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Location: Natchitoches, Louisiana, United States

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

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Tue Jun 18, 5:17 AM 6 min 30° 10° above SSW 10° above ENE  
Wed Jun 19, 4:31 AM 3 min 16° 14° above SSE 10° above E  
Thu Jun 20, 5:18 AM 6 min 64° 16° above SW 10° above NE  
Fri Jun 21, 4:32 AM 4 min 61° 52° above S 10° above NE  
Sat Jun 22, 3:46 AM 2 min 22° 22° above E 10° above ENE  
Sat Jun 22, 5:19 AM 5 min 20° 10° above W 10° above NNE  
Sun Jun 23, 4:33 AM 4 min 34° 32° above WNW 10° above NNE  
Mon Jun 24, 3:47 AM 2 min 34° 34° above NNE 10° above NE  
Tue Jun 25, 3:00 AM < 1 min 12° 12° above NE 10° above NE  
Tue Jun 25, 4:33 AM 3 min 13° 11° above NW 10° above N  
Wed Jun 26, 3:47 AM 2 min 19° 19° above NNW 10° above NNE  
Thu Jun 27, 3:00 AM 1 min 14° 14° above NNE 10° above NNE  
{ts '2024-06-18 10:17:00'},Tue Jun 18, 5:17 AM,6 min,30°,10° above SSW,10° above ENE|{ts '2024-06-19 09:31:00'},Wed Jun 19, 4:31 AM,3 min,16°,14° above SSE,10° above E|{ts '2024-06-20 10:18:00'},Thu Jun 20, 5:18 AM,6 min,64°,16° above SW,10° above NE|{ts '2024-06-21 09:32:00'},Fri Jun 21, 4:32 AM,4 min,61°,52° above S,10° above NE|{ts '2024-06-22 08:46:00'},Sat Jun 22, 3:46 AM,2 min,22°,22° above E,10° above ENE|{ts '2024-06-22 10:19:00'},Sat Jun 22, 5:19 AM,5 min,20°,10° above W,10° above NNE|{ts '2024-06-23 09:33:00'},Sun Jun 23, 4:33 AM,4 min,34°,32° above WNW,10° above NNE|{ts '2024-06-24 08:47:00'},Mon Jun 24, 3:47 AM,2 min,34°,34° above NNE,10° above NE|{ts '2024-06-25 08:00:00'},Tue Jun 25, 3:00 AM,< 1 min,12°,12° above NE,10° above NE|{ts '2024-06-25 09:33:00'},Tue Jun 25, 4:33 AM,3 min,13°,11° above NW,10° above N|{ts '2024-06-26 08:47:00'},Wed Jun 26, 3:47 AM,2 min,19°,19° above NNW,10° above NNE|{ts '2024-06-27 08:00:00'},Thu Jun 27, 3:00 AM,1 min,14°,14° above NNE,10° 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 chart. Click the link for a detailed description of the astronomical horizon and sighting alert messages.