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Location: Syracuse, New York, United States

The following ISS sightings are possible from Monday Sep 16, 2019 through Monday Oct 7, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Wed Sep 18, 8:01 PM 2 min 15° 11° above SSE 15° above SE  
Wed Sep 18, 9:36 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above WSW 12° above WSW  
Thu Sep 19, 8:48 PM 3 min 68° 10° above SW 68° above S  
Fri Sep 20, 7:59 PM 5 min 40° 10° above SSW 15° above ENE  
Fri Sep 20, 9:36 PM 1 min 19° 11° above W 19° above WNW  
Sat Sep 21, 8:48 PM 3 min 47° 18° above W 37° above NNE  
Sun Sep 22, 7:59 PM 6 min 74° 15° above WSW 11° above NE  
Sun Sep 22, 9:38 PM < 1 min 18° 16° above NW 18° above NW  
Mon Sep 23, 8:50 PM 2 min 26° 22° above NW 22° above NNE  
Tue Sep 24, 8:01 PM 4 min 34° 30° above NW 11° above NE  
Tue Sep 24, 9:38 PM < 1 min 14° 13° above NW 14° above NNW  
Wed Sep 25, 8:49 PM 2 min 19° 15° above NW 18° above N  
Thu Sep 26, 8:01 PM 4 min 22° 18° above NW 11° above NE  
Thu Sep 26, 9:38 PM < 1 min 12° 12° above NW 12° above NW  
Fri Sep 27, 7:14 PM 2 min 23° 23° above NNE 11° above NE  
Fri Sep 27, 8:49 PM 2 min 18° 11° above NW 18° above N  
Sat Sep 28, 8:00 PM 4 min 18° 13° above NW 12° above NE  
Sat Sep 28, 9:37 PM < 1 min 11° 11° above NW 11° above NW  
Sun Sep 29, 7:12 PM 4 min 19° 15° above NW 11° above NE  
Sun Sep 29, 8:49 PM 2 min 20° 10° above NW 20° above N  
Mon Sep 30, 8:00 PM 4 min 18° 10° above NW 14° above NE  
Tue Oct 1, 7:11 PM 5 min 18° 10° above NW 10° above NE  
Tue Oct 1, 8:48 PM 2 min 25° 12° above NW 25° above NNW  
Wed Oct 2, 8:00 PM 3 min 24° 11° above NW 22° above NE  

The following CYGNUS sightings are possible from Monday Sep 16, 2019 through Monday Oct 7, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Tue Sep 17, 4:44 AM 1 min 18° 18° above SSE 10° above SE  
Wed Sep 18, 8:58 PM < 1 min 14° 10° above SSW 14° above SSW  
Thu Sep 19, 8:25 PM 3 min 27° 11° above SSW 27° above SE  
Fri Sep 20, 7:52 PM 5 min 22° 10° above S 15° above E  
Fri Sep 20, 9:29 PM 2 min 29° 10° above WSW 29° above W  
Sat Sep 21, 8:56 PM 4 min 67° 10° above WSW 59° above NNE  
Sun Sep 22, 8:22 PM 6 min 80° 10° above WSW 24° above NE  
Sun Sep 22, 10:01 PM < 1 min 14° 12° above WNW 14° above WNW  
Mon Sep 23, 7:49 PM 7 min 84° 10° above SW 11° above ENE  
Mon Sep 23, 9:29 PM 1 min 25° 19° above NW 25° above NNW  
Tue Sep 24, 7:20 PM 3 min 49° 49° above E 10° above ENE  
Tue Sep 24, 8:56 PM 2 min 28° 22° above NW 24° above NNE  
Wed Sep 25, 8:22 PM 3 min 31° 26° above NW 16° above NE  
Wed Sep 25, 10:00 PM < 1 min 11° 11° above NW 11° above NW  
Thu Sep 26, 7:49 PM 4 min 35° 31° above NW 10° above NE  
Thu Sep 26, 9:26 PM 1 min 19° 13° above NW 19° above NNW  
Fri Sep 27, 7:16 PM 4 min 39° 34° above WNW 11° above NE  
Fri Sep 27, 8:53 PM 2 min 20° 15° above NW 20° above N  
Sat Sep 28, 8:20 PM 4 min 21° 15° above NW 14° above NE  
Sat Sep 28, 9:57 PM < 1 min 11° 11° above NW 11° above NW  
Sun Sep 29, 7:47 PM 4 min 22° 17° above NW 10° above NE  
Sun Sep 29, 9:24 PM 1 min 18° 12° above NW 18° above NNW  
Mon Sep 30, 7:13 PM 4 min 22° 17° above NW 10° above NE  
Mon Sep 30, 8:51 PM 2 min 22° 12° above NW 22° above N  
Tue Oct 1, 8:17 PM 3 min 22° 12° above NW 20° above NNE  
Wed Oct 2, 7:43 PM 5 min 21° 10° above NW 13° above NE  
Wed Oct 2, 9:22 PM < 1 min 20° 14° above NW 20° above NW  
Thu Oct 3, 7:10 PM 5 min 20° 10° above NW 11° above NE  
Thu Oct 3, 8:48 PM 2 min 30° 14° above NW 30° above NNW  
Fri Oct 4, 8:14 PM 3 min 35° 11° above NW 35° above NNE  
Sat Oct 5, 7:41 PM 5 min 31° 11° above NW 21° above ENE  
Sat Oct 5, 9:19 PM < 1 min 20° 17° above WNW 20° above WNW  
Sun Oct 6, 7:08 PM 6 min 28° 11° above NW 11° above ENE  
Sun Oct 6, 8:46 PM 1 min 45° 21° above WNW 45° above WNW  
2019-09-19 00:01:00.0,Wed Sep 18, 8:01 PM,2 min,15°,11° above SSE,15° above SE|2019-09-19 01:36:00.0,Wed Sep 18, 9:36 PM,< 1 min,12°,10° above WSW,12° above WSW|2019-09-20 00:48:00.0,Thu Sep 19, 8:48 PM,3 min,68°,10° above SW,68° above S|2019-09-20 23:59:00.0,Fri Sep 20, 7:59 PM,5 min,40°,10° above SSW,15° above ENE|2019-09-21 01:36:00.0,Fri Sep 20, 9:36 PM,1 min,19°,11° above W,19° above WNW|2019-09-22 00:48:00.0,Sat Sep 21, 8:48 PM,3 min,47°,18° above W,37° above NNE|2019-09-22 23:59:00.0,Sun Sep 22, 7:59 PM,6 min,74°,15° above WSW,11° above NE|2019-09-23 01:38:00.0,Sun Sep 22, 9:38 PM,< 1 min,18°,16° above NW,18° above NW|2019-09-24 00:50:00.0,Mon Sep 23, 8:50 PM,2 min,26°,22° above NW,22° above NNE|2019-09-25 00:01:00.0,Tue Sep 24, 8:01 PM,4 min,34°,30° above NW,11° above NE|2019-09-25 01:38:00.0,Tue Sep 24, 9:38 PM,< 1 min,14°,13° above NW,14° above NNW|2019-09-26 00:49:00.0,Wed Sep 25, 8:49 PM,2 min,19°,15° above NW,18° above N|2019-09-27 00:01:00.0,Thu Sep 26, 8:01 PM,4 min,22°,18° above NW,11° above NE|2019-09-27 01:38:00.0,Thu Sep 26, 9:38 PM,< 1 min,12°,12° above NW,12° above NW|2019-09-27 23:14:00.0,Fri Sep 27, 7:14 PM,2 min,23°,23° above NNE,11° above NE|2019-09-28 00:49:00.0,Fri Sep 27, 8:49 PM,2 min,18°,11° above NW,18° above N|2019-09-29 00:00:00.0,Sat Sep 28, 8:00 PM,4 min,18°,13° above NW,12° above NE|2019-09-29 01:37:00.0,Sat Sep 28, 9:37 PM,< 1 min,11°,11° above NW,11° above NW|2019-09-29 23:12:00.0,Sun Sep 29, 7:12 PM,4 min,19°,15° above NW,11° above NE|2019-09-30 00:49:00.0,Sun Sep 29, 8:49 PM,2 min,20°,10° above NW,20° above N|2019-10-01 00:00:00.0,Mon Sep 30, 8:00 PM,4 min,18°,10° above NW,14° above NE|2019-10-01 23:11:00.0,Tue Oct 1, 7:11 PM,5 min,18°,10° above NW,10° above NE|2019-10-02 00:48:00.0,Tue Oct 1, 8:48 PM,2 min,25°,12° above NW,25° above NNW|2019-10-03 00:00:00.0,Wed Oct 2, 8:00 PM,3 min,24°,11° above NW,22° 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