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The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Jun 12, 2024 through Thursday Jun 27, 2024

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Wed Jun 19, 5:32 AM 5 min 18° 10° above S 10° above E  
Fri Jun 21, 5:32 AM 6 min 57° 12° above SW 10° above ENE  
Sat Jun 22, 4:46 AM 4 min 30° 23° above S 10° above ENE  
Sun Jun 23, 4:00 AM 2 min 16° 16° above ESE 10° above E  
Sun Jun 23, 5:33 AM 6 min 45° 12° above WSW 10° above NE  
Mon Jun 24, 4:47 AM 4 min 81° 40° above WSW 10° above NE  
Tue Jun 25, 4:00 AM 3 min 47° 47° above E 10° above ENE  
Tue Jun 25, 5:34 AM 5 min 20° 10° above WNW 10° above NNE  
Wed Jun 26, 3:14 AM 1 min 14° 14° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Wed Jun 26, 4:47 AM 5 min 29° 19° above W 10° above NNE  
Thu Jun 27, 4:00 AM 3 min 47° 47° above NNW 10° above NE  
Thu Jun 27, 5:36 AM 3 min 12° 10° above NW 10° above N  
{ts '2024-06-19 09:32:00'},Wed Jun 19, 5:32 AM,5 min,18°,10° above S,10° above E|{ts '2024-06-21 09:32:00'},Fri Jun 21, 5:32 AM,6 min,57°,12° above SW,10° above ENE|{ts '2024-06-22 08:46:00'},Sat Jun 22, 4:46 AM,4 min,30°,23° above S,10° above ENE|{ts '2024-06-23 08:00:00'},Sun Jun 23, 4:00 AM,2 min,16°,16° above ESE,10° above E|{ts '2024-06-23 09:33:00'},Sun Jun 23, 5:33 AM,6 min,45°,12° above WSW,10° above NE|{ts '2024-06-24 08:47:00'},Mon Jun 24, 4:47 AM,4 min,81°,40° above WSW,10° above NE|{ts '2024-06-25 08:00:00'},Tue Jun 25, 4:00 AM,3 min,47°,47° above E,10° above ENE|{ts '2024-06-25 09:34:00'},Tue Jun 25, 5:34 AM,5 min,20°,10° above WNW,10° above NNE|{ts '2024-06-26 07:14:00'},Wed Jun 26, 3:14 AM,1 min,14°,14° above ENE,10° above ENE|{ts '2024-06-26 08:47:00'},Wed Jun 26, 4:47 AM,5 min,29°,19° above W,10° above NNE|{ts '2024-06-27 08:00:00'},Thu Jun 27, 4:00 AM,3 min,47°,47° above NNW,10° above NE|{ts '2024-06-27 09:36:00'},Thu Jun 27, 5:36 AM,3 min,12°,10° above NW,10° 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 chart. Click the link for a detailed description of the astronomical horizon and sighting alert messages.