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Location: Wheeling, West Virginia, United States

The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Apr 24, 2019 through Friday May 10, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Fri Apr 26, 5:42 AM 3 min 13° 10° above SSE 11° above ESE  
Sun Apr 28, 5:35 AM 4 min 33° 10° above SSW 26° above E  
Mon Apr 29, 4:46 AM 3 min 18° 15° above SSE 11° above E  
Tue Apr 30, 5:30 AM 4 min 85° 15° above SW 38° above NE  
Wed May 1, 4:42 AM 2 min 48° 45° above SSE 24° above ENE  
Thu May 2, 3:52 AM 1 min 20° 20° above E 11° above E  
Thu May 2, 5:25 AM 4 min 36° 14° above W 22° above NNE  
Fri May 3, 4:36 AM 2 min 62° 51° above W 29° above NE  
Sat May 4, 3:47 AM < 1 min 28° 28° above ENE 19° above ENE  
Sat May 4, 5:20 AM 4 min 20° 10° above WNW 13° above NNE  
Sun May 5, 2:58 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Sun May 5, 4:31 AM 2 min 28° 26° above NW 18° above NNE  
Mon May 6, 3:42 AM < 1 min 30° 30° above NNE 21° above NNE  
Mon May 6, 5:16 AM 3 min 13° 10° above NW 10° above NNE  
Tue May 7, 2:53 AM < 1 min 13° 13° above NE 11° above NE  
Tue May 7, 4:26 AM 3 min 17° 14° above NW 14° above N  
Wed May 8, 3:36 AM 1 min 22° 22° above N 17° above NNE  
Wed May 8, 5:12 AM 2 min 11° 10° above NNW 10° above NNE  
Thu May 9, 2:47 AM < 1 min 15° 15° above NNE 15° above NNE  
Thu May 9, 4:21 AM 2 min 12° 10° above NW 11° above N  
2019-04-26 09:42:00.0,Fri Apr 26, 5:42 AM,3 min,13°,10° above SSE,11° above ESE|2019-04-28 09:35:00.0,Sun Apr 28, 5:35 AM,4 min,33°,10° above SSW,26° above E|2019-04-29 08:46:00.0,Mon Apr 29, 4:46 AM,3 min,18°,15° above SSE,11° above E|2019-04-30 09:30:00.0,Tue Apr 30, 5:30 AM,4 min,85°,15° above SW,38° above NE|2019-05-01 08:42:00.0,Wed May 1, 4:42 AM,2 min,48°,45° above SSE,24° above ENE|2019-05-02 07:52:00.0,Thu May 2, 3:52 AM,1 min,20°,20° above E,11° above E|2019-05-02 09:25:00.0,Thu May 2, 5:25 AM,4 min,36°,14° above W,22° above NNE|2019-05-03 08:36:00.0,Fri May 3, 4:36 AM,2 min,62°,51° above W,29° above NE|2019-05-04 07:47:00.0,Sat May 4, 3:47 AM,< 1 min,28°,28° above ENE,19° above ENE|2019-05-04 09:20:00.0,Sat May 4, 5:20 AM,4 min,20°,10° above WNW,13° above NNE|2019-05-05 06:58:00.0,Sun May 5, 2:58 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above ENE,10° above ENE|2019-05-05 08:31:00.0,Sun May 5, 4:31 AM,2 min,28°,26° above NW,18° above NNE|2019-05-06 07:42:00.0,Mon May 6, 3:42 AM,< 1 min,30°,30° above NNE,21° above NNE|2019-05-06 09:16:00.0,Mon May 6, 5:16 AM,3 min,13°,10° above NW,10° above NNE|2019-05-07 06:53:00.0,Tue May 7, 2:53 AM,< 1 min,13°,13° above NE,11° above NE|2019-05-07 08:26:00.0,Tue May 7, 4:26 AM,3 min,17°,14° above NW,14° above N|2019-05-08 07:36:00.0,Wed May 8, 3:36 AM,1 min,22°,22° above N,17° above NNE|2019-05-08 09:12:00.0,Wed May 8, 5:12 AM,2 min,11°,10° above NNW,10° above NNE|2019-05-09 06:47:00.0,Thu May 9, 2:47 AM,< 1 min,15°,15° above NNE,15° above NNE|2019-05-09 08:21:00.0,Thu May 9, 4:21 AM,2 min,12°,10° above NW,11° above N|

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