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Location: Titusville, Florida, United States

The following ISS sightings are possible from Monday May 20, 2024 through Tuesday Jun 4, 2024

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Sat May 25, 10:44 PM 1 min 15° 10° above N 15° above N  
Sun May 26, 9:56 PM 2 min 11° 10° above NNE 11° above NE  
Mon May 27, 10:42 PM 2 min 24° 10° above NW 24° above NNW  
Tue May 28, 9:53 PM 3 min 31° 10° above NNW 30° above NE  
Wed May 29, 9:04 PM 5 min 17° 10° above N 10° above E  
Wed May 29, 10:40 PM 1 min 19° 10° above WNW 19° above W  
Thu May 30, 9:51 PM 4 min 68° 10° above NW 56° above S  
Fri May 31, 9:02 PM 6 min 53° 10° above NNW 16° above ESE  
Sat Jun 1, 9:50 PM 3 min 18° 10° above W 16° above SSW  
Sun Jun 2, 9:00 PM 6 min 36° 10° above WNW 10° above SSE  
{ts '2024-05-26 02:44:00'},Sat May 25, 10:44 PM,1 min,15°,10° above N,15° above N|{ts '2024-05-27 01:56:00'},Sun May 26, 9:56 PM,2 min,11°,10° above NNE,11° above NE|{ts '2024-05-28 02:42:00'},Mon May 27, 10:42 PM,2 min,24°,10° above NW,24° above NNW|{ts '2024-05-29 01:53:00'},Tue May 28, 9:53 PM,3 min,31°,10° above NNW,30° above NE|{ts '2024-05-30 01:04:00'},Wed May 29, 9:04 PM,5 min,17°,10° above N,10° above E|{ts '2024-05-30 02:40:00'},Wed May 29, 10:40 PM,1 min,19°,10° above WNW,19° above W|{ts '2024-05-31 01:51:00'},Thu May 30, 9:51 PM,4 min,68°,10° above NW,56° above S|{ts '2024-06-01 01:02:00'},Fri May 31, 9:02 PM,6 min,53°,10° above NNW,16° above ESE|{ts '2024-06-02 01:50:00'},Sat Jun 1, 9:50 PM,3 min,18°,10° above W,16° above SSW|{ts '2024-06-03 01:00:00'},Sun Jun 2, 9:00 PM,6 min,36°,10° above WNW,10° above SSE|

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 chart. Click the link for a detailed description of the astronomical horizon and sighting alert messages.