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Location: Waco, Texas, United States

The following ISS sightings are possible from Sunday May 31, 2020 through Tuesday Jun 16, 2020

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Sun May 31, 11:14 PM < 1 min 19° 19° above NW 19° above NW  
Mon Jun 1, 10:26 PM 2 min 35° 17° above NNW 35° above NNE  
Tue Jun 2, 9:38 PM 4 min 21° 10° above NNW 16° above ENE  
Tue Jun 2, 11:15 PM < 1 min 13° 11° above WNW 13° above WNW  
Wed Jun 3, 8:51 PM 3 min 13° 10° above N 10° above ENE  
Wed Jun 3, 10:28 PM 1 min 46° 22° above WNW 46° above W  
Thu Jun 4, 9:40 PM 3 min 72° 29° above NW 30° above ESE  
Fri Jun 5, 8:52 PM 5 min 36° 17° above NNW 11° above ESE  
Fri Jun 5, 10:29 PM 2 min 14° 10° above W 14° above SW  
Sat Jun 6, 9:41 PM 4 min 27° 18° above W 15° above S  
Sun Jun 7, 8:54 PM 4 min 55° 39° above WNW 11° above SSE  
Tue Jun 9, 8:55 PM 3 min 14° 12° above WSW 10° above SSW  
2020-06-01 04:14:00.0,Sun May 31, 11:14 PM,< 1 min,19°,19° above NW,19° above NW|2020-06-02 03:26:00.0,Mon Jun 1, 10:26 PM,2 min,35°,17° above NNW,35° above NNE|2020-06-03 02:38:00.0,Tue Jun 2, 9:38 PM,4 min,21°,10° above NNW,16° above ENE|2020-06-03 04:15:00.0,Tue Jun 2, 11:15 PM,< 1 min,13°,11° above WNW,13° above WNW|2020-06-04 01:51:00.0,Wed Jun 3, 8:51 PM,3 min,13°,10° above N,10° above ENE|2020-06-04 03:28:00.0,Wed Jun 3, 10:28 PM,1 min,46°,22° above WNW,46° above W|2020-06-05 02:40:00.0,Thu Jun 4, 9:40 PM,3 min,72°,29° above NW,30° above ESE|2020-06-06 01:52:00.0,Fri Jun 5, 8:52 PM,5 min,36°,17° above NNW,11° above ESE|2020-06-06 03:29:00.0,Fri Jun 5, 10:29 PM,2 min,14°,10° above W,14° above SW|2020-06-07 02:41:00.0,Sat Jun 6, 9:41 PM,4 min,27°,18° above W,15° above S|2020-06-08 01:54:00.0,Sun Jun 7, 8:54 PM,4 min,55°,39° above WNW,11° above SSE|2020-06-10 01:55:00.0,Tue Jun 9, 8:55 PM,3 min,14°,12° 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.