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Location: Adams, Massachusetts, United States

The following ISS sightings are possible from Friday Sep 13, 2019 through Friday Oct 4, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Tue Sep 17, 8:49 PM < 1 min 11° 11° above SSW 11° above SSW  
Wed Sep 18, 8:01 PM 2 min 21° 10° above S 21° above SE  
Thu Sep 19, 8:48 PM 3 min 58° 10° above WSW 58° above WSW  
Fri Sep 20, 8:00 PM 5 min 57° 10° above SW 22° above ENE  
Fri Sep 20, 9:37 PM < 1 min 13° 11° above WNW 13° above WNW  
Sat Sep 21, 7:13 PM 4 min 32° 24° above S 11° above ENE  
Sat Sep 21, 8:50 PM 2 min 36° 23° above WNW 35° above NNW  
Sun Sep 22, 8:01 PM 4 min 54° 32° above W 16° above NE  
Mon Sep 23, 7:12 PM 5 min 88° 23° above WSW 11° above NE  
Mon Sep 23, 8:50 PM 2 min 22° 18° above NW 21° above N  
Tue Sep 24, 8:01 PM 4 min 28° 23° above NW 11° above NE  
Tue Sep 24, 9:38 PM < 1 min 11° 11° above NW 11° above NW  
Wed Sep 25, 7:13 PM 3 min 38° 35° above NW 11° above NE  
Wed Sep 25, 8:50 PM 2 min 17° 13° above NW 17° above N  
Thu Sep 26, 8:01 PM 4 min 19° 15° above NW 11° above NE  
Fri Sep 27, 7:13 PM 4 min 23° 18° above NW 11° above NE  
Fri Sep 27, 8:50 PM 1 min 16° 11° above NW 16° above N  
Sat Sep 28, 8:01 PM 3 min 16° 11° above NW 13° above NNE  
Sun Sep 29, 7:12 PM 4 min 17° 13° above NW 10° above NE  
Sun Sep 29, 8:49 PM 1 min 18° 11° above NW 18° above NNW  
Mon Sep 30, 8:01 PM 3 min 18° 10° above NW 16° above NNE  

The following CYGNUS sightings are possible from Friday Sep 13, 2019 through Friday Oct 4, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Sat Sep 14, 4:34 AM 5 min 48° 33° above NNW 10° above ESE  
Sun Sep 15, 4:06 AM 3 min 36° 36° above ENE 10° above E  
Sun Sep 15, 5:40 AM 6 min 31° 11° above WNW 10° above SSE  
Mon Sep 16, 3:38 AM < 1 min 14° 14° above E 11° above E  
Mon Sep 16, 5:13 AM 4 min 35° 31° above WSW 11° above SSE  
Tue Sep 17, 4:45 AM 2 min 23° 23° above SSE 10° above SSE  
Wed Sep 18, 9:06 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above SW 12° above SW  
Thu Sep 19, 8:37 PM 3 min 40° 10° above SW 40° above S  
Fri Sep 20, 8:07 PM 4 min 40° 10° above SSW 32° above E  
Fri Sep 20, 9:45 PM < 1 min 13° 11° above W 13° above W  
Sat Sep 21, 7:37 PM 6 min 35° 10° above SSW 12° above ENE  
Sat Sep 21, 9:15 PM 2 min 34° 11° above W 34° above WNW  
Sun Sep 22, 7:11 PM 2 min 25° 25° above ESE 11° above ENE  
Sun Sep 22, 8:46 PM 3 min 43° 16° above W 36° above N  
Mon Sep 23, 8:17 PM 4 min 48° 28° above W 21° above NE  
Mon Sep 23, 9:55 PM < 1 min 12° 12° above NW 12° above NW  
Tue Sep 24, 7:47 PM 5 min 53° 34° above W 10° above NE  
Tue Sep 24, 9:25 PM < 1 min 18° 15° above NW 18° above NW  
Wed Sep 25, 7:17 PM 4 min 60° 43° above W 11° above NE  
Wed Sep 25, 8:55 PM 2 min 21° 17° above NW 21° above N  
Thu Sep 26, 8:25 PM 3 min 22° 17° above NW 17° above NNE  
Fri Sep 27, 7:56 PM 4 min 23° 19° above NW 11° above NE  
Fri Sep 27, 9:33 PM < 1 min 13° 10° above NW 13° above NNW  
Sat Sep 28, 7:26 PM 4 min 24° 20° above NW 11° above NE  
Sat Sep 28, 9:04 PM 1 min 17° 11° above NW 17° above NNW  
Sun Sep 29, 6:59 PM 1 min 18° 18° above NNE 10° above NE  
Sun Sep 29, 8:34 PM 3 min 19° 11° above NW 19° above NNE  
Mon Sep 30, 8:04 PM 4 min 19° 11° above NW 16° above NNE  
Mon Sep 30, 9:41 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above NW 10° above NW  
Tue Oct 1, 7:34 PM 5 min 19° 11° above NW 11° above NE  
Tue Oct 1, 9:12 PM < 1 min 16° 12° above NW 16° above NW  
Wed Oct 2, 7:03 PM 5 min 19° 11° above NW 10° above NE  
Wed Oct 2, 8:42 PM 2 min 26° 11° above NW 26° above N  
Thu Oct 3, 8:12 PM 3 min 28° 11° above NW 28° above NNE  
2019-09-18 00:49:00.0,Tue Sep 17, 8:49 PM,< 1 min,11°,11° above SSW,11° above SSW|2019-09-19 00:01:00.0,Wed Sep 18, 8:01 PM,2 min,21°,10° above S,21° above SE|2019-09-20 00:48:00.0,Thu Sep 19, 8:48 PM,3 min,58°,10° above WSW,58° above WSW|2019-09-21 00:00:00.0,Fri Sep 20, 8:00 PM,5 min,57°,10° above SW,22° above ENE|2019-09-21 01:37:00.0,Fri Sep 20, 9:37 PM,< 1 min,13°,11° above WNW,13° above WNW|2019-09-21 23:13:00.0,Sat Sep 21, 7:13 PM,4 min,32°,24° above S,11° above ENE|2019-09-22 00:50:00.0,Sat Sep 21, 8:50 PM,2 min,36°,23° above WNW,35° above NNW|2019-09-23 00:01:00.0,Sun Sep 22, 8:01 PM,4 min,54°,32° above W,16° above NE|2019-09-23 23:12:00.0,Mon Sep 23, 7:12 PM,5 min,88°,23° above WSW,11° above NE|2019-09-24 00:50:00.0,Mon Sep 23, 8:50 PM,2 min,22°,18° above NW,21° above N|2019-09-25 00:01:00.0,Tue Sep 24, 8:01 PM,4 min,28°,23° above NW,11° above NE|2019-09-25 01:38:00.0,Tue Sep 24, 9:38 PM,< 1 min,11°,11° above NW,11° above NW|2019-09-25 23:13:00.0,Wed Sep 25, 7:13 PM,3 min,38°,35° above NW,11° above NE|2019-09-26 00:50:00.0,Wed Sep 25, 8:50 PM,2 min,17°,13° above NW,17° above N|2019-09-27 00:01:00.0,Thu Sep 26, 8:01 PM,4 min,19°,15° above NW,11° above NE|2019-09-27 23:13:00.0,Fri Sep 27, 7:13 PM,4 min,23°,18° above NW,11° above NE|2019-09-28 00:50:00.0,Fri Sep 27, 8:50 PM,1 min,16°,11° above NW,16° above N|2019-09-29 00:01:00.0,Sat Sep 28, 8:01 PM,3 min,16°,11° above NW,13° above NNE|2019-09-29 23:12:00.0,Sun Sep 29, 7:12 PM,4 min,17°,13° above NW,10° above NE|2019-09-30 00:49:00.0,Sun Sep 29, 8:49 PM,1 min,18°,11° above NW,18° above NNW|2019-10-01 00:01:00.0,Mon Sep 30, 8:01 PM,3 min,18°,10° above NW,16° above NNE|

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