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Location: Crescent City, California, United States

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, 9:25 PM 3 min 35° 35° above NNW 11° above NE  
Wed May 22, 11:03 PM 2 min 15° 15° above N 11° above NNE  
Thu May 23, 00:39 AM 1 min 18° 17° above N 18° above NNE  
Thu May 23, 10:12 PM 2 min 17° 17° above N 10° above NNE  
Thu May 23, 11:50 PM 2 min 16° 16° above N 10° above NE  
Fri May 24, 1:24 AM < 1 min 14° 10° above NW 14° above NW  
Fri May 24, 9:23 PM 2 min 21° 21° above NNW 10° above NNE  
Fri May 24, 11:00 PM 2 min 15° 15° above N 10° above NE  
Sat May 25, 00:35 AM 2 min 24° 11° above NW 24° above N  
Sat May 25, 10:10 PM 2 min 15° 15° above N 10° above NNE  
Sat May 25, 11:47 PM 1 min 21° 19° above N 20° above NNE  
Sun May 26, 9:20 PM 2 min 16° 16° above NNW 10° above NNE  
Sun May 26, 10:58 PM 3 min 17° 17° above N 10° above ENE  
Mon May 27, 00:32 AM 1 min 22° 10° above NW 22° above NW  
Mon May 27, 10:08 PM 3 min 15° 15° above N 10° above NE  
Mon May 27, 11:44 PM 1 min 34° 23° above NNW 34° above N  
Tue May 28, 9:18 PM 2 min 14° 14° above N 10° above NE  
Tue May 28, 10:55 PM 2 min 25° 22° above N 19° above ENE  
Wed May 29, 00:30 AM < 1 min 15° 10° above WNW 15° above WNW  
Wed May 29, 10:06 PM 3 min 20° 18° above N 10° above ENE  
Wed May 29, 11:41 PM 2 min 43° 12° above NW 43° above NW  
Thu May 30, 9:16 PM 3 min 17° 15° above N 11° above NE  
Thu May 30, 10:53 PM 2 min 48° 31° above NNW 38° above ENE  
Fri May 31, 10:04 PM 4 min 32° 25° above NNW 12° above E  
Fri May 31, 11:39 PM 1 min 23° 12° above WNW 23° above W  
Sat Jun 1, 9:14 PM 4 min 23° 19° above NNW 11° above ENE  
Sat Jun 1, 10:50 PM 3 min 66° 18° above WNW 58° above S  
Sun Jun 2, 10:01 PM 3 min 70° 34° above NW 21° above ESE  
Sun Jun 2, 11:37 PM < 1 min 11° 10° above W 11° above WSW  
Mon Jun 3, 9:12 PM 4 min 42° 29° above NNW 10° above ESE  
Mon Jun 3, 10:47 PM 3 min 24° 11° above W 24° above SW  
Tue Jun 4, 9:59 PM 4 min 43° 25° above W 17° above SSE  
Wed Jun 5, 9:13 PM < 1 min 17° 17° above SE 11° above SE  
2019-05-23 04:25:00.0,Wed May 22, 9:25 PM,3 min,35°,35° above NNW,11° above NE|2019-05-23 06:03:00.0,Wed May 22, 11:03 PM,2 min,15°,15° above N,11° above NNE|2019-05-23 07:39:00.0,Thu May 23, 00:39 AM,1 min,18°,17° above N,18° above NNE|2019-05-24 05:12:00.0,Thu May 23, 10:12 PM,2 min,17°,17° above N,10° above NNE|2019-05-24 06:50:00.0,Thu May 23, 11:50 PM,2 min,16°,16° above N,10° above NE|2019-05-24 08:24:00.0,Fri May 24, 1:24 AM,< 1 min,14°,10° above NW,14° above NW|2019-05-25 04:23:00.0,Fri May 24, 9:23 PM,2 min,21°,21° above NNW,10° above NNE|2019-05-25 06:00:00.0,Fri May 24, 11:00 PM,2 min,15°,15° above N,10° above NE|2019-05-25 07:35:00.0,Sat May 25, 00:35 AM,2 min,24°,11° above NW,24° above N|2019-05-26 05:10:00.0,Sat May 25, 10:10 PM,2 min,15°,15° above N,10° above NNE|2019-05-26 06:47:00.0,Sat May 25, 11:47 PM,1 min,21°,19° above N,20° above NNE|2019-05-27 04:20:00.0,Sun May 26, 9:20 PM,2 min,16°,16° above NNW,10° above NNE|2019-05-27 05:58:00.0,Sun May 26, 10:58 PM,3 min,17°,17° above N,10° above ENE|2019-05-27 07:32:00.0,Mon May 27, 00:32 AM,1 min,22°,10° above NW,22° above NW|2019-05-28 05:08:00.0,Mon May 27, 10:08 PM,3 min,15°,15° above N,10° above NE|2019-05-28 06:44:00.0,Mon May 27, 11:44 PM,1 min,34°,23° above NNW,34° above N|2019-05-29 04:18:00.0,Tue May 28, 9:18 PM,2 min,14°,14° above N,10° above NE|2019-05-29 05:55:00.0,Tue May 28, 10:55 PM,2 min,25°,22° above N,19° above ENE|2019-05-29 07:30:00.0,Wed May 29, 00:30 AM,< 1 min,15°,10° above WNW,15° above WNW|2019-05-30 05:06:00.0,Wed May 29, 10:06 PM,3 min,20°,18° above N,10° above ENE|2019-05-30 06:41:00.0,Wed May 29, 11:41 PM,2 min,43°,12° above NW,43° above NW|2019-05-31 04:16:00.0,Thu May 30, 9:16 PM,3 min,17°,15° above N,11° above NE|2019-05-31 05:53:00.0,Thu May 30, 10:53 PM,2 min,48°,31° above NNW,38° above ENE|2019-06-01 05:04:00.0,Fri May 31, 10:04 PM,4 min,32°,25° above NNW,12° above E|2019-06-01 06:39:00.0,Fri May 31, 11:39 PM,1 min,23°,12° above WNW,23° above W|2019-06-02 04:14:00.0,Sat Jun 1, 9:14 PM,4 min,23°,19° above NNW,11° above ENE|2019-06-02 05:50:00.0,Sat Jun 1, 10:50 PM,3 min,66°,18° above WNW,58° above S|2019-06-03 05:01:00.0,Sun Jun 2, 10:01 PM,3 min,70°,34° above NW,21° above ESE|2019-06-03 06:37:00.0,Sun Jun 2, 11:37 PM,< 1 min,11°,10° above W,11° above WSW|2019-06-04 04:12:00.0,Mon Jun 3, 9:12 PM,4 min,42°,29° above NNW,10° above ESE|2019-06-04 05:47:00.0,Mon Jun 3, 10:47 PM,3 min,24°,11° above W,24° above SW|2019-06-05 04:59:00.0,Tue Jun 4, 9:59 PM,4 min,43°,25° above W,17° above SSE|2019-06-06 04:13:00.0,Wed Jun 5, 9:13 PM,< 1 min,17°,17° above SE,11° above SE|

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