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Location: Goldendale, Washington, United States

The following ISS sightings are possible from Friday May 14, 2021 through Saturday May 29, 2021

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Fri May 14, 9:33 PM 5 min 23° 10° above SSW 10° above E  
Fri May 14, 11:09 PM 7 min 64° 10° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Sat May 15, 12:47 AM 6 min 29° 10° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Sat May 15, 2:24 AM 6 min 39° 10° above NW 10° above E  
Sat May 15, 4:01 AM 7 min 51° 10° above WNW 10° above SE  
Sat May 15, 10:22 PM 7 min 89° 10° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Sat May 15, 11:59 PM 6 min 32° 10° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Sun May 16, 1:36 AM 6 min 33° 10° above NW 10° above ENE  
Sun May 16, 3:13 AM 7 min 79° 10° above WNW 10° above ESE  
Sun May 16, 4:51 AM 3 min 13° 10° above WSW 10° above SSW  
Sun May 16, 9:34 PM 7 min 58° 10° above SW 10° above ENE  
Sun May 16, 11:11 PM 6 min 37° 10° above W 10° above NE  
Mon May 17, 12:49 AM 6 min 30° 10° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Mon May 17, 2:26 AM 2 min 28° 10° above WNW 28° above NW  
Mon May 17, 4:07 AM 1 min 17° 17° above SSW 10° above S  
Mon May 17, 10:24 PM 7 min 46° 10° above W 10° above ENE  
Tue May 18, 12:01 AM 6 min 29° 10° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Tue May 18, 1:38 AM 2 min 30° 10° above WNW 30° above NW  
Tue May 18, 9:36 PM 7 min 63° 10° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Tue May 18, 11:14 PM 6 min 29° 10° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Wed May 19, 12:51 AM 3 min 39° 10° above NW 39° above N  
Wed May 19, 10:26 PM 6 min 32° 10° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Thu May 20, 12:03 AM 4 min 33° 10° above NW 25° above NE  
Thu May 20, 1:40 AM 1 min 14° 10° above WNW 14° above WNW  
Thu May 20, 9:38 PM 6 min 37° 10° above W 10° above NE  
Thu May 20, 11:16 PM 6 min 30° 10° above WNW 12° above ENE  
Fri May 21, 12:53 AM 2 min 32° 10° above WNW 32° above NW  
Fri May 21, 10:28 PM 6 min 29° 10° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Sat May 22, 12:05 AM 3 min 51° 10° above WNW 51° above NNE  
Sat May 22, 9:41 PM 6 min 29° 10° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Sat May 22, 11:18 PM 5 min 40° 10° above NW 25° above ENE  
Sun May 23, 12:55 AM 1 min 15° 10° above WNW 15° above WNW  
Sun May 23, 10:31 PM 6 min 33° 10° above NW 11° above ENE  
Mon May 24, 12:07 AM 3 min 46° 10° above WNW 46° above WNW  
Mon May 24, 9:43 PM 6 min 30° 10° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Mon May 24, 11:20 PM 4 min 72° 10° above WNW 58° above E  
Tue May 25, 10:33 PM 5 min 51° 10° above WNW 21° above E  
Wed May 26, 12:10 AM 1 min 19° 10° above WNW 19° above W  
Wed May 26, 9:45 PM 6 min 40° 10° above NW 10° above E  
Wed May 26, 11:22 PM 3 min 47° 10° above WNW 47° above SW  
Thu May 27, 10:35 PM 5 min 77° 10° above WNW 30° above SE  
Fri May 28, 9:47 PM 6 min 72° 10° above WNW 12° above ESE  
Fri May 28, 11:25 PM 2 min 19° 10° above W 19° above WSW  
2021-05-15 04:33:00.0,Fri May 14, 9:33 PM,5 min,23°,10° above SSW,10° above E|2021-05-15 06:09:00.0,Fri May 14, 11:09 PM,7 min,64°,10° above WSW,10° above ENE|2021-05-15 07:47:00.0,Sat May 15, 12:47 AM,6 min,29°,10° above WNW,10° above ENE|2021-05-15 09:24:00.0,Sat May 15, 2:24 AM,6 min,39°,10° above NW,10° above E|2021-05-15 11:01:00.0,Sat May 15, 4:01 AM,7 min,51°,10° above WNW,10° above SE|2021-05-16 05:22:00.0,Sat May 15, 10:22 PM,7 min,89°,10° above WSW,10° above ENE|2021-05-16 06:59:00.0,Sat May 15, 11:59 PM,6 min,32°,10° above WNW,10° above ENE|2021-05-16 08:36:00.0,Sun May 16, 1:36 AM,6 min,33°,10° above NW,10° above ENE|2021-05-16 10:13:00.0,Sun May 16, 3:13 AM,7 min,79°,10° above WNW,10° above ESE|2021-05-16 11:51:00.0,Sun May 16, 4:51 AM,3 min,13°,10° above WSW,10° above SSW|2021-05-17 04:34:00.0,Sun May 16, 9:34 PM,7 min,58°,10° above SW,10° above ENE|2021-05-17 06:11:00.0,Sun May 16, 11:11 PM,6 min,37°,10° above W,10° above NE|2021-05-17 07:49:00.0,Mon May 17, 12:49 AM,6 min,30°,10° above WNW,10° above ENE|2021-05-17 09:26:00.0,Mon May 17, 2:26 AM,2 min,28°,10° above WNW,28° above NW|2021-05-17 11:07:00.0,Mon May 17, 4:07 AM,1 min,17°,17° above SSW,10° above S|2021-05-18 05:24:00.0,Mon May 17, 10:24 PM,7 min,46°,10° above W,10° above ENE|2021-05-18 07:01:00.0,Tue May 18, 12:01 AM,6 min,29°,10° above WNW,10° above ENE|2021-05-18 08:38:00.0,Tue May 18, 1:38 AM,2 min,30°,10° above WNW,30° above NW|2021-05-19 04:36:00.0,Tue May 18, 9:36 PM,7 min,63°,10° above WSW,10° above ENE|2021-05-19 06:14:00.0,Tue May 18, 11:14 PM,6 min,29°,10° above WNW,10° above ENE|2021-05-19 07:51:00.0,Wed May 19, 12:51 AM,3 min,39°,10° above NW,39° above N|2021-05-20 05:26:00.0,Wed May 19, 10:26 PM,6 min,32°,10° above WNW,10° above ENE|2021-05-20 07:03:00.0,Thu May 20, 12:03 AM,4 min,33°,10° above NW,25° above NE|2021-05-20 08:40:00.0,Thu May 20, 1:40 AM,1 min,14°,10° above WNW,14° above WNW|2021-05-21 04:38:00.0,Thu May 20, 9:38 PM,6 min,37°,10° above W,10° above NE|2021-05-21 06:16:00.0,Thu May 20, 11:16 PM,6 min,30°,10° above WNW,12° above ENE|2021-05-21 07:53:00.0,Fri May 21, 12:53 AM,2 min,32°,10° above WNW,32° above NW|2021-05-22 05:28:00.0,Fri May 21, 10:28 PM,6 min,29°,10° above WNW,10° above ENE|2021-05-22 07:05:00.0,Sat May 22, 12:05 AM,3 min,51°,10° above WNW,51° above NNE|2021-05-23 04:41:00.0,Sat May 22, 9:41 PM,6 min,29°,10° above WNW,10° above ENE|2021-05-23 06:18:00.0,Sat May 22, 11:18 PM,5 min,40°,10° above NW,25° above ENE|2021-05-23 07:55:00.0,Sun May 23, 12:55 AM,1 min,15°,10° above WNW,15° above WNW|2021-05-24 05:31:00.0,Sun May 23, 10:31 PM,6 min,33°,10° above NW,11° above ENE|2021-05-24 07:07:00.0,Mon May 24, 12:07 AM,3 min,46°,10° above WNW,46° above WNW|2021-05-25 04:43:00.0,Mon May 24, 9:43 PM,6 min,30°,10° above WNW,10° above ENE|2021-05-25 06:20:00.0,Mon May 24, 11:20 PM,4 min,72°,10° above WNW,58° above E|2021-05-26 05:33:00.0,Tue May 25, 10:33 PM,5 min,51°,10° above WNW,21° above E|2021-05-26 07:10:00.0,Wed May 26, 12:10 AM,1 min,19°,10° above WNW,19° above W|2021-05-27 04:45:00.0,Wed May 26, 9:45 PM,6 min,40°,10° above NW,10° above E|2021-05-27 06:22:00.0,Wed May 26, 11:22 PM,3 min,47°,10° above WNW,47° above SW|2021-05-28 05:35:00.0,Thu May 27, 10:35 PM,5 min,77°,10° above WNW,30° above SE|2021-05-29 04:47:00.0,Fri May 28, 9:47 PM,6 min,72°,10° above WNW,12° above ESE|2021-05-29 06:25:00.0,Fri May 28, 11:25 PM,2 min,19°,10° above W,19° above WSW|

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.