Skip to main content

Sighting Location

Select Location

Location: Saint Gaudens National Historic Site, National Parks, United States

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

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Fri May 20, 9:10 PM 6 min 24° 10° above WNW 10° above NE  
Fri May 20, 10:48 PM 5 min 21° 10° above NW 9° above ENE  
Sat May 21, 12:24 AM 1 min 23° 10° above NW 23° above NW  
Sat May 21, 9:59 PM 5 min 20° 10° above NW 10° above NE  
Sat May 21, 11:36 PM 3 min 35° 10° above NW 35° above NNE  
Sun May 22, 9:11 PM 5 min 20° 10° above NW 10° above NE  
Sun May 22, 10:48 PM 4 min 27° 10° above NW 20° above ENE  
Mon May 23, 12:25 AM 1 min 16° 10° above WNW 16° above WNW  
Mon May 23, 10:00 PM 6 min 23° 10° above NW 10° above ENE  
Mon May 23, 11:37 PM 2 min 39° 10° above NW 39° above NW  
Tue May 24, 9:12 PM 5 min 21° 10° above NW 10° above ENE  
Tue May 24, 10:49 PM 4 min 48° 10° above NW 43° above ENE  
Wed May 25, 10:01 PM 5 min 34° 10° above NW 16° above E  
Wed May 25, 11:38 PM 1 min 23° 10° above WNW 23° above W  
Thu May 26, 9:13 PM 6 min 27° 10° above NW 10° above ENE  
Thu May 26, 10:50 PM 3 min 71° 10° above WNW 71° above SW  
Fri May 27, 10:02 PM 5 min 71° 10° above NW 30° above ESE  
Fri May 27, 11:39 PM < 1 min 11° 10° above W 11° above W  
Sat May 28, 9:13 PM 7 min 47° 10° above NW 10° above ESE  
Sat May 28, 10:50 PM 3 min 26° 10° above WNW 26° above SW  
Sun May 29, 10:02 PM 4 min 44° 10° above WNW 29° above SSE  
Mon May 30, 9:14 PM 6 min 75° 10° above WNW 12° above SE  
Tue May 31, 10:03 PM 3 min 17° 10° above W 14° above SSW  
Wed Jun 1, 9:15 PM 6 min 27° 10° above WNW 10° above SSE  
Fri Jun 3, 9:17 PM 1 min 10° 10° above WSW 10° above SW  
2022-05-21 01:10:00.0,Fri May 20, 9:10 PM,6 min,24°,10° above WNW,10° above NE|2022-05-21 02:48:00.0,Fri May 20, 10:48 PM,5 min,21°,10° above NW,9° above ENE|2022-05-21 04:24:00.0,Sat May 21, 12:24 AM,1 min,23°,10° above NW,23° above NW|2022-05-22 01:59:00.0,Sat May 21, 9:59 PM,5 min,20°,10° above NW,10° above NE|2022-05-22 03:36:00.0,Sat May 21, 11:36 PM,3 min,35°,10° above NW,35° above NNE|2022-05-23 01:11:00.0,Sun May 22, 9:11 PM,5 min,20°,10° above NW,10° above NE|2022-05-23 02:48:00.0,Sun May 22, 10:48 PM,4 min,27°,10° above NW,20° above ENE|2022-05-23 04:25:00.0,Mon May 23, 12:25 AM,1 min,16°,10° above WNW,16° above WNW|2022-05-24 02:00:00.0,Mon May 23, 10:00 PM,6 min,23°,10° above NW,10° above ENE|2022-05-24 03:37:00.0,Mon May 23, 11:37 PM,2 min,39°,10° above NW,39° above NW|2022-05-25 01:12:00.0,Tue May 24, 9:12 PM,5 min,21°,10° above NW,10° above ENE|2022-05-25 02:49:00.0,Tue May 24, 10:49 PM,4 min,48°,10° above NW,43° above ENE|2022-05-26 02:01:00.0,Wed May 25, 10:01 PM,5 min,34°,10° above NW,16° above E|2022-05-26 03:38:00.0,Wed May 25, 11:38 PM,1 min,23°,10° above WNW,23° above W|2022-05-27 01:13:00.0,Thu May 26, 9:13 PM,6 min,27°,10° above NW,10° above ENE|2022-05-27 02:50:00.0,Thu May 26, 10:50 PM,3 min,71°,10° above WNW,71° above SW|2022-05-28 02:02:00.0,Fri May 27, 10:02 PM,5 min,71°,10° above NW,30° above ESE|2022-05-28 03:39:00.0,Fri May 27, 11:39 PM,< 1 min,11°,10° above W,11° above W|2022-05-29 01:13:00.0,Sat May 28, 9:13 PM,7 min,47°,10° above NW,10° above ESE|2022-05-29 02:50:00.0,Sat May 28, 10:50 PM,3 min,26°,10° above WNW,26° above SW|2022-05-30 02:02:00.0,Sun May 29, 10:02 PM,4 min,44°,10° above WNW,29° above SSE|2022-05-31 01:14:00.0,Mon May 30, 9:14 PM,6 min,75°,10° above WNW,12° above SE|2022-06-01 02:03:00.0,Tue May 31, 10:03 PM,3 min,17°,10° above W,14° above SSW|2022-06-02 01:15:00.0,Wed Jun 1, 9:15 PM,6 min,27°,10° above WNW,10° above SSE|2022-06-04 01:17:00.0,Fri Jun 3, 9:17 PM,1 min,10°,10° above WSW,10° above SW|

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

Visit the NASA Johnson Flickr Photostream

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.