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The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday May 23, 2018 through Thursday Jun 7, 2018

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Wed May 23, 9:34 PM 6 min 53° 10° above WSW 10° above NE  
Wed May 23, 11:15 PM 1 min 15° 15° above N 11° above NNE  
Thu May 24, 00:52 AM 1 min 13° 13° above NNE 10° above NE  
Thu May 24, 2:26 AM 2 min 29° 10° above NW 29° above N  
Thu May 24, 4:06 AM 2 min 25° 25° above S 11° above SSE  
Thu May 24, 8:47 PM < 1 min 16° 16° above ENE 10° above NE  
Thu May 24, 10:22 PM 2 min 19° 19° above NNW 11° above NNE  
Thu May 24, 11:59 PM 1 min 12° 12° above N 10° above NNE  
Fri May 25, 1:34 AM 1 min 19° 11° above NNW 19° above N  
Fri May 25, 9:29 PM 3 min 27° 27° above NNW 11° above NE  
Fri May 25, 11:07 PM 1 min 13° 13° above N 10° above NNE  
Sat May 26, 00:43 AM < 1 min 17° 16° above N 17° above NNE  
Sat May 26, 10:14 PM 2 min 14° 14° above N 10° above NNE  
Sat May 26, 11:52 PM 2 min 14° 14° above N 10° above NE  
Sun May 27, 1:26 AM < 1 min 12° 10° above NW 12° above NW  
Sun May 27, 9:22 PM 2 min 18° 18° above N 10° above NNE  
Sun May 27, 10:59 PM 1 min 13° 13° above N 10° above NNE  
Mon May 28, 00:34 AM 1 min 20° 11° above NNW 20° above N  
Mon May 28, 10:07 PM 1 min 13° 13° above N 10° above NNE  
Mon May 28, 11:43 PM 1 min 18° 17° above N 17° above NE  
Tue May 29, 9:14 PM 2 min 14° 14° above N 10° above NNE  
Tue May 29, 10:51 PM 2 min 15° 14° above N 10° above NE  
Wed May 30, 00:26 AM 1 min 18° 10° above NW 18° above NW  
Wed May 30, 9:59 PM 2 min 13° 13° above N 10° above NE  
Wed May 30, 11:35 PM 1 min 28° 22° above NNW 28° above NNE  
Thu May 31, 9:06 PM 2 min 12° 12° above N 10° above NNE  
Thu May 31, 10:43 PM 3 min 20° 18° above N 14° above ENE  
Fri Jun 1, 00:18 AM < 1 min 15° 10° above WNW 15° above WNW  
Fri Jun 1, 9:51 PM 3 min 16° 15° above N 11° above NE  
Fri Jun 1, 11:26 PM 1 min 41° 19° above NW 41° above NNW  
Sat Jun 2, 8:58 PM 3 min 13° 12° above NNW 10° above NE  
Sat Jun 2, 10:35 PM 2 min 33° 23° above NNW 26° above ENE  
Sun Jun 3, 9:43 PM 4 min 23° 19° above N 10° above ENE  
Sun Jun 3, 11:17 PM 2 min 33° 10° above WNW 33° above WNW  
Mon Jun 4, 10:27 PM 2 min 71° 28° above NW 45° above ESE  
Tue Jun 5, 9:35 PM 4 min 39° 29° above NNW 13° above E  
Tue Jun 5, 11:10 PM 1 min 19° 11° above W 19° above WSW  
Wed Jun 6, 10:18 PM 3 min 45° 18° above WNW 40° above S  
2018-05-23 18:34:00.0,Wed May 23, 9:34 PM,6 min,53°,10° above WSW,10° above NE|2018-05-23 20:15:00.0,Wed May 23, 11:15 PM,1 min,15°,15° above N,11° above NNE|2018-05-23 21:52:00.0,Thu May 24, 00:52 AM,1 min,13°,13° above NNE,10° above NE|2018-05-23 23:26:00.0,Thu May 24, 2:26 AM,2 min,29°,10° above NW,29° above N|2018-05-24 01:06:00.0,Thu May 24, 4:06 AM,2 min,25°,25° above S,11° above SSE|2018-05-24 17:47:00.0,Thu May 24, 8:47 PM,< 1 min,16°,16° above ENE,10° above NE|2018-05-24 19:22:00.0,Thu May 24, 10:22 PM,2 min,19°,19° above NNW,11° above NNE|2018-05-24 20:59:00.0,Thu May 24, 11:59 PM,1 min,12°,12° above N,10° above NNE|2018-05-24 22:34:00.0,Fri May 25, 1:34 AM,1 min,19°,11° above NNW,19° above N|2018-05-25 18:29:00.0,Fri May 25, 9:29 PM,3 min,27°,27° above NNW,11° above NE|2018-05-25 20:07:00.0,Fri May 25, 11:07 PM,1 min,13°,13° above N,10° above NNE|2018-05-25 21:43:00.0,Sat May 26, 00:43 AM,< 1 min,17°,16° above N,17° above NNE|2018-05-26 19:14:00.0,Sat May 26, 10:14 PM,2 min,14°,14° above N,10° above NNE|2018-05-26 20:52:00.0,Sat May 26, 11:52 PM,2 min,14°,14° above N,10° above NE|2018-05-26 22:26:00.0,Sun May 27, 1:26 AM,< 1 min,12°,10° above NW,12° above NW|2018-05-27 18:22:00.0,Sun May 27, 9:22 PM,2 min,18°,18° above N,10° above NNE|2018-05-27 19:59:00.0,Sun May 27, 10:59 PM,1 min,13°,13° above N,10° above NNE|2018-05-27 21:34:00.0,Mon May 28, 00:34 AM,1 min,20°,11° above NNW,20° above N|2018-05-28 19:07:00.0,Mon May 28, 10:07 PM,1 min,13°,13° above N,10° above NNE|2018-05-28 20:43:00.0,Mon May 28, 11:43 PM,1 min,18°,17° above N,17° above NE|2018-05-29 18:14:00.0,Tue May 29, 9:14 PM,2 min,14°,14° above N,10° above NNE|2018-05-29 19:51:00.0,Tue May 29, 10:51 PM,2 min,15°,14° above N,10° above NE|2018-05-29 21:26:00.0,Wed May 30, 00:26 AM,1 min,18°,10° above NW,18° above NW|2018-05-30 18:59:00.0,Wed May 30, 9:59 PM,2 min,13°,13° above N,10° above NE|2018-05-30 20:35:00.0,Wed May 30, 11:35 PM,1 min,28°,22° above NNW,28° above NNE|2018-05-31 18:06:00.0,Thu May 31, 9:06 PM,2 min,12°,12° above N,10° above NNE|2018-05-31 19:43:00.0,Thu May 31, 10:43 PM,3 min,20°,18° above N,14° above ENE|2018-05-31 21:18:00.0,Fri Jun 1, 00:18 AM,< 1 min,15°,10° above WNW,15° above WNW|2018-06-01 18:51:00.0,Fri Jun 1, 9:51 PM,3 min,16°,15° above N,11° above NE|2018-06-01 20:26:00.0,Fri Jun 1, 11:26 PM,1 min,41°,19° above NW,41° above NNW|2018-06-02 17:58:00.0,Sat Jun 2, 8:58 PM,3 min,13°,12° above NNW,10° above NE|2018-06-02 19:35:00.0,Sat Jun 2, 10:35 PM,2 min,33°,23° above NNW,26° above ENE|2018-06-03 18:43:00.0,Sun Jun 3, 9:43 PM,4 min,23°,19° above N,10° above ENE|2018-06-03 20:17:00.0,Sun Jun 3, 11:17 PM,2 min,33°,10° above WNW,33° above WNW|2018-06-04 19:27:00.0,Mon Jun 4, 10:27 PM,2 min,71°,28° above NW,45° above ESE|2018-06-05 18:35:00.0,Tue Jun 5, 9:35 PM,4 min,39°,29° above NNW,13° above E|2018-06-05 20:10:00.0,Tue Jun 5, 11:10 PM,1 min,19°,11° above W,19° above WSW|2018-06-06 19:18:00.0,Wed Jun 6, 10:18 PM,3 min,45°,18° above WNW,40° above S|

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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.

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