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The following ISS sightings are possible from Friday May 14, 2021 through Saturday May 29, 2021

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Fri May 14, 11:25 PM 6 min 32° 10° above SW 10° above E  
Sat May 15, 1:01 AM 7 min 79° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Sat May 15, 2:38 AM 7 min 75° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Sat May 15, 4:15 AM 6 min 28° 10° above W 10° above SSE  
Sat May 15, 10:38 PM 6 min 23° 10° above SSW 10° above E  
Sun May 16, 12:13 AM 7 min 68° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Sun May 16, 1:50 AM 7 min 84° 10° above W 10° above E  
Sun May 16, 3:27 AM 6 min 38° 10° above W 10° above SE  
Sun May 16, 11:26 PM 7 min 55° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Mon May 17, 1:03 AM 7 min 87° 10° above W 10° above E  
Mon May 17, 2:40 AM 7 min 50° 10° above W 10° above SE  
Mon May 17, 4:17 AM 4 min 15° 10° above WSW 10° above S  
Mon May 17, 10:39 PM 6 min 43° 10° above SW 10° above E  
Tue May 18, 12:15 AM 7 min 86° 10° above W 10° above E  
Tue May 18, 1:52 AM 4 min 63° 10° above W 60° above S  
Tue May 18, 11:28 PM 7 min 79° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Wed May 19, 1:05 AM 5 min 75° 10° above W 36° above ESE  
Wed May 19, 2:42 AM 1 min 13° 10° above W 13° above W  
Wed May 19, 10:40 PM 7 min 69° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Thu May 20, 12:17 AM 6 min 83° 10° above W 17° above E  
Thu May 20, 1:54 AM 2 min 25° 10° above W 25° above WSW  
Thu May 20, 11:30 PM 7 min 87° 10° above W 10° above E  
Fri May 21, 1:07 AM 3 min 50° 10° above W 50° above SSW  
Fri May 21, 10:42 PM 7 min 86° 10° above W 10° above E  
Sat May 22, 12:19 AM 5 min 63° 10° above W 34° above SE  
Sat May 22, 1:56 AM < 1 min 13° 10° above W 13° above WSW  
Sat May 22, 11:32 PM 6 min 75° 10° above W 15° above ESE  
Sun May 23, 1:09 AM 2 min 24° 10° above W 24° above WSW  
Sun May 23, 10:44 PM 7 min 83° 10° above W 10° above E  
Mon May 24, 12:21 AM 4 min 37° 10° above W 35° above S  
Mon May 24, 11:34 PM 5 min 49° 10° above W 21° above SE  
Tue May 25, 1:12 AM < 1 min 12° 10° above WSW 12° above WSW  
Tue May 25, 10:47 PM 7 min 62° 10° above W 11° above ESE  
Wed May 26, 12:24 AM 3 min 20° 10° above W 20° above SW  
Wed May 26, 11:36 PM 4 min 28° 10° above W 21° above S  
Thu May 27, 10:49 PM 6 min 37° 10° above W 13° above SE  
Fri May 28, 11:39 PM 3 min 14° 10° above WSW 13° above SSW  
2021-05-14 22:25:00.0,Fri May 14, 11:25 PM,6 min,32°,10° above SW,10° above E|2021-05-15 00:01:00.0,Sat May 15, 1:01 AM,7 min,79°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2021-05-15 01:38:00.0,Sat May 15, 2:38 AM,7 min,75°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2021-05-15 03:15:00.0,Sat May 15, 4:15 AM,6 min,28°,10° above W,10° above SSE|2021-05-15 21:38:00.0,Sat May 15, 10:38 PM,6 min,23°,10° above SSW,10° above E|2021-05-15 23:13:00.0,Sun May 16, 12:13 AM,7 min,68°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2021-05-16 00:50:00.0,Sun May 16, 1:50 AM,7 min,84°,10° above W,10° above E|2021-05-16 02:27:00.0,Sun May 16, 3:27 AM,6 min,38°,10° above W,10° above SE|2021-05-16 22:26:00.0,Sun May 16, 11:26 PM,7 min,55°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2021-05-17 00:03:00.0,Mon May 17, 1:03 AM,7 min,87°,10° above W,10° above E|2021-05-17 01:40:00.0,Mon May 17, 2:40 AM,7 min,50°,10° above W,10° above SE|2021-05-17 03:17:00.0,Mon May 17, 4:17 AM,4 min,15°,10° above WSW,10° above S|2021-05-17 21:39:00.0,Mon May 17, 10:39 PM,6 min,43°,10° above SW,10° above E|2021-05-17 23:15:00.0,Tue May 18, 12:15 AM,7 min,86°,10° above W,10° above E|2021-05-18 00:52:00.0,Tue May 18, 1:52 AM,4 min,63°,10° above W,60° above S|2021-05-18 22:28:00.0,Tue May 18, 11:28 PM,7 min,79°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2021-05-19 00:05:00.0,Wed May 19, 1:05 AM,5 min,75°,10° above W,36° above ESE|2021-05-19 01:42:00.0,Wed May 19, 2:42 AM,1 min,13°,10° above W,13° above W|2021-05-19 21:40:00.0,Wed May 19, 10:40 PM,7 min,69°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2021-05-19 23:17:00.0,Thu May 20, 12:17 AM,6 min,83°,10° above W,17° above E|2021-05-20 00:54:00.0,Thu May 20, 1:54 AM,2 min,25°,10° above W,25° above WSW|2021-05-20 22:30:00.0,Thu May 20, 11:30 PM,7 min,87°,10° above W,10° above E|2021-05-21 00:07:00.0,Fri May 21, 1:07 AM,3 min,50°,10° above W,50° above SSW|2021-05-21 21:42:00.0,Fri May 21, 10:42 PM,7 min,86°,10° above W,10° above E|2021-05-21 23:19:00.0,Sat May 22, 12:19 AM,5 min,63°,10° above W,34° above SE|2021-05-22 00:56:00.0,Sat May 22, 1:56 AM,< 1 min,13°,10° above W,13° above WSW|2021-05-22 22:32:00.0,Sat May 22, 11:32 PM,6 min,75°,10° above W,15° above ESE|2021-05-23 00:09:00.0,Sun May 23, 1:09 AM,2 min,24°,10° above W,24° above WSW|2021-05-23 21:44:00.0,Sun May 23, 10:44 PM,7 min,83°,10° above W,10° above E|2021-05-23 23:21:00.0,Mon May 24, 12:21 AM,4 min,37°,10° above W,35° above S|2021-05-24 22:34:00.0,Mon May 24, 11:34 PM,5 min,49°,10° above W,21° above SE|2021-05-25 00:12:00.0,Tue May 25, 1:12 AM,< 1 min,12°,10° above WSW,12° above WSW|2021-05-25 21:47:00.0,Tue May 25, 10:47 PM,7 min,62°,10° above W,11° above ESE|2021-05-25 23:24:00.0,Wed May 26, 12:24 AM,3 min,20°,10° above W,20° above SW|2021-05-26 22:36:00.0,Wed May 26, 11:36 PM,4 min,28°,10° above W,21° above S|2021-05-27 21:49:00.0,Thu May 27, 10:49 PM,6 min,37°,10° above W,13° above SE|2021-05-28 22:39:00.0,Fri May 28, 11:39 PM,3 min,14°,10° above WSW,13° above SSW|

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 chart. Click the link for a detailed description of the astronomical horizon and sighting alert messages.