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Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday May 22, 2019 through Thursday Jun 6, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Wed May 22, 9:19 PM 3 min 34° 34° above NNW 10° above NE  
Wed May 22, 10:57 PM 1 min 13° 13° above N 10° above NNE  
Thu May 23, 00:34 AM < 1 min 14° 14° above N 13° above NNE  
Thu May 23, 10:06 PM 2 min 15° 15° above N 10° above NNE  
Thu May 23, 11:44 PM 1 min 12° 12° above N 10° above NNE  
Fri May 24, 1:18 AM < 1 min 14° 10° above NW 14° above NNW  
Fri May 24, 9:16 PM 2 min 19° 19° above NNW 11° above NNE  
Fri May 24, 10:54 PM 1 min 12° 12° above N 10° above NNE  
Sat May 25, 00:31 AM < 1 min 18° 17° above N 18° above N  
Sat May 25, 10:04 PM 1 min 12° 12° above N 10° above NNE  
Sat May 25, 11:41 PM 2 min 16° 15° above N 14° above NE  
Sun May 26, 1:16 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above NW 10° above NW  
Sun May 26, 9:14 PM 2 min 14° 14° above NNW 11° above NNE  
Sun May 26, 10:51 PM 2 min 13° 13° above N 10° above NE  
Mon May 27, 00:26 AM 1 min 20° 10° above NW 20° above NNW  
Mon May 27, 10:02 PM 2 min 12° 11° above N 10° above NNE  
Mon May 27, 11:39 PM 1 min 25° 20° above N 24° above NNE  
Tue May 28, 9:12 PM 2 min 12° 11° above NNW 10° above NNE  
Tue May 28, 10:49 PM 3 min 18° 16° above N 13° above NE  
Wed May 29, 00:24 AM < 1 min 15° 10° above NW 15° above NW  
Wed May 29, 10:00 PM 3 min 15° 14° above N 10° above NE  
Wed May 29, 11:36 PM 1 min 38° 22° above NW 38° above NNW  
Thu May 30, 9:10 PM 3 min 13° 11° above N 10° above NE  
Thu May 30, 10:47 PM 2 min 32° 23° above NNW 26° above ENE  
Fri May 31, 9:58 PM 4 min 22° 19° above N 11° above ENE  
Fri May 31, 11:32 PM 2 min 32° 10° above WNW 32° above WNW  
Sat Jun 1, 9:08 PM 3 min 17° 15° above N 11° above ENE  
Sat Jun 1, 10:45 PM 2 min 75° 28° above NW 63° above E  
Sun Jun 2, 9:55 PM 3 min 43° 30° above NNW 17° above E  
Sun Jun 2, 11:31 PM 1 min 16° 10° above W 16° above W  
Mon Jun 3, 9:10 PM < 1 min 11° 11° above E 11° above E  
Mon Jun 3, 10:41 PM 3 min 37° 14° above WNW 36° above SSW  
Tue Jun 4, 9:53 PM 3 min 71° 34° above WNW 21° above SE  
Wed Jun 5, 10:39 PM 2 min 13° 10° above W 13° above SW  
2019-05-23 01:19:00.0,Wed May 22, 9:19 PM,3 min,34°,34° above NNW,10° above NE|2019-05-23 02:57:00.0,Wed May 22, 10:57 PM,1 min,13°,13° above N,10° above NNE|2019-05-23 04:34:00.0,Thu May 23, 00:34 AM,< 1 min,14°,14° above N,13° above NNE|2019-05-24 02:06:00.0,Thu May 23, 10:06 PM,2 min,15°,15° above N,10° above NNE|2019-05-24 03:44:00.0,Thu May 23, 11:44 PM,1 min,12°,12° above N,10° above NNE|2019-05-24 05:18:00.0,Fri May 24, 1:18 AM,< 1 min,14°,10° above NW,14° above NNW|2019-05-25 01:16:00.0,Fri May 24, 9:16 PM,2 min,19°,19° above NNW,11° above NNE|2019-05-25 02:54:00.0,Fri May 24, 10:54 PM,1 min,12°,12° above N,10° above NNE|2019-05-25 04:31:00.0,Sat May 25, 00:31 AM,< 1 min,18°,17° above N,18° above N|2019-05-26 02:04:00.0,Sat May 25, 10:04 PM,1 min,12°,12° above N,10° above NNE|2019-05-26 03:41:00.0,Sat May 25, 11:41 PM,2 min,16°,15° above N,14° above NE|2019-05-26 05:16:00.0,Sun May 26, 1:16 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above NW,10° above NW|2019-05-27 01:14:00.0,Sun May 26, 9:14 PM,2 min,14°,14° above NNW,11° above NNE|2019-05-27 02:51:00.0,Sun May 26, 10:51 PM,2 min,13°,13° above N,10° above NE|2019-05-27 04:26:00.0,Mon May 27, 00:26 AM,1 min,20°,10° above NW,20° above NNW|2019-05-28 02:02:00.0,Mon May 27, 10:02 PM,2 min,12°,11° above N,10° above NNE|2019-05-28 03:39:00.0,Mon May 27, 11:39 PM,1 min,25°,20° above N,24° above NNE|2019-05-29 01:12:00.0,Tue May 28, 9:12 PM,2 min,12°,11° above NNW,10° above NNE|2019-05-29 02:49:00.0,Tue May 28, 10:49 PM,3 min,18°,16° above N,13° above NE|2019-05-29 04:24:00.0,Wed May 29, 00:24 AM,< 1 min,15°,10° above NW,15° above NW|2019-05-30 02:00:00.0,Wed May 29, 10:00 PM,3 min,15°,14° above N,10° above NE|2019-05-30 03:36:00.0,Wed May 29, 11:36 PM,1 min,38°,22° above NW,38° above NNW|2019-05-31 01:10:00.0,Thu May 30, 9:10 PM,3 min,13°,11° above N,10° above NE|2019-05-31 02:47:00.0,Thu May 30, 10:47 PM,2 min,32°,23° above NNW,26° above ENE|2019-06-01 01:58:00.0,Fri May 31, 9:58 PM,4 min,22°,19° above N,11° above ENE|2019-06-01 03:32:00.0,Fri May 31, 11:32 PM,2 min,32°,10° above WNW,32° above WNW|2019-06-02 01:08:00.0,Sat Jun 1, 9:08 PM,3 min,17°,15° above N,11° above ENE|2019-06-02 02:45:00.0,Sat Jun 1, 10:45 PM,2 min,75°,28° above NW,63° above E|2019-06-03 01:55:00.0,Sun Jun 2, 9:55 PM,3 min,43°,30° above NNW,17° above E|2019-06-03 03:31:00.0,Sun Jun 2, 11:31 PM,1 min,16°,10° above W,16° above W|2019-06-04 01:10:00.0,Mon Jun 3, 9:10 PM,< 1 min,11°,11° above E,11° above E|2019-06-04 02:41:00.0,Mon Jun 3, 10:41 PM,3 min,37°,14° above WNW,36° above SSW|2019-06-05 01:53:00.0,Tue Jun 4, 9:53 PM,3 min,71°,34° above WNW,21° above SE|2019-06-06 02:39:00.0,Wed Jun 5, 10:39 PM,2 min,13°,10° above W,13° 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

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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