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Location: Pierre, South Dakota, United States

The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Feb 21, 2024 through Thursday Mar 7, 2024

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Wed Feb 21, 6:50 AM 6 min 31° 11° above WNW 10° above NE  
Thu Feb 22, 6:04 AM 4 min 39° 37° above NW 10° above NE  
Fri Feb 23, 5:17 AM 2 min 28° 28° above NE 10° above NE  
Fri Feb 23, 6:50 AM 6 min 24° 10° above WNW 10° above NE  
Sat Feb 24, 4:30 AM < 1 min 9° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Sat Feb 24, 6:03 AM 4 min 27° 25° above NNW 10° above NE  
Sun Feb 25, 5:18 AM 2 min 24° 24° above NNE 10° above NE  
Mon Feb 26, 4:31 AM < 1 min 12° 12° above NE 10° above NE  
Mon Feb 26, 6:04 AM 4 min 23° 19° above NW 10° above NE  
Tue Feb 27, 5:19 AM 2 min 22° 22° above NNE 10° above NE  
Wed Feb 28, 4:33 AM < 1 min 11° 11° above NE 10° above NE  
Wed Feb 28, 6:05 AM 5 min 25° 16° above NW 10° above ENE  
Thu Feb 29, 5:19 AM 3 min 23° 23° above N 10° above ENE  
Fri Mar 1, 4:33 AM 1 min 13° 13° above NE 10° above NE  
Fri Mar 1, 6:06 AM 6 min 35° 15° above NW 10° above E  
Sat Mar 2, 5:20 AM 3 min 28° 28° above N 10° above ENE  
Sun Mar 3, 4:34 AM 1 min 17° 17° above NE 10° above ENE  
Sun Mar 3, 6:07 AM 6 min 65° 18° above NW 10° above ESE  
Mon Mar 4, 5:21 AM 4 min 45° 44° above N 10° above E  
Tue Mar 5, 4:35 AM 1 min 20° 20° above ENE 10° above E  
Tue Mar 5, 6:08 AM 5 min 52° 20° above WNW 10° above SE  
Wed Mar 6, 5:22 AM 3 min 85° 82° above SSE 10° above SE  
Thu Mar 7, 4:37 AM 1 min 17° 17° above ESE 10° above ESE  
{ts '2024-02-21 12:50:00'},Wed Feb 21, 6:50 AM,6 min,31°,11° above WNW,10° above NE|{ts '2024-02-22 12:04:00'},Thu Feb 22, 6:04 AM,4 min,39°,37° above NW,10° above NE|{ts '2024-02-23 11:17:00'},Fri Feb 23, 5:17 AM,2 min,28°,28° above NE,10° above NE|{ts '2024-02-23 12:50:00'},Fri Feb 23, 6:50 AM,6 min,24°,10° above WNW,10° above NE|{ts '2024-02-24 10:30:00'},Sat Feb 24, 4:30 AM,< 1 min,9°,9° above ENE,10° above ENE|{ts '2024-02-24 12:03:00'},Sat Feb 24, 6:03 AM,4 min,27°,25° above NNW,10° above NE|{ts '2024-02-25 11:18:00'},Sun Feb 25, 5:18 AM,2 min,24°,24° above NNE,10° above NE|{ts '2024-02-26 10:31:00'},Mon Feb 26, 4:31 AM,< 1 min,12°,12° above NE,10° above NE|{ts '2024-02-26 12:04:00'},Mon Feb 26, 6:04 AM,4 min,23°,19° above NW,10° above NE|{ts '2024-02-27 11:19:00'},Tue Feb 27, 5:19 AM,2 min,22°,22° above NNE,10° above NE|{ts '2024-02-28 10:33:00'},Wed Feb 28, 4:33 AM,< 1 min,11°,11° above NE,10° above NE|{ts '2024-02-28 12:05:00'},Wed Feb 28, 6:05 AM,5 min,25°,16° above NW,10° above ENE|{ts '2024-02-29 11:19:00'},Thu Feb 29, 5:19 AM,3 min,23°,23° above N,10° above ENE|{ts '2024-03-01 10:33:00'},Fri Mar 1, 4:33 AM,1 min,13°,13° above NE,10° above NE|{ts '2024-03-01 12:06:00'},Fri Mar 1, 6:06 AM,6 min,35°,15° above NW,10° above E|{ts '2024-03-02 11:20:00'},Sat Mar 2, 5:20 AM,3 min,28°,28° above N,10° above ENE|{ts '2024-03-03 10:34:00'},Sun Mar 3, 4:34 AM,1 min,17°,17° above NE,10° above ENE|{ts '2024-03-03 12:07:00'},Sun Mar 3, 6:07 AM,6 min,65°,18° above NW,10° above ESE|{ts '2024-03-04 11:21:00'},Mon Mar 4, 5:21 AM,4 min,45°,44° above N,10° above E|{ts '2024-03-05 10:35:00'},Tue Mar 5, 4:35 AM,1 min,20°,20° above ENE,10° above E|{ts '2024-03-05 12:08:00'},Tue Mar 5, 6:08 AM,5 min,52°,20° above WNW,10° above SE|{ts '2024-03-06 11:22:00'},Wed Mar 6, 5:22 AM,3 min,85°,82° above SSE,10° above SE|{ts '2024-03-07 10:37:00'},Thu Mar 7, 4:37 AM,1 min,17°,17° above ESE,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.