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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, 10:09 PM 6 min 33° 10° above SW 11° above E  
Wed May 23, 11:45 PM 6 min 74° 10° above WSW 11° above E  
Thu May 24, 1:22 AM 6 min 60° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Thu May 24, 2:59 AM 2 min 19° 10° above W 19° above SW  
Thu May 24, 10:53 PM 6 min 64° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Fri May 25, 00:30 AM 6 min 72° 10° above W 16° above ESE  
Fri May 25, 2:06 AM 1 min 22° 11° above W 22° above WSW  
Fri May 25, 10:01 PM 6 min 50° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Fri May 25, 11:37 PM 6 min 77° 10° above W 11° above E  
Sat May 26, 1:14 AM 3 min 42° 10° above W 42° above SSW  
Sat May 26, 10:45 PM 6 min 76° 10° above W 11° above E  
Sun May 27, 00:22 AM 4 min 56° 10° above W 33° above SE  
Sun May 27, 1:59 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above W 10° above W  
Sun May 27, 9:53 PM 6 min 68° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Sun May 27, 11:30 PM 6 min 68° 10° above W 16° above ESE  
Mon May 28, 1:06 AM 1 min 20° 11° above W 20° above WSW  
Mon May 28, 10:37 PM 6 min 76° 10° above W 11° above E  
Tue May 29, 00:14 AM 3 min 37° 10° above W 36° above S  
Tue May 29, 9:51 PM < 1 min 16° 16° above E 11° above E  
Tue May 29, 11:22 PM 5 min 51° 10° above W 21° above SE  
Wed May 30, 00:59 AM < 1 min 12° 11° above WSW 12° above WSW  
Wed May 30, 10:29 PM 6 min 64° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Thu May 31, 00:06 AM 2 min 23° 11° above W 23° above SW  
Thu May 31, 11:14 PM 4 min 33° 11° above W 23° above SSE  
Fri Jun 1, 10:21 PM 6 min 46° 10° above W 11° above SE  
Fri Jun 1, 11:59 PM 1 min 13° 10° above WSW 13° above SW  
Sat Jun 2, 11:06 PM 4 min 20° 10° above W 16° above S  
Sun Jun 3, 10:14 PM 5 min 29° 11° above W 11° above SSE  
Mon Jun 4, 10:59 PM 2 min 11° 10° above WSW 10° above SSW  
Tue Jun 5, 10:06 PM 4 min 18° 10° above W 11° above S  
2018-05-23 20:09:00.0,Wed May 23, 10:09 PM,6 min,33°,10° above SW,11° above E|2018-05-23 21:45:00.0,Wed May 23, 11:45 PM,6 min,74°,10° above WSW,11° above E|2018-05-23 23:22:00.0,Thu May 24, 1:22 AM,6 min,60°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2018-05-24 00:59:00.0,Thu May 24, 2:59 AM,2 min,19°,10° above W,19° above SW|2018-05-24 20:53:00.0,Thu May 24, 10:53 PM,6 min,64°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2018-05-24 22:30:00.0,Fri May 25, 00:30 AM,6 min,72°,10° above W,16° above ESE|2018-05-25 00:06:00.0,Fri May 25, 2:06 AM,1 min,22°,11° above W,22° above WSW|2018-05-25 20:01:00.0,Fri May 25, 10:01 PM,6 min,50°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2018-05-25 21:37:00.0,Fri May 25, 11:37 PM,6 min,77°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-05-25 23:14:00.0,Sat May 26, 1:14 AM,3 min,42°,10° above W,42° above SSW|2018-05-26 20:45:00.0,Sat May 26, 10:45 PM,6 min,76°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-05-26 22:22:00.0,Sun May 27, 00:22 AM,4 min,56°,10° above W,33° above SE|2018-05-26 23:59:00.0,Sun May 27, 1:59 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above W,10° above W|2018-05-27 19:53:00.0,Sun May 27, 9:53 PM,6 min,68°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2018-05-27 21:30:00.0,Sun May 27, 11:30 PM,6 min,68°,10° above W,16° above ESE|2018-05-27 23:06:00.0,Mon May 28, 1:06 AM,1 min,20°,11° above W,20° above WSW|2018-05-28 20:37:00.0,Mon May 28, 10:37 PM,6 min,76°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-05-28 22:14:00.0,Tue May 29, 00:14 AM,3 min,37°,10° above W,36° above S|2018-05-29 19:51:00.0,Tue May 29, 9:51 PM,< 1 min,16°,16° above E,11° above E|2018-05-29 21:22:00.0,Tue May 29, 11:22 PM,5 min,51°,10° above W,21° above SE|2018-05-29 22:59:00.0,Wed May 30, 00:59 AM,< 1 min,12°,11° above WSW,12° above WSW|2018-05-30 20:29:00.0,Wed May 30, 10:29 PM,6 min,64°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2018-05-30 22:06:00.0,Thu May 31, 00:06 AM,2 min,23°,11° above W,23° above SW|2018-05-31 21:14:00.0,Thu May 31, 11:14 PM,4 min,33°,11° above W,23° above SSE|2018-06-01 20:21:00.0,Fri Jun 1, 10:21 PM,6 min,46°,10° above W,11° above SE|2018-06-01 21:59:00.0,Fri Jun 1, 11:59 PM,1 min,13°,10° above WSW,13° above SW|2018-06-02 21:06:00.0,Sat Jun 2, 11:06 PM,4 min,20°,10° above W,16° above S|2018-06-03 20:14:00.0,Sun Jun 3, 10:14 PM,5 min,29°,11° above W,11° above SSE|2018-06-04 20:59:00.0,Mon Jun 4, 10:59 PM,2 min,11°,10° above WSW,10° above SSW|2018-06-05 20:06:00.0,Tue Jun 5, 10:06 PM,4 min,18°,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.

Astronomical Horizon