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Location: Goldendale, Washington, United States

The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Mar 20, 2019 through Thursday Apr 4, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Wed Mar 20, 8:59 PM 1 min 17° 10° above SSW 17° above SSW  
Thu Mar 21, 8:09 PM 3 min 18° 10° above S 17° above ESE  
Thu Mar 21, 9:44 PM < 1 min 15° 10° above WSW 15° above WSW  
Fri Mar 22, 8:53 PM 4 min 67° 10° above SW 56° above E  
Sat Mar 23, 8:03 PM 6 min 39° 10° above SSW 10° above ENE  
Sat Mar 23, 9:39 PM 2 min 34° 10° above W 34° above WNW  
Sun Mar 24, 8:49 PM 4 min 60° 18° above W 24° above NE  
Mon Mar 25, 7:58 PM 6 min 87° 15° above WSW 11° above ENE  
Mon Mar 25, 9:36 PM 1 min 31° 22° above NW 31° above NNW  
Tue Mar 26, 8:46 PM 3 min 37° 31° above NW 16° above NE  
Tue Mar 26, 10:22 PM < 1 min 16° 16° above NW 16° above NW  
Wed Mar 27, 7:56 PM 4 min 49° 43° above NW 10° above NE  
Wed Mar 27, 9:32 PM 1 min 28° 21° above NW 28° above N  
Thu Mar 28, 8:41 PM 3 min 29° 24° above NW 14° above NE  
Thu Mar 28, 10:17 PM < 1 min 17° 17° above NW 17° above NW  
Fri Mar 29, 7:51 PM 4 min 33° 29° above NW 11° above NE  
Fri Mar 29, 9:27 PM 2 min 30° 21° above NW 29° above NNE  
Sat Mar 30, 8:37 PM 4 min 28° 21° above NW 13° above ENE  
Sat Mar 30, 10:13 PM < 1 min 22° 18° above NW 22° above NW  
Sun Mar 31, 9:23 PM 2 min 40° 24° above NW 39° above NNE  
Mon Apr 1, 8:32 PM 4 min 32° 22° above NW 15° above ENE  
Mon Apr 1, 10:08 PM < 1 min 22° 18° above WNW 22° above WNW  
Tue Apr 2, 9:18 PM 2 min 68° 27° above NW 58° above ENE  
Wed Apr 3, 8:27 PM 4 min 47° 25° above NW 15° above E  
Wed Apr 3, 10:03 PM 1 min 23° 14° above W 23° above W  
2019-03-21 03:59:00.0,Wed Mar 20, 8:59 PM,1 min,17°,10° above SSW,17° above SSW|2019-03-22 03:09:00.0,Thu Mar 21, 8:09 PM,3 min,18°,10° above S,17° above ESE|2019-03-22 04:44:00.0,Thu Mar 21, 9:44 PM,< 1 min,15°,10° above WSW,15° above WSW|2019-03-23 03:53:00.0,Fri Mar 22, 8:53 PM,4 min,67°,10° above SW,56° above E|2019-03-24 03:03:00.0,Sat Mar 23, 8:03 PM,6 min,39°,10° above SSW,10° above ENE|2019-03-24 04:39:00.0,Sat Mar 23, 9:39 PM,2 min,34°,10° above W,34° above WNW|2019-03-25 03:49:00.0,Sun Mar 24, 8:49 PM,4 min,60°,18° above W,24° above NE|2019-03-26 02:58:00.0,Mon Mar 25, 7:58 PM,6 min,87°,15° above WSW,11° above ENE|2019-03-26 04:36:00.0,Mon Mar 25, 9:36 PM,1 min,31°,22° above NW,31° above NNW|2019-03-27 03:46:00.0,Tue Mar 26, 8:46 PM,3 min,37°,31° above NW,16° above NE|2019-03-27 05:22:00.0,Tue Mar 26, 10:22 PM,< 1 min,16°,16° above NW,16° above NW|2019-03-28 02:56:00.0,Wed Mar 27, 7:56 PM,4 min,49°,43° above NW,10° above NE|2019-03-28 04:32:00.0,Wed Mar 27, 9:32 PM,1 min,28°,21° above NW,28° above N|2019-03-29 03:41:00.0,Thu Mar 28, 8:41 PM,3 min,29°,24° above NW,14° above NE|2019-03-29 05:17:00.0,Thu Mar 28, 10:17 PM,< 1 min,17°,17° above NW,17° above NW|2019-03-30 02:51:00.0,Fri Mar 29, 7:51 PM,4 min,33°,29° above NW,11° above NE|2019-03-30 04:27:00.0,Fri Mar 29, 9:27 PM,2 min,30°,21° above NW,29° above NNE|2019-03-31 03:37:00.0,Sat Mar 30, 8:37 PM,4 min,28°,21° above NW,13° above ENE|2019-03-31 05:13:00.0,Sat Mar 30, 10:13 PM,< 1 min,22°,18° above NW,22° above NW|2019-04-01 04:23:00.0,Sun Mar 31, 9:23 PM,2 min,40°,24° above NW,39° above NNE|2019-04-02 03:32:00.0,Mon Apr 1, 8:32 PM,4 min,32°,22° above NW,15° above ENE|2019-04-02 05:08:00.0,Mon Apr 1, 10:08 PM,< 1 min,22°,18° above WNW,22° above WNW|2019-04-03 04:18:00.0,Tue Apr 2, 9:18 PM,2 min,68°,27° above NW,58° above ENE|2019-04-04 03:27:00.0,Wed Apr 3, 8:27 PM,4 min,47°,25° above NW,15° above E|2019-04-04 05:03:00.0,Wed Apr 3, 10:03 PM,1 min,23°,14° above W,23° above W|

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