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Location: Port Angeles, Washington, United States

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, 6:36 AM 6 min 70° 12° above WNW 13° above ESE  
Thu Mar 15, 5:45 AM 4 min 78° 43° above WNW 13° above ESE  
Fri Mar 16, 4:56 AM 2 min 28° 28° above E 10° above E  
Fri Mar 16, 6:28 AM 5 min 36° 14° above W 10° above SE  
Sat Mar 17, 5:38 AM 3 min 60° 58° above SW 10° above SE  
Sun Mar 18, 4:49 AM < 1 min 17° 17° above ESE 11° above ESE  
Sun Mar 18, 6:21 AM 3 min 19° 16° above WSW 10° above S  
Mon Mar 19, 5:32 AM 1 min 22° 22° above S 11° above SSE  
Sat Mar 24, 9:01 PM 2 min 26° 10° above SSW 26° above SSE  
Sun Mar 25, 8:10 PM 4 min 17° 10° above S 11° above E  
Sun Mar 25, 9:45 PM 2 min 35° 10° above WSW 35° above WSW  
Mon Mar 26, 8:53 PM 5 min 53° 10° above SW 26° above E  
Mon Mar 26, 10:29 PM < 1 min 15° 10° above W 15° above W  
Tue Mar 27, 8:01 PM 6 min 32° 10° above SSW 11° above E  
Tue Mar 27, 9:37 PM 3 min 62° 10° above W 61° above N  
Wed Mar 28, 8:44 PM 6 min 85° 10° above WSW 16° above ENE  
Wed Mar 28, 10:22 PM 1 min 25° 14° above WNW 25° above WNW  
2018-03-14 13:36:00.0,Wed Mar 14, 6:36 AM,6 min,70°,12° above WNW,13° above ESE|2018-03-15 12:45:00.0,Thu Mar 15, 5:45 AM,4 min,78°,43° above WNW,13° above ESE|2018-03-16 11:56:00.0,Fri Mar 16, 4:56 AM,2 min,28°,28° above E,10° above E|2018-03-16 13:28:00.0,Fri Mar 16, 6:28 AM,5 min,36°,14° above W,10° above SE|2018-03-17 12:38:00.0,Sat Mar 17, 5:38 AM,3 min,60°,58° above SW,10° above SE|2018-03-18 11:49:00.0,Sun Mar 18, 4:49 AM,< 1 min,17°,17° above ESE,11° above ESE|2018-03-18 13:21:00.0,Sun Mar 18, 6:21 AM,3 min,19°,16° above WSW,10° above S|2018-03-19 12:32:00.0,Mon Mar 19, 5:32 AM,1 min,22°,22° above S,11° above SSE|2018-03-25 04:01:00.0,Sat Mar 24, 9:01 PM,2 min,26°,10° above SSW,26° above SSE|2018-03-26 03:10:00.0,Sun Mar 25, 8:10 PM,4 min,17°,10° above S,11° above E|2018-03-26 04:45:00.0,Sun Mar 25, 9:45 PM,2 min,35°,10° above WSW,35° above WSW|2018-03-27 03:53:00.0,Mon Mar 26, 8:53 PM,5 min,53°,10° above SW,26° above E|2018-03-27 05:29:00.0,Mon Mar 26, 10:29 PM,< 1 min,15°,10° above W,15° above W|2018-03-28 03:01:00.0,Tue Mar 27, 8:01 PM,6 min,32°,10° above SSW,11° above E|2018-03-28 04:37:00.0,Tue Mar 27, 9:37 PM,3 min,62°,10° above W,61° above N|2018-03-29 03:44:00.0,Wed Mar 28, 8:44 PM,6 min,85°,10° above WSW,16° above ENE|2018-03-29 05:22:00.0,Wed Mar 28, 10:22 PM,1 min,25°,14° above WNW,25° above WNW|

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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.

Astronomical Horizon