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Location: Wheeling, West Virginia, 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
Thu Feb 22, 5:30 AM 2 min 23° 23° above N 10° above NNE  
Fri Feb 23, 4:44 AM < 1 min 12° 12° above NE 10° above NE  
Fri Feb 23, 6:17 AM 3 min 13° 10° above NW 10° above NNE  
Sat Feb 24, 5:30 AM 2 min 15° 15° above N 10° above NNE  
Sun Feb 25, 4:44 AM < 1 min 11° 11° above NNE 10° above NNE  
Sun Feb 25, 6:19 AM 3 min 12° 10° above NNW 10° above NNE  
Mon Feb 26, 5:32 AM 2 min 12° 12° above NNW 10° above NNE  
Tue Feb 27, 4:45 AM < 1 min 11° 11° above NNE 10° above NNE  
Tue Feb 27, 6:20 AM 4 min 13° 10° above NNW 10° above NE  
Wed Feb 28, 5:33 AM 3 min 12° 11° above NNW 10° above NNE  
Thu Feb 29, 4:46 AM 1 min 11° 11° above NNE 10° above NNE  
Thu Feb 29, 6:21 AM 5 min 19° 10° above NNW 10° above ENE  
Fri Mar 1, 5:33 AM 4 min 16° 11° above NNW 10° above NE  
Sat Mar 2, 4:47 AM 1 min 13° 13° above NNE 10° above NE  
Sun Mar 3, 5:34 AM 5 min 25° 13° above NNW 10° above E  
Mon Mar 4, 4:48 AM 3 min 19° 19° above NNE 10° above ENE  
Tue Mar 5, 4:02 AM < 1 min 9° above NE 10° above NE  
Tue Mar 5, 5:35 AM 6 min 55° 18° above NW 10° above ESE  
Wed Mar 6, 4:49 AM 3 min 35° 35° above NE 10° above E  
Thu Mar 7, 4:03 AM < 1 min 12° 12° above ENE 10° above E  
Thu Mar 7, 5:37 AM 5 min 50° 30° above W 10° above SE  
{ts '2024-02-22 10:30:00'},Thu Feb 22, 5:30 AM,2 min,23°,23° above N,10° above NNE|{ts '2024-02-23 09:44:00'},Fri Feb 23, 4:44 AM,< 1 min,12°,12° above NE,10° above NE|{ts '2024-02-23 11:17:00'},Fri Feb 23, 6:17 AM,3 min,13°,10° above NW,10° above NNE|{ts '2024-02-24 10:30:00'},Sat Feb 24, 5:30 AM,2 min,15°,15° above N,10° above NNE|{ts '2024-02-25 09:44:00'},Sun Feb 25, 4:44 AM,< 1 min,11°,11° above NNE,10° above NNE|{ts '2024-02-25 11:19:00'},Sun Feb 25, 6:19 AM,3 min,12°,10° above NNW,10° above NNE|{ts '2024-02-26 10:32:00'},Mon Feb 26, 5:32 AM,2 min,12°,12° above NNW,10° above NNE|{ts '2024-02-27 09:45:00'},Tue Feb 27, 4:45 AM,< 1 min,11°,11° above NNE,10° above NNE|{ts '2024-02-27 11:20:00'},Tue Feb 27, 6:20 AM,4 min,13°,10° above NNW,10° above NE|{ts '2024-02-28 10:33:00'},Wed Feb 28, 5:33 AM,3 min,12°,11° above NNW,10° above NNE|{ts '2024-02-29 09:46:00'},Thu Feb 29, 4:46 AM,1 min,11°,11° above NNE,10° above NNE|{ts '2024-02-29 11:21:00'},Thu Feb 29, 6:21 AM,5 min,19°,10° above NNW,10° above ENE|{ts '2024-03-01 10:33:00'},Fri Mar 1, 5:33 AM,4 min,16°,11° above NNW,10° above NE|{ts '2024-03-02 09:47:00'},Sat Mar 2, 4:47 AM,1 min,13°,13° above NNE,10° above NE|{ts '2024-03-03 10:34:00'},Sun Mar 3, 5:34 AM,5 min,25°,13° above NNW,10° above E|{ts '2024-03-04 09:48:00'},Mon Mar 4, 4:48 AM,3 min,19°,19° above NNE,10° above ENE|{ts '2024-03-05 09:02:00'},Tue Mar 5, 4:02 AM,< 1 min,9°,9° above NE,10° above NE|{ts '2024-03-05 10:35:00'},Tue Mar 5, 5:35 AM,6 min,55°,18° above NW,10° above ESE|{ts '2024-03-06 09:49:00'},Wed Mar 6, 4:49 AM,3 min,35°,35° above NE,10° above E|{ts '2024-03-07 09:03:00'},Thu Mar 7, 4:03 AM,< 1 min,12°,12° above ENE,10° above E|{ts '2024-03-07 10:37:00'},Thu Mar 7, 5:37 AM,5 min,50°,30° above W,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.