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 Jun 7, 2017 Time: 9:19 PM Duration: 3 minutes Maximum Elevation: 14° Approach: 10° above N Departure: 11° above NE
Date: Wednesday Jun 7, 2017 Time: 10:56 PM Duration: 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 45° Approach: 23° above NW Departure: 45° above NW
Date: Thursday Jun 8, 2017 Time: 10:04 PM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum Elevation: 41° Approach: 25° above NNW Departure: 32° above ENE
Date: Friday Jun 9, 2017 Time: 9:12 PM Duration: 4 minutes Maximum Elevation: 24° Approach: 18° above N Departure: 11° above E
Date: Friday Jun 9, 2017 Time: 10:47 PM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum Elevation: 30° Approach: 12° above WNW Departure: 30° above WSW
Date: Thursday May 25, 2017 Time: 10:57 PM Duration: less than 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 12° Approach: 12° above N Departure: 10° above N
Date: Friday May 26, 2017 Time: 3:46 AM Duration: 6 minutes Maximum Elevation: 57° Approach: 10° above NW Departure: 10° above ESE
Date: Friday May 26, 2017 Time: 10:05 PM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum Elevation: 19° Approach: 19° above NNW Departure: 11° above NNE
Date: Saturday May 27, 2017 Time: 4:33 AM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum Elevation: 23° Approach: 23° above SW Departure: 11° above S
Date: Saturday May 27, 2017 Time: 9:09 PM Duration: 6 minutes Maximum Elevation: 31° Approach: 11° above W Departure: 10° above NNE
Date: Sunday May 28, 2017 Time: 2:02 AM Duration: less than 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 12° Approach: 10° above NNW Departure: 12° above NNW
Date: Sunday May 28, 2017 Time: 9:57 PM Duration: less than 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 11° Approach: 11° above N Departure: 10° above N
Date: Monday May 29, 2017 Time: 9:05 PM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum Elevation: 16° Approach: 16° above NNW Departure: 11° above NNE
Date: Saturday Jun 3, 2017 Time: 00:03 AM Duration: less than 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 16° Approach: 16° above NNW Departure: 16° above NNW
Date: Saturday Jun 3, 2017 Time: 11:12 PM Duration: 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 17° Approach: 14° above N Departure: 17° above NNE
Date: Sunday Jun 4, 2017 Time: 10:19 PM Duration: 3 minutes Maximum Elevation: 12° Approach: 10° above N Departure: 10° above NE
Date: Monday Jun 5, 2017 Time: 11:04 PM Duration: 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 30° Approach: 20° above NNW Departure: 30° above N
Date: Tuesday Jun 6, 2017 Time: 10:12 PM Duration: 3 minutes Maximum Elevation: 20° Approach: 16° above N Departure: 16° above ENE
Date: Tuesday Jun 6, 2017 Time: 11:47 PM Duration: less than 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 14° Approach: 10° above WNW Departure: 14° above WNW
Date: Wednesday Jun 7, 2017 Time: 10:56 PM Duration: 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 45° Approach: 23° above NW Departure: 45° above NW


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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