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The following ISS sightings are possible from Friday May 20, 2022 through Saturday Jun 4, 2022

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Thu May 26, 11:26 PM < 1 min 11° 10° above NNW 11° above NNW  
Fri May 27, 10:38 PM 1 min 14° 10° above N 14° above NNE  
Sat May 28, 11:26 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above NW 12° above NW  
Sun May 29, 10:38 PM 2 min 26° 10° above NNW 26° above NNW  
Mon May 30, 9:50 PM 3 min 23° 10° above NNW 22° above NE  
Tue May 31, 9:02 PM 4 min 14° 10° above N 10° above ENE  
Tue May 31, 10:38 PM 2 min 27° 10° above WNW 27° above WNW  
Wed Jun 1, 9:50 PM 4 min 80° 10° above NW 72° above E  
Thu Jun 2, 9:02 PM 5 min 39° 10° above NNW 16° above ESE  
Thu Jun 2, 10:40 PM 1 min 11° 10° above W 11° above WSW  
Fri Jun 3, 9:50 PM 4 min 25° 10° above WNW 23° above SSW  
2022-05-27 04:26:00.0,Thu May 26, 11:26 PM,< 1 min,11°,10° above NNW,11° above NNW|2022-05-28 03:38:00.0,Fri May 27, 10:38 PM,1 min,14°,10° above N,14° above NNE|2022-05-29 04:26:00.0,Sat May 28, 11:26 PM,< 1 min,12°,10° above NW,12° above NW|2022-05-30 03:38:00.0,Sun May 29, 10:38 PM,2 min,26°,10° above NNW,26° above NNW|2022-05-31 02:50:00.0,Mon May 30, 9:50 PM,3 min,23°,10° above NNW,22° above NE|2022-06-01 02:02:00.0,Tue May 31, 9:02 PM,4 min,14°,10° above N,10° above ENE|2022-06-01 03:38:00.0,Tue May 31, 10:38 PM,2 min,27°,10° above WNW,27° above WNW|2022-06-02 02:50:00.0,Wed Jun 1, 9:50 PM,4 min,80°,10° above NW,72° above E|2022-06-03 02:02:00.0,Thu Jun 2, 9:02 PM,5 min,39°,10° above NNW,16° above ESE|2022-06-03 03:40:00.0,Thu Jun 2, 10:40 PM,1 min,11°,10° above W,11° above WSW|2022-06-04 02:50:00.0,Fri Jun 3, 9:50 PM,4 min,25°,10° above WNW,23° above SSW|

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.