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: Wednesday Sep 20, 2017 Time: 6:05 AM Duration: 6 minutes Maximum Elevation: 33° Approach: 12° above WNW Departure: 10° above SSE
Date: Thursday Sep 21, 2017 Time: 5:15 AM Duration: 3 minutes Maximum Elevation: 60° Approach: 60° above SSE Departure: 11° above SE
Date: Friday Sep 22, 2017 Time: 5:59 AM Duration: 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 13° Approach: 13° above SW Departure: 11° above SSW
Date: Saturday Sep 23, 2017 Time: 8:07 PM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum Elevation: 20° Approach: 11° above S Departure: 20° above SSE
Date: Sunday Sep 24, 2017 Time: 8:50 PM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum Elevation: 43° Approach: 10° above WSW Departure: 43° above W
Date: Monday Sep 25, 2017 Time: 7:57 PM Duration: 5 minutes Maximum Elevation: 59° Approach: 11° above SW Departure: 21° above ENE
Date: Tuesday Sep 26, 2017 Time: 8:44 PM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum Elevation: 28° Approach: 23° above WNW Departure: 25° above N
Date: Wednesday Sep 27, 2017 Time: 7:51 PM Duration: 4 minutes Maximum Elevation: 50° Approach: 32° above W Departure: 10° above NE
Date: Wednesday Sep 27, 2017 Time: 9:28 PM Duration: less than 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 10° Approach: 10° above NW Departure: 10° above NW
Date: Thursday Sep 28, 2017 Time: 8:36 PM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum Elevation: 15° Approach: 14° above NW Departure: 12° above N
Date: Friday Sep 29, 2017 Time: 7:44 PM Duration: 3 minutes Maximum Elevation: 23° Approach: 22° above NW Departure: 11° above NNE
Date: Saturday Sep 30, 2017 Time: 8:29 PM Duration: 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 10° Approach: 10° above NNW Departure: 10° above N
Date: Sunday Oct 1, 2017 Time: 7:36 PM Duration: 3 minutes Maximum Elevation: 14° Approach: 12° above NW Departure: 10° above N
Date: Monday Sep 18, 2017 Time: 6:12 AM Duration: 6 minutes Maximum Elevation: 85° Approach: 10° above NW Departure: 11° above SE
Date: Tuesday Sep 19, 2017 Time: 5:21 AM Duration: 3 minutes Maximum Elevation: 42° Approach: 21° above NNW Departure: 23° above E
Date: Wednesday Sep 20, 2017 Time: 4:32 AM Duration: less than 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 19° Approach: 19° above ENE Departure: 17° above ENE
Date: Wednesday Sep 20, 2017 Time: 6:05 AM Duration: 6 minutes Maximum Elevation: 33° Approach: 12° above WNW Departure: 10° above SSE
Date: Thursday Sep 21, 2017 Time: 5:15 AM Duration: 3 minutes Maximum Elevation: 60° Approach: 60° above SSE Departure: 11° above SE
Date: Friday Sep 22, 2017 Time: 5:59 AM Duration: 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 13° Approach: 13° above SW Departure: 11° above SSW
Date: Saturday Sep 23, 2017 Time: 8:07 PM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum Elevation: 20° Approach: 11° above S Departure: 20° above SSE


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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