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Location: Pasadena, California, United States

The following ISS sightings are possible from Monday Jun 24, 2019 through Wednesday Jul 10, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Thu Jun 27, 4:34 AM 4 min 25° 13° above S 18° above E  
Fri Jun 28, 3:46 AM 2 min 13° 13° above SE 10° above E  
Fri Jun 28, 5:20 AM < 1 min 15° 10° above WSW 15° above WSW  
Sat Jun 29, 4:32 AM 3 min 87° 24° above SW 37° above NE  
Sun Jun 30, 3:44 AM 2 min 41° 41° above ESE 20° above ENE  
Sun Jun 30, 5:19 AM 3 min 17° 10° above WNW 16° above NNW  
Mon Jul 1, 2:57 AM < 1 min 13° 13° above E 11° above E  
Mon Jul 1, 4:30 AM 3 min 28° 18° above W 18° above N  
Tue Jul 2, 3:42 AM 1 min 52° 52° above NNW 27° above NNE  
Wed Jul 3, 2:54 AM < 1 min 23° 23° above NE 15° above NE  
Wed Jul 3, 4:28 AM 3 min 13° 10° above WNW 10° above N  
Thu Jul 4, 3:40 AM 2 min 20° 20° above NW 13° above N  
Fri Jul 5, 2:52 AM < 1 min 21° 21° above NNE 18° above NNE  
Sat Jul 6, 2:04 AM < 1 min 11° 11° above NE 11° above NE  
Sun Jul 7, 2:50 AM < 1 min 13° 13° above NNW 11° above N  
2019-06-27 11:34:00.0,Thu Jun 27, 4:34 AM,4 min,25°,13° above S,18° above E|2019-06-28 10:46:00.0,Fri Jun 28, 3:46 AM,2 min,13°,13° above SE,10° above E|2019-06-28 12:20:00.0,Fri Jun 28, 5:20 AM,< 1 min,15°,10° above WSW,15° above WSW|2019-06-29 11:32:00.0,Sat Jun 29, 4:32 AM,3 min,87°,24° above SW,37° above NE|2019-06-30 10:44:00.0,Sun Jun 30, 3:44 AM,2 min,41°,41° above ESE,20° above ENE|2019-06-30 12:19:00.0,Sun Jun 30, 5:19 AM,3 min,17°,10° above WNW,16° above NNW|2019-07-01 09:57:00.0,Mon Jul 1, 2:57 AM,< 1 min,13°,13° above E,11° above E|2019-07-01 11:30:00.0,Mon Jul 1, 4:30 AM,3 min,28°,18° above W,18° above N|2019-07-02 10:42:00.0,Tue Jul 2, 3:42 AM,1 min,52°,52° above NNW,27° above NNE|2019-07-03 09:54:00.0,Wed Jul 3, 2:54 AM,< 1 min,23°,23° above NE,15° above NE|2019-07-03 11:28:00.0,Wed Jul 3, 4:28 AM,3 min,13°,10° above WNW,10° above N|2019-07-04 10:40:00.0,Thu Jul 4, 3:40 AM,2 min,20°,20° above NW,13° above N|2019-07-05 09:52:00.0,Fri Jul 5, 2:52 AM,< 1 min,21°,21° above NNE,18° above NNE|2019-07-06 09:04:00.0,Sat Jul 6, 2:04 AM,< 1 min,11°,11° above NE,11° above NE|2019-07-07 09:50:00.0,Sun Jul 7, 2:50 AM,< 1 min,13°,13° above NNW,11° above N|

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