ISS Pass Times

Find out when you can see the International Space Station soar over your neighbourhood!

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For tips on how to best spot the ISS, check out our guides.

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Guides for Viewing the ISS Passes

  • When can the ISS be seen?

    You can enter your location at the top of this page to find the times you will be able to spot the ISS pass overhead.

  • What time of day is the ISS visible?

    The ISS is visible in the hours after sunset and before sunrise. During the height of summer, as nights are so short, it is possible to spot the ISS up to 5 times in a single night!

  • How often does the ISS pass over?

    The ISS orbits Earth about once every 90 minutes - though specific conditions are required to be able to spot the station from Earth. As such the ISS is visible around every 3 weeks, alternating between before-sunrise and after-sunset passes.

  • Why can the ISS be seen?

    The ISS emits no light of its own, so it is the reflection of the Sun on the large solar panels of the station that allow us to see the ISS from Earth.

  • What does the ISS look like?

    The station appears as a bright object, brighter than any star or planet, moving smoothly across the night sky. At first it may appear similar to a plane, but without any flashing or coloured lights.

  • Where can the ISS be seen from?

    The ISS can be viewed from around 95% of the Earth's surface - the exceptions being the extreme north and south of the planet, due to the orbit of the station.

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