E 10° above E  
Sat Feb 24, 5:52 AM 5 min 87° 24° above W 10° above E  
Sun Feb 25, 5:06 AM 4 min 75° 73° above SSW 10° above E  
Mon Feb 26, 4:20 AM 2 min 25° 25° above E 10° above E  
Mon Feb 26, 5:53 AM 6 min 85° 21° above W 10° above E  
Tue Feb 27, 5:07 AM 4 min 87° 81° above WNW 10° above E  
Wed Feb 28, 4:21 AM 2 min 31° 31° above E 10° above E  
Wed Feb 28, 5:54 AM 6 min 83° 18° above W 10° above ESE  
Thu Feb 29, 3:35 AM < 1 min 9° above E 10° above E  
Thu Feb 29, 5:08 AM 4 min 88° 67° above W 10° above E  
Fri Mar 1, 4:22 AM 2 min 31° 31° above E 10° above E  
Fri Mar 1, 5:55 AM 6 min 56° 18° above W 10° above ESE  
Sat Mar 2, 3:35 AM < 1 min 11° 11° above E 10° above E  
Sat Mar 2, 5:08 AM 4 min 71° 53° above WSW 10° above ESE  
Sun Mar 3, 4:22 AM 2 min 36° 36° above ESE 10° above ESE  
Sun Mar 3, 5:55 AM 5 min 31° 15° above W 10° above SE  
Mon Mar 4, 3:36 AM < 1 min 11° 11° above E 10° above E  
Mon Mar 4, 5:09 AM 3 min 43° 42° above SW 10° above SE  
Tue Mar 5, 4:23 AM 2 min 25° 25° above SE 10° above ESE  
Tue Mar 5, 5:56 AM 4 min 16° 12° above WSW 10° above S  
Wed Mar 6, 5:10 AM 3 min 23° 23° above SSW 10° above SSE  
Thu Mar 7, 4:25 AM 1 min 14° 14° above SSE 10° above SE  
{ts '2024-02-22 04:19:00'},Thu Feb 22, 4:19 AM,1 min,14°,14° above ESE,10° above E|{ts '2024-02-22 05:52:00'},Thu Feb 22, 5:52 AM,5 min,62°,24° above SW,10° above E|{ts '2024-02-23 05:05:00'},Fri Feb 23, 5:05 AM,3 min,47°,47° above SSE,10° above E|{ts '2024-02-24 04:19:00'},Sat Feb 24, 4:19 AM,1 min,20°,20° above E,10° above E|{ts '2024-02-24 05:52:00'},Sat Feb 24, 5:52 AM,5 min,87°,24° above W,10° above E|{ts '2024-02-25 05:06:00'},Sun Feb 25, 5:06 AM,4 min,75°,73° above SSW,10° above E|{ts '2024-02-26 04:20:00'},Mon Feb 26, 4:20 AM,2 min,25°,25° above E,10° above E|{ts '2024-02-26 05:53:00'},Mon Feb 26, 5:53 AM,6 min,85°,21° above W,10° above E|{ts '2024-02-27 05:07:00'},Tue Feb 27, 5:07 AM,4 min,87°,81° above WNW,10° above E|{ts '2024-02-28 04:21:00'},Wed Feb 28, 4:21 AM,2 min,31°,31° above E,10° above E|{ts '2024-02-28 05:54:00'},Wed Feb 28, 5:54 AM,6 min,83°,18° above W,10° above ESE|{ts '2024-02-29 03:35:00'},Thu Feb 29, 3:35 AM,< 1 min,9°,9° above E,10° above E|{ts '2024-02-29 05:08:00'},Thu Feb 29, 5:08 AM,4 min,88°,67° above W,10° above E|{ts '2024-03-01 04:22:00'},Fri Mar 1, 4:22 AM,2 min,31°,31° above E,10° above E|{ts '2024-03-01 05:55:00'},Fri Mar 1, 5:55 AM,6 min,56°,18° above W,10° above ESE|{ts '2024-03-02 03:35:00'},Sat Mar 2, 3:35 AM,< 1 min,11°,11° above E,10° above E|{ts '2024-03-02 05:08:00'},Sat Mar 2, 5:08 AM,4 min,71°,53° above WSW,10° above ESE|{ts '2024-03-03 04:22:00'},Sun Mar 3, 4:22 AM,2 min,36°,36° above ESE,10° above ESE|{ts '2024-03-03 05:55:00'},Sun Mar 3, 5:55 AM,5 min,31°,15° above W,10° above SE|{ts '2024-03-04 03:36:00'},Mon Mar 4, 3:36 AM,< 1 min,11°,11° above E,10° above E|{ts '2024-03-04 05:09:00'},Mon Mar 4, 5:09 AM,3 min,43°,42° above SW,10° above SE|{ts '2024-03-05 04:23:00'},Tue Mar 5, 4:23 AM,2 min,25°,25° above SE,10° above ESE|{ts '2024-03-05 05:56:00'},Tue Mar 5, 5:56 AM,4 min,16°,12° above WSW,10° above S|{ts '2024-03-06 05:10:00'},Wed Mar 6, 5:10 AM,3 min,23°,23° above SSW,10° above SSE|{ts '2024-03-07 04:25:00'},Thu Mar 7, 4:25 AM,1 min,14°,14° 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.