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Location: Perpignan, France

The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday May 22, 2019 through Thursday Jun 6, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Wed May 22, 10:44 PM 3 min 25° 25° above NNW 10° above NE  
Thu May 23, 00:21 AM 2 min 17° 17° above N 11° above NE  
Thu May 23, 1:56 AM 1 min 19° 11° above NW 19° above NNW  
Thu May 23, 9:53 PM 3 min 35° 35° above NNW 11° above NE  
Thu May 23, 11:30 PM 2 min 17° 17° above N 10° above NE  
Fri May 24, 1:05 AM 3 min 23° 11° above NW 23° above NNE  
Fri May 24, 10:40 PM 2 min 19° 19° above NNW 11° above NE  
Sat May 25, 00:18 AM 2 min 19° 19° above N 13° above NE  
Sat May 25, 1:52 AM < 1 min 15° 10° above NW 15° above NW  
Sat May 25, 9:51 PM 2 min 22° 22° above NNW 11° above NE  
Sat May 25, 11:28 PM 3 min 17° 17° above N 10° above NE  
Sun May 26, 1:03 AM 2 min 28° 10° above NW 28° above NNW  
Sun May 26, 10:38 PM 2 min 17° 17° above N 11° above NE  
Mon May 27, 00:15 AM 2 min 27° 23° above N 25° above NE  
Mon May 27, 9:49 PM 3 min 17° 17° above NNW 10° above NE  
Mon May 27, 11:26 PM 3 min 22° 20° above N 12° above ENE  
Tue May 28, 1:00 AM 1 min 23° 10° above NW 23° above NW  
Tue May 28, 10:36 PM 3 min 19° 17° above N 11° above NE  
Wed May 29, 00:12 AM 2 min 49° 21° above NW 49° above NNE  
Wed May 29, 9:46 PM 3 min 17° 16° above NNW 10° above NE  
Wed May 29, 11:23 PM 2 min 34° 26° above NNW 25° above ENE  
Thu May 30, 00:58 AM < 1 min 14° 12° above WNW 14° above WNW  
Thu May 30, 10:34 PM 4 min 25° 22° above N 10° above ENE  
Fri May 31, 00:08 AM 2 min 41° 10° above WNW 41° above WNW  
Fri May 31, 9:44 PM 3 min 21° 19° above N 10° above ENE  
Fri May 31, 11:21 PM 2 min 71° 27° above NW 49° above E  
Sat Jun 1, 10:32 PM 4 min 44° 30° above NNW 15° above E  
Sun Jun 2, 00:07 AM 1 min 19° 11° above W 19° above W  
Sun Jun 2, 9:46 PM < 1 min 12° 12° above E 10° above E  
Sun Jun 2, 11:17 PM 3 min 43° 14° above WNW 40° above SSW  
Mon Jun 3, 10:29 PM 4 min 78° 34° above WNW 17° above SE  
Tue Jun 4, 11:15 PM 3 min 17° 10° above W 16° above SSW  
Wed Jun 5, 10:26 PM 4 min 29° 16° above W 14° above SSE  
2019-05-22 20:44:00.0,Wed May 22, 10:44 PM,3 min,25°,25° above NNW,10° above NE|2019-05-22 22:21:00.0,Thu May 23, 00:21 AM,2 min,17°,17° above N,11° above NE|2019-05-22 23:56:00.0,Thu May 23, 1:56 AM,1 min,19°,11° above NW,19° above NNW|2019-05-23 19:53:00.0,Thu May 23, 9:53 PM,3 min,35°,35° above NNW,11° above NE|2019-05-23 21:30:00.0,Thu May 23, 11:30 PM,2 min,17°,17° above N,10° above NE|2019-05-23 23:05:00.0,Fri May 24, 1:05 AM,3 min,23°,11° above NW,23° above NNE|2019-05-24 20:40:00.0,Fri May 24, 10:40 PM,2 min,19°,19° above NNW,11° above NE|2019-05-24 22:18:00.0,Sat May 25, 00:18 AM,2 min,19°,19° above N,13° above NE|2019-05-24 23:52:00.0,Sat May 25, 1:52 AM,< 1 min,15°,10° above NW,15° above NW|2019-05-25 19:51:00.0,Sat May 25, 9:51 PM,2 min,22°,22° above NNW,11° above NE|2019-05-25 21:28:00.0,Sat May 25, 11:28 PM,3 min,17°,17° above N,10° above NE|2019-05-25 23:03:00.0,Sun May 26, 1:03 AM,2 min,28°,10° above NW,28° above NNW|2019-05-26 20:38:00.0,Sun May 26, 10:38 PM,2 min,17°,17° above N,11° above NE|2019-05-26 22:15:00.0,Mon May 27, 00:15 AM,2 min,27°,23° above N,25° above NE|2019-05-27 19:49:00.0,Mon May 27, 9:49 PM,3 min,17°,17° above NNW,10° above NE|2019-05-27 21:26:00.0,Mon May 27, 11:26 PM,3 min,22°,20° above N,12° above ENE|2019-05-27 23:00:00.0,Tue May 28, 1:00 AM,1 min,23°,10° above NW,23° above NW|2019-05-28 20:36:00.0,Tue May 28, 10:36 PM,3 min,19°,17° above N,11° above NE|2019-05-28 22:12:00.0,Wed May 29, 00:12 AM,2 min,49°,21° above NW,49° above NNE|2019-05-29 19:46:00.0,Wed May 29, 9:46 PM,3 min,17°,16° above NNW,10° above NE|2019-05-29 21:23:00.0,Wed May 29, 11:23 PM,2 min,34°,26° above NNW,25° above ENE|2019-05-29 22:58:00.0,Thu May 30, 00:58 AM,< 1 min,14°,12° above WNW,14° above WNW|2019-05-30 20:34:00.0,Thu May 30, 10:34 PM,4 min,25°,22° above N,10° above ENE|2019-05-30 22:08:00.0,Fri May 31, 00:08 AM,2 min,41°,10° above WNW,41° above WNW|2019-05-31 19:44:00.0,Fri May 31, 9:44 PM,3 min,21°,19° above N,10° above ENE|2019-05-31 21:21:00.0,Fri May 31, 11:21 PM,2 min,71°,27° above NW,49° above E|2019-06-01 20:32:00.0,Sat Jun 1, 10:32 PM,4 min,44°,30° above NNW,15° above E|2019-06-01 22:07:00.0,Sun Jun 2, 00:07 AM,1 min,19°,11° above W,19° above W|2019-06-02 19:46:00.0,Sun Jun 2, 9:46 PM,< 1 min,12°,12° above E,10° above E|2019-06-02 21:17:00.0,Sun Jun 2, 11:17 PM,3 min,43°,14° above WNW,40° above SSW|2019-06-03 20:29:00.0,Mon Jun 3, 10:29 PM,4 min,78°,34° above WNW,17° above SE|2019-06-04 21:15:00.0,Tue Jun 4, 11:15 PM,3 min,17°,10° above W,16° above SSW|2019-06-05 20:26:00.0,Wed Jun 5, 10:26 PM,4 min,29°,16° above W,14° above SSE|

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