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.

Mon, Aug 26, 2019

Begin

05:48:51 AM EDT

Dur.

6:18

-2.5 mag

Mon, Aug 26, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EDT) 05:48:51 AM 05:52:00 AM 05:55:09 AM
Direction SSW SE ENE
Altitude 10° 44° 10°
Brightness -2.5 mag -2.5 mag

Tue, Aug 27, 2019

Begin

05:01:09 AM EDT

Dur.

4:59

-1.6 mag

Tue, Aug 27, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EDT) 05:01:09 AM 05:03:23 AM 05:06:08 AM
Direction S SE ENE
Altitude 13° 25° 10°
Brightness -1.6 mag -1.6 mag

Wed, Aug 28, 2019

Begin

04:14:39 AM EDT

Dur.

2:01

-0.8 mag

Wed, Aug 28, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EDT) 04:14:39 AM 04:14:49 AM 04:16:40 AM
Direction SE SE E
Altitude 14° 14° 10°
Brightness -0.8 mag -0.8 mag

Begin

05:47:56 AM EDT

Dur.

6:31

-3.0 mag

Wed, Aug 28, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EDT) 05:47:56 AM 05:51:12 AM 05:54:27 AM
Direction WSW NNW NE
Altitude 10° 63° 10°
Brightness -3.0 mag -3.0 mag

Thu, Aug 29, 2019

Begin

05:00:59 AM EDT

Dur.

4:45

-3.2 mag

Thu, Aug 29, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EDT) 05:00:59 AM 05:02:28 AM 05:05:44 AM
Direction SW SE ENE
Altitude 30° 74° 10°
Brightness -3.2 mag -3.2 mag

Fri, Aug 30, 2019

Begin

04:14:22 AM EDT

Dur.

2:32

-2.2 mag

Fri, Aug 30, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EDT) 04:14:22 AM 04:14:22 AM 04:16:54 AM
Direction ESE ESE ENE
Altitude 36° 36° 10°
Brightness -2.2 mag -2.2 mag

Begin

05:47:42 AM EDT

Dur.

5:47

-1.8 mag

Fri, Aug 30, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EDT) 05:47:42 AM 05:50:35 AM 05:53:29 AM
Direction W NNW NE
Altitude 10° 28° 10°
Brightness -1.8 mag -1.8 mag

Sat, Aug 31, 2019

Begin

03:27:40 AM EDT

Dur.

0:09

-0.5 mag

Sat, Aug 31, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EDT) 03:27:40 AM 03:27:40 AM 03:27:49 AM
Direction E E E
Altitude 11° 11° 10°
Brightness -0.5 mag -0.5 mag

Begin

05:00:34 AM EDT

Dur.

4:20

-2.4 mag

Sat, Aug 31, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EDT) 05:00:34 AM 05:01:45 AM 05:04:54 AM
Direction W NNW NE
Altitude 28° 42° 10°
Brightness -2.4 mag -2.4 mag

Sun, Sep 01, 2019

Begin

04:13:50 AM EDT

Dur.

2:25

-2.5 mag

Sun, Sep 01, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EDT) 04:13:50 AM 04:13:50 AM 04:16:15 AM
Direction NE NE NE
Altitude 45° 45° 10°
Brightness -2.5 mag -2.5 mag

Begin

05:47:54 AM EDT

Dur.

4:33

-1.1 mag

Sun, Sep 01, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EDT) 05:47:54 AM 05:50:11 AM 05:52:27 AM
Direction WNW NNW NNE
Altitude 10° 17° 10°
Brightness -1.1 mag -1.1 mag

Mon, Sep 02, 2019

Begin

03:27:03 AM EDT

Dur.

0:28

-0.8 mag

Mon, Sep 02, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EDT) 03:27:03 AM 03:27:03 AM 03:27:31 AM
Direction ENE ENE ENE
Altitude 13° 13° 10°
Brightness -0.8 mag -0.8 mag

Begin

04:59:56 AM EDT

Dur.

3:57

-1.4 mag

Mon, Sep 02, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EDT) 04:59:56 AM 05:01:15 AM 05:03:53 AM
Direction NW NNW NNE
Altitude 17° 22° 10°
Brightness -1.4 mag -1.4 mag

Tue, Sep 03, 2019

Begin

04:13:09 AM EDT

Dur.

2:10

-1.7 mag

Tue, Sep 03, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EDT) 04:13:09 AM 04:13:09 AM 04:15:19 AM
Direction N N NE
Altitude 26° 26° 10°
Brightness -1.7 mag -1.7 mag

Begin

05:48:13 AM EDT

Dur.

3:22

-0.8 mag

Tue, Sep 03, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EDT) 05:48:13 AM 05:49:54 AM 05:51:35 AM
Direction NW N NNE
Altitude 10° 13° 10°
Brightness -0.8 mag -0.8 mag

Wed, Sep 04, 2019

Begin

03:26:20 AM EDT

Dur.

0:24

-0.7 mag

Wed, Sep 04, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EDT) 03:26:20 AM 03:26:20 AM 03:26:44 AM
Direction NE NE NE
Altitude 13° 13° 10°
Brightness -0.7 mag -0.7 mag

Begin

04:59:13 AM EDT

Dur.

3:41

-0.9 mag

Wed, Sep 04, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EDT) 04:59:13 AM 05:00:55 AM 05:02:54 AM
Direction NW NNW NNE
Altitude 11° 15° 10°
Brightness -0.9 mag -0.9 mag