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The following ISS sightings are possible from Friday May 25, 2018 through Saturday Jun 9, 2018

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Fri May 25, 10:14 PM 3 min 28° 28° above NNW 11° above NE  
Fri May 25, 11:51 PM 2 min 19° 19° above N 11° above NE  
Sat May 26, 1:25 AM 2 min 24° 10° above NW 24° above NNW  
Sat May 26, 9:22 PM 3 min 38° 38° above NNW 11° above NE  
Sat May 26, 10:59 PM 2 min 19° 19° above N 11° above NE  
Sun May 27, 00:34 AM 3 min 27° 11° above NW 26° above NNE  
Sun May 27, 10:06 PM 3 min 21° 21° above NNW 10° above NE  
Sun May 27, 11:43 PM 2 min 22° 21° above N 14° above NE  
Mon May 28, 1:17 AM 1 min 19° 10° above NW 19° above NW  
Mon May 28, 9:16 PM 1 min 16° 16° above NNE 10° above NE  
Mon May 28, 10:51 PM 3 min 20° 19° above N 11° above NE  
Tue May 29, 00:25 AM 2 min 35° 10° above NW 35° above NNW  
Tue May 29, 9:59 PM 3 min 19° 19° above N 10° above NE  
Tue May 29, 11:35 PM 2 min 30° 25° above NNW 24° above NE  
Wed May 30, 1:10 AM < 1 min 12° 10° above WNW 12° above WNW  
Wed May 30, 10:43 PM 3 min 24° 23° above N 11° above ENE  
Thu May 31, 00:17 AM 2 min 35° 10° above WNW 35° above NW  
Thu May 31, 9:51 PM 3 min 20° 20° above N 11° above NE  
Thu May 31, 11:27 PM 2 min 51° 26° above NW 45° above ENE  
Fri Jun 1, 10:35 PM 3 min 34° 27° above NNW 14° above E  
Sat Jun 2, 00:09 AM 1 min 21° 10° above WNW 21° above W  
Sat Jun 2, 9:43 PM 4 min 25° 22° above NNW 10° above ENE  
Sat Jun 2, 11:18 PM 3 min 76° 15° above WNW 75° above S  
Sun Jun 3, 10:27 PM 3 min 61° 34° above NW 23° above ESE  
Mon Jun 4, 00:02 AM < 1 min 13° 10° above W 13° above W  
Mon Jun 4, 9:35 PM 4 min 38° 33° above NNW 11° above E  
Mon Jun 4, 11:10 PM 3 min 32° 11° above WNW 32° above SW  
Tue Jun 5, 10:19 PM 3 min 61° 27° above WNW 23° above SE  
Wed Jun 6, 9:27 PM 4 min 74° 44° above NW 10° above ESE  
Wed Jun 6, 11:02 PM 2 min 14° 10° above W 14° above SW  
Thu Jun 7, 10:10 PM 4 min 26° 13° above W 14° above S  
2018-05-26 02:14:00.0,Fri May 25, 10:14 PM,3 min,28°,28° above NNW,11° above NE|2018-05-26 03:51:00.0,Fri May 25, 11:51 PM,2 min,19°,19° above N,11° above NE|2018-05-26 05:25:00.0,Sat May 26, 1:25 AM,2 min,24°,10° above NW,24° above NNW|2018-05-27 01:22:00.0,Sat May 26, 9:22 PM,3 min,38°,38° above NNW,11° above NE|2018-05-27 02:59:00.0,Sat May 26, 10:59 PM,2 min,19°,19° above N,11° above NE|2018-05-27 04:34:00.0,Sun May 27, 00:34 AM,3 min,27°,11° above NW,26° above NNE|2018-05-28 02:06:00.0,Sun May 27, 10:06 PM,3 min,21°,21° above NNW,10° above NE|2018-05-28 03:43:00.0,Sun May 27, 11:43 PM,2 min,22°,21° above N,14° above NE|2018-05-28 05:17:00.0,Mon May 28, 1:17 AM,1 min,19°,10° above NW,19° above NW|2018-05-29 01:16:00.0,Mon May 28, 9:16 PM,1 min,16°,16° above NNE,10° above NE|2018-05-29 02:51:00.0,Mon May 28, 10:51 PM,3 min,20°,19° above N,11° above NE|2018-05-29 04:25:00.0,Tue May 29, 00:25 AM,2 min,35°,10° above NW,35° above NNW|2018-05-30 01:59:00.0,Tue May 29, 9:59 PM,3 min,19°,19° above N,10° above NE|2018-05-30 03:35:00.0,Tue May 29, 11:35 PM,2 min,30°,25° above NNW,24° above NE|2018-05-30 05:10:00.0,Wed May 30, 1:10 AM,< 1 min,12°,10° above WNW,12° above WNW|2018-05-31 02:43:00.0,Wed May 30, 10:43 PM,3 min,24°,23° above N,11° above ENE|2018-05-31 04:17:00.0,Thu May 31, 00:17 AM,2 min,35°,10° above WNW,35° above NW|2018-06-01 01:51:00.0,Thu May 31, 9:51 PM,3 min,20°,20° above N,11° above NE|2018-06-01 03:27:00.0,Thu May 31, 11:27 PM,2 min,51°,26° above NW,45° above ENE|2018-06-02 02:35:00.0,Fri Jun 1, 10:35 PM,3 min,34°,27° above NNW,14° above E|2018-06-02 04:09:00.0,Sat Jun 2, 00:09 AM,1 min,21°,10° above WNW,21° above W|2018-06-03 01:43:00.0,Sat Jun 2, 9:43 PM,4 min,25°,22° above NNW,10° above ENE|2018-06-03 03:18:00.0,Sat Jun 2, 11:18 PM,3 min,76°,15° above WNW,75° above S|2018-06-04 02:27:00.0,Sun Jun 3, 10:27 PM,3 min,61°,34° above NW,23° above ESE|2018-06-04 04:02:00.0,Mon Jun 4, 00:02 AM,< 1 min,13°,10° above W,13° above W|2018-06-05 01:35:00.0,Mon Jun 4, 9:35 PM,4 min,38°,33° above NNW,11° above E|2018-06-05 03:10:00.0,Mon Jun 4, 11:10 PM,3 min,32°,11° above WNW,32° above SW|2018-06-06 02:19:00.0,Tue Jun 5, 10:19 PM,3 min,61°,27° above WNW,23° above SE|2018-06-07 01:27:00.0,Wed Jun 6, 9:27 PM,4 min,74°,44° above NW,10° above ESE|2018-06-07 03:02:00.0,Wed Jun 6, 11:02 PM,2 min,14°,10° above W,14° above SW|2018-06-08 02:10:00.0,Thu Jun 7, 10:10 PM,4 min,26°,13° above W,14° 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