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The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Jan 19, 2022 through Thursday Feb 3, 2022

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Wed Jan 19, 7:13 PM 4 min 50° 10° above WSW 49° above NNW  
Thu Jan 20, 6:24 PM 6 min 83° 10° above SW 17° above NE  
Thu Jan 20, 8:02 PM 1 min 14° 10° above WNW 14° above WNW  
Fri Jan 21, 7:14 PM 3 min 25° 10° above W 24° above N  
Sat Jan 22, 6:26 PM 6 min 34° 10° above W 12° above NE  
Sat Jan 22, 8:04 PM < 1 min 11° 10° above NW 11° above NW  
Sun Jan 23, 7:16 PM 3 min 17° 10° above NW 17° above N  
Mon Jan 24, 6:27 PM 5 min 20° 10° above WNW 10° above NNE  
Tue Jan 25, 7:17 PM 2 min 14° 10° above NW 14° above N  
Wed Jan 26, 6:29 PM 4 min 15° 10° above NW 10° above NNE  
Thu Jan 27, 7:18 PM 2 min 15° 10° above NNW 15° above N  
Fri Jan 28, 6:30 PM 4 min 14° 10° above NNW 11° above NE  
Fri Jan 28, 8:07 PM < 1 min 11° 10° above NW 11° above NW  
Sat Jan 29, 7:19 PM 2 min 20° 10° above NW 20° above N  
Sun Jan 30, 6:31 PM 4 min 17° 10° above NNW 13° above NE  
Sun Jan 30, 8:07 PM 1 min 16° 10° above NW 16° above NW  
Mon Jan 31, 7:19 PM 3 min 36° 10° above NW 36° above N  
Tue Feb 1, 6:31 PM 5 min 27° 10° above NW 16° above ENE  
Tue Feb 1, 8:08 PM 1 min 20° 10° above WNW 20° above WNW  
Wed Feb 2, 7:19 PM 4 min 88° 10° above NW 62° above SE  
2022-01-20 00:13:00.0,Wed Jan 19, 7:13 PM,4 min,50°,10° above WSW,49° above NNW|2022-01-20 23:24:00.0,Thu Jan 20, 6:24 PM,6 min,83°,10° above SW,17° above NE|2022-01-21 01:02:00.0,Thu Jan 20, 8:02 PM,1 min,14°,10° above WNW,14° above WNW|2022-01-22 00:14:00.0,Fri Jan 21, 7:14 PM,3 min,25°,10° above W,24° above N|2022-01-22 23:26:00.0,Sat Jan 22, 6:26 PM,6 min,34°,10° above W,12° above NE|2022-01-23 01:04:00.0,Sat Jan 22, 8:04 PM,< 1 min,11°,10° above NW,11° above NW|2022-01-24 00:16:00.0,Sun Jan 23, 7:16 PM,3 min,17°,10° above NW,17° above N|2022-01-24 23:27:00.0,Mon Jan 24, 6:27 PM,5 min,20°,10° above WNW,10° above NNE|2022-01-26 00:17:00.0,Tue Jan 25, 7:17 PM,2 min,14°,10° above NW,14° above N|2022-01-26 23:29:00.0,Wed Jan 26, 6:29 PM,4 min,15°,10° above NW,10° above NNE|2022-01-28 00:18:00.0,Thu Jan 27, 7:18 PM,2 min,15°,10° above NNW,15° above N|2022-01-28 23:30:00.0,Fri Jan 28, 6:30 PM,4 min,14°,10° above NNW,11° above NE|2022-01-29 01:07:00.0,Fri Jan 28, 8:07 PM,< 1 min,11°,10° above NW,11° above NW|2022-01-30 00:19:00.0,Sat Jan 29, 7:19 PM,2 min,20°,10° above NW,20° above N|2022-01-30 23:31:00.0,Sun Jan 30, 6:31 PM,4 min,17°,10° above NNW,13° above NE|2022-01-31 01:07:00.0,Sun Jan 30, 8:07 PM,1 min,16°,10° above NW,16° above NW|2022-02-01 00:19:00.0,Mon Jan 31, 7:19 PM,3 min,36°,10° above NW,36° above N|2022-02-01 23:31:00.0,Tue Feb 1, 6:31 PM,5 min,27°,10° above NW,16° above ENE|2022-02-02 01:08:00.0,Tue Feb 1, 8:08 PM,1 min,20°,10° above WNW,20° above WNW|2022-02-03 00:19:00.0,Wed Feb 2, 7:19 PM,4 min,88°,10° above NW,62° above SE|

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.