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Location: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

The following ISS sightings are possible from Friday Jun 11, 2021 through Saturday Jun 26, 2021

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Sat Jun 12, 5:57 AM 3 min 31° 31° above NW 10° above NNE  
Sun Jun 13, 5:12 AM 1 min 19° 19° above NNE 10° above NE  
Wed Jun 16, 7:25 PM 1 min 13° 10° above NNW 13° above NNW  
Thu Jun 17, 6:38 PM 2 min 23° 10° above N 23° above NE  
Fri Jun 18, 5:52 PM 3 min 13° 10° above NNE 10° above E  
Fri Jun 18, 7:27 PM 2 min 26° 10° above WNW 26° above WNW  
Sat Jun 19, 6:39 PM 4 min 87° 10° above NW 52° above SE  
Sun Jun 20, 5:52 PM 6 min 44° 10° above NNW 12° above ESE  
Sun Jun 20, 7:30 PM 1 min 17° 10° above W 17° above SW  
Mon Jun 21, 6:42 PM 4 min 29° 10° above W 23° above S  
Tue Jun 22, 5:54 PM 7 min 49° 10° above WNW 11° above SE  
Wed Jun 23, 6:45 PM 3 min 13° 10° above WSW 11° above S  
Thu Jun 24, 5:57 PM 5 min 19° 10° above W 10° above SSE  
2021-06-11 20:27:00.0,Sat Jun 12, 5:57 AM,3 min,31°,31° above NW,10° above NNE|2021-06-12 19:42:00.0,Sun Jun 13, 5:12 AM,1 min,19°,19° above NNE,10° above NE|2021-06-16 09:55:00.0,Wed Jun 16, 7:25 PM,1 min,13°,10° above NNW,13° above NNW|2021-06-17 09:08:00.0,Thu Jun 17, 6:38 PM,2 min,23°,10° above N,23° above NE|2021-06-18 08:22:00.0,Fri Jun 18, 5:52 PM,3 min,13°,10° above NNE,10° above E|2021-06-18 09:57:00.0,Fri Jun 18, 7:27 PM,2 min,26°,10° above WNW,26° above WNW|2021-06-19 09:09:00.0,Sat Jun 19, 6:39 PM,4 min,87°,10° above NW,52° above SE|2021-06-20 08:22:00.0,Sun Jun 20, 5:52 PM,6 min,44°,10° above NNW,12° above ESE|2021-06-20 10:00:00.0,Sun Jun 20, 7:30 PM,1 min,17°,10° above W,17° above SW|2021-06-21 09:12:00.0,Mon Jun 21, 6:42 PM,4 min,29°,10° above W,23° above S|2021-06-22 08:24:00.0,Tue Jun 22, 5:54 PM,7 min,49°,10° above WNW,11° above SE|2021-06-23 09:15:00.0,Wed Jun 23, 6:45 PM,3 min,13°,10° above WSW,11° above S|2021-06-24 08:27:00.0,Thu Jun 24, 5:57 PM,5 min,19°,10° above W,10° above SSE|

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 chart. Click the link for a detailed description of the astronomical horizon and sighting alert messages.