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Location: Melbourne, Victoria, 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, 4:54 AM < 1 min 13° 13° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Sat Jun 12, 6:27 AM 2 min 12° 12° above WNW 10° above NNW  
Sun Jun 13, 5:42 AM 1 min 15° 15° above N 10° above N  
Thu Jun 17, 7:09 PM 1 min 19° 10° above NNW 19° above N  
Fri Jun 18, 6:23 PM 3 min 18° 10° above N 18° above ENE  
Sat Jun 19, 5:37 PM 1 min 10° 10° above NE 10° above ENE  
Sat Jun 19, 7:11 PM 2 min 45° 10° above NW 45° above WNW  
Sun Jun 20, 6:23 PM 5 min 60° 10° above NW 34° above ESE  
Mon Jun 21, 5:36 PM 6 min 33° 10° above NNW 10° above ESE  
Mon Jun 21, 7:13 PM 3 min 26° 10° above W 26° above SW  
Tue Jun 22, 6:25 PM 5 min 43° 10° above WNW 23° above SSE  
Wed Jun 23, 5:38 PM 7 min 74° 10° above NW 10° above SE  
Wed Jun 23, 7:17 PM 1 min 14° 10° above WSW 14° above SSW  
Thu Jun 24, 6:28 PM 4 min 20° 10° above WSW 14° above SSE  
Fri Jun 25, 5:41 PM 6 min 27° 10° above W 10° above SSE  
Sat Jun 26, 6:33 PM 3 min 12° 10° above SW 10° above S  
2021-06-11 18:54:00.0,Sat Jun 12, 4:54 AM,< 1 min,13°,13° above ENE,10° above ENE|2021-06-11 20:27:00.0,Sat Jun 12, 6:27 AM,2 min,12°,12° above WNW,10° above NNW|2021-06-12 19:42:00.0,Sun Jun 13, 5:42 AM,1 min,15°,15° above N,10° above N|2021-06-17 09:09:00.0,Thu Jun 17, 7:09 PM,1 min,19°,10° above NNW,19° above N|2021-06-18 08:23:00.0,Fri Jun 18, 6:23 PM,3 min,18°,10° above N,18° above ENE|2021-06-19 07:37:00.0,Sat Jun 19, 5:37 PM,1 min,10°,10° above NE,10° above ENE|2021-06-19 09:11:00.0,Sat Jun 19, 7:11 PM,2 min,45°,10° above NW,45° above WNW|2021-06-20 08:23:00.0,Sun Jun 20, 6:23 PM,5 min,60°,10° above NW,34° above ESE|2021-06-21 07:36:00.0,Mon Jun 21, 5:36 PM,6 min,33°,10° above NNW,10° above ESE|2021-06-21 09:13:00.0,Mon Jun 21, 7:13 PM,3 min,26°,10° above W,26° above SW|2021-06-22 08:25:00.0,Tue Jun 22, 6:25 PM,5 min,43°,10° above WNW,23° above SSE|2021-06-23 07:38:00.0,Wed Jun 23, 5:38 PM,7 min,74°,10° above NW,10° above SE|2021-06-23 09:17:00.0,Wed Jun 23, 7:17 PM,1 min,14°,10° above WSW,14° above SSW|2021-06-24 08:28:00.0,Thu Jun 24, 6:28 PM,4 min,20°,10° above WSW,14° above SSE|2021-06-25 07:41:00.0,Fri Jun 25, 5:41 PM,6 min,27°,10° above W,10° above SSE|2021-06-26 08:33:00.0,Sat Jun 26, 6:33 PM,3 min,12°,10° above SW,10° above S|

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.