Great Livermore Space Station Sightings This Week!

International Space Station [Image via Nasa]

International Space Station
Image: NASA

Hi space fans. We’re in for a treat with some great International Space Station (ISS) sightings over Livermore this week.

As an added bonus, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is launching the H-II Transfer Vehicle “KOUNOTORI”4 (HTV4) this afternoon to deliver supplies to the station. That means space ships galore! You’ll get to see, not only the ISS pass overhead, but also bonus sightings of the transfer vehicle.

On Wednesday night, August 7th, you’ll get to see them pass at their closest at 7 minutes apart. The ISS will pass over at 9:59pm with HTV4 following at 10:06pm. HTV4 is schedule to dock on Thursday, August 8th.

But don’t wait for next week as there will be almost 30 sighting opportunities during the next two weeks. Tonight is a good one with the ISS passing over at 9:57pm for 4 minutes (76°, 10 above SW, 48 above ENE)

Here is a list of all the sightings through August 18th. For an up to date list, check out NASA’s Spot the Station page for Livermore.

HTV4 sightings from Friday Aug 2, 2013 through Sunday Aug 18, 2013
Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears
Sun Aug 4, 3:45 AM < 1 min 12° 11 above N 12 above N
Sun Aug 4, 5:18 AM 5 min 51° 10 above WNW 10 above SE
Sun Aug 4, 9:31 PM 3 min 56° 11 above SW 39 above E
Mon Aug 5, 3:54 AM < 1 min 14° 14 above E 10 above E
Mon Aug 5, 5:25 AM 4 min 19° 11 above W 10 above S
Mon Aug 5, 9:37 PM 5 min 50° 10 above WSW 12 above NE
Tue Aug 6, 9:45 PM 2 min 22° 22 above NNW 12 above NNE
Wed Aug 7, 8:30 PM 2 min 35° 35 above NE 10 above NE
Wed Aug 7, 10:06 PM 2 min 15° 15 above NNW 10 above NNE
Thu Aug 8, 9:10 PM 3 min 24° 24 above NNW 10 above NNE
ISS sightings from Friday Aug 2, 2013 through Sunday Aug 18, 2013
Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears
Sat Aug 3, 3:39 AM 1 min 14° 10 above NNW 14 above NNE
Sat Aug 3, 5:15 AM 6 min 79° 10 above NW 11 above SE
Sat Aug 3, 9:56 PM 4 min 76° 10 above SW 48 above ENE
Sun Aug 4, 2:51 AM < 1 min 10° 10 above N 10 above N
Sun Aug 4, 4:26 AM 6 min 43° 10 above NW 10 above ESE
Sun Aug 4, 9:08 PM 6 min 38° 10 above SSW 11 above ENE
Sun Aug 4, 10:45 PM 5 min 23° 11 above W 12 above NNE
Mon Aug 5, 3:39 AM 5 min 27° 16 above NNW 11 above E
Mon Aug 5, 5:15 AM 6 min 30° 11 above WNW 10 above SSE
Mon Aug 5, 9:56 PM 6 min 36° 12 above W 11 above NNE
Mon Aug 5, 11:37 PM < 1 min 10° 10 above N 10 above N
Tue Aug 6, 4:30 AM 2 min 37° 37 above SSE 11 above SE
Tue Aug 6, 9:07 PM 6 min 63° 10 above WSW 11 above NE
Tue Aug 6, 10:48 PM 1 min 13° 13 above NNW 10 above N
Wed Aug 7, 9:59 PM 2 min 17° 17 above NNW 10 above NNE
Thu Aug 8, 9:10 PM 3 min 25° 25 above NNW 10 above NNE
Fri Aug 9, 9:59 PM < 1 min 10° 10 above NNW 10 above N
Sat Aug 10, 9:10 PM 1 min 13° 13 above NNW 10 above N
Wed Aug 14, 10:47 PM < 1 min 11° 10 above N 11 above N
Thu Aug 15, 9:59 PM < 1 min 10° 10 above NNE 10 above NNE
Fri Aug 16, 10:46 PM < 1 min 14° 13 above NNW 14 above NNW

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *