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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, 10:35 PM 6 min 84° 10° above W 11° above E  
Sat May 26, 00:12 AM 5 min 85° 10° above W 25° above E  
Sat May 26, 1:49 AM < 1 min 17° 12° above W 17° above W  
Sat May 26, 9:43 PM 6 min 79° 10° above WSW 11° above ENE  
Sat May 26, 11:20 PM 6 min 76° 10° above W 11° above E  
Sun May 27, 00:56 AM 2 min 38° 10° above W 38° above WSW  
Sun May 27, 10:27 PM 6 min 74° 10° above W 11° above E  
Mon May 28, 00:04 AM 4 min 70° 10° above WNW 46° above SE  
Mon May 28, 9:35 PM 6 min 80° 10° above W 11° above E  
Mon May 28, 11:12 PM 6 min 88° 10° above WNW 16° above ESE  
Tue May 29, 00:49 AM 1 min 21° 11° above W 21° above WSW  
Tue May 29, 10:19 PM 6 min 78° 10° above W 11° above E  
Tue May 29, 11:56 PM 3 min 43° 10° above W 42° above SSW  
Wed May 30, 11:04 PM 5 min 62° 10° above WNW 23° above SE  
Thu May 31, 00:41 AM < 1 min 11° 10° above W 11° above WSW  
Thu May 31, 10:12 PM 6 min 82° 15° above WNW 11° above ESE  
Thu May 31, 11:48 PM 2 min 25° 11° above W 25° above SW  
Fri Jun 1, 10:56 PM 4 min 37° 12° above W 26° above SSE  
Sat Jun 2, 10:04 PM 6 min 55° 15° above W 10° above SE  
Sat Jun 2, 11:41 PM 1 min 13° 10° above WSW 13° above SW  
Sun Jun 3, 10:48 PM 4 min 21° 10° above W 17° above S  
Mon Jun 4, 9:56 PM 5 min 32° 11° above W 12° above SSE  
Tue Jun 5, 10:41 PM 2 min 11° 10° above WSW 10° above SSW  
Wed Jun 6, 9:48 PM 5 min 18° 10° above W 10° above S  
2018-05-25 21:35:00.0,Fri May 25, 10:35 PM,6 min,84°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-05-25 23:12:00.0,Sat May 26, 00:12 AM,5 min,85°,10° above W,25° above E|2018-05-26 00:49:00.0,Sat May 26, 1:49 AM,< 1 min,17°,12° above W,17° above W|2018-05-26 20:43:00.0,Sat May 26, 9:43 PM,6 min,79°,10° above WSW,11° above ENE|2018-05-26 22:20:00.0,Sat May 26, 11:20 PM,6 min,76°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-05-26 23:56:00.0,Sun May 27, 00:56 AM,2 min,38°,10° above W,38° above WSW|2018-05-27 21:27:00.0,Sun May 27, 10:27 PM,6 min,74°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-05-27 23:04:00.0,Mon May 28, 00:04 AM,4 min,70°,10° above WNW,46° above SE|2018-05-28 20:35:00.0,Mon May 28, 9:35 PM,6 min,80°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-05-28 22:12:00.0,Mon May 28, 11:12 PM,6 min,88°,10° above WNW,16° above ESE|2018-05-28 23:49:00.0,Tue May 29, 00:49 AM,1 min,21°,11° above W,21° above WSW|2018-05-29 21:19:00.0,Tue May 29, 10:19 PM,6 min,78°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-05-29 22:56:00.0,Tue May 29, 11:56 PM,3 min,43°,10° above W,42° above SSW|2018-05-30 22:04:00.0,Wed May 30, 11:04 PM,5 min,62°,10° above WNW,23° above SE|2018-05-30 23:41:00.0,Thu May 31, 00:41 AM,< 1 min,11°,10° above W,11° above WSW|2018-05-31 21:12:00.0,Thu May 31, 10:12 PM,6 min,82°,15° above WNW,11° above ESE|2018-05-31 22:48:00.0,Thu May 31, 11:48 PM,2 min,25°,11° above W,25° above SW|2018-06-01 21:56:00.0,Fri Jun 1, 10:56 PM,4 min,37°,12° above W,26° above SSE|2018-06-02 21:04:00.0,Sat Jun 2, 10:04 PM,6 min,55°,15° above W,10° above SE|2018-06-02 22:41:00.0,Sat Jun 2, 11:41 PM,1 min,13°,10° above WSW,13° above SW|2018-06-03 21:48:00.0,Sun Jun 3, 10:48 PM,4 min,21°,10° above W,17° above S|2018-06-04 20:56:00.0,Mon Jun 4, 9:56 PM,5 min,32°,11° above W,12° above SSE|2018-06-05 21:41:00.0,Tue Jun 5, 10:41 PM,2 min,11°,10° above WSW,10° above SSW|2018-06-06 20:48:00.0,Wed Jun 6, 9:48 PM,5 min,18°,10° above W,10° 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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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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