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Location: Nantes, France

The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Apr 24, 2019 through Friday May 10, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Mon Apr 29, 6:10 AM 4 min 16° 10° above S 13° above ESE  
Wed May 1, 6:03 AM 4 min 34° 10° above SSW 23° above E  
Thu May 2, 5:14 AM 4 min 21° 17° above S 11° above E  
Fri May 3, 4:25 AM 1 min 13° 13° above SE 10° above ESE  
Fri May 3, 5:58 AM 4 min 73° 12° above SW 38° above ENE  
Sat May 4, 5:09 AM 3 min 45° 31° above SSW 20° above E  
Sun May 5, 4:20 AM 2 min 26° 26° above SE 10° above E  
Sun May 5, 5:53 AM 4 min 62° 10° above WSW 36° above NE  
Mon May 6, 3:31 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above E 10° above E  
Mon May 6, 5:04 AM 3 min 89° 35° above WSW 31° above ENE  
Tue May 7, 4:15 AM 3 min 57° 57° above SE 10° above ENE  
Tue May 7, 5:48 AM 4 min 42° 10° above W 34° above NNE  
Wed May 8, 3:26 AM 1 min 17° 17° above E 10° above ENE  
Wed May 8, 4:58 AM 3 min 53° 22° above W 34° above NE  
Thu May 9, 4:09 AM 3 min 74° 68° above WNW 17° above ENE  
Thu May 9, 5:43 AM 3 min 36° 12° above WNW 33° above NNE  
2019-04-29 04:10:00.0,Mon Apr 29, 6:10 AM,4 min,16°,10° above S,13° above ESE|2019-05-01 04:03:00.0,Wed May 1, 6:03 AM,4 min,34°,10° above SSW,23° above E|2019-05-02 03:14:00.0,Thu May 2, 5:14 AM,4 min,21°,17° above S,11° above E|2019-05-03 02:25:00.0,Fri May 3, 4:25 AM,1 min,13°,13° above SE,10° above ESE|2019-05-03 03:58:00.0,Fri May 3, 5:58 AM,4 min,73°,12° above SW,38° above ENE|2019-05-04 03:09:00.0,Sat May 4, 5:09 AM,3 min,45°,31° above SSW,20° above E|2019-05-05 02:20:00.0,Sun May 5, 4:20 AM,2 min,26°,26° above SE,10° above E|2019-05-05 03:53:00.0,Sun May 5, 5:53 AM,4 min,62°,10° above WSW,36° above NE|2019-05-06 01:31:00.0,Mon May 6, 3:31 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above E,10° above E|2019-05-06 03:04:00.0,Mon May 6, 5:04 AM,3 min,89°,35° above WSW,31° above ENE|2019-05-07 02:15:00.0,Tue May 7, 4:15 AM,3 min,57°,57° above SE,10° above ENE|2019-05-07 03:48:00.0,Tue May 7, 5:48 AM,4 min,42°,10° above W,34° above NNE|2019-05-08 01:26:00.0,Wed May 8, 3:26 AM,1 min,17°,17° above E,10° above ENE|2019-05-08 02:58:00.0,Wed May 8, 4:58 AM,3 min,53°,22° above W,34° above NE|2019-05-09 02:09:00.0,Thu May 9, 4:09 AM,3 min,74°,68° above WNW,17° above ENE|2019-05-09 03:43:00.0,Thu May 9, 5:43 AM,3 min,36°,12° above WNW,33° above NNE|

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.

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