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Location: Warren, Michigan, United States

The following ISS sightings are possible from Saturday Jan 19, 2019 through Sunday Feb 3, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Sun Jan 20, 7:45 PM < 1 min 13° 10° above SSW 13° above SSW  
Mon Jan 21, 6:54 PM 2 min 20° 11° above S 20° above SE  
Tue Jan 22, 6:04 PM 2 min 11° 10° above SSE 10° above ESE  
Tue Jan 22, 7:39 PM 2 min 35° 12° above SW 35° above WSW  
Wed Jan 23, 6:47 PM 4 min 49° 10° above SW 30° above E  
Thu Jan 24, 5:58 PM 3 min 26° 23° above SSE 11° above E  
Thu Jan 24, 7:34 PM 1 min 38° 24° above W 38° above NW  
Fri Jan 25, 6:43 PM 3 min 68° 34° above WSW 20° above NE  
Fri Jan 25, 8:19 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above WNW 10° above WNW  
Sat Jan 26, 7:28 PM 2 min 25° 15° above WNW 25° above NNW  
Sun Jan 27, 6:37 PM 4 min 34° 23° above WNW 15° above NE  
Mon Jan 28, 7:21 PM 3 min 18° 10° above WNW 18° above N  
Tue Jan 29, 6:30 PM 5 min 22° 12° above WNW 11° above NE  
Tue Jan 29, 8:07 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above NW 10° above NW  
Wed Jan 30, 7:16 PM 2 min 16° 11° above NW 16° above N  
Thu Jan 31, 6:24 PM 4 min 17° 10° above NW 11° above NNE  
Thu Jan 31, 8:01 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above NW 12° above NNW  
Fri Feb 1, 7:10 PM 3 min 17° 10° above NW 17° above NNE  
2019-01-21 00:45:00.0,Sun Jan 20, 7:45 PM,< 1 min,13°,10° above SSW,13° above SSW|2019-01-21 23:54:00.0,Mon Jan 21, 6:54 PM,2 min,20°,11° above S,20° above SE|2019-01-22 23:04:00.0,Tue Jan 22, 6:04 PM,2 min,11°,10° above SSE,10° above ESE|2019-01-23 00:39:00.0,Tue Jan 22, 7:39 PM,2 min,35°,12° above SW,35° above WSW|2019-01-23 23:47:00.0,Wed Jan 23, 6:47 PM,4 min,49°,10° above SW,30° above E|2019-01-24 22:58:00.0,Thu Jan 24, 5:58 PM,3 min,26°,23° above SSE,11° above E|2019-01-25 00:34:00.0,Thu Jan 24, 7:34 PM,1 min,38°,24° above W,38° above NW|2019-01-25 23:43:00.0,Fri Jan 25, 6:43 PM,3 min,68°,34° above WSW,20° above NE|2019-01-26 01:19:00.0,Fri Jan 25, 8:19 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above WNW,10° above WNW|2019-01-27 00:28:00.0,Sat Jan 26, 7:28 PM,2 min,25°,15° above WNW,25° above NNW|2019-01-27 23:37:00.0,Sun Jan 27, 6:37 PM,4 min,34°,23° above WNW,15° above NE|2019-01-29 00:21:00.0,Mon Jan 28, 7:21 PM,3 min,18°,10° above WNW,18° above N|2019-01-29 23:30:00.0,Tue Jan 29, 6:30 PM,5 min,22°,12° above WNW,11° above NE|2019-01-30 01:07:00.0,Tue Jan 29, 8:07 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above NW,10° above NW|2019-01-31 00:16:00.0,Wed Jan 30, 7:16 PM,2 min,16°,11° above NW,16° above N|2019-01-31 23:24:00.0,Thu Jan 31, 6:24 PM,4 min,17°,10° above NW,11° above NNE|2019-02-01 01:01:00.0,Thu Jan 31, 8:01 PM,< 1 min,12°,10° above NW,12° above NNW|2019-02-02 00:10:00.0,Fri Feb 1, 7:10 PM,3 min,17°,10° above NW,17° 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