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 Jul 3, 2017 Time: 5:05 AM Duration: 4 minutes Maximum Elevation: 24° Approach: 10° above S Departure: 18° above E
Date: Tuesday Jul 4, 2017 Time: 4:14 AM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum Elevation: 12° Approach: 10° above SSE Departure: 10° above ESE
Date: Wednesday Jul 5, 2017 Time: 4:57 AM Duration: 4 minutes Maximum Elevation: 69° Approach: 13° above SW Departure: 42° above ENE
Date: Thursday Jul 6, 2017 Time: 4:06 AM Duration: 3 minutes Maximum Elevation: 31° Approach: 27° above SSE Departure: 14° above ENE
Date: Friday Jul 7, 2017 Time: 3:16 AM Duration: less than 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 13° Approach: 13° above ESE Departure: 10° above E
Date: Friday Jul 7, 2017 Time: 4:49 AM Duration: 4 minutes Maximum Elevation: 44° Approach: 15° above WSW Departure: 28° above NNE
Date: Saturday Jul 8, 2017 Time: 3:59 AM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum Elevation: 88° Approach: 82° above SW Departure: 28° above NE
Date: Monday Jul 3, 2017 Time: 5:05 AM Duration: 4 minutes Maximum Elevation: 24° Approach: 10° above S Departure: 18° above E
Date: Tuesday Jul 4, 2017 Time: 4:14 AM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum Elevation: 12° Approach: 10° above SSE Departure: 10° above ESE
Date: Wednesday Jul 5, 2017 Time: 4:57 AM Duration: 4 minutes Maximum Elevation: 69° Approach: 13° above SW Departure: 42° above ENE
Date: Thursday Jul 6, 2017 Time: 4:06 AM Duration: 3 minutes Maximum Elevation: 31° Approach: 27° above SSE Departure: 14° above ENE
Date: Monday Jul 3, 2017 Time: 5:05 AM Duration: 4 minutes Maximum Elevation: 24° Approach: 10° above S Departure: 18° above E
Date: Tuesday Jul 4, 2017 Time: 4:14 AM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum Elevation: 12° Approach: 10° above SSE Departure: 10° above ESE
Date: Wednesday Jun 14, 2017 Time: 9:42 PM Duration: less than 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 10° Approach: 10° above WSW Departure: 10° above SW


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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