Skip to main content

Sighting Location

Select Location

Location: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States

The following ISS sightings are possible from Monday Sep 26, 2022 through Tuesday Oct 11, 2022

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Mon Sep 26, 8:31 PM 4 min 22° 10° above NW 17° above NE  
Mon Sep 26, 10:08 PM < 1 min 14° 10° above NW 14° above NW  
Tue Sep 27, 9:19 PM 2 min 35° 10° above NW 35° above N  
Wed Sep 28, 8:31 PM 4 min 30° 10° above NW 23° above ENE  
Wed Sep 28, 10:07 PM < 1 min 14° 10° above WNW 14° above WNW  
Thu Sep 29, 7:42 PM 6 min 24° 10° above NW 10° above ENE  
Thu Sep 29, 9:18 PM 2 min 47° 10° above WNW 47° above NW  
Fri Sep 30, 8:30 PM 4 min 54° 10° above NW 37° above E  
Sat Oct 1, 7:41 PM 6 min 38° 10° above NW 10° above E  
Sat Oct 1, 9:18 PM 3 min 33° 10° above WNW 33° above WSW  
Sun Oct 2, 8:30 PM 5 min 62° 10° above WNW 34° above SSE  
Mon Oct 3, 7:42 PM 7 min 81° 10° above WNW 9° above ESE  
Mon Oct 3, 9:20 PM 2 min 14° 10° above W 14° above SW  
Tue Oct 4, 8:31 PM 5 min 23° 10° above W 13° above S  
Wed Oct 5, 7:43 PM 6 min 38° 10° above WNW 10° above SSE  
Fri Oct 7, 7:44 PM 4 min 15° 10° above W 10° above SSW  
2022-09-27 01:31:00.0,Mon Sep 26, 8:31 PM,4 min,22°,10° above NW,17° above NE|2022-09-27 03:08:00.0,Mon Sep 26, 10:08 PM,< 1 min,14°,10° above NW,14° above NW|2022-09-28 02:19:00.0,Tue Sep 27, 9:19 PM,2 min,35°,10° above NW,35° above N|2022-09-29 01:31:00.0,Wed Sep 28, 8:31 PM,4 min,30°,10° above NW,23° above ENE|2022-09-29 03:07:00.0,Wed Sep 28, 10:07 PM,< 1 min,14°,10° above WNW,14° above WNW|2022-09-30 00:42:00.0,Thu Sep 29, 7:42 PM,6 min,24°,10° above NW,10° above ENE|2022-09-30 02:18:00.0,Thu Sep 29, 9:18 PM,2 min,47°,10° above WNW,47° above NW|2022-10-01 01:30:00.0,Fri Sep 30, 8:30 PM,4 min,54°,10° above NW,37° above E|2022-10-02 00:41:00.0,Sat Oct 1, 7:41 PM,6 min,38°,10° above NW,10° above E|2022-10-02 02:18:00.0,Sat Oct 1, 9:18 PM,3 min,33°,10° above WNW,33° above WSW|2022-10-03 01:30:00.0,Sun Oct 2, 8:30 PM,5 min,62°,10° above WNW,34° above SSE|2022-10-04 00:42:00.0,Mon Oct 3, 7:42 PM,7 min,81°,10° above WNW,9° above ESE|2022-10-04 02:20:00.0,Mon Oct 3, 9:20 PM,2 min,14°,10° above W,14° above SW|2022-10-05 01:31:00.0,Tue Oct 4, 8:31 PM,5 min,23°,10° above W,13° above S|2022-10-06 00:43:00.0,Wed Oct 5, 7:43 PM,6 min,38°,10° above WNW,10° above SSE|2022-10-08 00:44:00.0,Fri Oct 7, 7:44 PM,4 min,15°,10° above W,10° above SSW|

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

Visit the NASA Johnson Flickr Photostream

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.