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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, 10:31 PM 7 min 46° 10° above W 10° above ENE  
Sat May 21, 12:08 AM 6 min 39° 10° above WNW 13° above ENE  
Sat May 21, 1:45 AM 2 min 33° 10° above WNW 33° above WNW  
Sat May 21, 11:20 PM 6 min 37° 10° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Sun May 22, 12:57 AM 4 min 68° 10° above WNW 68° above NE  
Sun May 22, 10:32 PM 6 min 37° 10° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Mon May 23, 12:09 AM 5 min 53° 10° above WNW 24° above E  
Mon May 23, 1:46 AM 1 min 17° 10° above WNW 17° above W  
Mon May 23, 11:21 PM 6 min 43° 10° above WNW 10° above E  
Tue May 24, 12:58 AM 3 min 49° 10° above WNW 49° above WSW  
Tue May 24, 10:33 PM 6 min 38° 10° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Wed May 25, 12:10 AM 4 min 86° 10° above WNW 51° above ESE  
Wed May 25, 11:22 PM 6 min 68° 10° above WNW 16° above ESE  
Thu May 26, 12:59 AM 2 min 21° 10° above W 21° above WSW  
Thu May 26, 10:34 PM 7 min 52° 10° above WNW 10° above E  
Fri May 27, 12:11 AM 3 min 39° 10° above WNW 38° above SSW  
Fri May 27, 11:22 PM 5 min 60° 10° above WNW 21° above SE  
Sat May 28, 10:34 PM 7 min 89° 10° above WNW 10° above ESE  
Sun May 29, 12:12 AM 3 min 17° 10° above W 17° above SW  
Sun May 29, 11:23 PM 5 min 26° 10° above W 17° above S  
Mon May 30, 10:35 PM 6 min 40° 10° above WNW 10° above SE  
Tue May 31, 11:25 PM 2 min 11° 10° above WSW 10° above SSW  
Wed Jun 1, 10:36 PM 5 min 18° 10° above W 10° above S  
2022-05-20 20:31:00.0,Fri May 20, 10:31 PM,7 min,46°,10° above W,10° above ENE|2022-05-20 22:08:00.0,Sat May 21, 12:08 AM,6 min,39°,10° above WNW,13° above ENE|2022-05-20 23:45:00.0,Sat May 21, 1:45 AM,2 min,33°,10° above WNW,33° above WNW|2022-05-21 21:20:00.0,Sat May 21, 11:20 PM,6 min,37°,10° above WNW,10° above ENE|2022-05-21 22:57:00.0,Sun May 22, 12:57 AM,4 min,68°,10° above WNW,68° above NE|2022-05-22 20:32:00.0,Sun May 22, 10:32 PM,6 min,37°,10° above WNW,10° above ENE|2022-05-22 22:09:00.0,Mon May 23, 12:09 AM,5 min,53°,10° above WNW,24° above E|2022-05-22 23:46:00.0,Mon May 23, 1:46 AM,1 min,17°,10° above WNW,17° above W|2022-05-23 21:21:00.0,Mon May 23, 11:21 PM,6 min,43°,10° above WNW,10° above E|2022-05-23 22:58:00.0,Tue May 24, 12:58 AM,3 min,49°,10° above WNW,49° above WSW|2022-05-24 20:33:00.0,Tue May 24, 10:33 PM,6 min,38°,10° above WNW,10° above ENE|2022-05-24 22:10:00.0,Wed May 25, 12:10 AM,4 min,86°,10° above WNW,51° above ESE|2022-05-25 21:22:00.0,Wed May 25, 11:22 PM,6 min,68°,10° above WNW,16° above ESE|2022-05-25 22:59:00.0,Thu May 26, 12:59 AM,2 min,21°,10° above W,21° above WSW|2022-05-26 20:34:00.0,Thu May 26, 10:34 PM,7 min,52°,10° above WNW,10° above E|2022-05-26 22:11:00.0,Fri May 27, 12:11 AM,3 min,39°,10° above WNW,38° above SSW|2022-05-27 21:22:00.0,Fri May 27, 11:22 PM,5 min,60°,10° above WNW,21° above SE|2022-05-28 20:34:00.0,Sat May 28, 10:34 PM,7 min,89°,10° above WNW,10° above ESE|2022-05-28 22:12:00.0,Sun May 29, 12:12 AM,3 min,17°,10° above W,17° above SW|2022-05-29 21:23:00.0,Sun May 29, 11:23 PM,5 min,26°,10° above W,17° above S|2022-05-30 20:35:00.0,Mon May 30, 10:35 PM,6 min,40°,10° above WNW,10° above SE|2022-05-31 21:25:00.0,Tue May 31, 11:25 PM,2 min,11°,10° above WSW,10° above SSW|2022-06-01 20:36:00.0,Wed Jun 1, 10:36 PM,5 min,18°,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.