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Location: Fredericksburg, Texas, 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 11° 10° above N 11° above N  
Sat May 25, 11:17 PM 1 min 17° 10° above NNW 17° above NNW  
Sun May 26, 10:28 PM 3 min 22° 10° above NNW 22° above NNE  
Mon May 27, 9:40 PM 4 min 13° 10° above N 10° above ENE  
Mon May 27, 11:15 PM 1 min 18° 10° above NW 18° above WNW  
Tue May 28, 10:26 PM 3 min 66° 10° above NW 66° above N  
Wed May 29, 9:37 PM 5 min 35° 10° above NNW 23° above E  
Thu May 30, 10:25 PM 3 min 27° 10° above WNW 27° above SW  
Fri May 31, 9:35 PM 5 min 60° 10° above NW 21° above SSE  
Sun Jun 2, 9:34 PM 4 min 16° 10° above W 10° above SSW  
{ts '2024-05-24 04:19:00'},Thu May 23, 11:19 PM,< 1 min,11°,10° above N,11° above N|{ts '2024-05-26 04:17:00'},Sat May 25, 11:17 PM,1 min,17°,10° above NNW,17° above NNW|{ts '2024-05-27 03:28:00'},Sun May 26, 10:28 PM,3 min,22°,10° above NNW,22° above NNE|{ts '2024-05-28 02:40:00'},Mon May 27, 9:40 PM,4 min,13°,10° above N,10° above ENE|{ts '2024-05-28 04:15:00'},Mon May 27, 11:15 PM,1 min,18°,10° above NW,18° above WNW|{ts '2024-05-29 03:26:00'},Tue May 28, 10:26 PM,3 min,66°,10° above NW,66° above N|{ts '2024-05-30 02:37:00'},Wed May 29, 9:37 PM,5 min,35°,10° above NNW,23° above E|{ts '2024-05-31 03:25:00'},Thu May 30, 10:25 PM,3 min,27°,10° above WNW,27° above SW|{ts '2024-06-01 02:35:00'},Fri May 31, 9:35 PM,5 min,60°,10° above NW,21° above SSE|{ts '2024-06-03 02:34:00'},Sun Jun 2, 9:34 PM,4 min,16°,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.