International Space Station

ISS observation

When can I spot the Space Station?

Observing of the International Space Station

The International Space Station (ISS) can easily be spotted with the naked eye. Because of its size (110m x 100m x 30m), it reflects a large amount of sunlight.

The best time to observe the ISS is when it is nighttime at your location, and the Space Station is sunlit. Often, such a viewing situation occurs in the morning before sunrise, or in the evening after sunset.

Visible ISS passes over New York City

You find a list of the next sighting opportunities for New York City below. The green bars indicate the brightness of the ISS on its pass.

The list contains all visible passes of the ISS during the next ten days. Please click on a pass to get more details.

Wed, Nov 20, 2019

Begin
06:39:16 PM EST
Dur.
1:37
-1.6 mag
Wed, Nov 20, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EST) 06:39:16 PM 06:40:53 PM 06:40:53 PM
Direction SW SSW SSW
Altitude 10° 25° 25°
Brightness -1.6 mag -1.6 mag

Thu, Nov 21, 2019

Begin
05:51:16 PM EST
Dur.
3:32
-1.9 mag
Thu, Nov 21, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EST) 05:51:16 PM 05:54:12 PM 05:54:48 PM
Direction SSW SE ESE
Altitude 10° 30° 28°
Brightness -1.9 mag -1.9 mag

Fri, Nov 22, 2019

Begin
05:03:41 PM EST
Dur.
4:32
-1.1 mag
Fri, Nov 22, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EST) 05:03:41 PM 05:05:57 PM 05:08:13 PM
Direction S SE E
Altitude 10° 17° 10°
Brightness -1.1 mag -1.1 mag
Begin
06:39:11 PM EST
Dur.
2:23
-2.3 mag
Fri, Nov 22, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EST) 06:39:11 PM 06:41:34 PM 06:41:34 PM
Direction WSW W W
Altitude 10° 39° 39°
Brightness -2.3 mag -2.3 mag

Sat, Nov 23, 2019

Begin
05:50:41 PM EST
Dur.
4:38
-3.2 mag
Sat, Nov 23, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EST) 05:50:41 PM 05:54:00 PM 05:55:19 PM
Direction SW SSE NE
Altitude 10° 90° 34°
Brightness -3.2 mag -3.2 mag

Sun, Nov 24, 2019

Begin
05:02:26 PM EST
Dur.
6:24
-2.7 mag
Sun, Nov 24, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EST) 05:02:26 PM 05:05:38 PM 05:08:50 PM
Direction SW SE ENE
Altitude 10° 49° 10°
Brightness -2.7 mag -2.7 mag
Begin
06:39:43 PM EST
Dur.
2:11
-1.5 mag
Sun, Nov 24, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EST) 06:39:43 PM 06:41:54 PM 06:41:54 PM
Direction W NW NW
Altitude 10° 24° 24°
Brightness -1.5 mag -1.5 mag

Mon, Nov 25, 2019

Begin
05:50:55 PM EST
Dur.
4:37
-2.2 mag
Mon, Nov 25, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EST) 05:50:55 PM 05:54:00 PM 05:55:32 PM
Direction W NNW NNE
Altitude 10° 36° 22°
Brightness -2.2 mag -2.2 mag

Tue, Nov 26, 2019

Begin
05:02:16 PM EST
Dur.
6:30
-2.9 mag
Tue, Nov 26, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EST) 05:02:16 PM 05:05:31 PM 05:08:46 PM
Direction WSW NNW NE
Altitude 10° 57° 10°
Brightness -2.9 mag -2.9 mag
Begin
06:40:39 PM EST
Dur.
1:21
-0.9 mag
Tue, Nov 26, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EST) 06:40:39 PM 06:42:00 PM 06:42:00 PM
Direction NW NNW NNW
Altitude 10° 15° 15°
Brightness -0.9 mag -0.9 mag

Wed, Nov 27, 2019

Begin
05:51:40 PM EST
Dur.
3:52
-1.3 mag
Wed, Nov 27, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EST) 05:51:40 PM 05:54:11 PM 05:55:32 PM
Direction WNW NNW NNE
Altitude 10° 20° 16°
Brightness -1.3 mag -1.3 mag

Thu, Nov 28, 2019

Begin
05:02:45 PM EST
Dur.
5:41
-1.7 mag
Thu, Nov 28, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EST) 05:02:45 PM 05:05:35 PM 05:08:26 PM
Direction W NNW NE
Altitude 10° 26° 10°
Brightness -1.7 mag -1.7 mag
Begin
06:41:34 PM EST
Dur.
0:22
-0.6 mag
Thu, Nov 28, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EST) 06:41:34 PM 06:41:56 PM 06:41:56 PM
Direction NW NNW NNW
Altitude 10° 11° 11°
Brightness -0.6 mag -0.6 mag

Fri, Nov 29, 2019

Begin
05:52:38 PM EST
Dur.
2:47
-0.8 mag
Fri, Nov 29, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EST) 05:52:38 PM 05:54:30 PM 05:55:25 PM
Direction NW N N
Altitude 10° 14° 13°
Brightness -0.8 mag -0.8 mag

Sat, Nov 30, 2019

Begin
05:03:38 PM EST
Dur.
4:24
-1.0 mag
Sat, Nov 30, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EST) 05:03:38 PM 05:05:50 PM 05:08:02 PM
Direction WNW NNW NNE
Altitude 10° 16° 10°
Brightness -1.0 mag -1.0 mag