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The following ISS sightings are possible from Friday May 25, 2018 through Saturday Jun 9, 2018

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Fri May 25, 9:29 PM 2 min 20° 20° above N 10° above NNE  
Sat May 26, 00:44 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above NNE 10° above NNE  
Sun May 27, 9:21 PM 1 min 13° 13° above NNW 10° above NNE  
Mon May 28, 11:43 PM 1 min 11° 11° above N 10° above NNE  
Wed May 30, 11:35 PM 1 min 17° 14° above N 17° above NNE  
Thu May 31, 10:43 PM 2 min 12° 11° above N 10° above NE  
Fri Jun 1, 00:18 AM < 1 min 13° 10° above NW 13° above NW  
Fri Jun 1, 9:51 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above N 10° above NNE  
Fri Jun 1, 11:27 PM < 1 min 26° 20° above NNW 26° above N  
Sat Jun 2, 10:35 PM 2 min 20° 16° above N 17° above NE  
Sun Jun 3, 00:10 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above WNW 10° above WNW  
Sun Jun 3, 9:42 PM 3 min 14° 11° above N 11° above NE  
Sun Jun 3, 11:18 PM 1 min 36° 19° above NW 36° above NW  
Mon Jun 4, 10:27 PM 2 min 38° 25° above NNW 33° above ENE  
Tue Jun 5, 9:35 PM 4 min 23° 17° above N 10° above E  
Tue Jun 5, 11:09 PM 2 min 24° 10° above WNW 24° above W  
Wed Jun 6, 10:19 PM 2 min 84° 29° above NW 61° above SE  
Thu Jun 7, 9:27 PM 4 min 47° 32° above NNW 14° above ESE  
Thu Jun 7, 11:03 PM < 1 min 13° 11° above W 13° above WSW  
Fri Jun 8, 10:10 PM 3 min 30° 16° above W 27° above SSW  
2018-05-25 18:29:00.0,Fri May 25, 9:29 PM,2 min,20°,20° above N,10° above NNE|2018-05-25 21:44:00.0,Sat May 26, 00:44 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above NNE,10° above NNE|2018-05-27 18:21:00.0,Sun May 27, 9:21 PM,1 min,13°,13° above NNW,10° above NNE|2018-05-28 20:43:00.0,Mon May 28, 11:43 PM,1 min,11°,11° above N,10° above NNE|2018-05-30 20:35:00.0,Wed May 30, 11:35 PM,1 min,17°,14° above N,17° above NNE|2018-05-31 19:43:00.0,Thu May 31, 10:43 PM,2 min,12°,11° above N,10° above NE|2018-05-31 21:18:00.0,Fri Jun 1, 00:18 AM,< 1 min,13°,10° above NW,13° above NW|2018-06-01 18:51:00.0,Fri Jun 1, 9:51 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above N,10° above NNE|2018-06-01 20:27:00.0,Fri Jun 1, 11:27 PM,< 1 min,26°,20° above NNW,26° above N|2018-06-02 19:35:00.0,Sat Jun 2, 10:35 PM,2 min,20°,16° above N,17° above NE|2018-06-02 21:10:00.0,Sun Jun 3, 00:10 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above WNW,10° above WNW|2018-06-03 18:42:00.0,Sun Jun 3, 9:42 PM,3 min,14°,11° above N,11° above NE|2018-06-03 20:18:00.0,Sun Jun 3, 11:18 PM,1 min,36°,19° above NW,36° above NW|2018-06-04 19:27:00.0,Mon Jun 4, 10:27 PM,2 min,38°,25° above NNW,33° above ENE|2018-06-05 18:35:00.0,Tue Jun 5, 9:35 PM,4 min,23°,17° above N,10° above E|2018-06-05 20:09:00.0,Tue Jun 5, 11:09 PM,2 min,24°,10° above WNW,24° above W|2018-06-06 19:19:00.0,Wed Jun 6, 10:19 PM,2 min,84°,29° above NW,61° above SE|2018-06-07 18:27:00.0,Thu Jun 7, 9:27 PM,4 min,47°,32° above NNW,14° above ESE|2018-06-07 20:03:00.0,Thu Jun 7, 11:03 PM,< 1 min,13°,11° above W,13° above WSW|2018-06-08 19:10:00.0,Fri Jun 8, 10:10 PM,3 min,30°,16° above W,27° above SSW|

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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.

Astronomical Horizon