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Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Jun 12, 2024 through Thursday Jun 27, 2024

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Thu Jun 13, 6:50 PM 2 min 25° 10° above NNW 25° above NNE  
Fri Jun 14, 6:02 PM 3 min 16° 10° above N 14° above ENE  
Fri Jun 14, 7:37 PM 1 min 18° 10° above WNW 18° above WNW  
Sat Jun 15, 6:49 PM 4 min 87° 10° above NW 75° above SE  
Sun Jun 16, 6:01 PM 6 min 50° 10° above NNW 18° above ESE  
Sun Jun 16, 7:38 PM 1 min 15° 10° above W 15° above WSW  
Mon Jun 17, 6:50 PM 4 min 31° 10° above W 30° above SSW  
Tue Jun 18, 6:02 PM 6 min 50° 10° above WNW 14° above SE  
Wed Jun 19, 6:52 PM 3 min 16° 10° above WSW 16° above SSW  
Thu Jun 20, 6:04 PM 6 min 22° 10° above W 10° above SSE  
Fri Jun 21, 6:55 PM 1 min 10° 10° above SSW 10° above S  
Sat Jun 22, 6:06 PM 3 min 13° 10° above SW 10° above S  
{ts '2024-06-13 08:50:00'},Thu Jun 13, 6:50 PM,2 min,25°,10° above NNW,25° above NNE|{ts '2024-06-14 08:02:00'},Fri Jun 14, 6:02 PM,3 min,16°,10° above N,14° above ENE|{ts '2024-06-14 09:37:00'},Fri Jun 14, 7:37 PM,1 min,18°,10° above WNW,18° above WNW|{ts '2024-06-15 08:49:00'},Sat Jun 15, 6:49 PM,4 min,87°,10° above NW,75° above SE|{ts '2024-06-16 08:01:00'},Sun Jun 16, 6:01 PM,6 min,50°,10° above NNW,18° above ESE|{ts '2024-06-16 09:38:00'},Sun Jun 16, 7:38 PM,1 min,15°,10° above W,15° above WSW|{ts '2024-06-17 08:50:00'},Mon Jun 17, 6:50 PM,4 min,31°,10° above W,30° above SSW|{ts '2024-06-18 08:02:00'},Tue Jun 18, 6:02 PM,6 min,50°,10° above WNW,14° above SE|{ts '2024-06-19 08:52:00'},Wed Jun 19, 6:52 PM,3 min,16°,10° above WSW,16° above SSW|{ts '2024-06-20 08:04:00'},Thu Jun 20, 6:04 PM,6 min,22°,10° above W,10° above SSE|{ts '2024-06-21 08:55:00'},Fri Jun 21, 6:55 PM,1 min,10°,10° above SSW,10° above S|{ts '2024-06-22 08:06:00'},Sat Jun 22, 6:06 PM,3 min,13°,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.