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: Friday Jan 26, 2018 Time: 7:11 PM Duration: 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 27° Approach: 21° above WNW Departure: 27° above NNW
Date: Saturday Jan 27, 2018 Time: 6:19 PM Duration: 3 minutes Maximum Elevation: 49° Approach: 38° above W Departure: 14° above NE
Date: Sunday Jan 28, 2018 Time: 7:02 PM Duration: 3 minutes Maximum Elevation: 15° Approach: 11° above WNW Departure: 14° above N
Date: Monday Jan 29, 2018 Time: 6:10 PM Duration: 4 minutes Maximum Elevation: 23° Approach: 19° above WNW Departure: 11° above NNE
Date: Friday Jan 12, 2018 Time: 5:08 AM Duration: less than 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 10° Approach: 10° above NE Departure: 10° above NE
Date: Friday Jan 12, 2018 Time: 6:41 AM Duration: 4 minutes Maximum Elevation: 52° Approach: 10° above NW Departure: 38° above E
Date: Saturday Jan 13, 2018 Time: 5:50 AM Duration: 3 minutes Maximum Elevation: 28° Approach: 22° above N Departure: 19° above ENE
Date: Sunday Jan 14, 2018 Time: 5:00 AM Duration: less than 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 14° Approach: 14° above ENE Departure: 11° above ENE
Date: Sunday Jan 14, 2018 Time: 6:33 AM Duration: 5 minutes Maximum Elevation: 57° Approach: 15° above WNW Departure: 18° above SSE
Date: Monday Jan 15, 2018 Time: 5:43 AM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum Elevation: 66° Approach: 55° above NNW Departure: 28° above ESE
Date: Tuesday Jan 16, 2018 Time: 4:53 AM Duration: less than 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 17° Approach: 17° above E Departure: 17° above E
Date: Tuesday Jan 16, 2018 Time: 6:26 AM Duration: 4 minutes Maximum Elevation: 21° Approach: 16° above W Departure: 11° above S
Date: Wednesday Jan 17, 2018 Time: 5:36 AM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum Elevation: 33° Approach: 33° above S Departure: 11° above SSE
Date: Monday Jan 22, 2018 Time: 7:25 PM Duration: less than 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 13° Approach: 11° above SSW Departure: 13° above SSW
Date: Tuesday Jan 23, 2018 Time: 6:34 PM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum Elevation: 22° Approach: 11° above S Departure: 22° above SE
Date: Wednesday Jan 24, 2018 Time: 5:43 PM Duration: 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 10° Approach: 10° above SE Departure: 10° above ESE
Date: Wednesday Jan 24, 2018 Time: 7:18 PM Duration: 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 43° Approach: 19° above WSW Departure: 43° above W
Date: Thursday Jan 25, 2018 Time: 6:25 PM Duration: 4 minutes Maximum Elevation: 60° Approach: 13° above SW Departure: 25° above ENE
Date: Friday Jan 26, 2018 Time: 7:11 PM Duration: 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 27° Approach: 21° above WNW Departure: 27° above NNW
Date: Tuesday Jan 16, 2018 Time: 4:53 AM Duration: less than 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 17° Approach: 17° above E Departure: 17° above E


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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