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UK ISS Pass times for April 2015


The International Space Station (ISS) is back over UK skies with some great evening passes during April 2015. Watch out for this bright delight in the autumn skies.

For times and more info

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 station is very easy and you don’t need any special equipment. You only need your eyes!

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

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 (British Isles) is small enough for most of us who live there to see the ISS at the same time. Neighboring countries can see the 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.

The table below gives approximate ISS pass times and basic information, this 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 seconds, dependent 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 and keep your eyes peeled for meteors, satellites and other objects too, they will be visible most nights!

Good luck and clear skies…..

ISS bright UK pass details for April 2015

Enjoy watching the ISS as it passes over.

Times may change at short notice so please check this page daily for accurate timings

05 April 2015Bright20:31S20:32SE20:34Very Low Pass

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
06 April 2015 Very Bright 21:12 SW 21:15 ESE 21:16 Medium Altitude Pass
07 April 2015 Very Bright 20:19 SW 20:21 E 20:24 Medium Altitude Pass
07 April 2015 Incredibly Bright 21:54 WSW 21:57 SSE 21:57 Disappears Overhead
08 April 2015 Incredibly Bright 21:00 WSW 21:04 E 21:06 Overhead Pass
09 April 2015 Bright 21:43 W 21:46 S 21:47 Overhead Pass Disappears Before Horizon
10 April 2015 Incredibly Bright 20:49 WSW 20:52 E 20:56 Overhead Pass
11 April 2015 Incredibly Bright 21:32 W 21:35 E 21:37 Overhead Pass
12 April 2015 Incredibly Bright 20:38 W 20:41 E 20:44 Overhead Pass
12 April 2015 Incredibly Bright 22:14 W 22:17 SW 22:17 Disappears Overhead
13 April 2015 Incredibly Bright 21:20 W 21:24 E 21:26 Overhead Pass
14 April 2015 Incredibly Bright 22:03 W 22:06 S 22:06 Disappears Overhead
15 April 2015 Incredibly Bright 21:09 W 21:12 ESE 21:14 Overhead Pass
16 April 2015 Very Bright 21:51 W 21:54 S 21:55 Medium Altitude Pass
17 April 2015 Incredibly Bright 20:57 W 21:00 SE 21:03 Medium/ Overhead Pass
18 April 2015 Very Bright 21:40 W 21:42 S 21:44 Low Pass
19 April 2015 Very Bright 20:46 W 20:49 SE 20:51 Medium Pass


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