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Location: West Monroe, Louisiana, United States

The following ISS sightings are possible from Monday May 20, 2024 through Tuesday Jun 4, 2024

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Thu May 23, 11:19 PM 1 min 13° 10° above NNW 13° above NNW  
Fri May 24, 10:30 PM 2 min 20° 10° above NNW 20° above NNE  
Sat May 25, 9:42 PM 3 min 13° 10° above N 11° above NE  
Sat May 25, 11:17 PM 1 min 14° 10° above NW 14° above NW  
Sun May 26, 10:28 PM 2 min 37° 10° above NW 37° above NNW  
Mon May 27, 9:39 PM 4 min 31° 10° above NNW 28° above ENE  
Tue May 28, 8:51 PM 5 min 19° 10° above NNW 10° above E  
Tue May 28, 10:27 PM 2 min 27° 10° above WNW 27° above W  
Wed May 29, 9:38 PM 4 min 76° 10° above NW 41° above SSE  
Thu May 30, 8:48 PM 6 min 51° 10° above NW 12° above ESE  
Thu May 30, 10:27 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above WSW 10° above WSW  
Fri May 31, 9:36 PM 4 min 21° 10° above WNW 16° above SSW  
Sat Jun 1, 8:46 PM 6 min 42° 10° above WNW 10° above SSE  
Mon Jun 3, 8:46 PM 3 min 13° 10° above W 10° above SSW  
{ts '2024-05-24 04:19:00'},Thu May 23, 11:19 PM,1 min,13°,10° above NNW,13° above NNW|{ts '2024-05-25 03:30:00'},Fri May 24, 10:30 PM,2 min,20°,10° above NNW,20° above NNE|{ts '2024-05-26 02:42:00'},Sat May 25, 9:42 PM,3 min,13°,10° above N,11° above NE|{ts '2024-05-26 04:17:00'},Sat May 25, 11:17 PM,1 min,14°,10° above NW,14° above NW|{ts '2024-05-27 03:28:00'},Sun May 26, 10:28 PM,2 min,37°,10° above NW,37° above NNW|{ts '2024-05-28 02:39:00'},Mon May 27, 9:39 PM,4 min,31°,10° above NNW,28° above ENE|{ts '2024-05-29 01:51:00'},Tue May 28, 8:51 PM,5 min,19°,10° above NNW,10° above E|{ts '2024-05-29 03:27:00'},Tue May 28, 10:27 PM,2 min,27°,10° above WNW,27° above W|{ts '2024-05-30 02:38:00'},Wed May 29, 9:38 PM,4 min,76°,10° above NW,41° above SSE|{ts '2024-05-31 01:48:00'},Thu May 30, 8:48 PM,6 min,51°,10° above NW,12° above ESE|{ts '2024-05-31 03:27:00'},Thu May 30, 10:27 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above WSW,10° above WSW|{ts '2024-06-01 02:36:00'},Fri May 31, 9:36 PM,4 min,21°,10° above WNW,16° above SSW|{ts '2024-06-02 01:46:00'},Sat Jun 1, 8:46 PM,6 min,42°,10° above WNW,10° above SSE|{ts '2024-06-04 01:46:00'},Mon Jun 3, 8:46 PM,3 min,13°,10° above W,10° 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.