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ISS Long Exposure photo of a visible Space Station – ISS pass over UK Credit: Mark Humpage

Space Station Pass details for the UK – Spring 2019

The International Space Station – ISS is back over UK skies with some great evening passes during March and April 2019.

The ISS is the largest Space Station/ laboratory ever built! it can be spotted with the naked eye at certain times as it orbits Earth at 17500mph at an altitude of roughly 200 miles.

Spotting the space station is very easy and you don’t need any special equipment. You only need your eyes! Read the rest of this post to find out when and how you can spot the space station this March and April.

How To Watch The Space Station

Check out the Beginners Guide to Seeing the ISS to learn how easy it is to spot sailing over and the Photographing the International Space Station.

You can also see this great guide on how to photograph the ISS with your iPhone.

All you need to know is when and where the space station will be passing over your location. Luckily the United Kingdom (British Isles) is small enough for most of us who live there to see the ISS at the same time. Neighbouring countries can see the space station pass over at roughly the same time also.

Only bright passes are included in the predictions and the fainter, less easy ones have been left out.

When To Watch The Space Station

The table below gives approximate pass times and basic information, this will help you spot the International Space Station as it passes over.

Only bright passes which can be seen from the UK are listed and the information is approximate. Timings may differ by a few seconds, dependent on observer’s location. Times may change at short notice if the Space Station performs an orbital boost and changes its orbit. All Timings are local time.

Make sure you give yourself plenty of time, get your cameras ready and enjoy the ISS as it passes over and keep your eyes peeled for meteors, satellites and other objects too, they will be visible most nights!

Good luck and clear skies…..

Space Station – ISS bright UK pass details for Spring 2019

Times may differ slightly to other sources and can change at short notice, so please check this page daily for accurate timings.

DateBrightnessRises 10° over the horizon (start time)Approaches From (start direction)Highest Point This PassSets/ Goes into Earths Shadow (direction) Goes into Earths ShadowApproximate ISS Pass Details
24 March 2019Incredibly bright20:06SW20:09SSE20:09Medium Pass – fades before Horizon
25 March 2019Incredibly bright19:16SW19:19E19:22Medium Pass
26 March 2019Incredibly bright20:01WSW20:05E20:06Overhead Pass
27 March 2019Incredibly bright19:11WSW19:14E19:17Overhead Pass
27 March 2019Incredibly bright20:47W20:50W20:50Disappears Overhead
28 March 2019Incredibly bright19:57W20:00E20:02Overhead Pass
29 March 2019Incredibly bright19:06WSW19:09E19:13Overhead Pass
29 March 2019Incredibly bright20:42W20:46W20:46Disappears Overhead
30 March 2019Incredibly bright19:52W19:55E19:57Overhead Pass
31 March 2019Incredibly bright21:38W21:41SSW21:41Overhead Pass – Fades Before Horizon
1 April 2019Incredibly bright20:47W20:50ESE20:52Overhead Pass
2 April 2019Bright21:33W21:36S21:36Medium Pass
3 April 2019Incredibly bright20:42W20:45SE20:48Overhead Pass
4 April 2019Bright21:28W21:31S21:32Medium Pass
5 April 2019Bright20:37W20:40SSE20:43Medium Pass
6 April 2019Bright21:24WSW21:25SSW21:26Low Pass
7 April 2019Bright20:32WSW20:35S20:37Low Pass

THE ISS WILL RETURN TO UK EVENING SKIES MAY 2019

Data obtained using NORAD Two Line Elements. Table information created manually with with in-house satellite prediction software.

Live Video of Earth from the International Space Station (ISS)


Live streaming video by Ustream

  • Black Image = International Space Station (ISS) is on the night side of the Earth.
  • Gray Image = Switching between cameras, or communications with the ISS is not available.
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