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The following ISS sightings are possible from Friday May 20, 2022 through Saturday Jun 4, 2022

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Fri May 20, 10:32 PM 7 min 82° 10° above W 10° above E  
Sat May 21, 12:09 AM 5 min 90° 10° above WNW 26° above ESE  
Sat May 21, 1:46 AM 1 min 19° 10° above W 19° above W  
Sat May 21, 11:21 PM 7 min 80° 10° above W 11° above E  
Sun May 22, 12:58 AM 3 min 40° 10° above W 40° above SW  
Sun May 22, 10:33 PM 7 min 75° 10° above W 10° above E  
Mon May 23, 12:10 AM 4 min 59° 10° above WNW 38° above SE  
Mon May 23, 11:22 PM 6 min 76° 10° above WNW 17° above ESE  
Tue May 24, 12:59 AM 2 min 20° 10° above W 20° above WSW  
Tue May 24, 10:34 PM 7 min 89° 10° above WNW 10° above ESE  
Wed May 25, 12:11 AM 4 min 32° 10° above W 30° above SSW  
Wed May 25, 11:23 PM 5 min 44° 10° above W 20° above SE  
Thu May 26, 10:34 PM 7 min 60° 10° above WNW 10° above ESE  
Fri May 27, 12:12 AM 2 min 16° 10° above W 16° above SW  
Fri May 27, 11:23 PM 4 min 23° 10° above W 17° above S  
Sat May 28, 10:35 PM 6 min 33° 10° above W 10° above SE  
Sun May 29, 11:25 PM 2 min 11° 10° above WSW 10° above SSW  
Mon May 30, 10:36 PM 4 min 17° 10° above W 10° above S  
2022-05-20 20:32:00.0,Fri May 20, 10:32 PM,7 min,82°,10° above W,10° above E|2022-05-20 22:09:00.0,Sat May 21, 12:09 AM,5 min,90°,10° above WNW,26° above ESE|2022-05-20 23:46:00.0,Sat May 21, 1:46 AM,1 min,19°,10° above W,19° above W|2022-05-21 21:21:00.0,Sat May 21, 11:21 PM,7 min,80°,10° above W,11° above E|2022-05-21 22:58:00.0,Sun May 22, 12:58 AM,3 min,40°,10° above W,40° above SW|2022-05-22 20:33:00.0,Sun May 22, 10:33 PM,7 min,75°,10° above W,10° above E|2022-05-22 22:10:00.0,Mon May 23, 12:10 AM,4 min,59°,10° above WNW,38° above SE|2022-05-23 21:22:00.0,Mon May 23, 11:22 PM,6 min,76°,10° above WNW,17° above ESE|2022-05-23 22:59:00.0,Tue May 24, 12:59 AM,2 min,20°,10° above W,20° above WSW|2022-05-24 20:34:00.0,Tue May 24, 10:34 PM,7 min,89°,10° above WNW,10° above ESE|2022-05-24 22:11:00.0,Wed May 25, 12:11 AM,4 min,32°,10° above W,30° above SSW|2022-05-25 21:23:00.0,Wed May 25, 11:23 PM,5 min,44°,10° above W,20° above SE|2022-05-26 20:34:00.0,Thu May 26, 10:34 PM,7 min,60°,10° above WNW,10° above ESE|2022-05-26 22:12:00.0,Fri May 27, 12:12 AM,2 min,16°,10° above W,16° above SW|2022-05-27 21:23:00.0,Fri May 27, 11:23 PM,4 min,23°,10° above W,17° above S|2022-05-28 20:35:00.0,Sat May 28, 10:35 PM,6 min,33°,10° above W,10° above SE|2022-05-29 21:25:00.0,Sun May 29, 11:25 PM,2 min,11°,10° above WSW,10° above SSW|2022-05-30 20:36:00.0,Mon May 30, 10:36 PM,4 min,17°,10° above W,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.