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Location: Oneonta, New York, United States

The following ISS sightings are possible from Friday Feb 14, 2020 through Tuesday Mar 3, 2020

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Wed Feb 19, 6:06 AM 1 min 14° 11° above SSE 14° above SE  
Fri Feb 21, 6:06 AM 4 min 41° 10° above SSW 37° above ESE  
Sat Feb 22, 5:19 AM 3 min 24° 11° above S 22° above ESE  
Sun Feb 23, 4:33 AM 2 min 15° 14° above SSE 12° above ESE  
Sun Feb 23, 6:07 AM 6 min 69° 10° above WSW 10° above NE  
Mon Feb 24, 5:21 AM 4 min 71° 28° above SW 21° above ENE  
Tue Feb 25, 4:36 AM 1 min 36° 36° above ESE 23° above E  
Tue Feb 25, 6:09 AM 6 min 32° 11° above W 11° above NE  
Wed Feb 26, 5:24 AM 4 min 45° 34° above WNW 11° above NE  
Thu Feb 27, 4:38 AM 2 min 40° 40° above NE 14° above NE  
Thu Feb 27, 6:11 AM 5 min 20° 10° above WNW 10° above NE  
Fri Feb 28, 5:25 AM 4 min 24° 21° above NW 11° above NE  
Sat Feb 29, 4:39 AM 2 min 27° 27° above N 11° above NE  
Sat Feb 29, 6:14 AM < 1 min 12° 11° above NW 12° above NW  
Sun Mar 1, 3:54 AM < 1 min 11° 11° above NE 11° above NE  
Sun Mar 1, 5:27 AM 4 min 18° 14° above NW 10° above NE  
Mon Mar 2, 4:41 AM 2 min 20° 20° above N 10° above NE  
Tue Mar 3, 3:55 AM < 1 min 12° 12° above NE 11° above NE  
Tue Mar 3, 5:28 AM 4 min 17° 11° above NW 11° above NE  

The following CYGNUS sightings are possible from Friday Feb 14, 2020 through Tuesday Mar 3, 2020

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Tue Feb 18, 6:26 AM 1 min 12° 10° above SSE 12° above SE  
Wed Feb 19, 5:54 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above SE 10° above SE  
Fri Feb 21, 6:24 AM 3 min 49° 10° above SW 49° above S  
Sat Feb 22, 5:51 AM 4 min 43° 10° above SSW 38° above ESE  
Sun Feb 23, 5:20 AM 4 min 36° 12° above SSW 29° above E  
Mon Feb 24, 4:49 AM 2 min 29° 26° above SSE 22° above E  
Tue Feb 25, 4:19 AM 1 min 23° 23° above ESE 16° above E  
Tue Feb 25, 5:53 AM 6 min 49° 14° above WSW 10° above NE  
Wed Feb 26, 3:48 AM < 1 min 12° 12° above E 12° above E  
Wed Feb 26, 5:22 AM 5 min 58° 36° above W 10° above NE  
Thu Feb 27, 4:52 AM 3 min 67° 67° above NNW 13° above NE  
Fri Feb 28, 4:21 AM 2 min 34° 34° above NE 13° above NE  
Fri Feb 28, 5:55 AM 6 min 23° 10° above WNW 10° above NE  
Sat Feb 29, 3:50 AM < 1 min 15° 15° above ENE 13° above ENE  
Sat Feb 29, 5:24 AM 4 min 25° 18° above NW 11° above NE  
2020-02-19 11:06:00.0,Wed Feb 19, 6:06 AM,1 min,14°,11° above SSE,14° above SE|2020-02-21 11:06:00.0,Fri Feb 21, 6:06 AM,4 min,41°,10° above SSW,37° above ESE|2020-02-22 10:19:00.0,Sat Feb 22, 5:19 AM,3 min,24°,11° above S,22° above ESE|2020-02-23 09:33:00.0,Sun Feb 23, 4:33 AM,2 min,15°,14° above SSE,12° above ESE|2020-02-23 11:07:00.0,Sun Feb 23, 6:07 AM,6 min,69°,10° above WSW,10° above NE|2020-02-24 10:21:00.0,Mon Feb 24, 5:21 AM,4 min,71°,28° above SW,21° above ENE|2020-02-25 09:36:00.0,Tue Feb 25, 4:36 AM,1 min,36°,36° above ESE,23° above E|2020-02-25 11:09:00.0,Tue Feb 25, 6:09 AM,6 min,32°,11° above W,11° above NE|2020-02-26 10:24:00.0,Wed Feb 26, 5:24 AM,4 min,45°,34° above WNW,11° above NE|2020-02-27 09:38:00.0,Thu Feb 27, 4:38 AM,2 min,40°,40° above NE,14° above NE|2020-02-27 11:11:00.0,Thu Feb 27, 6:11 AM,5 min,20°,10° above WNW,10° above NE|2020-02-28 10:25:00.0,Fri Feb 28, 5:25 AM,4 min,24°,21° above NW,11° above NE|2020-02-29 09:39:00.0,Sat Feb 29, 4:39 AM,2 min,27°,27° above N,11° above NE|2020-02-29 11:14:00.0,Sat Feb 29, 6:14 AM,< 1 min,12°,11° above NW,12° above NW|2020-03-01 08:54:00.0,Sun Mar 1, 3:54 AM,< 1 min,11°,11° above NE,11° above NE|2020-03-01 10:27:00.0,Sun Mar 1, 5:27 AM,4 min,18°,14° above NW,10° above NE|2020-03-02 09:41:00.0,Mon Mar 2, 4:41 AM,2 min,20°,20° above N,10° above NE|2020-03-03 08:55:00.0,Tue Mar 3, 3:55 AM,< 1 min,12°,12° above NE,11° above NE|2020-03-03 10:28:00.0,Tue Mar 3, 5:28 AM,4 min,17°,11° above NW,11° 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 chart. Click the link for a detailed description of the astronomical horizon and sighting alert messages.