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The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Mar 14, 2018 through Friday Mar 30, 2018

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Wed Mar 14, 7:07 AM 2 min 11° 10° above N 11° above NE  
Fri Mar 16, 6:58 AM 3 min 24° 11° above NNW 23° above NE  
Sat Mar 17, 6:07 AM 2 min 14° 10° above N 13° above NE  
Sun Mar 18, 6:50 AM 6 min 65° 11° above NW 14° above SE  
Mon Mar 19, 5:59 AM 2 min 30° 19° above N 27° above ENE  
Tue Mar 20, 6:43 AM 5 min 38° 14° above WNW 10° above SSE  
Wed Mar 21, 5:53 AM 3 min 60° 60° above SE 10° above SE  
Wed Mar 21, 8:51 PM < 1 min 15° 11° above S 15° above SSE  
Thu Mar 22, 6:37 AM 1 min 13° 13° above SW 11° above SSW  
Thu Mar 22, 8:01 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above SE 10° above ESE  
Thu Mar 22, 9:34 PM 2 min 27° 10° above WSW 27° above WSW  
Fri Mar 23, 8:42 PM 5 min 67° 11° above SW 21° above NE  
Sat Mar 24, 9:29 PM 2 min 20° 19° above NW 17° above N  
Sun Mar 25, 8:36 PM 4 min 38° 33° above WNW 11° above NNE  
Mon Mar 26, 9:21 PM 1 min 10° 10° above NW 10° above NNW  
Tue Mar 27, 8:29 PM 2 min 17° 17° above NW 10° above N  
2018-03-14 12:07:00.0,Wed Mar 14, 7:07 AM,2 min,11°,10° above N,11° above NE|2018-03-16 11:58:00.0,Fri Mar 16, 6:58 AM,3 min,24°,11° above NNW,23° above NE|2018-03-17 11:07:00.0,Sat Mar 17, 6:07 AM,2 min,14°,10° above N,13° above NE|2018-03-18 11:50:00.0,Sun Mar 18, 6:50 AM,6 min,65°,11° above NW,14° above SE|2018-03-19 10:59:00.0,Mon Mar 19, 5:59 AM,2 min,30°,19° above N,27° above ENE|2018-03-20 11:43:00.0,Tue Mar 20, 6:43 AM,5 min,38°,14° above WNW,10° above SSE|2018-03-21 10:53:00.0,Wed Mar 21, 5:53 AM,3 min,60°,60° above SE,10° above SE|2018-03-22 01:51:00.0,Wed Mar 21, 8:51 PM,< 1 min,15°,11° above S,15° above SSE|2018-03-22 11:37:00.0,Thu Mar 22, 6:37 AM,1 min,13°,13° above SW,11° above SSW|2018-03-23 01:01:00.0,Thu Mar 22, 8:01 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above SE,10° above ESE|2018-03-23 02:34:00.0,Thu Mar 22, 9:34 PM,2 min,27°,10° above WSW,27° above WSW|2018-03-24 01:42:00.0,Fri Mar 23, 8:42 PM,5 min,67°,11° above SW,21° above NE|2018-03-25 02:29:00.0,Sat Mar 24, 9:29 PM,2 min,20°,19° above NW,17° above N|2018-03-26 01:36:00.0,Sun Mar 25, 8:36 PM,4 min,38°,33° above WNW,11° above NNE|2018-03-27 02:21:00.0,Mon Mar 26, 9:21 PM,1 min,10°,10° above NW,10° above NNW|2018-03-28 01:29:00.0,Tue Mar 27, 8:29 PM,2 min,17°,17° above NW,10° above N|

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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.

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