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The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday May 18, 2022 through Thursday Jun 2, 2022

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Wed May 18, 9:59 PM 5 min 19° 10° above WNW 10° above NNE  
Wed May 18, 11:37 PM 4 min 14° 10° above NNW 10° above NE  
Thu May 19, 1:14 AM 1 min 14° 10° above NW 14° above NNW  
Thu May 19, 9:10 PM 6 min 25° 10° above W 10° above NE  
Thu May 19, 10:49 PM 4 min 13° 10° above NW 10° above NNE  
Fri May 20, 12:26 AM 2 min 19° 10° above NNW 19° above N  
Fri May 20, 10:01 PM 4 min 14° 10° above NW 10° above NNE  
Fri May 20, 11:38 PM 3 min 16° 10° above NNW 15° above NE  
Sat May 21, 9:12 PM 4 min 16° 10° above NW 10° above NNE  
Sat May 21, 10:50 PM 4 min 14° 10° above NNW 10° above NE  
Sun May 22, 12:26 AM 1 min 19° 10° above NW 19° above NNW  
Sun May 22, 10:02 PM 4 min 14° 10° above NNW 10° above NE  
Sun May 22, 11:39 PM 3 min 25° 10° above NW 25° above NNE  
Mon May 23, 9:14 PM 4 min 14° 10° above NW 10° above NNE  
Mon May 23, 10:51 PM 4 min 20° 10° above NNW 15° above NE  
Tue May 24, 12:27 AM < 1 min 14° 10° above NW 14° above NW  
Tue May 24, 10:03 PM 4 min 16° 10° above NNW 10° above NE  
Tue May 24, 11:39 PM 2 min 35° 10° above NW 35° above NNW  
Wed May 25, 9:15 PM 4 min 14° 10° above NNW 10° above NE  
Wed May 25, 10:51 PM 4 min 34° 10° above NW 32° above NE  
Thu May 26, 10:03 PM 5 min 24° 10° above NW 13° above ENE  
Thu May 26, 11:40 PM 1 min 24° 10° above WNW 24° above WNW  
Fri May 27, 9:15 PM 5 min 19° 10° above NNW 10° above ENE  
Fri May 27, 10:51 PM 3 min 81° 10° above NW 81° above N  
Sat May 28, 10:03 PM 5 min 50° 10° above NW 27° above E  
Sat May 28, 11:41 PM 1 min 12° 10° above W 12° above W  
Sun May 29, 9:15 PM 6 min 33° 10° above NW 10° above E  
Sun May 29, 10:52 PM 2 min 31° 10° above WNW 31° above WSW  
Mon May 30, 10:04 PM 5 min 59° 10° above WNW 33° above SSE  
Tue May 31, 9:15 PM 6 min 79° 10° above NW 12° above ESE  
Tue May 31, 10:54 PM 1 min 12° 10° above WSW 12° above SW  
Wed Jun 1, 10:05 PM 4 min 20° 10° above W 15° above SSW  
2022-05-18 18:59:00.0,Wed May 18, 9:59 PM,5 min,19°,10° above WNW,10° above NNE|2022-05-18 20:37:00.0,Wed May 18, 11:37 PM,4 min,14°,10° above NNW,10° above NE|2022-05-18 22:14:00.0,Thu May 19, 1:14 AM,1 min,14°,10° above NW,14° above NNW|2022-05-19 18:10:00.0,Thu May 19, 9:10 PM,6 min,25°,10° above W,10° above NE|2022-05-19 19:49:00.0,Thu May 19, 10:49 PM,4 min,13°,10° above NW,10° above NNE|2022-05-19 21:26:00.0,Fri May 20, 12:26 AM,2 min,19°,10° above NNW,19° above N|2022-05-20 19:01:00.0,Fri May 20, 10:01 PM,4 min,14°,10° above NW,10° above NNE|2022-05-20 20:38:00.0,Fri May 20, 11:38 PM,3 min,16°,10° above NNW,15° above NE|2022-05-21 18:12:00.0,Sat May 21, 9:12 PM,4 min,16°,10° above NW,10° above NNE|2022-05-21 19:50:00.0,Sat May 21, 10:50 PM,4 min,14°,10° above NNW,10° above NE|2022-05-21 21:26:00.0,Sun May 22, 12:26 AM,1 min,19°,10° above NW,19° above NNW|2022-05-22 19:02:00.0,Sun May 22, 10:02 PM,4 min,14°,10° above NNW,10° above NE|2022-05-22 20:39:00.0,Sun May 22, 11:39 PM,3 min,25°,10° above NW,25° above NNE|2022-05-23 18:14:00.0,Mon May 23, 9:14 PM,4 min,14°,10° above NW,10° above NNE|2022-05-23 19:51:00.0,Mon May 23, 10:51 PM,4 min,20°,10° above NNW,15° above NE|2022-05-23 21:27:00.0,Tue May 24, 12:27 AM,< 1 min,14°,10° above NW,14° above NW|2022-05-24 19:03:00.0,Tue May 24, 10:03 PM,4 min,16°,10° above NNW,10° above NE|2022-05-24 20:39:00.0,Tue May 24, 11:39 PM,2 min,35°,10° above NW,35° above NNW|2022-05-25 18:15:00.0,Wed May 25, 9:15 PM,4 min,14°,10° above NNW,10° above NE|2022-05-25 19:51:00.0,Wed May 25, 10:51 PM,4 min,34°,10° above NW,32° above NE|2022-05-26 19:03:00.0,Thu May 26, 10:03 PM,5 min,24°,10° above NW,13° above ENE|2022-05-26 20:40:00.0,Thu May 26, 11:40 PM,1 min,24°,10° above WNW,24° above WNW|2022-05-27 18:15:00.0,Fri May 27, 9:15 PM,5 min,19°,10° above NNW,10° above ENE|2022-05-27 19:51:00.0,Fri May 27, 10:51 PM,3 min,81°,10° above NW,81° above N|2022-05-28 19:03:00.0,Sat May 28, 10:03 PM,5 min,50°,10° above NW,27° above E|2022-05-28 20:41:00.0,Sat May 28, 11:41 PM,1 min,12°,10° above W,12° above W|2022-05-29 18:15:00.0,Sun May 29, 9:15 PM,6 min,33°,10° above NW,10° above E|2022-05-29 19:52:00.0,Sun May 29, 10:52 PM,2 min,31°,10° above WNW,31° above WSW|2022-05-30 19:04:00.0,Mon May 30, 10:04 PM,5 min,59°,10° above WNW,33° above SSE|2022-05-31 18:15:00.0,Tue May 31, 9:15 PM,6 min,79°,10° above NW,12° above ESE|2022-05-31 19:54:00.0,Tue May 31, 10:54 PM,1 min,12°,10° above WSW,12° above SW|2022-06-01 19:05:00.0,Wed Jun 1, 10:05 PM,4 min,20°,10° above W,15° 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.