Space Station Viewing Opportunities

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The International Space StationThe following opportunities are available to view the International Space Station (ISS) in the Denver metro area. Note that the exact duration and location may vary slightly depending on where you are at in the metro area.

Viewing the ISS from the Ground

Depending on your location on the Earth's surface, the spacecraft's position in orbit and the time of day, you may be able to see the International Space Station as it orbits about 386 kilometers (240 miles) above the planet. A spacecraft will be seen as a steady white pinpoint of light moving slowly across the sky.

For best results, observers should look in the direction and at the elevation shown in the appearing column at the time listed. Because of the speed of the orbiting vehicles, telescopes are not practical. However, a good pair of field binoculars may reveal some detail of the structural shape of the spacecraft.

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