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 Mar 20, 2017 Time: 5:10 AM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum Elevation: 15° Approach: 14° above N Departure: 14° above NE
Date: Monday Mar 20, 2017 Time: 6:44 AM Duration: 5 minutes Maximum Elevation: 82° Approach: 10° above NW Departure: 20° above SE
Date: Tuesday Mar 21, 2017 Time: 5:52 AM Duration: 4 minutes Maximum Elevation: 48° Approach: 13° above NW Departure: 25° above E
Date: Wednesday Mar 22, 2017 Time: 5:03 AM Duration: 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 27° Approach: 27° above NE Departure: 21° above ENE
Date: Wednesday Mar 22, 2017 Time: 6:36 AM Duration: 5 minutes Maximum Elevation: 29° Approach: 11° above WNW Departure: 11° above SSE
Date: Thursday Mar 23, 2017 Time: 5:46 AM Duration: 4 minutes Maximum Elevation: 63° Approach: 42° above WNW Departure: 10° above SE
Date: Friday Mar 24, 2017 Time: 4:57 AM Duration: 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 19° Approach: 19° above ESE Departure: 10° above ESE
Date: Friday Mar 24, 2017 Time: 6:29 AM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum Elevation: 11° Approach: 10° above WSW Departure: 10° above SSW
Date: Saturday Mar 25, 2017 Time: 5:40 AM Duration: less than 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 14° Approach: 14° above S Departure: 11° above S
Date: Saturday Mar 25, 2017 Time: 8:38 PM Duration: 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 18° Approach: 10° above S Departure: 18° above S
Date: Sunday Mar 26, 2017 Time: 7:47 PM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum Elevation: 12° Approach: 10° above SSE Departure: 10° above ESE
Date: Sunday Mar 26, 2017 Time: 9:21 PM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum Elevation: 33° Approach: 10° above WSW Departure: 33° above W
Date: Monday Mar 27, 2017 Time: 8:29 PM Duration: 5 minutes Maximum Elevation: 69° Approach: 10° above SW Departure: 18° above ENE
Date: Tuesday Mar 28, 2017 Time: 9:16 PM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum Elevation: 25° Approach: 22° above WNW Departure: 20° above N
Date: Wednesday Mar 29, 2017 Time: 8:23 PM Duration: 4 minutes Maximum Elevation: 43° Approach: 36° above WNW Departure: 11° above NE
Date: Wednesday Mar 29, 2017 Time: 10:00 PM Duration: less than 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 10° Approach: 10° above NNW Departure: 10° above NNW
Date: Thursday Mar 30, 2017 Time: 9:08 PM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum Elevation: 14° Approach: 14° above NNW Departure: 10° above NNE
Date: Friday Mar 31, 2017 Time: 8:15 PM Duration: 3 minutes Maximum Elevation: 21° Approach: 21° above NW Departure: 10° above NNE
Date: Sunday Apr 2, 2017 Time: 8:07 PM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum Elevation: 13° Approach: 12° above NNW Departure: 10° above N
Date: Friday Mar 17, 2017 Time: 6:09 AM Duration: 3 minutes Maximum Elevation: 13° Approach: 10° above N Departure: 12° above NE


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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