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.

Sat, Sep 21, 2019

Begin
07:11:22 PM EDT
Dur.
6:07
-2.3 mag
Sat, Sep 21, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EDT) 07:11:22 PM 07:14:25 PM 07:17:29 PM
Direction SSW SE ENE
Altitude 10° 38° 10°
Brightness -2.3 mag -2.3 mag
Begin
08:48:20 PM EDT
Dur.
3:36
-1.8 mag
Sat, Sep 21, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EDT) 08:48:20 PM 08:51:13 PM 08:51:56 PM
Direction W NNW N
Altitude 10° 28° 26°
Brightness -1.8 mag -1.8 mag

Sun, Sep 22, 2019

Begin
07:59:31 PM EDT
Dur.
6:08
-2.5 mag
Sun, Sep 22, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EDT) 07:59:31 PM 08:02:39 PM 08:05:39 PM
Direction WSW NNW NE
Altitude 10° 42° 11°
Brightness -2.5 mag -2.5 mag
Begin
09:38:08 PM EDT
Dur.
0:25
-0.6 mag
Sun, Sep 22, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EDT) 09:38:08 PM 09:38:33 PM 09:38:33 PM
Direction NW NW NW
Altitude 10° 12° 12°
Brightness -0.6 mag -0.6 mag

Mon, Sep 23, 2019

Begin
07:10:52 PM EDT
Dur.
6:31
-3.2 mag
Mon, Sep 23, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EDT) 07:10:52 PM 07:14:08 PM 07:17:23 PM
Direction WSW NW NE
Altitude 10° 72° 10°
Brightness -3.2 mag -3.2 mag
Begin
08:49:04 PM EDT
Dur.
3:04
-1.1 mag
Mon, Sep 23, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EDT) 08:49:04 PM 08:51:20 PM 08:52:08 PM
Direction WNW NNW N
Altitude 10° 17° 16°
Brightness -1.1 mag -1.1 mag

Tue, Sep 24, 2019

Begin
08:00:02 PM EDT
Dur.
5:15
-1.4 mag
Tue, Sep 24, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EDT) 08:00:02 PM 08:02:40 PM 08:05:17 PM
Direction WNW NNW NNE
Altitude 10° 22° 10°
Brightness -1.4 mag -1.4 mag

Wed, Sep 25, 2019

Begin
07:11:06 PM EDT
Dur.
5:52
-1.9 mag
Wed, Sep 25, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EDT) 07:11:06 PM 07:14:02 PM 07:16:58 PM
Direction W NNW NE
Altitude 10° 30° 10°
Brightness -1.9 mag -1.9 mag
Begin
08:49:56 PM EDT
Dur.
2:01
-0.8 mag
Wed, Sep 25, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EDT) 08:49:56 PM 08:51:35 PM 08:51:57 PM
Direction NW N N
Altitude 10° 13° 13°
Brightness -0.8 mag -0.8 mag

Thu, Sep 26, 2019

Begin
08:00:53 PM EDT
Dur.
3:54
-0.9 mag
Thu, Sep 26, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EDT) 08:00:53 PM 08:02:50 PM 08:04:47 PM
Direction NW NNW NNE
Altitude 10° 15° 10°
Brightness -0.9 mag -0.9 mag

Fri, Sep 27, 2019

Begin
07:11:49 PM EDT
Dur.
4:38
-1.1 mag
Fri, Sep 27, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EDT) 07:11:49 PM 07:14:08 PM 07:16:27 PM
Direction WNW NNW NNE
Altitude 10° 18° 10°
Brightness -1.1 mag -1.1 mag
Begin
08:50:20 PM EDT
Dur.
1:14
-0.7 mag
Fri, Sep 27, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EDT) 08:50:20 PM 08:51:34 PM 08:51:34 PM
Direction NNW N N
Altitude 10° 12° 12°
Brightness -0.7 mag -0.7 mag

Sat, Sep 28, 2019

Begin
08:01:37 PM EDT
Dur.
3:00
-0.7 mag
Sat, Sep 28, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EDT) 08:01:37 PM 08:03:07 PM 08:04:37 PM
Direction NNW N NNE
Altitude 10° 12° 10°
Brightness -0.7 mag -0.7 mag

Sun, Sep 29, 2019

Begin
07:12:40 PM EDT
Dur.
3:22
-0.8 mag
Sun, Sep 29, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EDT) 07:12:40 PM 07:14:21 PM 07:16:02 PM
Direction NW N NNE
Altitude 10° 13° 10°
Brightness -0.8 mag -0.8 mag
Begin
08:50:04 PM EDT
Dur.
1:02
-0.8 mag
Sun, Sep 29, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EDT) 08:50:04 PM 08:51:06 PM 08:51:06 PM
Direction NNW N N
Altitude 10° 14° 14°
Brightness -0.8 mag -0.8 mag

Mon, Sep 30, 2019

Begin
08:01:40 PM EDT
Dur.
2:46
-0.8 mag
Mon, Sep 30, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EDT) 08:01:40 PM 08:03:24 PM 08:04:26 PM
Direction NNW N NNE
Altitude 10° 14° 12°
Brightness -0.8 mag -0.8 mag

Tue, Oct 01, 2019

Begin
07:13:07 PM EDT
Dur.
3:02
-0.7 mag
Tue, Oct 01, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EDT) 07:13:07 PM 07:14:38 PM 07:16:09 PM
Direction NNW N NNE
Altitude 10° 13° 10°
Brightness -0.7 mag -0.7 mag
Begin
08:49:32 PM EDT
Dur.
1:08
-1.1 mag
Tue, Oct 01, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EDT) 08:49:32 PM 08:50:40 PM 08:50:40 PM
Direction NW NNW NNW
Altitude 10° 17° 17°
Brightness -1.1 mag -1.1 mag