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.

Tue, Oct 22, 2019

Begin
07:00:49 AM EDT
Dur.
2:02
-1.7 mag
Tue, Oct 22, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EDT) 07:00:49 AM 07:02:51 AM 07:02:51 AM
Direction SSW S S
Altitude 10° 27° 27°
Brightness -1.7 mag -1.7 mag

Wed, Oct 23, 2019

Begin
06:12:57 AM EDT
Dur.
4:55
-1.2 mag
Wed, Oct 23, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EDT) 06:12:57 AM 06:15:24 AM 06:17:52 AM
Direction S SE E
Altitude 10° 19° 10°
Brightness -1.2 mag -1.2 mag

Thu, Oct 24, 2019

Begin
05:26:03 AM EDT
Dur.
1:57
-0.5 mag
Thu, Oct 24, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EDT) 05:26:03 AM 05:27:01 AM 05:28:00 AM
Direction SE SE ESE
Altitude 10° 11° 10°
Brightness -0.5 mag -0.5 mag
Begin
06:59:59 AM EDT
Dur.
5:04
-3.2 mag
Thu, Oct 24, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EDT) 06:59:59 AM 07:03:18 AM 07:05:03 AM
Direction SW NW NE
Altitude 10° 82° 26°
Brightness -3.2 mag -3.2 mag

Fri, Oct 25, 2019

Begin
06:11:30 AM EDT
Dur.
6:30
-2.8 mag
Fri, Oct 25, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EDT) 06:11:30 AM 06:14:45 AM 06:18:00 AM
Direction SW SE ENE
Altitude 10° 55° 10°
Brightness -2.8 mag -2.8 mag

Sat, Oct 26, 2019

Begin
05:25:36 AM EDT
Dur.
3:37
-1.9 mag
Sat, Oct 26, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EDT) 05:25:36 AM 05:26:15 AM 05:29:13 AM
Direction SSE SE ENE
Altitude 28° 30° 10°
Brightness -1.9 mag -1.9 mag
Begin
06:59:54 AM EDT
Dur.
6:06
-2.1 mag
Sat, Oct 26, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EDT) 06:59:54 AM 07:02:57 AM 07:06:00 AM
Direction W NNW NE
Altitude 10° 33° 10°
Brightness -2.1 mag -2.1 mag

Sun, Oct 27, 2019

Begin
04:39:38 AM EDT
Dur.
0:30
-0.7 mag
Sun, Oct 27, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EDT) 04:39:38 AM 04:39:38 AM 04:40:08 AM
Direction E E E
Altitude 12° 12° 10°
Brightness -0.7 mag -0.7 mag
Begin
06:12:34 AM EDT
Dur.
4:58
-2.7 mag
Sun, Oct 27, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EDT) 06:12:34 AM 06:14:17 AM 06:17:32 AM
Direction W NNW NE
Altitude 24° 52° 10°
Brightness -2.7 mag -2.7 mag

Mon, Oct 28, 2019

Begin
05:26:25 AM EDT
Dur.
2:35
-2.7 mag
Mon, Oct 28, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EDT) 05:26:25 AM 05:26:25 AM 05:29:00 AM
Direction NE NE NE
Altitude 52° 52° 10°
Brightness -2.7 mag -2.7 mag
Begin
07:00:19 AM EDT
Dur.
4:56
-1.2 mag
Mon, Oct 28, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EDT) 07:00:19 AM 07:02:47 AM 07:05:15 AM
Direction WNW NNW NNE
Altitude 10° 19° 10°
Brightness -1.2 mag -1.2 mag

Tue, Oct 29, 2019

Begin
04:40:08 AM EDT
Dur.
0:13
-0.6 mag
Tue, Oct 29, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EDT) 04:40:08 AM 04:40:08 AM 04:40:21 AM
Direction ENE ENE ENE
Altitude 11° 11° 10°
Brightness -0.6 mag -0.6 mag
Begin
06:13:03 AM EDT
Dur.
3:47
-1.6 mag
Tue, Oct 29, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EDT) 06:13:03 AM 06:14:01 AM 06:16:50 AM
Direction NW NNW NE
Altitude 22° 25° 10°
Brightness -1.6 mag -1.6 mag

Wed, Oct 30, 2019

Begin
05:26:40 AM EDT
Dur.
1:43
-1.6 mag
Wed, Oct 30, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EDT) 05:26:40 AM 05:26:40 AM 05:28:23 AM
Direction NNE NNE NE
Altitude 24° 24° 10°
Brightness -1.6 mag -1.6 mag
Begin
07:00:55 AM EDT
Dur.
3:40
-0.8 mag
Wed, Oct 30, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EDT) 07:00:55 AM 07:02:45 AM 07:04:35 AM
Direction NW N NNE
Altitude 10° 14° 10°
Brightness -0.8 mag -0.8 mag

Thu, Oct 31, 2019

Begin
06:13:06 AM EDT
Dur.
2:59
-1.0 mag
Thu, Oct 31, 2019 Begin Max. End
Time (EDT) 06:13:06 AM 06:13:54 AM 06:16:05 AM
Direction NNW NNW NNE
Altitude 15° 16° 10°
Brightness -1.0 mag -1.0 mag