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Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, 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
Thu Mar 14, 6:41 AM 3 min 38° 10° above NNW 37° above ENE  
Fri Mar 15, 5:51 AM 3 min 20° 10° above N 19° above NE  
Sat Mar 16, 5:02 AM 1 min 11° 11° above NNE 10° above NE  
Sat Mar 16, 6:36 AM 6 min 58° 10° above NW 12° above SSE  
Sun Mar 17, 5:47 AM 4 min 58° 30° above NNW 11° above SE  
Mon Mar 18, 4:59 AM 1 min 17° 17° above E 10° above E  
Mon Mar 18, 6:31 AM 4 min 17° 11° above W 10° above SSW  
Mon Mar 18, 7:55 PM 1 min 14° 10° above SSE 14° above SE  
Tue Mar 19, 5:44 AM 2 min 25° 25° above S 10° above SSE  
Tue Mar 19, 8:39 PM 3 min 71° 10° above SW 71° above WNW  
Wed Mar 20, 7:48 PM 6 min 46° 10° above SSW 11° above ENE  
Wed Mar 20, 9:28 PM < 1 min 12° 12° above NW 12° above NW  
Thu Mar 21, 8:37 PM 3 min 23° 22° above NW 11° above NNE  
Fri Mar 22, 7:45 PM 4 min 47° 37° above W 10° above NNE  
Sat Mar 23, 8:32 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above NW 10° above NNW  
Sun Mar 24, 7:41 PM 2 min 17° 17° above NW 11° above N  
2019-03-14 11:41:00.0,Thu Mar 14, 6:41 AM,3 min,38°,10° above NNW,37° above ENE|2019-03-15 10:51:00.0,Fri Mar 15, 5:51 AM,3 min,20°,10° above N,19° above NE|2019-03-16 10:02:00.0,Sat Mar 16, 5:02 AM,1 min,11°,11° above NNE,10° above NE|2019-03-16 11:36:00.0,Sat Mar 16, 6:36 AM,6 min,58°,10° above NW,12° above SSE|2019-03-17 10:47:00.0,Sun Mar 17, 5:47 AM,4 min,58°,30° above NNW,11° above SE|2019-03-18 09:59:00.0,Mon Mar 18, 4:59 AM,1 min,17°,17° above E,10° above E|2019-03-18 11:31:00.0,Mon Mar 18, 6:31 AM,4 min,17°,11° above W,10° above SSW|2019-03-19 00:55:00.0,Mon Mar 18, 7:55 PM,1 min,14°,10° above SSE,14° above SE|2019-03-19 10:44:00.0,Tue Mar 19, 5:44 AM,2 min,25°,25° above S,10° above SSE|2019-03-20 01:39:00.0,Tue Mar 19, 8:39 PM,3 min,71°,10° above SW,71° above WNW|2019-03-21 00:48:00.0,Wed Mar 20, 7:48 PM,6 min,46°,10° above SSW,11° above ENE|2019-03-21 02:28:00.0,Wed Mar 20, 9:28 PM,< 1 min,12°,12° above NW,12° above NW|2019-03-22 01:37:00.0,Thu Mar 21, 8:37 PM,3 min,23°,22° above NW,11° above NNE|2019-03-23 00:45:00.0,Fri Mar 22, 7:45 PM,4 min,47°,37° above W,10° above NNE|2019-03-24 01:32:00.0,Sat Mar 23, 8:32 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above NW,10° above NNW|2019-03-25 00:41:00.0,Sun Mar 24, 7:41 PM,2 min,17°,17° above NW,11° 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