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Location: Georgetown, Texas, 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
Sat Oct 1, 9:20 PM < 1 min 11° 10° above NNW 11° above NNW  
Sun Oct 2, 8:33 PM 2 min 17° 10° above N 17° above NNE  
Mon Oct 3, 7:46 PM 2 min 11° 10° above NNE 10° above NE  
Mon Oct 3, 9:21 PM 1 min 18° 10° above NW 18° above NW  
Tue Oct 4, 8:33 PM 3 min 54° 10° above NW 54° above NE  
Wed Oct 5, 7:45 PM 5 min 29° 10° above NNW 13° above E  
Wed Oct 5, 9:22 PM 1 min 16° 10° above W 16° above WSW  
Thu Oct 6, 8:33 PM 5 min 35° 10° above WNW 23° above S  
Fri Oct 7, 7:45 PM 7 min 76° 10° above NW 10° above SE  
Sun Oct 9, 7:46 PM 5 min 19° 10° above W 10° above S  
2022-10-02 02:20:00.0,Sat Oct 1, 9:20 PM,< 1 min,11°,10° above NNW,11° above NNW|2022-10-03 01:33:00.0,Sun Oct 2, 8:33 PM,2 min,17°,10° above N,17° above NNE|2022-10-04 00:46:00.0,Mon Oct 3, 7:46 PM,2 min,11°,10° above NNE,10° above NE|2022-10-04 02:21:00.0,Mon Oct 3, 9:21 PM,1 min,18°,10° above NW,18° above NW|2022-10-05 01:33:00.0,Tue Oct 4, 8:33 PM,3 min,54°,10° above NW,54° above NE|2022-10-06 00:45:00.0,Wed Oct 5, 7:45 PM,5 min,29°,10° above NNW,13° above E|2022-10-06 02:22:00.0,Wed Oct 5, 9:22 PM,1 min,16°,10° above W,16° above WSW|2022-10-07 01:33:00.0,Thu Oct 6, 8:33 PM,5 min,35°,10° above WNW,23° above S|2022-10-08 00:45:00.0,Fri Oct 7, 7:45 PM,7 min,76°,10° above NW,10° above SE|2022-10-10 00:46:00.0,Sun Oct 9, 7:46 PM,5 min,19°,10° above W,10° above S|

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.