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Location: Augusta, Maine, United States

The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Mar 20, 2019 through Thursday Apr 4, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Wed Mar 20, 8:54 PM < 1 min 15° 10° above SW 15° above SW  
Thu Mar 21, 8:03 PM 3 min 29° 10° above SSW 28° above ESE  
Thu Mar 21, 9:40 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above W 10° above W  
Fri Mar 22, 7:16 PM 2 min 17° 17° above SE 10° above E  
Fri Mar 22, 8:48 PM 3 min 65° 10° above WSW 65° above WNW  
Sat Mar 23, 7:58 PM 6 min 71° 10° above SW 16° above ENE  
Sat Mar 23, 9:36 PM < 1 min 18° 16° above WNW 18° above WNW  
Sun Mar 24, 8:46 PM 2 min 37° 27° above WNW 30° above NNE  
Mon Mar 25, 7:55 PM 4 min 54° 38° above W 11° above NE  
Mon Mar 25, 9:32 PM < 1 min 20° 16° above NW 20° above NNW  
Tue Mar 26, 8:41 PM 2 min 26° 22° above NW 19° above NNE  
Wed Mar 27, 7:51 PM 4 min 31° 28° above NW 10° above NE  
Wed Mar 27, 9:27 PM < 1 min 20° 16° above NW 20° above NNW  
Thu Mar 28, 8:37 PM 3 min 22° 18° above NW 16° above NE  
Fri Mar 29, 7:46 PM 4 min 24° 21° above NW 10° above NE  
Fri Mar 29, 9:23 PM < 1 min 22° 17° above NNW 22° above NNW  
Sat Mar 30, 8:32 PM 3 min 22° 16° above NNW 17° above NE  
Sun Mar 31, 7:41 PM 4 min 21° 16° above NW 10° above NE  
Sun Mar 31, 9:18 PM 1 min 31° 20° above NW 31° above NNW  
Mon Apr 1, 8:27 PM 3 min 28° 18° above NNW 20° above NE  
Mon Apr 1, 10:03 PM < 1 min 15° 15° above WNW 15° above WNW  
Tue Apr 2, 7:36 PM 4 min 24° 17° above NNW 10° above ENE  
Tue Apr 2, 9:13 PM 1 min 52° 22° above NW 52° above NNW  
Wed Apr 3, 8:23 PM 3 min 43° 25° above NW 25° above E  
Wed Apr 3, 9:58 PM < 1 min 14° 11° above WNW 14° above W  
2019-03-21 00:54:00.0,Wed Mar 20, 8:54 PM,< 1 min,15°,10° above SW,15° above SW|2019-03-22 00:03:00.0,Thu Mar 21, 8:03 PM,3 min,29°,10° above SSW,28° above ESE|2019-03-22 01:40:00.0,Thu Mar 21, 9:40 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above W,10° above W|2019-03-22 23:16:00.0,Fri Mar 22, 7:16 PM,2 min,17°,17° above SE,10° above E|2019-03-23 00:48:00.0,Fri Mar 22, 8:48 PM,3 min,65°,10° above WSW,65° above WNW|2019-03-23 23:58:00.0,Sat Mar 23, 7:58 PM,6 min,71°,10° above SW,16° above ENE|2019-03-24 01:36:00.0,Sat Mar 23, 9:36 PM,< 1 min,18°,16° above WNW,18° above WNW|2019-03-25 00:46:00.0,Sun Mar 24, 8:46 PM,2 min,37°,27° above WNW,30° above NNE|2019-03-25 23:55:00.0,Mon Mar 25, 7:55 PM,4 min,54°,38° above W,11° above NE|2019-03-26 01:32:00.0,Mon Mar 25, 9:32 PM,< 1 min,20°,16° above NW,20° above NNW|2019-03-27 00:41:00.0,Tue Mar 26, 8:41 PM,2 min,26°,22° above NW,19° above NNE|2019-03-27 23:51:00.0,Wed Mar 27, 7:51 PM,4 min,31°,28° above NW,10° above NE|2019-03-28 01:27:00.0,Wed Mar 27, 9:27 PM,< 1 min,20°,16° above NW,20° above NNW|2019-03-29 00:37:00.0,Thu Mar 28, 8:37 PM,3 min,22°,18° above NW,16° above NE|2019-03-29 23:46:00.0,Fri Mar 29, 7:46 PM,4 min,24°,21° above NW,10° above NE|2019-03-30 01:23:00.0,Fri Mar 29, 9:23 PM,< 1 min,22°,17° above NNW,22° above NNW|2019-03-31 00:32:00.0,Sat Mar 30, 8:32 PM,3 min,22°,16° above NNW,17° above NE|2019-03-31 23:41:00.0,Sun Mar 31, 7:41 PM,4 min,21°,16° above NW,10° above NE|2019-04-01 01:18:00.0,Sun Mar 31, 9:18 PM,1 min,31°,20° above NW,31° above NNW|2019-04-02 00:27:00.0,Mon Apr 1, 8:27 PM,3 min,28°,18° above NNW,20° above NE|2019-04-02 02:03:00.0,Mon Apr 1, 10:03 PM,< 1 min,15°,15° above WNW,15° above WNW|2019-04-02 23:36:00.0,Tue Apr 2, 7:36 PM,4 min,24°,17° above NNW,10° above ENE|2019-04-03 01:13:00.0,Tue Apr 2, 9:13 PM,1 min,52°,22° above NW,52° above NNW|2019-04-04 00:23:00.0,Wed Apr 3, 8:23 PM,3 min,43°,25° above NW,25° above E|2019-04-04 01:58:00.0,Wed Apr 3, 9:58 PM,< 1 min,14°,11° above WNW,14° above W|

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