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: Sunday Dec 10, 2017 Time: 5:48 PM Duration: less than 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 10° Approach: 10° above N Departure: 10° above NNE
Date: Monday Dec 11, 2017 Time: 6:31 PM Duration: less than 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 15° Approach: 11° above NNW Departure: 15° above NNW
Date: Tuesday Dec 12, 2017 Time: 5:39 PM Duration: 3 minutes Maximum Elevation: 15° Approach: 11° above NNW Departure: 14° above NE
Date: Tuesday Dec 12, 2017 Time: 7:14 PM Duration: less than 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 10° Approach: 10° above NW Departure: 10° above NW
Date: Wednesday Dec 13, 2017 Time: 6:22 PM Duration: 3 minutes Maximum Elevation: 44° Approach: 10° above NW Departure: 44° above N
Date: Thursday Dec 14, 2017 Time: 5:30 PM Duration: 5 minutes Maximum Elevation: 27° Approach: 10° above NNW Departure: 12° above E
Date: Thursday Dec 14, 2017 Time: 7:07 PM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum Elevation: 24° Approach: 11° above WNW Departure: 24° above W
Date: Friday Dec 15, 2017 Time: 6:14 PM Duration: 5 minutes Maximum Elevation: 62° Approach: 10° above NW Departure: 19° above SE
Date: Saturday Dec 16, 2017 Time: 5:22 PM Duration: 6 minutes Maximum Elevation: 61° Approach: 10° above NW Departure: 10° above ESE
Date: Saturday Dec 16, 2017 Time: 7:01 PM Duration: less than 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 11° Approach: 11° above SW Departure: 10° above SW
Date: Sunday Dec 17, 2017 Time: 6:09 PM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum Elevation: 22° Approach: 22° above SW Departure: 10° above S
Date: Monday Dec 18, 2017 Time: 5:14 PM Duration: 6 minutes Maximum Elevation: 47° Approach: 10° above WNW Departure: 12° above SSE
Date: Tuesday Dec 5, 2017 Time: 5:17 PM Duration: less than 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 10° Approach: 10° above NNW Departure: 10° above N
Date: Sunday Dec 10, 2017 Time: 5:48 PM Duration: less than 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 10° Approach: 10° above N Departure: 10° above NNE
Date: Monday Dec 11, 2017 Time: 6:31 PM Duration: less than 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 15° Approach: 11° above NNW Departure: 15° above NNW
Date: Tuesday Dec 12, 2017 Time: 5:39 PM Duration: 3 minutes Maximum Elevation: 15° Approach: 11° above NNW Departure: 14° above NE
Date: Tuesday Dec 12, 2017 Time: 7:14 PM Duration: less than 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 10° Approach: 10° above NW Departure: 10° above NW
Date: Wednesday Dec 13, 2017 Time: 6:22 PM Duration: 3 minutes Maximum Elevation: 44° Approach: 10° above NW Departure: 44° above N
Date: Thursday Dec 14, 2017 Time: 5:30 PM Duration: 5 minutes Maximum Elevation: 27° Approach: 10° above NNW Departure: 12° above E
Date: Thursday Dec 14, 2017 Time: 7:07 PM Duration: 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 21° Approach: 11° above WNW Departure: 21° above W


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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