Space Station Tonight

What the astronauts see right now

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - The International Space Station will fly over the Tri-State Monday night and it will be so bright that you can’t miss it. Face west at 8:58 p.m. And you’ll see it. Watch the International Space Station pass overhead from several thousand worldwide locations. It is the third brightest object in the sky and easy to spot if you know when to look up. Visible to the naked eye, it looks like a fast-moving plane only much higher. NASA will launch the Antares Rocket carrying 8,000 lbs of supplies for the International Space Station at 9:16 p.m. EDT on Friday from Wallops, Va. The mission was originally slated for Oct. Watch the International Space Station pass overhead from several thousand worldwide locations. It is the third brightest object in the sky and easy to spot if you know when to look up.

This is the view from the ISS directly down to earth. The crosshair indicates the current ground point. The map is updated every second.
Please note that the map is not real-time video. However, the position itself is real-time.

Orbital speed


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Ground track

This map shows the ground track of the International Space Station's next orbit. The crosshair marks its current position.

Space Station Sighting Schedule

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The blue sections of the ISS' track indicate when the space station is in the earth's shadow. The red sections mark when the ISS is sunlit.

Would you like this ISS ground track map on your website? Obtain here the HTML code for the AstroViewer ISS Position Widget.

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The International Space Station will cross over the United States this weekend from the Gulf Coast to the North Atlantic. Skywatchers along the station’s orbital track from New Orleans, La., to Portland, Maine, can see the orbital lab Friday and Saturday night. More sighting times for these and other American cities are below…

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Friday May 17, 2019

9:14 p.m. CDT
Baton Rouge, La.
New Orleans, La.

10:15 p.m. EDT
Huntsville, Ala.
Tampa, Fla.
Atlanta, Ga.
Memphis, Tenn.

10:16 p.m. EDT
Louisville, Ky.
Cincinnati, Ohio

10:17 p.m. EDT
Washington, D.C.
Columbus, Ohio
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Burlington, Vt.
Charleston, W. Va.

10:18 p.m. EDT
Baltimore, Md.
Philadelphia, Pa.
New York City

10:19 p.m. EDT
Boston, Mass.
Portland, Maine

Saturday May 18, 2019

9:25 p.m. EDT
Tampa, Fla.
Atlanta, Ga.
Savannah, Ga.
Charleston, S.C.

9:26 p.m. EDT
Washington, D.C.
Raleigh, N.C.
Richmond, Va.

9:27 p.m. EDT
Baltimore, Md.
Philadelphia, Pa.
New York City

9:28 p.m. EDT
Boston, Mass.

9:29 p.m. EDT
Portland, Maine

Space Station Tonight March 21 2021

Visit https://spotthestation.nasa.gov and find sighting opportunities for your hometown.