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Location: Goldendale, Washington, United States

The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Jan 16, 2019 through Friday Feb 1, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Mon Jan 21, 7:01 PM 1 min 17° 10° above SSW 17° above S  
Tue Jan 22, 6:10 PM 3 min 17° 10° above S 16° above SE  
Tue Jan 22, 7:46 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above WSW 12° above WSW  
Wed Jan 23, 6:54 PM 3 min 52° 10° above SW 52° above SSW  
Thu Jan 24, 6:03 PM 5 min 36° 10° above SSW 21° above E  
Thu Jan 24, 7:41 PM < 1 min 17° 17° above W 17° above W  
Fri Jan 25, 6:50 PM 2 min 65° 27° above W 64° above NNW  
Sat Jan 26, 5:59 PM 4 min 80° 35° above SW 16° above ENE  
Sat Jan 26, 7:35 PM < 1 min 19° 16° above WNW 19° above WNW  
Sun Jan 27, 6:44 PM 2 min 39° 24° above WNW 36° above N  
Mon Jan 28, 5:53 PM 4 min 54° 32° above W 13° above NE  
Mon Jan 28, 7:28 PM 1 min 18° 11° above WNW 18° above NW  
Tue Jan 29, 6:37 PM 3 min 30° 16° above WNW 28° above NNE  
Wed Jan 30, 5:46 PM 5 min 35° 20° above WNW 11° above NE  
Wed Jan 30, 7:22 PM 1 min 21° 11° above NW 21° above NW  
2019-01-22 03:01:00.0,Mon Jan 21, 7:01 PM,1 min,17°,10° above SSW,17° above S|2019-01-23 02:10:00.0,Tue Jan 22, 6:10 PM,3 min,17°,10° above S,16° above SE|2019-01-23 03:46:00.0,Tue Jan 22, 7:46 PM,< 1 min,12°,10° above WSW,12° above WSW|2019-01-24 02:54:00.0,Wed Jan 23, 6:54 PM,3 min,52°,10° above SW,52° above SSW|2019-01-25 02:03:00.0,Thu Jan 24, 6:03 PM,5 min,36°,10° above SSW,21° above E|2019-01-25 03:41:00.0,Thu Jan 24, 7:41 PM,< 1 min,17°,17° above W,17° above W|2019-01-26 02:50:00.0,Fri Jan 25, 6:50 PM,2 min,65°,27° above W,64° above NNW|2019-01-27 01:59:00.0,Sat Jan 26, 5:59 PM,4 min,80°,35° above SW,16° above ENE|2019-01-27 03:35:00.0,Sat Jan 26, 7:35 PM,< 1 min,19°,16° above WNW,19° above WNW|2019-01-28 02:44:00.0,Sun Jan 27, 6:44 PM,2 min,39°,24° above WNW,36° above N|2019-01-29 01:53:00.0,Mon Jan 28, 5:53 PM,4 min,54°,32° above W,13° above NE|2019-01-29 03:28:00.0,Mon Jan 28, 7:28 PM,1 min,18°,11° above WNW,18° above NW|2019-01-30 02:37:00.0,Tue Jan 29, 6:37 PM,3 min,30°,16° above WNW,28° above NNE|2019-01-31 01:46:00.0,Wed Jan 30, 5:46 PM,5 min,35°,20° above WNW,11° above NE|2019-01-31 03:22:00.0,Wed Jan 30, 7:22 PM,1 min,21°,11° above NW,21° above NW|

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