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Location: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

The following ISS sightings are possible from Friday Aug 12, 2022 through Saturday Aug 27, 2022

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Mon Aug 22, 5:40 AM 5 min 28° 18° above S 10° above ENE  
Tue Aug 23, 4:54 AM 2 min 15° 15° above ESE 10° above E  
Tue Aug 23, 6:27 AM 6 min 44° 10° above WSW 10° above NE  
Wed Aug 24, 5:40 AM 4 min 84° 47° above SW 10° above NE  
Thu Aug 25, 4:54 AM 2 min 31° 31° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Thu Aug 25, 6:27 AM 5 min 19° 10° above WNW 10° above NNE  
Fri Aug 26, 5:41 AM 4 min 28° 26° above WNW 10° above NNE  
Sat Aug 27, 4:55 AM 2 min 27° 27° above NNE 10° above NE  
Sat Aug 27, 6:30 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above NNW 10° above NNW  
2022-08-22 09:40:00.0,Mon Aug 22, 5:40 AM,5 min,28°,18° above S,10° above ENE|2022-08-23 08:54:00.0,Tue Aug 23, 4:54 AM,2 min,15°,15° above ESE,10° above E|2022-08-23 10:27:00.0,Tue Aug 23, 6:27 AM,6 min,44°,10° above WSW,10° above NE|2022-08-24 09:40:00.0,Wed Aug 24, 5:40 AM,4 min,84°,47° above SW,10° above NE|2022-08-25 08:54:00.0,Thu Aug 25, 4:54 AM,2 min,31°,31° above ENE,10° above ENE|2022-08-25 10:27:00.0,Thu Aug 25, 6:27 AM,5 min,19°,10° above WNW,10° above NNE|2022-08-26 09:41:00.0,Fri Aug 26, 5:41 AM,4 min,28°,26° above WNW,10° above NNE|2022-08-27 08:55:00.0,Sat Aug 27, 4:55 AM,2 min,27°,27° above NNE,10° above NE|2022-08-27 10:30:00.0,Sat Aug 27, 6:30 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above NNW,10° above NNW|

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.