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Location: Bloomington, Indiana, United States

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, 5:30 AM 1 min 19° 19° above NNE 10° above NE  
Fri Feb 23, 6:17 AM 2 min 13° 13° above NNW 10° above NNE  
Sat Feb 24, 5:30 AM 1 min 13° 13° above N 10° above NNE  
Sun Feb 25, 6:18 AM 1 min 10° 10° above NNW 10° above N  
Mon Feb 26, 5:31 AM < 1 min 11° 11° above N 10° above N  
Tue Feb 27, 6:20 AM 1 min 10° 10° above N 10° above NNE  
Wed Feb 28, 5:32 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above N 10° above N  
Thu Feb 29, 6:20 AM 4 min 14° 10° above NNW 10° above NE  
Fri Mar 1, 5:33 AM 2 min 12° 11° above N 10° above NNE  
Sat Mar 2, 6:21 AM 5 min 22° 10° above NNW 10° above E  
Sun Mar 3, 5:34 AM 4 min 17° 14° above N 10° above ENE  
Mon Mar 4, 4:48 AM 1 min 12° 12° above NE 10° above NE  
Mon Mar 4, 6:21 AM 7 min 48° 10° above NW 10° above ESE  
Tue Mar 5, 5:35 AM 4 min 31° 23° above NNW 10° above E  
Wed Mar 6, 4:49 AM 2 min 19° 19° above NE 10° above ENE  
Wed Mar 6, 6:22 AM 6 min 55° 12° above WNW 10° above SE  
Thu Mar 7, 5:37 AM 4 min 81° 55° above NW 10° above SE  
{ts '2024-02-22 10:30:00'},Thu Feb 22, 5:30 AM,1 min,19°,19° above NNE,10° above NE|{ts '2024-02-23 11:17:00'},Fri Feb 23, 6:17 AM,2 min,13°,13° above NNW,10° above NNE|{ts '2024-02-24 10:30:00'},Sat Feb 24, 5:30 AM,1 min,13°,13° above N,10° above NNE|{ts '2024-02-25 11:18:00'},Sun Feb 25, 6:18 AM,1 min,10°,10° above NNW,10° above N|{ts '2024-02-26 10:31:00'},Mon Feb 26, 5:31 AM,< 1 min,11°,11° above N,10° above N|{ts '2024-02-27 11:20:00'},Tue Feb 27, 6:20 AM,1 min,10°,10° above N,10° above NNE|{ts '2024-02-28 10:32:00'},Wed Feb 28, 5:32 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above N,10° above N|{ts '2024-02-29 11:20:00'},Thu Feb 29, 6:20 AM,4 min,14°,10° above NNW,10° above NE|{ts '2024-03-01 10:33:00'},Fri Mar 1, 5:33 AM,2 min,12°,11° above N,10° above NNE|{ts '2024-03-02 11:21:00'},Sat Mar 2, 6:21 AM,5 min,22°,10° above NNW,10° above E|{ts '2024-03-03 10:34:00'},Sun Mar 3, 5:34 AM,4 min,17°,14° above N,10° above ENE|{ts '2024-03-04 09:48:00'},Mon Mar 4, 4:48 AM,1 min,12°,12° above NE,10° above NE|{ts '2024-03-04 11:21:00'},Mon Mar 4, 6:21 AM,7 min,48°,10° above NW,10° above ESE|{ts '2024-03-05 10:35:00'},Tue Mar 5, 5:35 AM,4 min,31°,23° above NNW,10° above E|{ts '2024-03-06 09:49:00'},Wed Mar 6, 4:49 AM,2 min,19°,19° above NE,10° above ENE|{ts '2024-03-06 11:22:00'},Wed Mar 6, 6:22 AM,6 min,55°,12° above WNW,10° above SE|{ts '2024-03-07 10:37:00'},Thu Mar 7, 5:37 AM,4 min,81°,55° above NW,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.