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Location: Waco, Texas, United States

The following ISS sightings are possible from Monday Mar 30, 2020 through Tuesday Apr 14, 2020

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Wed Apr 1, 9:49 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above N 10° above N  
Fri Apr 3, 9:51 PM 1 min 18° 10° above NNW 18° above NNW  
Sat Apr 4, 9:04 PM 3 min 24° 11° above NNW 24° above NE  
Sun Apr 5, 8:17 PM 4 min 15° 10° above N 11° above ENE  
Sun Apr 5, 9:54 PM < 1 min 25° 21° above WNW 25° above WNW  
Mon Apr 6, 9:07 PM 3 min 86° 23° above NW 50° above SE  
Tue Apr 7, 8:19 PM 6 min 43° 10° above NNW 12° above ESE  
Tue Apr 7, 9:57 PM 1 min 11° 10° above WSW 11° above WSW  
Wed Apr 8, 9:10 PM 3 min 22° 18° above W 12° above S  
Thu Apr 9, 8:24 PM 4 min 42° 39° above WSW 10° above SSE  
Sat Apr 11, 8:26 PM 1 min 11° 11° above WSW 10° above SW  
2020-04-02 02:49:00.0,Wed Apr 1, 9:49 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above N,10° above N|2020-04-04 02:51:00.0,Fri Apr 3, 9:51 PM,1 min,18°,10° above NNW,18° above NNW|2020-04-05 02:04:00.0,Sat Apr 4, 9:04 PM,3 min,24°,11° above NNW,24° above NE|2020-04-06 01:17:00.0,Sun Apr 5, 8:17 PM,4 min,15°,10° above N,11° above ENE|2020-04-06 02:54:00.0,Sun Apr 5, 9:54 PM,< 1 min,25°,21° above WNW,25° above WNW|2020-04-07 02:07:00.0,Mon Apr 6, 9:07 PM,3 min,86°,23° above NW,50° above SE|2020-04-08 01:19:00.0,Tue Apr 7, 8:19 PM,6 min,43°,10° above NNW,12° above ESE|2020-04-08 02:57:00.0,Tue Apr 7, 9:57 PM,1 min,11°,10° above WSW,11° above WSW|2020-04-09 02:10:00.0,Wed Apr 8, 9:10 PM,3 min,22°,18° above W,12° above S|2020-04-10 01:24:00.0,Thu Apr 9, 8:24 PM,4 min,42°,39° above WSW,10° above SSE|2020-04-12 01:26:00.0,Sat Apr 11, 8:26 PM,1 min,11°,11° above WSW,10° above SW|

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.