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The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday May 23, 2018 through Thursday Jun 7, 2018

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Wed May 23, 10:07 PM 6 min 31° 10° above SSW 11° above E  
Wed May 23, 11:43 PM 6 min 69° 10° above W 11° above ENE  
Thu May 24, 1:20 AM 6 min 50° 10° above WNW 10° above E  
Thu May 24, 2:57 AM 4 min 73° 10° above WNW 60° above SE  
Thu May 24, 10:51 PM 6 min 87° 10° above WSW 11° above ENE  
Fri May 25, 00:28 AM 6 min 49° 10° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Fri May 25, 2:05 AM 3 min 79° 10° above WNW 77° above NE  
Fri May 25, 11:36 PM 6 min 53° 10° above W 10° above ENE  
Sat May 26, 1:12 AM 4 min 61° 10° above WNW 35° above ENE  
Sat May 26, 2:49 AM < 1 min 14° 10° above WNW 14° above W  
Sat May 26, 10:43 PM 6 min 63° 10° above W 10° above ENE  
Sun May 27, 00:20 AM 6 min 51° 10° above WNW 12° above E  
Sun May 27, 1:57 AM 2 min 34° 10° above WNW 34° above W  
Sun May 27, 11:28 PM 6 min 48° 10° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Mon May 28, 1:04 AM 3 min 87° 10° above WNW 83° above E  
Mon May 28, 10:38 PM 4 min 50° 38° above NW 10° above ENE  
Tue May 29, 00:12 AM 5 min 66° 10° above WNW 24° above E  
Tue May 29, 1:49 AM < 1 min 17° 11° above W 17° above W  
Tue May 29, 11:22 PM 5 min 54° 26° above WNW 10° above E  
Wed May 30, 00:56 AM 3 min 47° 10° above WNW 47° above WSW  
Wed May 30, 10:30 PM 4 min 49° 44° above NNW 10° above E  
Thu May 31, 00:04 AM 4 min 81° 10° above WNW 38° above ESE  
Thu May 31, 1:41 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above W 10° above W  
Thu May 31, 11:14 PM 4 min 73° 27° above WNW 13° above ESE  
Fri Jun 1, 00:49 AM 2 min 24° 11° above W 24° above WSW  
Fri Jun 1, 10:22 PM 4 min 57° 40° above NW 10° above E  
Fri Jun 1, 11:56 PM 4 min 45° 10° above WNW 35° above SSE  
Sat Jun 2, 11:05 PM 5 min 71° 18° above WNW 16° above ESE  
Sun Jun 3, 00:42 AM < 1 min 13° 10° above WSW 13° above WSW  
Sun Jun 3, 10:18 PM < 1 min 11° 11° above ESE 11° above ESE  
Sun Jun 3, 11:49 PM 3 min 24° 11° above W 23° above SSW  
Mon Jun 4, 10:56 PM 5 min 38° 12° above W 15° above SSE  
Tue Jun 5, 11:42 PM 2 min 12° 10° above WSW 11° above SSW  
Wed Jun 6, 10:49 PM 5 min 20° 10° above W 11° above S  
2018-05-23 20:07:00.0,Wed May 23, 10:07 PM,6 min,31°,10° above SSW,11° above E|2018-05-23 21:43:00.0,Wed May 23, 11:43 PM,6 min,69°,10° above W,11° above ENE|2018-05-23 23:20:00.0,Thu May 24, 1:20 AM,6 min,50°,10° above WNW,10° above E|2018-05-24 00:57:00.0,Thu May 24, 2:57 AM,4 min,73°,10° above WNW,60° above SE|2018-05-24 20:51:00.0,Thu May 24, 10:51 PM,6 min,87°,10° above WSW,11° above ENE|2018-05-24 22:28:00.0,Fri May 25, 00:28 AM,6 min,49°,10° above WNW,10° above ENE|2018-05-25 00:05:00.0,Fri May 25, 2:05 AM,3 min,79°,10° above WNW,77° above NE|2018-05-25 21:36:00.0,Fri May 25, 11:36 PM,6 min,53°,10° above W,10° above ENE|2018-05-25 23:12:00.0,Sat May 26, 1:12 AM,4 min,61°,10° above WNW,35° above ENE|2018-05-26 00:49:00.0,Sat May 26, 2:49 AM,< 1 min,14°,10° above WNW,14° above W|2018-05-26 20:43:00.0,Sat May 26, 10:43 PM,6 min,63°,10° above W,10° above ENE|2018-05-26 22:20:00.0,Sun May 27, 00:20 AM,6 min,51°,10° above WNW,12° above E|2018-05-26 23:57:00.0,Sun May 27, 1:57 AM,2 min,34°,10° above WNW,34° above W|2018-05-27 21:28:00.0,Sun May 27, 11:28 PM,6 min,48°,10° above WNW,10° above ENE|2018-05-27 23:04:00.0,Mon May 28, 1:04 AM,3 min,87°,10° above WNW,83° above E|2018-05-28 20:38:00.0,Mon May 28, 10:38 PM,4 min,50°,38° above NW,10° above ENE|2018-05-28 22:12:00.0,Tue May 29, 00:12 AM,5 min,66°,10° above WNW,24° above E|2018-05-28 23:49:00.0,Tue May 29, 1:49 AM,< 1 min,17°,11° above W,17° above W|2018-05-29 21:22:00.0,Tue May 29, 11:22 PM,5 min,54°,26° above WNW,10° above E|2018-05-29 22:56:00.0,Wed May 30, 00:56 AM,3 min,47°,10° above WNW,47° above WSW|2018-05-30 20:30:00.0,Wed May 30, 10:30 PM,4 min,49°,44° above NNW,10° above E|2018-05-30 22:04:00.0,Thu May 31, 00:04 AM,4 min,81°,10° above WNW,38° above ESE|2018-05-30 23:41:00.0,Thu May 31, 1:41 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above W,10° above W|2018-05-31 21:14:00.0,Thu May 31, 11:14 PM,4 min,73°,27° above WNW,13° above ESE|2018-05-31 22:49:00.0,Fri Jun 1, 00:49 AM,2 min,24°,11° above W,24° above WSW|2018-06-01 20:22:00.0,Fri Jun 1, 10:22 PM,4 min,57°,40° above NW,10° above E|2018-06-01 21:56:00.0,Fri Jun 1, 11:56 PM,4 min,45°,10° above WNW,35° above SSE|2018-06-02 21:05:00.0,Sat Jun 2, 11:05 PM,5 min,71°,18° above WNW,16° above ESE|2018-06-02 22:42:00.0,Sun Jun 3, 00:42 AM,< 1 min,13°,10° above WSW,13° above WSW|2018-06-03 20:18:00.0,Sun Jun 3, 10:18 PM,< 1 min,11°,11° above ESE,11° above ESE|2018-06-03 21:49:00.0,Sun Jun 3, 11:49 PM,3 min,24°,11° above W,23° above SSW|2018-06-04 20:56:00.0,Mon Jun 4, 10:56 PM,5 min,38°,12° above W,15° above SSE|2018-06-05 21:42:00.0,Tue Jun 5, 11:42 PM,2 min,12°,10° above WSW,11° above SSW|2018-06-06 20:49:00.0,Wed Jun 6, 10:49 PM,5 min,20°,10° above W,11° 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.

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