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Location: Cleveland, Ohio, United States

The following ISS sightings are possible from Friday May 22, 2020 through Tuesday Jun 9, 2020

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Mon May 25, 10:36 PM 3 min 16° 16° above N 11° above NE  
Tue May 26, 00:11 AM 2 min 31° 12° above NW 31° above NNW  
Tue May 26, 9:48 PM 2 min 15° 14° above N 11° above NE  
Tue May 26, 11:24 PM 2 min 33° 23° above NNW 33° above NE  
Wed May 27, 10:37 PM 3 min 25° 22° above N 14° above ENE  
Thu May 28, 00:12 AM 1 min 22° 10° above WNW 22° above WNW  
Thu May 28, 9:49 PM 4 min 19° 17° above N 10° above ENE  
Thu May 28, 11:25 PM 2 min 70° 18° above NW 70° above NNW  
Fri May 29, 10:38 PM 2 min 49° 31° above NNW 33° above E  
Sat May 30, 00:13 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above W 10° above W  
Sat May 30, 9:50 PM 4 min 33° 26° above NNW 11° above E  
Sat May 30, 11:25 PM 2 min 29° 11° above WNW 29° above WSW  
Sun May 31, 10:38 PM 3 min 59° 22° above WNW 45° above SSE  
Mon Jun 1, 9:52 PM 4 min 79° 43° above NW 14° above ESE  
Mon Jun 1, 11:28 PM < 1 min 11° 10° above WSW 11° above WSW  
Tue Jun 2, 10:39 PM 3 min 20° 10° above W 18° above SSW  
Wed Jun 3, 9:52 PM 4 min 34° 23° above W 13° above SSE  
Fri Jun 5, 9:53 PM 3 min 12° 10° above WSW 10° above SSW  

The following CYGNUS sightings are possible from Friday May 22, 2020 through Tuesday Jun 9, 2020

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Fri May 22, 9:42 PM 3 min 22° 22° above NNW 11° above NE  
Fri May 22, 11:20 PM 3 min 17° 17° above N 10° above NE  
Sat May 23, 00:56 AM 3 min 31° 10° above NW 31° above N  
Sat May 23, 9:13 PM 3 min 23° 23° above NNW 11° above NE  
Sat May 23, 10:52 PM 3 min 17° 17° above N 10° above NE  
Sun May 24, 00:28 AM 3 min 31° 10° above NW 31° above N  
Sun May 24, 10:23 PM 3 min 17° 16° above N 10° above NE  
Mon May 25, 00:01 AM 2 min 30° 20° above NNW 30° above NNE  
Mon May 25, 1:37 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above WNW 10° above WNW  
Mon May 25, 9:55 PM 3 min 17° 17° above N 10° above NE  
Mon May 25, 11:33 PM 3 min 29° 22° above NNW 24° above NE  
Tue May 26, 1:09 AM < 1 min 14° 10° above WNW 14° above WNW  
Tue May 26, 9:28 PM 3 min 17° 16° above NNW 10° above NE  
Tue May 26, 11:07 PM 3 min 28° 22° above NNW 18° above ENE  
Wed May 27, 00:43 AM 1 min 20° 10° above WNW 20° above WNW  
Wed May 27, 10:41 PM 4 min 27° 23° above N 14° above ENE  
Thu May 28, 00:16 AM 2 min 29° 10° above WNW 29° above WNW  
Thu May 28, 10:02 PM 3 min 17° 15° above N 10° above ENE  
Thu May 28, 11:37 PM 1 min 31° 16° above NW 31° above NW  
2020-05-26 02:36:00.0,Mon May 25, 10:36 PM,3 min,16°,16° above N,11° above NE|2020-05-26 04:11:00.0,Tue May 26, 00:11 AM,2 min,31°,12° above NW,31° above NNW|2020-05-27 01:48:00.0,Tue May 26, 9:48 PM,2 min,15°,14° above N,11° above NE|2020-05-27 03:24:00.0,Tue May 26, 11:24 PM,2 min,33°,23° above NNW,33° above NE|2020-05-28 02:37:00.0,Wed May 27, 10:37 PM,3 min,25°,22° above N,14° above ENE|2020-05-28 04:12:00.0,Thu May 28, 00:12 AM,1 min,22°,10° above WNW,22° above WNW|2020-05-29 01:49:00.0,Thu May 28, 9:49 PM,4 min,19°,17° above N,10° above ENE|2020-05-29 03:25:00.0,Thu May 28, 11:25 PM,2 min,70°,18° above NW,70° above NNW|2020-05-30 02:38:00.0,Fri May 29, 10:38 PM,2 min,49°,31° above NNW,33° above E|2020-05-30 04:13:00.0,Sat May 30, 00:13 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above W,10° above W|2020-05-31 01:50:00.0,Sat May 30, 9:50 PM,4 min,33°,26° above NNW,11° above E|2020-05-31 03:25:00.0,Sat May 30, 11:25 PM,2 min,29°,11° above WNW,29° above WSW|2020-06-01 02:38:00.0,Sun May 31, 10:38 PM,3 min,59°,22° above WNW,45° above SSE|2020-06-02 01:52:00.0,Mon Jun 1, 9:52 PM,4 min,79°,43° above NW,14° above ESE|2020-06-02 03:28:00.0,Mon Jun 1, 11:28 PM,< 1 min,11°,10° above WSW,11° above WSW|2020-06-03 02:39:00.0,Tue Jun 2, 10:39 PM,3 min,20°,10° above W,18° above SSW|2020-06-04 01:52:00.0,Wed Jun 3, 9:52 PM,4 min,34°,23° above W,13° above SSE|2020-06-06 01:53:00.0,Fri Jun 5, 9:53 PM,3 min,12°,10° above WSW,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.