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Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

The following ISS sightings are possible from Monday Jun 18, 2018 through Wednesday Jul 4, 2018

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Tue Jun 19, 5:13 AM 4 min 68° 55° above WSW 10° above NE  
Wed Jun 20, 4:23 AM < 1 min 17° 17° above ENE 14° above ENE  
Thu Jun 21, 5:06 AM 1 min 16° 16° above NNW 11° above N  
Thu Jun 21, 6:25 PM 1 min 15° 11° above N 15° above NNE  
Fri Jun 22, 7:09 PM < 1 min 18° 15° above WNW 18° above WNW  
Sat Jun 23, 6:16 PM 4 min 63° 10° above NNW 51° above E  
Sun Jun 24, 5:24 PM 5 min 25° 10° above N 11° above ESE  
Sun Jun 24, 7:02 PM 1 min 17° 13° above WSW 17° above SW  
Mon Jun 25, 6:10 PM 3 min 36° 27° above W 18° above SSE  
Tue Jun 26, 5:22 PM 1 min 18° 18° above SE 10° above SE  
Wed Jun 27, 6:02 PM 3 min 14° 11° above WSW 10° above S  
2018-06-18 19:13:00.0,Tue Jun 19, 5:13 AM,4 min,68°,55° above WSW,10° above NE|2018-06-19 18:23:00.0,Wed Jun 20, 4:23 AM,< 1 min,17°,17° above ENE,14° above ENE|2018-06-20 19:06:00.0,Thu Jun 21, 5:06 AM,1 min,16°,16° above NNW,11° above N|2018-06-21 08:25:00.0,Thu Jun 21, 6:25 PM,1 min,15°,11° above N,15° above NNE|2018-06-22 09:09:00.0,Fri Jun 22, 7:09 PM,< 1 min,18°,15° above WNW,18° above WNW|2018-06-23 08:16:00.0,Sat Jun 23, 6:16 PM,4 min,63°,10° above NNW,51° above E|2018-06-24 07:24:00.0,Sun Jun 24, 5:24 PM,5 min,25°,10° above N,11° above ESE|2018-06-24 09:02:00.0,Sun Jun 24, 7:02 PM,1 min,17°,13° above WSW,17° above SW|2018-06-25 08:10:00.0,Mon Jun 25, 6:10 PM,3 min,36°,27° above W,18° above SSE|2018-06-26 07:22:00.0,Tue Jun 26, 5:22 PM,1 min,18°,18° above SE,10° above SE|2018-06-27 08:02:00.0,Wed Jun 27, 6:02 PM,3 min,14°,11° above WSW,10° above S|

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The space station looks like an airplane or a very bright star moving across the sky, except it doesn’t have flashing lights or change direction. It will also be moving considerably faster than a typical airplane (airplanes generally fly at about 600 miles per hour; the space station flies at 17,500 miles per hour).

Below is a time-lapse photo of the space station moving across the sky.

The International Space Station is seen in this 30 second exposure as it flies over Elkton, VA early in the morning, Saturday, August 1, 2015. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls The International Space Station is seen in this 30 second exposure as it flies over Elkton, VA early in the morning, Saturday, August 1, 2015. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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How do I Spot The Station?

What does all this sighting information mean?

Time is when the sighting opportunity will begin in your local time zone. All sightings will occur within a few hours before or after sunrise or sunset. This is the optimum viewing period as the sun reflects off the space station and contrasts against the darker sky.

Visible is the maximum time period the space station is visible before crossing back below the horizon.

Max Height is measured in degrees (also known as elevation). It represents the height of the space station from the horizon in the night sky. The horizon is at zero degrees, and directly overhead is ninety degrees. If you hold your fist at arm’s length and place your fist resting on the horizon, the top will be about 10 degrees.

Appears is the location in the sky where the station will be visible first. This value, like maximum height, also is measured in degrees from the horizon. The letters represent compass directions -- N is north, WNW is west by northwest, and so on.

Disappears represents where in the night sky the International Space Station will leave your field of view.

Astronomical Horizon