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Location: New York, New York, United States

The following ISS sightings are possible from Friday Oct 22, 2021 through Saturday Nov 6, 2021

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Sat Oct 23, 4:53 AM 1 min 14° 14° above ESE 10° above E  
Sat Oct 23, 6:26 AM 6 min 63° 12° above WSW 10° above NE  
Sun Oct 24, 5:41 AM 4 min 77° 56° above SSW 10° above NE  
Mon Oct 25, 4:56 AM 1 min 22° 22° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Mon Oct 25, 6:30 AM 5 min 27° 16° above WNW 10° above NE  
Tue Oct 26, 5:44 AM 3 min 38° 38° above NNW 10° above NE  
Wed Oct 27, 4:59 AM 1 min 17° 17° above NE 10° above NE  
Wed Oct 27, 6:32 AM 4 min 17° 12° above NW 10° above NNE  
Thu Oct 28, 5:47 AM 2 min 20° 20° above N 10° above NNE  
Fri Oct 29, 5:02 AM < 1 min 11° 11° above NE 10° above NE  
Fri Oct 29, 6:35 AM 3 min 13° 10° above NW 10° above NNE  
Sat Oct 30, 5:50 AM 2 min 14° 14° above N 10° above NNE  
Sun Oct 31, 5:04 AM < 1 min 9° above NNE 10° above NNE  
Sun Oct 31, 6:38 AM 4 min 13° 10° above NNW 10° above NE  
Mon Nov 1, 5:52 AM 2 min 13° 13° above N 10° above NNE  
Tue Nov 2, 6:40 AM 5 min 18° 10° above NNW 10° above ENE  
Wed Nov 3, 5:54 AM 3 min 15° 14° above N 10° above NE  
Thu Nov 4, 5:09 AM < 1 min 11° 11° above NNE 10° above NE  
Thu Nov 4, 6:42 AM 6 min 30° 10° above NW 10° above E  
Fri Nov 5, 5:57 AM 4 min 22° 20° above N 10° above ENE  
Sat Nov 6, 5:11 AM 1 min 15° 15° above NE 10° above ENE  
Sat Nov 6, 6:44 AM 6 min 72° 12° above NW 10° above ESE  
2021-10-23 08:53:00.0,Sat Oct 23, 4:53 AM,1 min,14°,14° above ESE,10° above E|2021-10-23 10:26:00.0,Sat Oct 23, 6:26 AM,6 min,63°,12° above WSW,10° above NE|2021-10-24 09:41:00.0,Sun Oct 24, 5:41 AM,4 min,77°,56° above SSW,10° above NE|2021-10-25 08:56:00.0,Mon Oct 25, 4:56 AM,1 min,22°,22° above ENE,10° above ENE|2021-10-25 10:30:00.0,Mon Oct 25, 6:30 AM,5 min,27°,16° above WNW,10° above NE|2021-10-26 09:44:00.0,Tue Oct 26, 5:44 AM,3 min,38°,38° above NNW,10° above NE|2021-10-27 08:59:00.0,Wed Oct 27, 4:59 AM,1 min,17°,17° above NE,10° above NE|2021-10-27 10:32:00.0,Wed Oct 27, 6:32 AM,4 min,17°,12° above NW,10° above NNE|2021-10-28 09:47:00.0,Thu Oct 28, 5:47 AM,2 min,20°,20° above N,10° above NNE|2021-10-29 09:02:00.0,Fri Oct 29, 5:02 AM,< 1 min,11°,11° above NE,10° above NE|2021-10-29 10:35:00.0,Fri Oct 29, 6:35 AM,3 min,13°,10° above NW,10° above NNE|2021-10-30 09:50:00.0,Sat Oct 30, 5:50 AM,2 min,14°,14° above N,10° above NNE|2021-10-31 09:04:00.0,Sun Oct 31, 5:04 AM,< 1 min,9°,9° above NNE,10° above NNE|2021-10-31 10:38:00.0,Sun Oct 31, 6:38 AM,4 min,13°,10° above NNW,10° above NE|2021-11-01 09:52:00.0,Mon Nov 1, 5:52 AM,2 min,13°,13° above N,10° above NNE|2021-11-02 10:40:00.0,Tue Nov 2, 6:40 AM,5 min,18°,10° above NNW,10° above ENE|2021-11-03 09:54:00.0,Wed Nov 3, 5:54 AM,3 min,15°,14° above N,10° above NE|2021-11-04 09:09:00.0,Thu Nov 4, 5:09 AM,< 1 min,11°,11° above NNE,10° above NE|2021-11-04 10:42:00.0,Thu Nov 4, 6:42 AM,6 min,30°,10° above NW,10° above E|2021-11-05 09:57:00.0,Fri Nov 5, 5:57 AM,4 min,22°,20° above N,10° above ENE|2021-11-06 09:11:00.0,Sat Nov 6, 5:11 AM,1 min,15°,15° above NE,10° above ENE|2021-11-06 10:44:00.0,Sat Nov 6, 6:44 AM,6 min,72°,12° above NW,10° above ESE|

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.