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Location: Tucson, Arizona, United States

The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Mar 13, 2019 through Friday Mar 29, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Wed Mar 13, 5:30 AM 2 min 14° 10° above N 14° above NE  
Thu Mar 14, 6:14 AM 2 min 47° 11° above NW 47° above NNW  
Fri Mar 15, 5:23 AM 4 min 34° 10° above NNW 30° above ENE  
Sat Mar 16, 4:35 AM 1 min 19° 18° above NNE 17° above ENE  
Sat Mar 16, 6:09 AM 5 min 31° 11° above WNW 16° above S  
Sun Mar 17, 5:19 AM 5 min 72° 29° above NW 10° above SE  
Mon Mar 18, 4:31 AM 1 min 24° 24° above ESE 11° above ESE  
Mon Mar 18, 6:06 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above WSW 10° above SW  
Mon Mar 18, 7:29 PM < 1 min 13° 11° above SSE 13° above SSE  
Tue Mar 19, 5:17 AM < 1 min 15° 15° above SSW 11° above S  
Tue Mar 19, 8:13 PM 2 min 45° 10° above SW 45° above WSW  
Wed Mar 20, 7:22 PM 6 min 48° 10° above SSW 14° above ENE  
Thu Mar 21, 8:10 PM 2 min 24° 23° above NW 16° above N  
Fri Mar 22, 7:19 PM 4 min 48° 37° above W 10° above NE  
Sat Mar 23, 8:05 PM 2 min 11° 11° above NW 10° above N  
Sun Mar 24, 7:14 PM 3 min 18° 18° above NW 10° above N  
2019-03-13 12:30:00.0,Wed Mar 13, 5:30 AM,2 min,14°,10° above N,14° above NE|2019-03-14 13:14:00.0,Thu Mar 14, 6:14 AM,2 min,47°,11° above NW,47° above NNW|2019-03-15 12:23:00.0,Fri Mar 15, 5:23 AM,4 min,34°,10° above NNW,30° above ENE|2019-03-16 11:35:00.0,Sat Mar 16, 4:35 AM,1 min,19°,18° above NNE,17° above ENE|2019-03-16 13:09:00.0,Sat Mar 16, 6:09 AM,5 min,31°,11° above WNW,16° above S|2019-03-17 12:19:00.0,Sun Mar 17, 5:19 AM,5 min,72°,29° above NW,10° above SE|2019-03-18 11:31:00.0,Mon Mar 18, 4:31 AM,1 min,24°,24° above ESE,11° above ESE|2019-03-18 13:06:00.0,Mon Mar 18, 6:06 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above WSW,10° above SW|2019-03-19 02:29:00.0,Mon Mar 18, 7:29 PM,< 1 min,13°,11° above SSE,13° above SSE|2019-03-19 12:17:00.0,Tue Mar 19, 5:17 AM,< 1 min,15°,15° above SSW,11° above S|2019-03-20 03:13:00.0,Tue Mar 19, 8:13 PM,2 min,45°,10° above SW,45° above WSW|2019-03-21 02:22:00.0,Wed Mar 20, 7:22 PM,6 min,48°,10° above SSW,14° above ENE|2019-03-22 03:10:00.0,Thu Mar 21, 8:10 PM,2 min,24°,23° above NW,16° above N|2019-03-23 02:19:00.0,Fri Mar 22, 7:19 PM,4 min,48°,37° above W,10° above NE|2019-03-24 03:05:00.0,Sat Mar 23, 8:05 PM,2 min,11°,11° above NW,10° above N|2019-03-25 02:14:00.0,Sun Mar 24, 7:14 PM,3 min,18°,18° above NW,10° above N|

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