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Location: Oneonta, New York, 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, 8:48 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above SSW 12° above SSW  
Wed Sep 18, 8:01 PM 3 min 18° 10° above S 17° above ESE  
Wed Sep 18, 9:36 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above WSW 10° above WSW  
Thu Sep 19, 8:48 PM 3 min 76° 10° above SW 76° above SW  
Fri Sep 20, 7:59 PM 5 min 49° 10° above SW 17° above ENE  
Fri Sep 20, 9:37 PM 1 min 18° 11° above W 18° above WNW  
Sat Sep 21, 8:49 PM 2 min 39° 24° above W 36° above N  
Sun Sep 22, 8:01 PM 4 min 61° 27° above WSW 13° above NE  
Sun Sep 22, 9:38 PM < 1 min 15° 15° above NW 15° above NW  
Mon Sep 23, 8:50 PM 2 min 23° 20° above NW 21° above N  
Tue Sep 24, 8:01 PM 4 min 29° 27° above NW 10° above NE  
Tue Sep 24, 9:38 PM < 1 min 12° 11° above NW 12° above NW  
Wed Sep 25, 7:13 PM 3 min 41° 41° above NW 10° above NE  
Wed Sep 25, 8:50 PM 2 min 17° 14° above NW 17° above N  
Thu Sep 26, 8:01 PM 3 min 19° 17° above NW 11° above NNE  
Thu Sep 26, 9:38 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above NW 10° above NW  
Fri Sep 27, 7:13 PM 4 min 23° 21° above NW 10° above NE  
Fri Sep 27, 8:49 PM 2 min 16° 11° above NW 16° above N  
Sat Sep 28, 8:00 PM 4 min 16° 11° above NW 12° above NNE  
Sun Sep 29, 7:12 PM 4 min 17° 13° above NW 10° above NE  
Sun Sep 29, 8:49 PM 2 min 18° 10° above NW 18° above N  
Mon Sep 30, 8:00 PM 4 min 17° 10° above NW 14° above NE  

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 4 min 42° 35° above N 10° above E  
Sat Sep 14, 6:10 AM 6 min 32° 11° above WNW 10° above SSE  
Sun Sep 15, 4:06 AM 2 min 29° 29° above ENE 11° above E  
Sun Sep 15, 5:40 AM 6 min 37° 13° above WNW 11° above SSE  
Mon Sep 16, 3:38 AM < 1 min 11° 11° above E 11° above E  
Mon Sep 16, 5:13 AM 4 min 42° 39° above WSW 10° above SSE  
Tue Sep 17, 4:45 AM 2 min 25° 25° above SSE 10° above SE  
Wed Sep 18, 9:06 PM < 1 min 15° 10° above SW 15° above SSW  
Thu Sep 19, 8:36 PM 3 min 36° 10° above SSW 36° above S  
Fri Sep 20, 8:07 PM 4 min 35° 12° above SSW 26° above E  
Fri Sep 20, 9:45 PM < 1 min 16° 11° above W 16° above W  
Sat Sep 21, 7:37 PM 6 min 30° 11° above SSW 11° above ENE  
Sat Sep 21, 9:15 PM 3 min 39° 12° above W 39° above NW  
Sun Sep 22, 8:45 PM 4 min 47° 14° above W 34° above NNE  
Mon Sep 23, 8:16 PM 4 min 53° 24° above W 18° above NE  
Mon Sep 23, 9:54 PM < 1 min 13° 13° above NW 13° above NW  
Tue Sep 24, 7:47 PM 5 min 59° 36° above W 11° above NE  
Tue Sep 24, 9:25 PM 1 min 20° 15° above NW 20° above NNW  
Wed Sep 25, 7:17 PM 5 min 67° 37° above WSW 11° above NE  
Wed Sep 25, 8:55 PM 2 min 22° 17° above NW 20° above N  
Thu Sep 26, 8:25 PM 3 min 23° 19° above NW 16° above NNE  
Fri Sep 27, 7:55 PM 4 min 24° 20° above NW 11° above NE  
Fri Sep 27, 9:33 PM < 1 min 14° 11° above NW 14° above NNW  
Sat Sep 28, 7:25 PM 4 min 25° 20° above NW 10° above NE  
Sat Sep 28, 9:03 PM 2 min 18° 11° above NW 18° above N  
Sun Sep 29, 8:33 PM 3 min 19° 11° above NW 18° above NNE  
Mon Sep 30, 8:03 PM 4 min 18° 11° above NW 14° above NE  
Mon Sep 30, 9:41 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above NW 12° above NW  
Tue Oct 1, 7:33 PM 5 min 18° 11° above NW 10° above NE  
Tue Oct 1, 9:11 PM 1 min 18° 11° above NW 18° above NNW  
Wed Oct 2, 7:03 PM 5 min 18° 11° above NW 10° above NE  
Wed Oct 2, 8:41 PM 2 min 24° 11° above NW 24° above N  
Thu Oct 3, 8:11 PM 3 min 26° 11° above NW 25° above NNE  
2019-09-18 00:48:00.0,Tue Sep 17, 8:48 PM,< 1 min,12°,10° above SSW,12° above SSW|2019-09-19 00:01:00.0,Wed Sep 18, 8:01 PM,3 min,18°,10° above S,17° above ESE|2019-09-19 01:36:00.0,Wed Sep 18, 9:36 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above WSW,10° above WSW|2019-09-20 00:48:00.0,Thu Sep 19, 8:48 PM,3 min,76°,10° above SW,76° above SW|2019-09-20 23:59:00.0,Fri Sep 20, 7:59 PM,5 min,49°,10° above SW,17° above ENE|2019-09-21 01:37:00.0,Fri Sep 20, 9:37 PM,1 min,18°,11° above W,18° above WNW|2019-09-22 00:49:00.0,Sat Sep 21, 8:49 PM,2 min,39°,24° above W,36° above N|2019-09-23 00:01:00.0,Sun Sep 22, 8:01 PM,4 min,61°,27° above WSW,13° above NE|2019-09-23 01:38:00.0,Sun Sep 22, 9:38 PM,< 1 min,15°,15° above NW,15° above NW|2019-09-24 00:50:00.0,Mon Sep 23, 8:50 PM,2 min,23°,20° above NW,21° above N|2019-09-25 00:01:00.0,Tue Sep 24, 8:01 PM,4 min,29°,27° above NW,10° above NE|2019-09-25 01:38:00.0,Tue Sep 24, 9:38 PM,< 1 min,12°,11° above NW,12° above NW|2019-09-25 23:13:00.0,Wed Sep 25, 7:13 PM,3 min,41°,41° above NW,10° above NE|2019-09-26 00:50:00.0,Wed Sep 25, 8:50 PM,2 min,17°,14° above NW,17° above N|2019-09-27 00:01:00.0,Thu Sep 26, 8:01 PM,3 min,19°,17° above NW,11° above NNE|2019-09-27 01:38:00.0,Thu Sep 26, 9:38 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above NW,10° above NW|2019-09-27 23:13:00.0,Fri Sep 27, 7:13 PM,4 min,23°,21° above NW,10° above NE|2019-09-28 00:49:00.0,Fri Sep 27, 8:49 PM,2 min,16°,11° above NW,16° above N|2019-09-29 00:00:00.0,Sat Sep 28, 8:00 PM,4 min,16°,11° above NW,12° 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,2 min,18°,10° above NW,18° above N|2019-10-01 00:00:00.0,Mon Sep 30, 8:00 PM,4 min,17°,10° above NW,14° above NE|

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