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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
Sat May 15, 12:29 AM 5 min 18° 10° above SSW 10° above ESE  
Sat May 15, 2:05 AM 5 min 20° 10° above SW 10° above SE  
Sat May 15, 11:42 PM 4 min 16° 10° above SSW 10° above ESE  
Sun May 16, 1:17 AM 5 min 20° 10° above SW 10° above SE  
Sun May 16, 2:54 AM 4 min 14° 10° above SW 10° above S  
Mon May 17, 12:30 AM 5 min 20° 10° above SW 10° above SE  
Mon May 17, 2:06 AM 4 min 16° 10° above WSW 10° above SSE  
Mon May 17, 11:43 PM 5 min 19° 10° above SW 10° above SE  
Tue May 18, 1:19 AM 4 min 18° 10° above WSW 14° above SSE  
Wed May 19, 12:32 AM 5 min 20° 10° above SW 11° above SE  
Wed May 19, 2:09 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above SW 10° above SW  
Wed May 19, 11:44 PM 5 min 20° 10° above SW 10° above SE  
Thu May 20, 1:21 AM 2 min 14° 10° above SW 14° above SSW  
Fri May 21, 12:33 AM 3 min 16° 10° above WSW 14° above S  
Fri May 21, 11:46 PM 5 min 18° 10° above WSW 9° above SE  
Sun May 23, 12:36 AM 2 min 11° 10° above SW 11° above SSW  
Sun May 23, 11:48 PM 4 min 14° 10° above SW 10° above S  
2021-05-14 22:29:00.0,Sat May 15, 12:29 AM,5 min,18°,10° above SSW,10° above ESE|2021-05-15 00:05:00.0,Sat May 15, 2:05 AM,5 min,20°,10° above SW,10° above SE|2021-05-15 21:42:00.0,Sat May 15, 11:42 PM,4 min,16°,10° above SSW,10° above ESE|2021-05-15 23:17:00.0,Sun May 16, 1:17 AM,5 min,20°,10° above SW,10° above SE|2021-05-16 00:54:00.0,Sun May 16, 2:54 AM,4 min,14°,10° above SW,10° above S|2021-05-16 22:30:00.0,Mon May 17, 12:30 AM,5 min,20°,10° above SW,10° above SE|2021-05-17 00:06:00.0,Mon May 17, 2:06 AM,4 min,16°,10° above WSW,10° above SSE|2021-05-17 21:43:00.0,Mon May 17, 11:43 PM,5 min,19°,10° above SW,10° above SE|2021-05-17 23:19:00.0,Tue May 18, 1:19 AM,4 min,18°,10° above WSW,14° above SSE|2021-05-18 22:32:00.0,Wed May 19, 12:32 AM,5 min,20°,10° above SW,11° above SE|2021-05-19 00:09:00.0,Wed May 19, 2:09 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above SW,10° above SW|2021-05-19 21:44:00.0,Wed May 19, 11:44 PM,5 min,20°,10° above SW,10° above SE|2021-05-19 23:21:00.0,Thu May 20, 1:21 AM,2 min,14°,10° above SW,14° above SSW|2021-05-20 22:33:00.0,Fri May 21, 12:33 AM,3 min,16°,10° above WSW,14° above S|2021-05-21 21:46:00.0,Fri May 21, 11:46 PM,5 min,18°,10° above WSW,9° above SE|2021-05-22 22:36:00.0,Sun May 23, 12:36 AM,2 min,11°,10° above SW,11° above SSW|2021-05-23 21:48:00.0,Sun May 23, 11:48 PM,4 min,14°,10° above SW,10° above S|

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.