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Location: Vancouver, Washington, United States

The following ISS sightings are possible from Friday May 20, 2022 through Saturday Jun 4, 2022

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Fri May 20, 10:52 PM 6 min 28° 10° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Sat May 21, 12:29 AM 2 min 43° 10° above WNW 43° above NNW  
Sat May 21, 10:04 PM 6 min 28° 10° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Sat May 21, 11:41 PM 4 min 44° 10° above NW 37° above ENE  
Sun May 22, 10:53 PM 5 min 35° 10° above NW 16° above ENE  
Mon May 23, 12:30 AM 2 min 24° 10° above WNW 24° above WNW  
Mon May 23, 10:05 PM 6 min 30° 10° above NW 10° above ENE  
Mon May 23, 11:42 PM 3 min 82° 10° above WNW 82° above NNW  
Tue May 24, 10:54 PM 5 min 59° 10° above WNW 28° above E  
Wed May 25, 12:31 AM 1 min 13° 10° above W 13° above W  
Wed May 25, 10:06 PM 6 min 43° 10° above NW 11° above E  
Wed May 25, 11:43 PM 2 min 35° 10° above WNW 35° above WSW  
Thu May 26, 10:55 PM 4 min 64° 10° above WNW 46° above SSE  
Fri May 27, 10:06 PM 6 min 83° 10° above WNW 17° above ESE  
Fri May 27, 11:44 PM 1 min 15° 10° above W 15° above WSW  
Sat May 28, 10:55 PM 3 min 26° 10° above W 25° above SSW  
Sun May 29, 10:07 PM 5 min 41° 10° above WNW 17° above SSE  
Mon May 30, 10:58 PM 1 min 10° 10° above WSW 10° above SW  
Tue May 31, 10:08 PM 5 min 17° 10° above W 10° above S  
2022-05-21 05:52:00.0,Fri May 20, 10:52 PM,6 min,28°,10° above WNW,10° above ENE|2022-05-21 07:29:00.0,Sat May 21, 12:29 AM,2 min,43°,10° above WNW,43° above NNW|2022-05-22 05:04:00.0,Sat May 21, 10:04 PM,6 min,28°,10° above WNW,10° above ENE|2022-05-22 06:41:00.0,Sat May 21, 11:41 PM,4 min,44°,10° above NW,37° above ENE|2022-05-23 05:53:00.0,Sun May 22, 10:53 PM,5 min,35°,10° above NW,16° above ENE|2022-05-23 07:30:00.0,Mon May 23, 12:30 AM,2 min,24°,10° above WNW,24° above WNW|2022-05-24 05:05:00.0,Mon May 23, 10:05 PM,6 min,30°,10° above NW,10° above ENE|2022-05-24 06:42:00.0,Mon May 23, 11:42 PM,3 min,82°,10° above WNW,82° above NNW|2022-05-25 05:54:00.0,Tue May 24, 10:54 PM,5 min,59°,10° above WNW,28° above E|2022-05-25 07:31:00.0,Wed May 25, 12:31 AM,1 min,13°,10° above W,13° above W|2022-05-26 05:06:00.0,Wed May 25, 10:06 PM,6 min,43°,10° above NW,11° above E|2022-05-26 06:43:00.0,Wed May 25, 11:43 PM,2 min,35°,10° above WNW,35° above WSW|2022-05-27 05:55:00.0,Thu May 26, 10:55 PM,4 min,64°,10° above WNW,46° above SSE|2022-05-28 05:06:00.0,Fri May 27, 10:06 PM,6 min,83°,10° above WNW,17° above ESE|2022-05-28 06:44:00.0,Fri May 27, 11:44 PM,1 min,15°,10° above W,15° above WSW|2022-05-29 05:55:00.0,Sat May 28, 10:55 PM,3 min,26°,10° above W,25° above SSW|2022-05-30 05:07:00.0,Sun May 29, 10:07 PM,5 min,41°,10° above WNW,17° above SSE|2022-05-31 05:58:00.0,Mon May 30, 10:58 PM,1 min,10°,10° above WSW,10° above SW|2022-06-01 05:08:00.0,Tue May 31, 10:08 PM,5 min,17°,10° above W,10° above S|

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.