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Location: Waco, Texas, United States

The following ISS sightings are possible from Monday Jun 24, 2019 through Wednesday Jul 10, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Wed Jun 26, 5:49 AM 4 min 55° 10° above SSW 39° above ENE  
Thu Jun 27, 5:01 AM 3 min 25° 18° above S 18° above E  
Fri Jun 28, 4:14 AM 1 min 12° 12° above ESE 10° above E  
Fri Jun 28, 5:46 AM 5 min 38° 10° above WSW 19° above NNE  
Sat Jun 29, 4:59 AM 2 min 83° 47° above SW 29° above NE  
Sun Jun 30, 4:11 AM 1 min 34° 34° above E 17° above ENE  
Sun Jun 30, 5:45 AM 4 min 15° 10° above WNW 10° above N  
Mon Jul 1, 4:57 AM 3 min 25° 22° above WNW 14° above NNE  
Tue Jul 2, 4:09 AM < 1 min 31° 31° above NNE 21° above NNE  
Wed Jul 3, 3:21 AM < 1 min 13° 13° above NE 13° above NE  
Wed Jul 3, 4:55 AM 2 min 10° 10° above NW 10° above NNW  
Thu Jul 4, 4:07 AM 1 min 16° 16° above NNW 11° above N  
Fri Jul 5, 3:19 AM < 1 min 14° 14° above NNE 14° above NNE  
2019-06-26 10:49:00.0,Wed Jun 26, 5:49 AM,4 min,55°,10° above SSW,39° above ENE|2019-06-27 10:01:00.0,Thu Jun 27, 5:01 AM,3 min,25°,18° above S,18° above E|2019-06-28 09:14:00.0,Fri Jun 28, 4:14 AM,1 min,12°,12° above ESE,10° above E|2019-06-28 10:46:00.0,Fri Jun 28, 5:46 AM,5 min,38°,10° above WSW,19° above NNE|2019-06-29 09:59:00.0,Sat Jun 29, 4:59 AM,2 min,83°,47° above SW,29° above NE|2019-06-30 09:11:00.0,Sun Jun 30, 4:11 AM,1 min,34°,34° above E,17° above ENE|2019-06-30 10:45:00.0,Sun Jun 30, 5:45 AM,4 min,15°,10° above WNW,10° above N|2019-07-01 09:57:00.0,Mon Jul 1, 4:57 AM,3 min,25°,22° above WNW,14° above NNE|2019-07-02 09:09:00.0,Tue Jul 2, 4:09 AM,< 1 min,31°,31° above NNE,21° above NNE|2019-07-03 08:21:00.0,Wed Jul 3, 3:21 AM,< 1 min,13°,13° above NE,13° above NE|2019-07-03 09:55:00.0,Wed Jul 3, 4:55 AM,2 min,10°,10° above NW,10° above NNW|2019-07-04 09:07:00.0,Thu Jul 4, 4:07 AM,1 min,16°,16° above NNW,11° above N|2019-07-05 08:19:00.0,Fri Jul 5, 3:19 AM,< 1 min,14°,14° above NNE,14° above NNE|

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