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Location: Stadskanaal, Netherlands

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, 10:51 PM 5 min 18° 10° above S 10° above E  
Sat May 15, 12:27 AM 7 min 51° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Sat May 15, 2:03 AM 7 min 70° 10° above W 10° above E  
Sat May 15, 3:40 AM 6 min 36° 10° above W 10° above SE  
Sat May 15, 11:40 PM 6 min 41° 10° above SW 10° above E  
Sun May 16, 1:16 AM 7 min 71° 10° above W 10° above E  
Sun May 16, 2:53 AM 7 min 46° 10° above W 10° above SE  
Sun May 16, 4:30 AM 4 min 15° 10° above WSW 10° above S  
Sun May 16, 10:52 PM 6 min 32° 10° above SW 10° above E  
Mon May 17, 12:29 AM 7 min 68° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Mon May 17, 2:05 AM 7 min 56° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Mon May 17, 3:42 AM 5 min 20° 10° above W 10° above SSE  
Mon May 17, 11:41 PM 7 min 61° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Tue May 18, 1:18 AM 5 min 64° 10° above W 25° above ESE  
Tue May 18, 2:55 AM 1 min 16° 10° above W 16° above WSW  
Tue May 18, 10:54 PM 7 min 52° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Wed May 19, 12:30 AM 6 min 70° 10° above W 17° above ESE  
Wed May 19, 2:07 AM 2 min 27° 10° above W 27° above WSW  
Wed May 19, 11:43 PM 7 min 71° 10° above W 10° above E  
Thu May 20, 1:20 AM 3 min 45° 10° above W 45° above SSW  
Thu May 20, 10:56 PM 7 min 68° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Fri May 21, 12:32 AM 5 min 56° 10° above W 33° above SE  
Fri May 21, 2:09 AM < 1 min 13° 10° above W 13° above WSW  
Fri May 21, 11:45 PM 6 min 64° 10° above W 14° above ESE  
Sat May 22, 1:22 AM 2 min 24° 10° above W 24° above WSW  
Sat May 22, 10:58 PM 7 min 70° 10° above W 10° above E  
Sun May 23, 12:34 AM 4 min 35° 10° above W 33° above S  
Sun May 23, 11:47 PM 5 min 45° 10° above W 23° above SE  
Mon May 24, 1:24 AM 1 min 12° 10° above WSW 12° above WSW  
Mon May 24, 11:00 PM 7 min 55° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Tue May 25, 12:37 AM 2 min 20° 10° above W 20° above SW  
Tue May 25, 11:49 PM 4 min 27° 10° above W 21° above S  
Wed May 26, 11:02 PM 6 min 35° 10° above W 12° above SE  
Thu May 27, 11:52 PM 3 min 15° 10° above WSW 14° above SSW  
Fri May 28, 11:04 PM 5 min 20° 10° above W 11° above SSE  
2021-05-14 20:51:00.0,Fri May 14, 10:51 PM,5 min,18°,10° above S,10° above E|2021-05-14 22:27:00.0,Sat May 15, 12:27 AM,7 min,51°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2021-05-15 00:03:00.0,Sat May 15, 2:03 AM,7 min,70°,10° above W,10° above E|2021-05-15 01:40:00.0,Sat May 15, 3:40 AM,6 min,36°,10° above W,10° above SE|2021-05-15 21:40:00.0,Sat May 15, 11:40 PM,6 min,41°,10° above SW,10° above E|2021-05-15 23:16:00.0,Sun May 16, 1:16 AM,7 min,71°,10° above W,10° above E|2021-05-16 00:53:00.0,Sun May 16, 2:53 AM,7 min,46°,10° above W,10° above SE|2021-05-16 02:30:00.0,Sun May 16, 4:30 AM,4 min,15°,10° above WSW,10° above S|2021-05-16 20:52:00.0,Sun May 16, 10:52 PM,6 min,32°,10° above SW,10° above E|2021-05-16 22:29:00.0,Mon May 17, 12:29 AM,7 min,68°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2021-05-17 00:05:00.0,Mon May 17, 2:05 AM,7 min,56°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2021-05-17 01:42:00.0,Mon May 17, 3:42 AM,5 min,20°,10° above W,10° above SSE|2021-05-17 21:41:00.0,Mon May 17, 11:41 PM,7 min,61°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2021-05-17 23:18:00.0,Tue May 18, 1:18 AM,5 min,64°,10° above W,25° above ESE|2021-05-18 00:55:00.0,Tue May 18, 2:55 AM,1 min,16°,10° above W,16° above WSW|2021-05-18 20:54:00.0,Tue May 18, 10:54 PM,7 min,52°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2021-05-18 22:30:00.0,Wed May 19, 12:30 AM,6 min,70°,10° above W,17° above ESE|2021-05-19 00:07:00.0,Wed May 19, 2:07 AM,2 min,27°,10° above W,27° above WSW|2021-05-19 21:43:00.0,Wed May 19, 11:43 PM,7 min,71°,10° above W,10° above E|2021-05-19 23:20:00.0,Thu May 20, 1:20 AM,3 min,45°,10° above W,45° above SSW|2021-05-20 20:56:00.0,Thu May 20, 10:56 PM,7 min,68°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2021-05-20 22:32:00.0,Fri May 21, 12:32 AM,5 min,56°,10° above W,33° above SE|2021-05-21 00:09:00.0,Fri May 21, 2:09 AM,< 1 min,13°,10° above W,13° above WSW|2021-05-21 21:45:00.0,Fri May 21, 11:45 PM,6 min,64°,10° above W,14° above ESE|2021-05-21 23:22:00.0,Sat May 22, 1:22 AM,2 min,24°,10° above W,24° above WSW|2021-05-22 20:58:00.0,Sat May 22, 10:58 PM,7 min,70°,10° above W,10° above E|2021-05-22 22:34:00.0,Sun May 23, 12:34 AM,4 min,35°,10° above W,33° above S|2021-05-23 21:47:00.0,Sun May 23, 11:47 PM,5 min,45°,10° above W,23° above SE|2021-05-23 23:24:00.0,Mon May 24, 1:24 AM,1 min,12°,10° above WSW,12° above WSW|2021-05-24 21:00:00.0,Mon May 24, 11:00 PM,7 min,55°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2021-05-24 22:37:00.0,Tue May 25, 12:37 AM,2 min,20°,10° above W,20° above SW|2021-05-25 21:49:00.0,Tue May 25, 11:49 PM,4 min,27°,10° above W,21° above S|2021-05-26 21:02:00.0,Wed May 26, 11:02 PM,6 min,35°,10° above W,12° above SE|2021-05-27 21:52:00.0,Thu May 27, 11:52 PM,3 min,15°,10° above WSW,14° above SSW|2021-05-28 21:04:00.0,Fri May 28, 11:04 PM,5 min,20°,10° above W,11° above SSE|

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.