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Location: Livermore, 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, 9:26 PM 2 min 16° 16° above NNW 10° above NNE  
Fri May 24, 9:23 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above NNW 10° above N  
Sat May 25, 11:48 PM 1 min 13° 11° above N 13° above NNE  
Sun May 26, 10:59 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above N 10° above NNE  
Mon May 27, 00:33 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above NW 10° above NW  
Mon May 27, 11:45 PM < 1 min 18° 17° above N 18° above N  
Tue May 28, 10:56 PM 2 min 16° 13° above N 15° above NNE  
Wed May 29, 10:06 PM 2 min 12° 10° above N 10° above NE  
Wed May 29, 11:42 PM < 1 min 18° 15° above NW 18° above NW  
Thu May 30, 10:54 PM 1 min 30° 19° above NNW 30° above NNE  
Fri May 31, 10:04 PM 3 min 20° 16° above N 15° above ENE  
Fri May 31, 11:39 PM < 1 min 15° 10° above WNW 15° above WNW  
Sat Jun 1, 9:14 PM 4 min 14° 10° above NNW 10° above ENE  
Sat Jun 1, 10:51 PM 1 min 44° 23° above NW 44° above NW  
Sun Jun 2, 10:02 PM 2 min 43° 26° above NNW 34° above ENE  
Mon Jun 3, 9:12 PM 4 min 26° 18° above NNW 10° above E  
Mon Jun 3, 10:48 PM 2 min 25° 11° above WNW 25° above W  
Tue Jun 4, 10:00 PM 2 min 62° 27° above WNW 45° above SSE  
Wed Jun 5, 9:11 PM 4 min 67° 34° above NW 14° above ESE  
Wed Jun 5, 10:47 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above WSW 10° above WSW  
2019-05-23 04:26:00.0,Wed May 22, 9:26 PM,2 min,16°,16° above NNW,10° above NNE|2019-05-25 04:23:00.0,Fri May 24, 9:23 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above NNW,10° above N|2019-05-26 06:48:00.0,Sat May 25, 11:48 PM,1 min,13°,11° above N,13° above NNE|2019-05-27 05:59:00.0,Sun May 26, 10:59 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above N,10° above NNE|2019-05-27 07:33:00.0,Mon May 27, 00:33 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above NW,10° above NW|2019-05-28 06:45:00.0,Mon May 27, 11:45 PM,< 1 min,18°,17° above N,18° above N|2019-05-29 05:56:00.0,Tue May 28, 10:56 PM,2 min,16°,13° above N,15° above NNE|2019-05-30 05:06:00.0,Wed May 29, 10:06 PM,2 min,12°,10° above N,10° above NE|2019-05-30 06:42:00.0,Wed May 29, 11:42 PM,< 1 min,18°,15° above NW,18° above NW|2019-05-31 05:54:00.0,Thu May 30, 10:54 PM,1 min,30°,19° above NNW,30° above NNE|2019-06-01 05:04:00.0,Fri May 31, 10:04 PM,3 min,20°,16° above N,15° above ENE|2019-06-01 06:39:00.0,Fri May 31, 11:39 PM,< 1 min,15°,10° above WNW,15° above WNW|2019-06-02 04:14:00.0,Sat Jun 1, 9:14 PM,4 min,14°,10° above NNW,10° above ENE|2019-06-02 05:51:00.0,Sat Jun 1, 10:51 PM,1 min,44°,23° above NW,44° above NW|2019-06-03 05:02:00.0,Sun Jun 2, 10:02 PM,2 min,43°,26° above NNW,34° above ENE|2019-06-04 04:12:00.0,Mon Jun 3, 9:12 PM,4 min,26°,18° above NNW,10° above E|2019-06-04 05:48:00.0,Mon Jun 3, 10:48 PM,2 min,25°,11° above WNW,25° above W|2019-06-05 05:00:00.0,Tue Jun 4, 10:00 PM,2 min,62°,27° above WNW,45° above SSE|2019-06-06 04:11:00.0,Wed Jun 5, 9:11 PM,4 min,67°,34° above NW,14° above ESE|2019-06-06 05:47:00.0,Wed Jun 5, 10:47 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above WSW,10° above WSW|

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