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Location: Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom

The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday May 22, 2019 through Thursday Jun 6, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Wed May 22, 9:41 PM 6 min 52° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Wed May 22, 11:17 PM 6 min 88° 10° above W 11° above E  
Thu May 23, 00:54 AM 3 min 54° 10° above W 54° above SW  
Thu May 23, 10:27 PM 6 min 86° 10° above W 10° above E  
Fri May 24, 00:03 AM 5 min 71° 10° above W 32° above ESE  
Fri May 24, 1:40 AM < 1 min 13° 11° above W 13° above W  
Fri May 24, 9:37 PM 6 min 77° 10° above WSW 12° above E  
Fri May 24, 11:14 PM 6 min 83° 10° above W 15° above E  
Sat May 25, 00:51 AM 2 min 26° 11° above W 26° above WSW  
Sat May 25, 10:24 PM 6 min 87° 10° above W 10° above E  
Sun May 26, 00:01 AM 4 min 46° 10° above W 43° above S  
Sun May 26, 9:35 PM 6 min 88° 10° above W 10° above E  
Sun May 26, 11:12 PM 5 min 61° 10° above W 25° above SE  
Mon May 27, 00:49 AM < 1 min 13° 10° above W 13° above WSW  
Mon May 27, 10:22 PM 6 min 75° 10° above W 12° above ESE  
Mon May 27, 11:59 PM 2 min 26° 11° above W 26° above SW  
Tue May 28, 9:35 PM 4 min 85° 55° above W 10° above E  
Tue May 28, 11:10 PM 4 min 37° 12° above W 27° above SSE  
Wed May 29, 10:20 PM 6 min 50° 10° above W 13° above SE  
Wed May 29, 11:58 PM 1 min 13° 10° above WSW 13° above SW  
Thu May 30, 11:08 PM 3 min 20° 10° above W 18° above SSW  
Fri May 31, 10:18 PM 5 min 29° 11° above W 14° above SSE  
Sat Jun 1, 11:07 PM 1 min 10° 10° above SW 10° above SSW  
Sun Jun 2, 10:16 PM 4 min 16° 11° above WSW 10° above S  
2019-05-22 20:41:00.0,Wed May 22, 9:41 PM,6 min,52°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2019-05-22 22:17:00.0,Wed May 22, 11:17 PM,6 min,88°,10° above W,11° above E|2019-05-22 23:54:00.0,Thu May 23, 00:54 AM,3 min,54°,10° above W,54° above SW|2019-05-23 21:27:00.0,Thu May 23, 10:27 PM,6 min,86°,10° above W,10° above E|2019-05-23 23:03:00.0,Fri May 24, 00:03 AM,5 min,71°,10° above W,32° above ESE|2019-05-24 00:40:00.0,Fri May 24, 1:40 AM,< 1 min,13°,11° above W,13° above W|2019-05-24 20:37:00.0,Fri May 24, 9:37 PM,6 min,77°,10° above WSW,12° above E|2019-05-24 22:14:00.0,Fri May 24, 11:14 PM,6 min,83°,10° above W,15° above E|2019-05-24 23:51:00.0,Sat May 25, 00:51 AM,2 min,26°,11° above W,26° above WSW|2019-05-25 21:24:00.0,Sat May 25, 10:24 PM,6 min,87°,10° above W,10° above E|2019-05-25 23:01:00.0,Sun May 26, 00:01 AM,4 min,46°,10° above W,43° above S|2019-05-26 20:35:00.0,Sun May 26, 9:35 PM,6 min,88°,10° above W,10° above E|2019-05-26 22:12:00.0,Sun May 26, 11:12 PM,5 min,61°,10° above W,25° above SE|2019-05-26 23:49:00.0,Mon May 27, 00:49 AM,< 1 min,13°,10° above W,13° above WSW|2019-05-27 21:22:00.0,Mon May 27, 10:22 PM,6 min,75°,10° above W,12° above ESE|2019-05-27 22:59:00.0,Mon May 27, 11:59 PM,2 min,26°,11° above W,26° above SW|2019-05-28 20:35:00.0,Tue May 28, 9:35 PM,4 min,85°,55° above W,10° above E|2019-05-28 22:10:00.0,Tue May 28, 11:10 PM,4 min,37°,12° above W,27° above SSE|2019-05-29 21:20:00.0,Wed May 29, 10:20 PM,6 min,50°,10° above W,13° above SE|2019-05-29 22:58:00.0,Wed May 29, 11:58 PM,1 min,13°,10° above WSW,13° above SW|2019-05-30 22:08:00.0,Thu May 30, 11:08 PM,3 min,20°,10° above W,18° above SSW|2019-05-31 21:18:00.0,Fri May 31, 10:18 PM,5 min,29°,11° above W,14° above SSE|2019-06-01 22:07:00.0,Sat Jun 1, 11:07 PM,1 min,10°,10° above SW,10° above SSW|2019-06-02 21:16:00.0,Sun Jun 2, 10:16 PM,4 min,16°,11° above WSW,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.

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