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Location: Savannah, Georgia, United States

The following ISS sightings are possible from Friday Sep 14, 2018 through Sunday Sep 30, 2018

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Sat Sep 15, 6:47 AM 2 min 30° 11° above NW 30° above NNW  
Sun Sep 16, 5:56 AM 3 min 28° 11° above NNW 27° above NE  
Mon Sep 17, 5:06 AM 1 min 16° 15° above NNE 15° above NE  
Mon Sep 17, 6:40 AM 6 min 39° 10° above WNW 10° above SSE  
Tue Sep 18, 5:50 AM 4 min 84° 38° above NW 10° above SE  
Tue Sep 18, 8:48 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above S 10° above S  
Wed Sep 19, 5:01 AM < 1 min 14° 14° above ESE 12° above ESE  
Wed Sep 19, 6:34 AM 3 min 13° 11° above WSW 10° above SSW  
Wed Sep 19, 7:58 PM 2 min 11° 10° above SE 11° above ESE  
Wed Sep 19, 9:32 PM < 1 min 15° 10° above WSW 15° above WSW  
Thu Sep 20, 5:46 AM < 1 min 12° 12° above S 10° above S  
Thu Sep 20, 8:40 PM 4 min 81° 11° above SW 57° above ENE  
Fri Sep 21, 7:49 PM 6 min 33° 10° above SSW 11° above ENE  
Fri Sep 21, 9:28 PM < 1 min 17° 17° above NW 17° above NW  
Sat Sep 22, 8:35 PM 3 min 32° 29° above WNW 12° above NNE  
Sun Sep 23, 7:41 PM 6 min 72° 10° above SW 10° above NE  
Mon Sep 24, 8:28 PM 2 min 14° 14° above NW 10° above N  
Tue Sep 25, 7:36 PM 3 min 25° 25° above NW 10° above NNE  
2018-09-15 10:47:00.0,Sat Sep 15, 6:47 AM,2 min,30°,11° above NW,30° above NNW|2018-09-16 09:56:00.0,Sun Sep 16, 5:56 AM,3 min,28°,11° above NNW,27° above NE|2018-09-17 09:06:00.0,Mon Sep 17, 5:06 AM,1 min,16°,15° above NNE,15° above NE|2018-09-17 10:40:00.0,Mon Sep 17, 6:40 AM,6 min,39°,10° above WNW,10° above SSE|2018-09-18 09:50:00.0,Tue Sep 18, 5:50 AM,4 min,84°,38° above NW,10° above SE|2018-09-19 00:48:00.0,Tue Sep 18, 8:48 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above S,10° above S|2018-09-19 09:01:00.0,Wed Sep 19, 5:01 AM,< 1 min,14°,14° above ESE,12° above ESE|2018-09-19 10:34:00.0,Wed Sep 19, 6:34 AM,3 min,13°,11° above WSW,10° above SSW|2018-09-19 23:58:00.0,Wed Sep 19, 7:58 PM,2 min,11°,10° above SE,11° above ESE|2018-09-20 01:32:00.0,Wed Sep 19, 9:32 PM,< 1 min,15°,10° above WSW,15° above WSW|2018-09-20 09:46:00.0,Thu Sep 20, 5:46 AM,< 1 min,12°,12° above S,10° above S|2018-09-21 00:40:00.0,Thu Sep 20, 8:40 PM,4 min,81°,11° above SW,57° above ENE|2018-09-21 23:49:00.0,Fri Sep 21, 7:49 PM,6 min,33°,10° above SSW,11° above ENE|2018-09-22 01:28:00.0,Fri Sep 21, 9:28 PM,< 1 min,17°,17° above NW,17° above NW|2018-09-23 00:35:00.0,Sat Sep 22, 8:35 PM,3 min,32°,29° above WNW,12° above NNE|2018-09-23 23:41:00.0,Sun Sep 23, 7:41 PM,6 min,72°,10° above SW,10° above NE|2018-09-25 00:28:00.0,Mon Sep 24, 8:28 PM,2 min,14°,14° above NW,10° above N|2018-09-25 23:36:00.0,Tue Sep 25, 7:36 PM,3 min,25°,25° above NW,10° above NNE|

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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