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Location: Wheeling, West Virginia, United States

The following ISS sightings are possible from Monday Sep 26, 2022 through Tuesday Oct 11, 2022

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Mon Sep 26, 7:58 PM 3 min 12° 10° above NNW 10° above NNE  
Mon Sep 26, 9:35 PM 1 min 15° 10° above NNW 15° above NNW  
Tue Sep 27, 8:46 PM 3 min 17° 10° above NNW 17° above NNE  
Wed Sep 28, 7:58 PM 4 min 14° 10° above NNW 10° above NE  
Wed Sep 28, 9:34 PM 1 min 17° 10° above NW 17° above NW  
Thu Sep 29, 8:45 PM 3 min 28° 10° above NW 28° above NNE  
Fri Sep 30, 7:56 PM 5 min 20° 10° above NNW 13° above ENE  
Fri Sep 30, 9:33 PM 1 min 21° 10° above WNW 21° above WNW  
Sat Oct 1, 8:44 PM 3 min 65° 10° above NW 65° above NNE  
Sun Oct 2, 7:56 PM 5 min 40° 10° above NW 19° above E  
Sun Oct 2, 9:34 PM 1 min 16° 10° above WNW 16° above W  
Mon Oct 3, 8:45 PM 4 min 41° 10° above WNW 38° above SSW  
Tue Oct 4, 7:57 PM 6 min 75° 10° above NW 15° above SE  
Wed Oct 5, 8:47 PM 4 min 14° 10° above W 10° above SSW  
Thu Oct 6, 7:58 PM 6 min 24° 10° above WNW 10° above S  
2022-09-26 23:58:00.0,Mon Sep 26, 7:58 PM,3 min,12°,10° above NNW,10° above NNE|2022-09-27 01:35:00.0,Mon Sep 26, 9:35 PM,1 min,15°,10° above NNW,15° above NNW|2022-09-28 00:46:00.0,Tue Sep 27, 8:46 PM,3 min,17°,10° above NNW,17° above NNE|2022-09-28 23:58:00.0,Wed Sep 28, 7:58 PM,4 min,14°,10° above NNW,10° above NE|2022-09-29 01:34:00.0,Wed Sep 28, 9:34 PM,1 min,17°,10° above NW,17° above NW|2022-09-30 00:45:00.0,Thu Sep 29, 8:45 PM,3 min,28°,10° above NW,28° above NNE|2022-09-30 23:56:00.0,Fri Sep 30, 7:56 PM,5 min,20°,10° above NNW,13° above ENE|2022-10-01 01:33:00.0,Fri Sep 30, 9:33 PM,1 min,21°,10° above WNW,21° above WNW|2022-10-02 00:44:00.0,Sat Oct 1, 8:44 PM,3 min,65°,10° above NW,65° above NNE|2022-10-02 23:56:00.0,Sun Oct 2, 7:56 PM,5 min,40°,10° above NW,19° above E|2022-10-03 01:34:00.0,Sun Oct 2, 9:34 PM,1 min,16°,10° above WNW,16° above W|2022-10-04 00:45:00.0,Mon Oct 3, 8:45 PM,4 min,41°,10° above WNW,38° above SSW|2022-10-04 23:57:00.0,Tue Oct 4, 7:57 PM,6 min,75°,10° above NW,15° above SE|2022-10-06 00:47:00.0,Wed Oct 5, 8:47 PM,4 min,14°,10° above W,10° above SSW|2022-10-06 23:58:00.0,Thu Oct 6, 7:58 PM,6 min,24°,10° above WNW,10° above S|

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.