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Location: Alfred, Maine, United States

The following ISS sightings are possible from Monday Sep 26, 2022 through Tuesday Oct 11, 2022

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Mon Sep 26, 7:59 PM 4 min 23° 10° above NW 20° above NE  
Mon Sep 26, 9:35 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above NW 12° above NW  
Tue Sep 27, 7:10 PM 5 min 20° 10° above NW 10° above ENE  
Tue Sep 27, 8:47 PM 2 min 29° 10° above NW 29° above NNW  
Wed Sep 28, 7:58 PM 4 min 33° 10° above NW 29° above NE  
Thu Sep 29, 7:09 PM 6 min 26° 10° above NW 11° above ENE  
Thu Sep 29, 8:46 PM 2 min 33° 10° above WNW 33° above WNW  
Fri Sep 30, 7:57 PM 4 min 64° 10° above NW 54° above ENE  
Sat Oct 1, 7:09 PM 6 min 43° 10° above NW 15° above E  
Sat Oct 1, 8:46 PM 2 min 25° 10° above WNW 25° above WSW  
Sun Oct 2, 7:58 PM 4 min 51° 10° above WNW 41° above S  
Mon Oct 3, 7:09 PM 6 min 85° 10° above WNW 13° above SE  
Mon Oct 3, 8:48 PM 1 min 11° 10° above WSW 11° above SW  
Tue Oct 4, 7:59 PM 4 min 19° 10° above W 14° above S  
Wed Oct 5, 7:10 PM 6 min 31° 10° above WNW 10° above SSE  
Fri Oct 7, 7:12 PM 3 min 12° 10° above WSW 10° above SSW  
2022-09-26 23:59:00.0,Mon Sep 26, 7:59 PM,4 min,23°,10° above NW,20° above NE|2022-09-27 01:35:00.0,Mon Sep 26, 9:35 PM,< 1 min,12°,10° above NW,12° above NW|2022-09-27 23:10:00.0,Tue Sep 27, 7:10 PM,5 min,20°,10° above NW,10° above ENE|2022-09-28 00:47:00.0,Tue Sep 27, 8:47 PM,2 min,29°,10° above NW,29° above NNW|2022-09-28 23:58:00.0,Wed Sep 28, 7:58 PM,4 min,33°,10° above NW,29° above NE|2022-09-29 23:09:00.0,Thu Sep 29, 7:09 PM,6 min,26°,10° above NW,11° above ENE|2022-09-30 00:46:00.0,Thu Sep 29, 8:46 PM,2 min,33°,10° above WNW,33° above WNW|2022-09-30 23:57:00.0,Fri Sep 30, 7:57 PM,4 min,64°,10° above NW,54° above ENE|2022-10-01 23:09:00.0,Sat Oct 1, 7:09 PM,6 min,43°,10° above NW,15° above E|2022-10-02 00:46:00.0,Sat Oct 1, 8:46 PM,2 min,25°,10° above WNW,25° above WSW|2022-10-02 23:58:00.0,Sun Oct 2, 7:58 PM,4 min,51°,10° above WNW,41° above S|2022-10-03 23:09:00.0,Mon Oct 3, 7:09 PM,6 min,85°,10° above WNW,13° above SE|2022-10-04 00:48:00.0,Mon Oct 3, 8:48 PM,1 min,11°,10° above WSW,11° above SW|2022-10-04 23:59:00.0,Tue Oct 4, 7:59 PM,4 min,19°,10° above W,14° above S|2022-10-05 23:10:00.0,Wed Oct 5, 7:10 PM,6 min,31°,10° above WNW,10° above SSE|2022-10-07 23:12:00.0,Fri Oct 7, 7:12 PM,3 min,12°,10° above WSW,10° above SSW|

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.