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 Jul 26, 2017 Time: 10:42 PM Duration: less than 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 10° Approach: 10° above N Departure: 10° above N
Date: Thursday Jul 27, 2017 Time: 9:50 PM Duration: 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 13° Approach: 13° above N Departure: 10° above N
Date: Friday Jul 28, 2017 Time: 8:57 PM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum Elevation: 20° Approach: 20° above NNW Departure: 11° above NNE
Date: Sunday Jul 30, 2017 Time: 8:49 PM Duration: 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 12° Approach: 12° above NNW Departure: 10° above N
Date: Wednesday Aug 2, 2017 Time: 11:02 PM Duration: less than 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 13° Approach: 11° above N Departure: 13° above N
Date: Thursday Aug 3, 2017 Time: 10:10 PM Duration: 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 10° Approach: 10° above N Departure: 10° above NNE
Date: Friday Aug 4, 2017 Time: 10:54 PM Duration: less than 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 18° Approach: 16° above NNW Departure: 18° above N
Date: Saturday Aug 5, 2017 Time: 10:01 PM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum Elevation: 16° Approach: 11° above NNW Departure: 15° above NE
Date: Sunday Aug 6, 2017 Time: 9:09 PM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum Elevation: 11° Approach: 10° above N Departure: 10° above NE
Date: Sunday Aug 6, 2017 Time: 10:45 PM Duration: less than 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 23° Approach: 19° above NW Departure: 23° above NNW
Date: Monday Aug 7, 2017 Time: 9:53 PM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum Elevation: 29° Approach: 17° above NNW Departure: 28° above NE
Date: Friday Jul 21, 2017 Time: 10:10 PM Duration: less than 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 16° Approach: 11° above SW Departure: 16° above SSW
Date: Saturday Jul 22, 2017 Time: 4:40 AM Duration: 6 minutes Maximum Elevation: 33° Approach: 10° above NNW Departure: 11° above E
Date: Saturday Jul 22, 2017 Time: 9:18 PM Duration: 5 minutes Maximum Elevation: 26° Approach: 10° above SSW Departure: 11° above ENE
Date: Monday Jul 24, 2017 Time: 9:10 PM Duration: 6 minutes Maximum Elevation: 75° Approach: 11° above SW Departure: 12° above NE
Date: Monday Jul 24, 2017 Time: 10:50 PM Duration: 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 15° Approach: 15° above NNW Departure: 11° above NNE
Date: Wednesday Jul 26, 2017 Time: 9:02 PM Duration: 6 minutes Maximum Elevation: 41° Approach: 10° above WSW Departure: 11° above NE
Date: Sunday Jul 30, 2017 Time: 8:49 PM Duration: 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 12° Approach: 12° above NNW Departure: 10° above N
Date: Wednesday Aug 2, 2017 Time: 11:02 PM Duration: less than 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 13° Approach: 11° above N Departure: 13° above N
Date: Friday Aug 4, 2017 Time: 10:54 PM Duration: less than 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 18° Approach: 16° above NNW Departure: 18° above N


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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