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 Nov 19, 2017 Time: 4:57 AM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum Elevation: 32° Approach: 32° above SSE Departure: 12° above SE
Date: Friday Nov 24, 2017 Time: 6:47 PM Duration: less than 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 15° Approach: 11° above SSW Departure: 15° above SSW
Date: Saturday Nov 25, 2017 Time: 5:55 PM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum Elevation: 18° Approach: 10° above S Departure: 18° above SE
Date: Sunday Nov 26, 2017 Time: 6:39 PM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum Elevation: 59° Approach: 19° above SW Departure: 59° above WSW
Date: Monday Nov 27, 2017 Time: 5:46 PM Duration: 5 minutes Maximum Elevation: 47° Approach: 11° above SSW Departure: 23° above ENE
Date: Monday Nov 27, 2017 Time: 7:24 PM Duration: less than 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 12° Approach: 12° above WNW Departure: 12° above WNW
Date: Friday Nov 10, 2017 Time: 6:19 AM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum Elevation: 12° Approach: 10° above N Departure: 12° above NNE
Date: Sunday Nov 12, 2017 Time: 6:10 AM Duration: 4 minutes Maximum Elevation: 21° Approach: 11° above NNW Departure: 15° above ENE
Date: Monday Nov 13, 2017 Time: 5:18 AM Duration: 3 minutes Maximum Elevation: 14° Approach: 11° above N Departure: 11° above NE
Date: Tuesday Nov 14, 2017 Time: 6:01 AM Duration: 4 minutes Maximum Elevation: 42° Approach: 10° above NW Departure: 31° above E
Date: Wednesday Nov 15, 2017 Time: 5:11 AM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum Elevation: 24° Approach: 22° above N Departure: 19° above ENE
Date: Thursday Nov 16, 2017 Time: 4:22 AM Duration: less than 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 11° Approach: 11° above ENE Departure: 11° above ENE
Date: Thursday Nov 16, 2017 Time: 5:54 AM Duration: 4 minutes Maximum Elevation: 72° Approach: 15° above NW Departure: 23° above SE
Date: Friday Nov 17, 2017 Time: 5:04 AM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum Elevation: 53° Approach: 53° above NNE Departure: 25° above ESE
Date: Saturday Nov 18, 2017 Time: 5:47 AM Duration: 4 minutes Maximum Elevation: 25° Approach: 20° above W Departure: 11° above S
Date: Sunday Nov 19, 2017 Time: 4:57 AM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum Elevation: 32° Approach: 32° above SSE Departure: 12° above SE
Date: Friday Nov 10, 2017 Time: 6:19 AM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum Elevation: 12° Approach: 10° above N Departure: 12° above NNE
Date: Sunday Nov 12, 2017 Time: 6:10 AM Duration: 4 minutes Maximum Elevation: 21° Approach: 11° above NNW Departure: 15° above ENE
Date: Thursday Nov 16, 2017 Time: 5:54 AM Duration: 4 minutes Maximum Elevation: 72° Approach: 15° above NW Departure: 23° above SE
Date: Saturday Nov 18, 2017 Time: 5:47 AM Duration: 4 minutes Maximum Elevation: 25° Approach: 20° above W Departure: 11° above S


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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