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Location: Springfield, Missouri, United States

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, 5:24 AM 4 min 26° 11° above S 21° above E  
Sun Apr 28, 4:35 AM 3 min 13° 12° above SSE 10° above E  
Mon Apr 29, 5:19 AM 3 min 81° 19° above SW 37° above NE  
Tue Apr 30, 4:30 AM 2 min 38° 38° above SE 21° above ENE  
Wed May 1, 3:41 AM < 1 min 13° 13° above E 10° above E  
Wed May 1, 5:14 AM 4 min 36° 20° above W 19° above NNE  
Thu May 2, 4:25 AM 2 min 68° 68° above NNW 24° above NE  
Fri May 3, 3:36 AM < 1 min 21° 21° above ENE 14° above ENE  
Fri May 3, 5:09 AM 4 min 18° 11° above WNW 10° above NNE  
Sat May 4, 4:20 AM 2 min 27° 27° above NNW 15° above NNE  
Sun May 5, 3:31 AM < 1 min 21° 21° above NNE 18° above NNE  
Sun May 5, 5:06 AM 2 min 11° 10° above NNW 10° above N  
Mon May 6, 4:15 AM 2 min 15° 14° above NW 10° above N  
Tue May 7, 3:26 AM < 1 min 16° 16° above N 14° above NNE  
Thu May 9, 3:20 AM 1 min 12° 12° above NNW 10° above N  
2019-04-27 10:24:00.0,Sat Apr 27, 5:24 AM,4 min,26°,11° above S,21° above E|2019-04-28 09:35:00.0,Sun Apr 28, 4:35 AM,3 min,13°,12° above SSE,10° above E|2019-04-29 10:19:00.0,Mon Apr 29, 5:19 AM,3 min,81°,19° above SW,37° above NE|2019-04-30 09:30:00.0,Tue Apr 30, 4:30 AM,2 min,38°,38° above SE,21° above ENE|2019-05-01 08:41:00.0,Wed May 1, 3:41 AM,< 1 min,13°,13° above E,10° above E|2019-05-01 10:14:00.0,Wed May 1, 5:14 AM,4 min,36°,20° above W,19° above NNE|2019-05-02 09:25:00.0,Thu May 2, 4:25 AM,2 min,68°,68° above NNW,24° above NE|2019-05-03 08:36:00.0,Fri May 3, 3:36 AM,< 1 min,21°,21° above ENE,14° above ENE|2019-05-03 10:09:00.0,Fri May 3, 5:09 AM,4 min,18°,11° above WNW,10° above NNE|2019-05-04 09:20:00.0,Sat May 4, 4:20 AM,2 min,27°,27° above NNW,15° above NNE|2019-05-05 08:31:00.0,Sun May 5, 3:31 AM,< 1 min,21°,21° above NNE,18° above NNE|2019-05-05 10:06:00.0,Sun May 5, 5:06 AM,2 min,11°,10° above NNW,10° above N|2019-05-06 09:15:00.0,Mon May 6, 4:15 AM,2 min,15°,14° above NW,10° above N|2019-05-07 08:26:00.0,Tue May 7, 3:26 AM,< 1 min,16°,16° above N,14° above NNE|2019-05-09 08:20:00.0,Thu May 9, 3:20 AM,1 min,12°,12° above NNW,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