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Location: Tonopah, Nevada, United States

The following ISS sightings are possible from Monday Oct 14, 2019 through Monday Nov 4, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Mon Oct 14, 6:32 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above SSW 10° above SSW  
Mon Oct 21, 6:20 AM 1 min 12° 10° above SSE 12° above SE  
Wed Oct 23, 6:18 AM 4 min 39° 10° above SSW 35° above ESE  
Thu Oct 24, 5:30 AM 3 min 21° 10° above S 21° above ESE  
Fri Oct 25, 4:44 AM 1 min 12° 12° above SE 10° above ESE  
Fri Oct 25, 6:17 AM 6 min 62° 10° above WSW 12° above NE  
Sat Oct 26, 5:31 AM 4 min 70° 54° above SSW 11° above NE  
Sun Oct 27, 4:45 AM < 1 min 19° 19° above ENE 16° above ENE  
Sun Oct 27, 6:18 AM 4 min 25° 17° above WNW 11° above NNE  
Mon Oct 28, 5:32 AM 2 min 33° 33° above N 10° above NE  
Tue Oct 29, 4:45 AM < 1 min 12° 12° above NE 12° above NE  
Tue Oct 29, 6:19 AM 3 min 14° 12° above NW 10° above NNE  
2019-10-15 01:32:00.0,Mon Oct 14, 6:32 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above SSW,10° above SSW|2019-10-21 13:20:00.0,Mon Oct 21, 6:20 AM,1 min,12°,10° above SSE,12° above SE|2019-10-23 13:18:00.0,Wed Oct 23, 6:18 AM,4 min,39°,10° above SSW,35° above ESE|2019-10-24 12:30:00.0,Thu Oct 24, 5:30 AM,3 min,21°,10° above S,21° above ESE|2019-10-25 11:44:00.0,Fri Oct 25, 4:44 AM,1 min,12°,12° above SE,10° above ESE|2019-10-25 13:17:00.0,Fri Oct 25, 6:17 AM,6 min,62°,10° above WSW,12° above NE|2019-10-26 12:31:00.0,Sat Oct 26, 5:31 AM,4 min,70°,54° above SSW,11° above NE|2019-10-27 11:45:00.0,Sun Oct 27, 4:45 AM,< 1 min,19°,19° above ENE,16° above ENE|2019-10-27 13:18:00.0,Sun Oct 27, 6:18 AM,4 min,25°,17° above WNW,11° above NNE|2019-10-28 12:32:00.0,Mon Oct 28, 5:32 AM,2 min,33°,33° above N,10° above NE|2019-10-29 11:45:00.0,Tue Oct 29, 4:45 AM,< 1 min,12°,12° above NE,12° above NE|2019-10-29 13:19:00.0,Tue Oct 29, 6:19 AM,3 min,14°,12° above NW,10° 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