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

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Wed May 1, 4:32 AM 1 min 10° 10° above SSE 10° above SE  
Fri May 3, 4:25 AM 5 min 20° 11° above SSW 10° above E  
Sat May 4, 3:36 AM 2 min 13° 13° above SSE 10° above ESE  
Sun May 5, 4:20 AM 5 min 36° 17° above SSW 13° above E  
Mon May 6, 3:31 AM 3 min 25° 24° above SSE 11° above E  
Mon May 6, 5:05 AM < 1 min 12° 10° above WSW 12° above WSW  
Tue May 7, 2:42 AM 1 min 14° 14° above ESE 10° above E  
Tue May 7, 4:15 AM 4 min 60° 18° above WSW 19° above E  
Wed May 8, 3:25 AM 4 min 43° 35° above SSW 12° above E  
Wed May 8, 4:59 AM 2 min 28° 10° above W 28° above W  
Thu May 9, 2:36 AM 2 min 27° 27° above SE 11° above E  
Thu May 9, 4:09 AM 5 min 85° 12° above WSW 17° above E  
2019-05-01 02:32:00.0,Wed May 1, 4:32 AM,1 min,10°,10° above SSE,10° above SE|2019-05-03 02:25:00.0,Fri May 3, 4:25 AM,5 min,20°,11° above SSW,10° above E|2019-05-04 01:36:00.0,Sat May 4, 3:36 AM,2 min,13°,13° above SSE,10° above ESE|2019-05-05 02:20:00.0,Sun May 5, 4:20 AM,5 min,36°,17° above SSW,13° above E|2019-05-06 01:31:00.0,Mon May 6, 3:31 AM,3 min,25°,24° above SSE,11° above E|2019-05-06 03:05:00.0,Mon May 6, 5:05 AM,< 1 min,12°,10° above WSW,12° above WSW|2019-05-07 00:42:00.0,Tue May 7, 2:42 AM,1 min,14°,14° above ESE,10° above E|2019-05-07 02:15:00.0,Tue May 7, 4:15 AM,4 min,60°,18° above WSW,19° above E|2019-05-08 01:25:00.0,Wed May 8, 3:25 AM,4 min,43°,35° above SSW,12° above E|2019-05-08 02:59:00.0,Wed May 8, 4:59 AM,2 min,28°,10° above W,28° above W|2019-05-09 00:36:00.0,Thu May 9, 2:36 AM,2 min,27°,27° above SE,11° above E|2019-05-09 02:09:00.0,Thu May 9, 4:09 AM,5 min,85°,12° above WSW,17° above E|

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