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

Space Station pass times and details for the UK – September/ October 2019

The International Space Station – ISS is back over UK skies with some great evening passes during September and October 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 September and October.

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 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.

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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 the 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 September/ October 2019

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

24 November 2019Incredibly bright19:33W19:36ESE19:39Overhead Pass
4 October 2019Bright20:21W20:24SSE20:25Medium Pass
5 October 2019Incredibly bright19:32W19:35SE19:38Medium Pass
6 October 2019Bright20:21W20:23S20:25Low Pass
7 October 2019Bright19:32W19:35SSE19:37Medium Pass
9 October 2019Bright19:33WSW19:34S19:36Low Pass


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)

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  • 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.
  • No Audio = Normal. There is no audio on purpose. Add your own soundtrack.

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