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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, 10:08 PM 6 min 28° 10° above SSW 10° above E  
Wed May 23, 11:44 PM 6 min 81° 10° above WSW 11° above E  
Thu May 24, 1:21 AM 6 min 86° 10° above W 11° above E  
Thu May 24, 2:58 AM 3 min 33° 12° above W 33° above SSW  
Thu May 24, 10:52 PM 6 min 64° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Fri May 25, 00:29 AM 6 min 86° 10° above W 11° above E  
Fri May 25, 2:05 AM 3 min 43° 10° above W 43° above SW  
Fri May 25, 10:02 PM 4 min 47° 31° above SSW 11° above E  
Fri May 25, 11:36 PM 6 min 86° 10° above W 11° above E  
Sat May 26, 1:13 AM 4 min 65° 10° above W 56° above SSE  
Sat May 26, 10:44 PM 6 min 85° 10° above W 11° above E  
Sun May 27, 00:21 AM 5 min 81° 10° above W 24° above ESE  
Sun May 27, 1:58 AM 1 min 19° 11° above W 19° above WSW  
Sun May 27, 11:29 PM 6 min 87° 10° above W 11° above E  
Mon May 28, 1:05 AM 3 min 39° 10° above W 39° above SW  
Mon May 28, 10:36 PM 6 min 85° 10° above W 11° above E  
Tue May 29, 00:13 AM 4 min 59° 10° above W 34° above SE  
Tue May 29, 1:50 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above W 10° above W  
Tue May 29, 11:21 PM 6 min 76° 10° above W 13° above ESE  
Wed May 30, 00:58 AM 2 min 22° 11° above W 22° above WSW  
Wed May 30, 10:28 PM 6 min 88° 10° above W 11° above E  
Thu May 31, 00:05 AM 3 min 37° 12° above W 33° above S  
Thu May 31, 11:13 PM 5 min 53° 10° above W 18° above SE  
Fri Jun 1, 00:50 AM < 1 min 13° 10° above WSW 13° above WSW  
Fri Jun 1, 10:21 PM 5 min 70° 18° above W 11° above ESE  
Fri Jun 1, 11:57 PM 3 min 22° 11° above W 22° above SSW  
Sat Jun 2, 11:05 PM 5 min 32° 11° above W 17° above SSE  
Sun Jun 3, 10:14 PM 5 min 47° 21° above W 12° above SE  
Sun Jun 3, 11:50 PM 2 min 12° 10° above WSW 12° above SSW  
Mon Jun 4, 10:57 PM 4 min 19° 10° above W 12° above S  
Wed Jun 6, 10:51 PM 1 min 10° 10° above SW 10° above SW  
2018-05-23 20:08:00.0,Wed May 23, 10:08 PM,6 min,28°,10° above SSW,10° above E|2018-05-23 21:44:00.0,Wed May 23, 11:44 PM,6 min,81°,10° above WSW,11° above E|2018-05-23 23:21:00.0,Thu May 24, 1:21 AM,6 min,86°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-05-24 00:58:00.0,Thu May 24, 2:58 AM,3 min,33°,12° above W,33° above SSW|2018-05-24 20:52:00.0,Thu May 24, 10:52 PM,6 min,64°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2018-05-24 22:29:00.0,Fri May 25, 00:29 AM,6 min,86°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-05-25 00:05:00.0,Fri May 25, 2:05 AM,3 min,43°,10° above W,43° above SW|2018-05-25 20:02:00.0,Fri May 25, 10:02 PM,4 min,47°,31° above SSW,11° above E|2018-05-25 21:36:00.0,Fri May 25, 11:36 PM,6 min,86°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-05-25 23:13:00.0,Sat May 26, 1:13 AM,4 min,65°,10° above W,56° above SSE|2018-05-26 20:44:00.0,Sat May 26, 10:44 PM,6 min,85°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-05-26 22:21:00.0,Sun May 27, 00:21 AM,5 min,81°,10° above W,24° above ESE|2018-05-26 23:58:00.0,Sun May 27, 1:58 AM,1 min,19°,11° above W,19° above WSW|2018-05-27 21:29:00.0,Sun May 27, 11:29 PM,6 min,87°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-05-27 23:05:00.0,Mon May 28, 1:05 AM,3 min,39°,10° above W,39° above SW|2018-05-28 20:36:00.0,Mon May 28, 10:36 PM,6 min,85°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-05-28 22:13:00.0,Tue May 29, 00:13 AM,4 min,59°,10° above W,34° above SE|2018-05-28 23:50:00.0,Tue May 29, 1:50 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above W,10° above W|2018-05-29 21:21:00.0,Tue May 29, 11:21 PM,6 min,76°,10° above W,13° above ESE|2018-05-29 22:58:00.0,Wed May 30, 00:58 AM,2 min,22°,11° above W,22° above WSW|2018-05-30 20:28:00.0,Wed May 30, 10:28 PM,6 min,88°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-05-30 22:05:00.0,Thu May 31, 00:05 AM,3 min,37°,12° above W,33° above S|2018-05-31 21:13:00.0,Thu May 31, 11:13 PM,5 min,53°,10° above W,18° above SE|2018-05-31 22:50:00.0,Fri Jun 1, 00:50 AM,< 1 min,13°,10° above WSW,13° above WSW|2018-06-01 20:21:00.0,Fri Jun 1, 10:21 PM,5 min,70°,18° above W,11° above ESE|2018-06-01 21:57:00.0,Fri Jun 1, 11:57 PM,3 min,22°,11° above W,22° above SSW|2018-06-02 21:05:00.0,Sat Jun 2, 11:05 PM,5 min,32°,11° above W,17° above SSE|2018-06-03 20:14:00.0,Sun Jun 3, 10:14 PM,5 min,47°,21° above W,12° above SE|2018-06-03 21:50:00.0,Sun Jun 3, 11:50 PM,2 min,12°,10° above WSW,12° above SSW|2018-06-04 20:57:00.0,Mon Jun 4, 10:57 PM,4 min,19°,10° above W,12° above S|2018-06-06 20:51:00.0,Wed Jun 6, 10:51 PM,1 min,10°,10° above SW,10° above SW|

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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