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Location: Nurtingen, Germany

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

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Tue Apr 30, 5:20 AM 4 min 19° 10° above S 13° above ESE  
Wed May 1, 4:31 AM 2 min 11° 10° above SSE 10° above ESE  
Thu May 2, 5:14 AM 5 min 37° 10° above SW 22° above E  
Fri May 3, 4:25 AM 4 min 24° 18° above S 10° above E  
Sat May 4, 3:36 AM 2 min 15° 15° above SE 10° above E  
Sat May 4, 5:09 AM 4 min 73° 10° above WSW 38° above E  
Sun May 5, 4:20 AM 4 min 47° 26° above SSW 17° above E  
Mon May 6, 3:31 AM 2 min 29° 29° above SE 11° above E  
Mon May 6, 5:04 AM 4 min 69° 10° above W 38° above NE  
Tue May 7, 2:42 AM < 1 min 12° 12° above E 10° above E  
Tue May 7, 4:15 AM 3 min 86° 28° above WSW 25° above ENE  
Wed May 8, 3:26 AM 3 min 59° 59° above SE 10° above ENE  
Wed May 8, 4:59 AM 4 min 51° 10° above W 40° above NE  
Thu May 9, 2:36 AM 1 min 22° 22° above E 11° above ENE  
Thu May 9, 4:09 AM 4 min 61° 18° above W 29° above ENE  
2019-04-30 03:20:00.0,Tue Apr 30, 5:20 AM,4 min,19°,10° above S,13° above ESE|2019-05-01 02:31:00.0,Wed May 1, 4:31 AM,2 min,11°,10° above SSE,10° above ESE|2019-05-02 03:14:00.0,Thu May 2, 5:14 AM,5 min,37°,10° above SW,22° above E|2019-05-03 02:25:00.0,Fri May 3, 4:25 AM,4 min,24°,18° above S,10° above E|2019-05-04 01:36:00.0,Sat May 4, 3:36 AM,2 min,15°,15° above SE,10° above E|2019-05-04 03:09:00.0,Sat May 4, 5:09 AM,4 min,73°,10° above WSW,38° above E|2019-05-05 02:20:00.0,Sun May 5, 4:20 AM,4 min,47°,26° above SSW,17° above E|2019-05-06 01:31:00.0,Mon May 6, 3:31 AM,2 min,29°,29° above SE,11° above E|2019-05-06 03:04:00.0,Mon May 6, 5:04 AM,4 min,69°,10° above W,38° above NE|2019-05-07 00:42:00.0,Tue May 7, 2:42 AM,< 1 min,12°,12° above E,10° above E|2019-05-07 02:15:00.0,Tue May 7, 4:15 AM,3 min,86°,28° above WSW,25° above ENE|2019-05-08 01:26:00.0,Wed May 8, 3:26 AM,3 min,59°,59° above SE,10° above ENE|2019-05-08 02:59:00.0,Wed May 8, 4:59 AM,4 min,51°,10° above W,40° above NE|2019-05-09 00:36:00.0,Thu May 9, 2:36 AM,1 min,22°,22° above E,11° above ENE|2019-05-09 02:09:00.0,Thu May 9, 4:09 AM,4 min,61°,18° above W,29° above ENE|

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