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Location: Portsmouth, 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 59° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Wed May 22, 11:17 PM 6 min 74° 10° above W 11° above E  
Thu May 23, 00:54 AM 3 min 71° 10° above WNW 71° above S  
Thu May 23, 10:26 PM 6 min 79° 10° above W 10° above E  
Fri May 24, 00:03 AM 5 min 88° 10° above WNW 33° 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 88° 10° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Fri May 24, 11:14 PM 6 min 79° 10° above W 15° above E  
Sat May 25, 00:50 AM 2 min 34° 10° above W 34° above WSW  
Sat May 25, 10:24 PM 6 min 74° 10° above W 10° above E  
Sun May 26, 00:01 AM 4 min 59° 10° above WNW 54° above SSE  
Sun May 26, 9:35 PM 6 min 75° 10° above W 12° above E  
Sun May 26, 11:11 PM 5 min 78° 10° above WNW 22° above ESE  
Mon May 27, 00:49 AM 1 min 17° 11° above W 17° above WSW  
Mon May 27, 10:22 PM 6 min 86° 10° above WNW 10° above E  
Mon May 27, 11:59 PM 3 min 33° 11° above W 33° above SW  
Tue May 28, 9:36 PM 3 min 77° 77° above NNE 10° above E  
Tue May 28, 11:09 PM 5 min 47° 10° above W 27° above SE  
Wed May 29, 10:20 PM 6 min 65° 12° above W 14° above ESE  
Wed May 29, 11:57 PM 2 min 16° 10° above W 16° above SW  
Thu May 30, 11:07 PM 4 min 25° 11° above W 21° above S  
Fri May 31, 10:18 PM 5 min 37° 12° above W 13° above SE  
Sat Jun 1, 11:06 PM 2 min 13° 10° above WSW 12° above SSW  
Sun Jun 2, 10:16 PM 5 min 19° 10° above W 11° above S  
2019-05-22 20:41:00.0,Wed May 22, 9:41 PM,6 min,59°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2019-05-22 22:17:00.0,Wed May 22, 11:17 PM,6 min,74°,10° above W,11° above E|2019-05-22 23:54:00.0,Thu May 23, 00:54 AM,3 min,71°,10° above WNW,71° above S|2019-05-23 21:26:00.0,Thu May 23, 10:26 PM,6 min,79°,10° above W,10° above E|2019-05-23 23:03:00.0,Fri May 24, 00:03 AM,5 min,88°,10° above WNW,33° 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,88°,10° above WSW,10° above ENE|2019-05-24 22:14:00.0,Fri May 24, 11:14 PM,6 min,79°,10° above W,15° above E|2019-05-24 23:50:00.0,Sat May 25, 00:50 AM,2 min,34°,10° above W,34° above WSW|2019-05-25 21:24:00.0,Sat May 25, 10:24 PM,6 min,74°,10° above W,10° above E|2019-05-25 23:01:00.0,Sun May 26, 00:01 AM,4 min,59°,10° above WNW,54° above SSE|2019-05-26 20:35:00.0,Sun May 26, 9:35 PM,6 min,75°,10° above W,12° above E|2019-05-26 22:11:00.0,Sun May 26, 11:11 PM,5 min,78°,10° above WNW,22° above ESE|2019-05-26 23:49:00.0,Mon May 27, 00:49 AM,1 min,17°,11° above W,17° above WSW|2019-05-27 21:22:00.0,Mon May 27, 10:22 PM,6 min,86°,10° above WNW,10° above E|2019-05-27 22:59:00.0,Mon May 27, 11:59 PM,3 min,33°,11° above W,33° above SW|2019-05-28 20:36:00.0,Tue May 28, 9:36 PM,3 min,77°,77° above NNE,10° above E|2019-05-28 22:09:00.0,Tue May 28, 11:09 PM,5 min,47°,10° above W,27° above SE|2019-05-29 21:20:00.0,Wed May 29, 10:20 PM,6 min,65°,12° above W,14° above ESE|2019-05-29 22:57:00.0,Wed May 29, 11:57 PM,2 min,16°,10° above W,16° above SW|2019-05-30 22:07:00.0,Thu May 30, 11:07 PM,4 min,25°,11° above W,21° above S|2019-05-31 21:18:00.0,Fri May 31, 10:18 PM,5 min,37°,12° above W,13° above SE|2019-06-01 22:06:00.0,Sat Jun 1, 11:06 PM,2 min,13°,10° above WSW,12° above SSW|2019-06-02 21:16:00.0,Sun Jun 2, 10:16 PM,5 min,19°,10° above W,11° 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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