ISS Sightings from Livermore!

ISS appearing SW over Livermore (Canon 6D, 24mm, ISO 400, f6.44, 176 seconds)

The International Space Station as it passes over Livermore (Photo by Kirk Sylvester)

See the International Space Station (ISS) pass overhead! Here is an automatically updated list of the next 10 sighting opportunities as seen from Livermore.

With an average altitude of 230 miles, it orbits Earth every 92 minutes – that’s over 17,000 miles per hour. It’s also the third brightest object in the night sky behind the Sun and Moon. You can read more cool facts about the station on the NASA ISS web page.

If no sightings are listed below, that means that there are no visible sightings during the next couple of weeks.


ISS Sightings from Livermore, CA

Date: Monday Oct 16, 2017 Time: 7:28 PM Duration: 4 minutes Maximum Elevation: 37° Approach: 32° above WSW Departure: 10° above SSE
Date: Wednesday Oct 18, 2017 Time: 7:21 PM Duration: 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 14° Approach: 14° above SW Departure: 11° above SSW
Date: Friday Oct 27, 2017 Time: 6:35 AM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum Elevation: 15° Approach: 10° above SSE Departure: 15° above SE
Date: Sunday Oct 29, 2017 Time: 6:26 AM Duration: 4 minutes Maximum Elevation: 41° Approach: 11° above SSW Departure: 34° above E
Date: Monday Oct 30, 2017 Time: 5:35 AM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum Elevation: 20° Approach: 16° above SSE Departure: 18° above ESE
Date: Tuesday Oct 31, 2017 Time: 6:19 AM Duration: 5 minutes Maximum Elevation: 69° Approach: 28° above WSW Departure: 10° above NE
Date: Friday Oct 13, 2017 Time: 6:52 PM Duration: 3 minutes Maximum Elevation: 19° Approach: 18° above N Departure: 10° above ENE
Date: Friday Oct 13, 2017 Time: 8:27 PM Duration: 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 38° Approach: 22° above WNW Departure: 38° above W
Date: Saturday Oct 14, 2017 Time: 7:34 PM Duration: 5 minutes Maximum Elevation: 76° Approach: 10° above NW Departure: 29° above ESE
Date: Sunday Oct 15, 2017 Time: 8:20 PM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum Elevation: 18° Approach: 16° above WSW Departure: 16° above SSW
Date: Monday Oct 16, 2017 Time: 7:28 PM Duration: 4 minutes Maximum Elevation: 37° Approach: 32° above WSW Departure: 10° above SSE
Date: Wednesday Oct 18, 2017 Time: 7:21 PM Duration: 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 14° Approach: 14° above SW Departure: 11° above SSW
Date: Friday Oct 27, 2017 Time: 6:35 AM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum Elevation: 15° Approach: 10° above SSE Departure: 15° above SE
Date: Wednesday Oct 11, 2017 Time: 6:59 PM Duration: 3 minutes Maximum Elevation: 12° Approach: 10° above N Departure: 10° above NE
Date: Wednesday Oct 11, 2017 Time: 8:34 PM Duration: 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 23° Approach: 10° above NW Departure: 23° above NW
Date: Thursday Oct 12, 2017 Time: 7:42 PM Duration: 3 minutes Maximum Elevation: 31° Approach: 10° above NNW Departure: 30° above NE
Date: Friday Oct 13, 2017 Time: 6:52 PM Duration: 3 minutes Maximum Elevation: 19° Approach: 18° above N Departure: 10° above ENE
Date: Friday Oct 13, 2017 Time: 8:27 PM Duration: 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 38° Approach: 22° above WNW Departure: 38° above W
Date: Saturday Oct 14, 2017 Time: 7:34 PM Duration: 5 minutes Maximum Elevation: 76° Approach: 10° above NW Departure: 29° above ESE
Date: Sunday Oct 15, 2017 Time: 8:20 PM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum Elevation: 18° Approach: 16° above WSW Departure: 16° above SSW


A full two-week list of sighting opportunities are on NASA’s Spot the Station Livermore Sightings page. There you can search for sighting opportunities worldwide plus sign up for email and text message alerts.


As a bonus, here is live video from the ISS HD Earth Viewing Experiment. This live feed offers stunning views of Earth as the station orbits above.


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