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The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Apr 24, 2019 through Friday May 10, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Sat Apr 27, 5:25 AM 3 min 27° 11° above SSW 25° above ESE  
Sun Apr 28, 4:35 AM 3 min 15° 11° above SSE 11° above E  
Mon Apr 29, 5:19 AM 4 min 74° 10° above SW 46° above ENE  
Tue Apr 30, 4:30 AM 3 min 38° 22° above SSW 25° above E  
Wed May 1, 3:41 AM 2 min 21° 21° above SE 11° above E  
Wed May 1, 5:14 AM 5 min 46° 10° above WSW 26° above NNE  
Thu May 2, 4:25 AM 3 min 80° 28° above WSW 38° above NE  
Fri May 3, 3:36 AM 2 min 52° 52° above ESE 21° above ENE  
Fri May 3, 5:10 AM 4 min 25° 11° above WNW 16° above NNE  
Sat May 4, 2:47 AM < 1 min 15° 15° above E 11° above ENE  
Sat May 4, 4:20 AM 3 min 36° 20° above W 22° above NNE  
Sun May 5, 3:31 AM 1 min 59° 59° above NNW 29° above NE  
Sun May 5, 5:06 AM 4 min 17° 10° above WNW 14° above NNE  
Mon May 6, 2:42 AM < 1 min 20° 20° above ENE 13° above ENE  
Mon May 6, 4:15 AM 4 min 21° 12° above WNW 16° above NNE  
Tue May 7, 3:26 AM 2 min 29° 29° above NW 22° above NNE  
Tue May 7, 5:01 AM 3 min 14° 10° above NW 13° above NNE  
Wed May 8, 2:36 AM < 1 min 25° 25° above NNE 21° above NE  
Wed May 8, 4:10 AM 3 min 16° 11° above NW 14° above NNE  
Thu May 9, 1:47 AM < 1 min 11° 11° above NE 11° above NE  
Thu May 9, 3:20 AM 2 min 19° 16° above NW 17° above N  
Thu May 9, 4:57 AM 2 min 14° 10° above NNW 14° above NNE  
2019-04-27 10:25:00.0,Sat Apr 27, 5:25 AM,3 min,27°,11° above SSW,25° above ESE|2019-04-28 09:35:00.0,Sun Apr 28, 4:35 AM,3 min,15°,11° above SSE,11° above E|2019-04-29 10:19:00.0,Mon Apr 29, 5:19 AM,4 min,74°,10° above SW,46° above ENE|2019-04-30 09:30:00.0,Tue Apr 30, 4:30 AM,3 min,38°,22° above SSW,25° above E|2019-05-01 08:41:00.0,Wed May 1, 3:41 AM,2 min,21°,21° above SE,11° above E|2019-05-01 10:14:00.0,Wed May 1, 5:14 AM,5 min,46°,10° above WSW,26° above NNE|2019-05-02 09:25:00.0,Thu May 2, 4:25 AM,3 min,80°,28° above WSW,38° above NE|2019-05-03 08:36:00.0,Fri May 3, 3:36 AM,2 min,52°,52° above ESE,21° above ENE|2019-05-03 10:10:00.0,Fri May 3, 5:10 AM,4 min,25°,11° above WNW,16° above NNE|2019-05-04 07:47:00.0,Sat May 4, 2:47 AM,< 1 min,15°,15° above E,11° above ENE|2019-05-04 09:20:00.0,Sat May 4, 4:20 AM,3 min,36°,20° above W,22° above NNE|2019-05-05 08:31:00.0,Sun May 5, 3:31 AM,1 min,59°,59° above NNW,29° above NE|2019-05-05 10:06:00.0,Sun May 5, 5:06 AM,4 min,17°,10° above WNW,14° above NNE|2019-05-06 07:42:00.0,Mon May 6, 2:42 AM,< 1 min,20°,20° above ENE,13° above ENE|2019-05-06 09:15:00.0,Mon May 6, 4:15 AM,4 min,21°,12° above WNW,16° above NNE|2019-05-07 08:26:00.0,Tue May 7, 3:26 AM,2 min,29°,29° above NW,22° above NNE|2019-05-07 10:01:00.0,Tue May 7, 5:01 AM,3 min,14°,10° above NW,13° above NNE|2019-05-08 07:36:00.0,Wed May 8, 2:36 AM,< 1 min,25°,25° above NNE,21° above NE|2019-05-08 09:10:00.0,Wed May 8, 4:10 AM,3 min,16°,11° above NW,14° above NNE|2019-05-09 06:47:00.0,Thu May 9, 1:47 AM,< 1 min,11°,11° above NE,11° above NE|2019-05-09 08:20:00.0,Thu May 9, 3:20 AM,2 min,19°,16° above NW,17° above N|2019-05-09 09:57:00.0,Thu May 9, 4:57 AM,2 min,14°,10° above NNW,14° above NNE|

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