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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 38° 10° above SW 10° above E  
Wed May 23, 11:45 PM 6 min 87° 10° above W 11° above E  
Thu May 24, 1:22 AM 6 min 80° 10° above W 11° above ESE  
Thu May 24, 2:59 AM 2 min 25° 11° above W 25° above SW  
Thu May 24, 10:53 PM 6 min 79° 10° above WSW 11° above E  
Fri May 25, 00:30 AM 6 min 86° 10° above W 13° above E  
Fri May 25, 2:06 AM 2 min 28° 10° above W 28° above WSW  
Fri May 25, 10:01 PM 6 min 62° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Fri May 25, 11:37 PM 6 min 82° 10° above W 11° above E  
Sat May 26, 1:14 AM 3 min 54° 10° above W 54° above SW  
Sat May 26, 10:45 PM 6 min 84° 10° above W 11° above E  
Sun May 27, 00:22 AM 4 min 74° 10° above W 37° above ESE  
Sun May 27, 1:59 AM < 1 min 11° 11° above W 11° above W  
Sun May 27, 9:53 PM 6 min 84° 10° above WSW 11° above E  
Sun May 27, 11:29 PM 6 min 88° 10° above W 16° above E  
Mon May 28, 1:06 AM 2 min 26° 12° above W 26° above WSW  
Mon May 28, 10:37 PM 6 min 83° 10° above W 11° above E  
Tue May 29, 00:14 AM 3 min 49° 10° above W 48° above S  
Tue May 29, 9:47 PM 4 min 82° 35° above W 11° above E  
Tue May 29, 11:21 PM 5 min 67° 10° above W 24° above ESE  
Wed May 30, 00:58 AM < 1 min 14° 10° above W 14° above WSW  
Wed May 30, 10:29 PM 6 min 84° 10° above W 11° above ESE  
Thu May 31, 00:06 AM 3 min 29° 11° above W 29° above SSW  
Thu May 31, 11:14 PM 5 min 43° 10° above W 24° above SSE  
Fri Jun 1, 10:21 PM 6 min 61° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Fri Jun 1, 11:58 PM 2 min 17° 10° above W 17° above SW  
Sat Jun 2, 11:06 PM 4 min 25° 11° above W 20° above S  
Sun Jun 3, 10:14 PM 6 min 37° 12° above W 10° above SE  
Mon Jun 4, 10:59 PM 3 min 14° 10° above WSW 12° above SSW  
Tue Jun 5, 10:06 PM 5 min 22° 11° above W 10° above SSE  
2018-05-23 20:09:00.0,Wed May 23, 10:09 PM,6 min,38°,10° above SW,10° above E|2018-05-23 21:45:00.0,Wed May 23, 11:45 PM,6 min,87°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-05-23 23:22:00.0,Thu May 24, 1:22 AM,6 min,80°,10° above W,11° above ESE|2018-05-24 00:59:00.0,Thu May 24, 2:59 AM,2 min,25°,11° above W,25° above SW|2018-05-24 20:53:00.0,Thu May 24, 10:53 PM,6 min,79°,10° above WSW,11° above E|2018-05-24 22:30:00.0,Fri May 25, 00:30 AM,6 min,86°,10° above W,13° above E|2018-05-25 00:06:00.0,Fri May 25, 2:06 AM,2 min,28°,10° above W,28° above WSW|2018-05-25 20:01:00.0,Fri May 25, 10:01 PM,6 min,62°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2018-05-25 21:37:00.0,Fri May 25, 11:37 PM,6 min,82°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-05-25 23:14:00.0,Sat May 26, 1:14 AM,3 min,54°,10° above W,54° above SW|2018-05-26 20:45:00.0,Sat May 26, 10:45 PM,6 min,84°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-05-26 22:22:00.0,Sun May 27, 00:22 AM,4 min,74°,10° above W,37° above ESE|2018-05-26 23:59:00.0,Sun May 27, 1:59 AM,< 1 min,11°,11° above W,11° above W|2018-05-27 19:53:00.0,Sun May 27, 9:53 PM,6 min,84°,10° above WSW,11° above E|2018-05-27 21:29:00.0,Sun May 27, 11:29 PM,6 min,88°,10° above W,16° above E|2018-05-27 23:06:00.0,Mon May 28, 1:06 AM,2 min,26°,12° above W,26° above WSW|2018-05-28 20:37:00.0,Mon May 28, 10:37 PM,6 min,83°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-05-28 22:14:00.0,Tue May 29, 00:14 AM,3 min,49°,10° above W,48° above S|2018-05-29 19:47:00.0,Tue May 29, 9:47 PM,4 min,82°,35° above W,11° above E|2018-05-29 21:21:00.0,Tue May 29, 11:21 PM,5 min,67°,10° above W,24° above ESE|2018-05-29 22:58:00.0,Wed May 30, 00:58 AM,< 1 min,14°,10° above W,14° above WSW|2018-05-30 20:29:00.0,Wed May 30, 10:29 PM,6 min,84°,10° above W,11° above ESE|2018-05-30 22:06:00.0,Thu May 31, 00:06 AM,3 min,29°,11° above W,29° above SSW|2018-05-31 21:14:00.0,Thu May 31, 11:14 PM,5 min,43°,10° above W,24° above SSE|2018-06-01 20:21:00.0,Fri Jun 1, 10:21 PM,6 min,61°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2018-06-01 21:58:00.0,Fri Jun 1, 11:58 PM,2 min,17°,10° above W,17° above SW|2018-06-02 21:06:00.0,Sat Jun 2, 11:06 PM,4 min,25°,11° above W,20° above S|2018-06-03 20:14:00.0,Sun Jun 3, 10:14 PM,6 min,37°,12° above W,10° above SE|2018-06-04 20:59:00.0,Mon Jun 4, 10:59 PM,3 min,14°,10° above WSW,12° above SSW|2018-06-05 20:06:00.0,Tue Jun 5, 10:06 PM,5 min,22°,11° above W,10° above SSE|

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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