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Location: Seattle, Washington, United States

The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Feb 21, 2024 through Thursday Mar 7, 2024

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Wed Feb 21, 4:50 AM 2 min 36° 36° above ESE 10° above ENE  
Wed Feb 21, 6:23 AM 6 min 52° 12° above W 10° above ENE  
Thu Feb 22, 4:03 AM < 1 min 12° 12° above E 10° above E  
Thu Feb 22, 5:36 AM 4 min 67° 38° above W 10° above ENE  
Fri Feb 23, 4:50 AM 2 min 43° 43° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Fri Feb 23, 6:22 AM 6 min 40° 10° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Sat Feb 24, 4:03 AM 1 min 14° 14° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Sat Feb 24, 5:36 AM 5 min 45° 29° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Sun Feb 25, 4:50 AM 3 min 42° 42° above NNE 10° above ENE  
Mon Feb 26, 4:04 AM 1 min 17° 17° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Mon Feb 26, 5:37 AM 5 min 40° 25° above NW 10° above ENE  
Tue Feb 27, 4:51 AM 3 min 40° 40° above N 10° above ENE  
Wed Feb 28, 4:05 AM 1 min 18° 18° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Wed Feb 28, 5:38 AM 5 min 45° 20° above NW 10° above E  
Thu Feb 29, 4:52 AM 3 min 41° 41° above N 10° above ENE  
Fri Mar 1, 4:06 AM 1 min 19° 19° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Fri Mar 1, 5:39 AM 6 min 67° 18° above WNW 10° above ESE  
Sat Mar 2, 4:53 AM 4 min 53° 50° above N 10° above E  
Sun Mar 3, 4:07 AM 2 min 23° 23° above ENE 10° above E  
Sun Mar 3, 5:40 AM 6 min 64° 18° above WNW 10° above SE  
Mon Mar 4, 4:54 AM 4 min 89° 81° above WNW 10° above ESE  
Tue Mar 5, 4:08 AM 1 min 22° 22° above E 10° above ESE  
Tue Mar 5, 5:41 AM 5 min 29° 18° above W 10° above SSE  
Wed Mar 6, 4:55 AM 3 min 40° 40° above S 10° above SE  
{ts '2024-02-21 12:50:00'},Wed Feb 21, 4:50 AM,2 min,36°,36° above ESE,10° above ENE|{ts '2024-02-21 14:23:00'},Wed Feb 21, 6:23 AM,6 min,52°,12° above W,10° above ENE|{ts '2024-02-22 12:03:00'},Thu Feb 22, 4:03 AM,< 1 min,12°,12° above E,10° above E|{ts '2024-02-22 13:36:00'},Thu Feb 22, 5:36 AM,4 min,67°,38° above W,10° above ENE|{ts '2024-02-23 12:50:00'},Fri Feb 23, 4:50 AM,2 min,43°,43° above ENE,10° above ENE|{ts '2024-02-23 14:22:00'},Fri Feb 23, 6:22 AM,6 min,40°,10° above WNW,10° above ENE|{ts '2024-02-24 12:03:00'},Sat Feb 24, 4:03 AM,1 min,14°,14° above ENE,10° above ENE|{ts '2024-02-24 13:36:00'},Sat Feb 24, 5:36 AM,5 min,45°,29° above WNW,10° above ENE|{ts '2024-02-25 12:50:00'},Sun Feb 25, 4:50 AM,3 min,42°,42° above NNE,10° above ENE|{ts '2024-02-26 12:04:00'},Mon Feb 26, 4:04 AM,1 min,17°,17° above ENE,10° above ENE|{ts '2024-02-26 13:37:00'},Mon Feb 26, 5:37 AM,5 min,40°,25° above NW,10° above ENE|{ts '2024-02-27 12:51:00'},Tue Feb 27, 4:51 AM,3 min,40°,40° above N,10° above ENE|{ts '2024-02-28 12:05:00'},Wed Feb 28, 4:05 AM,1 min,18°,18° above ENE,10° above ENE|{ts '2024-02-28 13:38:00'},Wed Feb 28, 5:38 AM,5 min,45°,20° above NW,10° above E|{ts '2024-02-29 12:52:00'},Thu Feb 29, 4:52 AM,3 min,41°,41° above N,10° above ENE|{ts '2024-03-01 12:06:00'},Fri Mar 1, 4:06 AM,1 min,19°,19° above ENE,10° above ENE|{ts '2024-03-01 13:39:00'},Fri Mar 1, 5:39 AM,6 min,67°,18° above WNW,10° above ESE|{ts '2024-03-02 12:53:00'},Sat Mar 2, 4:53 AM,4 min,53°,50° above N,10° above E|{ts '2024-03-03 12:07:00'},Sun Mar 3, 4:07 AM,2 min,23°,23° above ENE,10° above E|{ts '2024-03-03 13:40:00'},Sun Mar 3, 5:40 AM,6 min,64°,18° above WNW,10° above SE|{ts '2024-03-04 12:54:00'},Mon Mar 4, 4:54 AM,4 min,89°,81° above WNW,10° above ESE|{ts '2024-03-05 12:08:00'},Tue Mar 5, 4:08 AM,1 min,22°,22° above E,10° above ESE|{ts '2024-03-05 13:41:00'},Tue Mar 5, 5:41 AM,5 min,29°,18° above W,10° above SSE|{ts '2024-03-06 12:55:00'},Wed Mar 6, 4:55 AM,3 min,40°,40° above S,10° above SE|

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.