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The following ISS sightings are possible from Monday Apr 23, 2018 through Wednesday May 9, 2018

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Fri Apr 27, 5:44 AM 2 min 12° 10° above SSE 11° above ESE  
Sun Apr 29, 5:35 AM 3 min 38° 17° above S 29° above E  
Mon Apr 30, 4:45 AM 2 min 16° 16° above ESE 11° above E  
Mon Apr 30, 6:19 AM 5 min 25° 11° above W 11° above NNE  
Tue May 1, 5:28 AM 3 min 58° 43° above W 17° above NNE  
Wed May 2, 4:38 AM < 1 min 31° 31° above ENE 21° above ENE  
Wed May 2, 6:13 AM 2 min 11° 10° above NW 10° above NNW  
Thu May 3, 5:20 AM 3 min 20° 20° above NW 11° above N  
Fri May 4, 4:30 AM < 1 min 19° 19° above NNE 13° above NNE  
Sun May 6, 4:22 AM < 1 min 11° 11° above N 10° above N  
2018-04-27 09:44:00.0,Fri Apr 27, 5:44 AM,2 min,12°,10° above SSE,11° above ESE|2018-04-29 09:35:00.0,Sun Apr 29, 5:35 AM,3 min,38°,17° above S,29° above E|2018-04-30 08:45:00.0,Mon Apr 30, 4:45 AM,2 min,16°,16° above ESE,11° above E|2018-04-30 10:19:00.0,Mon Apr 30, 6:19 AM,5 min,25°,11° above W,11° above NNE|2018-05-01 09:28:00.0,Tue May 1, 5:28 AM,3 min,58°,43° above W,17° above NNE|2018-05-02 08:38:00.0,Wed May 2, 4:38 AM,< 1 min,31°,31° above ENE,21° above ENE|2018-05-02 10:13:00.0,Wed May 2, 6:13 AM,2 min,11°,10° above NW,10° above NNW|2018-05-03 09:20:00.0,Thu May 3, 5:20 AM,3 min,20°,20° above NW,11° above N|2018-05-04 08:30:00.0,Fri May 4, 4:30 AM,< 1 min,19°,19° above NNE,13° above NNE|2018-05-06 08:22:00.0,Sun May 6, 4:22 AM,< 1 min,11°,11° above N,10° above N|

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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