ISS UK Pass details for April 2013.
Please see UK ISS Pass details for August 2013. for current passes.
The International Space Station (ISS) is back over UK skies with bright passes during April 2013.
The ISS is a large Space Station/ laboratory orbiting the Earth, it can be spotted with the naked eye at certain times as it orbits the planet at 17500mph at an altitude of roughly 200 miles.
Spotting the station is very easy and you don’t need any special equipment, only your eyes.
See the Beginners Guide to Seeing the ISS to see how easy it is to spot it sailing over. You can also see this great guide on how to watch and photograph the ISS.
All you need to know is; when and where the ISS will be passing over your location, luckily the United Kingdom is small enough for most of us who live there to see bright ISS passes at the same time.
Only these bright passes are included in the predictions and the fainter, less easy ones have been left out.
The table below gives approximate ISS pass times and basic information and will help you spot the 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 tens of seconds, dependant on observer’s location. Times may change at short notice if the 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 in April
Good luck and clear skies…..
ISS bright UK pass details for April 2013
|Date||Approximate Brightness of the ISS
||ISS Rises 10° over the horizon (start time)||ISS Approaches From (start direction)||ISS Highest Point||ISS Sets/ Goes into Earths Shadow (direction)||ISS Goes into Earths Shadow||Approximate ISS Pass Details|
|9 April 2013||Bright||21:02||SSW||21:04||ESE||21:06||Low Pass|
|10 April 2013||Incredibly Bright||21:47||WSW||21:50||ESE||21:51||Near overhead, Disappears past zenith|
|11 April 2013||Very Bright||20:57||SW||21:00||E||21:03||Medium Altitude Pass|
|12 April 2013||Incredibly Bright||21:43||W||21:46||E||21:48||Overhead Pass|
|13 April 2013||Incredibly Bright||20:52||WSW||20:56||E||20:59||Overhead Pass|
|13 April 2013||Incredibly Bright||22:29||W||22:32||WNW||22:32||Short Pass, Disappears before zenith|
|14 April 2013||Incredibly Bright||21:39||W||21:42||E||21:44||Overhead Pass|
|15 April 2013||Incredibly Bright||20:48||W||20:51||E||20:55||Overhead Pass|
|15 April 2013||Incredibly Bright||22:25||W||22:28||SW||22:28||Short Pass, Disappears before zenith|
|16 April 2013||Incredibly Bright||21:34||W||21:37||E||21:39||Overhead Pass|
|17 April 2013||Incredibly Bright||20:44||W||20:47||E||20:51||Overhead Pass|
|17 April 2013||Very Bright||22:20||W||22:23||SSW||22:23||Short Pass, Disappears before zenith|
|18 April 2013||Incredibly Bright||21:30||W||21:33||ESE||21:35||Near Overhead Pass|
|19 April 2013||Very Bright||22:16||W||22:19||SSW||22:19||Medium Altitude short Pass|
|20 April 2013||Very Bright||21:25||W||21:28||SE||21:30||Medium Altitude Pass|
|22 April 2013||Bright||21:21||W||21:23||SSE||21:24||Very Low Altitude Pass|
stumbled across this site and so glad i did many thanks
Hi when will you be printing May`s ISS fly pasts ? Thank you….. great site by the way x
Towards the end of May when pass details are more accurate
Im sure i seen a UFO following the ISS 3 nights ago, saying that I did have my eyes crossed at the time so maybe…….
That was a supply ship, no such things as UFO’s :))
I have just seen 2 very bright meteors but after seeing this web site i could be wrong and it could have been the i.s.s. I did video it 🙂
I am in staffordshire, uk
I am in Kalkan in southern Turkey from 3rd May will the ISS be visible there at anytime? The night sky there is great for looking at the heavens
Look up your location in heavens-above.com and it will display ISS pass for your location there
Will you please continue to publish the passovers of the ISS, I live in Galloway, South West Scotland.
we have had a couple of great sightings since finding this site! I have posted the site on on told my friends about it!
Thanks for such detailed info. We went out into our garden last night 18th April and spot on time the ISS appeared and we watched it track over for over 4 minutes – excellent! Doncaster has its moments after all!!
Great site. Thanks for all the information; I’ve been using it all week & it’s great to be able to get such a good view of the ISS.
Both of us popped out into the garden to watch this week. Stunning to think about. Our race out there on the edge. The real meaning of the word “Awesome”
One question.. We waved at them but they never waved back. Are they under orders? 😉
great last night very cloudy in Angus area only seen thru broken cloud is great to see for a novice like me 🙂
I just knocked up a quick and dirty PDF from the above data to make it easier to print out for my dad to take out into the garden with him. I thought it might be useful to someone else so I’ve attached a dropbox link here:
What a great site full of hard to get info.
Thanks for this it will make for some exciting viewing
Just found this site 2 minutes before the ISS when over the skies above me! I am going to keep this website bookmark so that I can come back to it for more information about the night sky
You might also like http://www.heavens-above.com which also gives details of ISS and many many more visible satellites as well as the usual stuff . . .
Just found this site. So much information thank you.