International Space Station Visible to the Naked Eye Tonight and Tomorrow Night

The International Space Station will be visible to the naked eye tonight and tomorrow night. 

  • Tonight, it will become visible at 9:58 PM in the southwestern sky and will travel to the northeast.  It will be visible for about five or six minutes. 
  • Tomorrow night, it will become visible at 9:10 PM in the southwestern sky and will travel to the northeast.  It will be visible for about seven minutes. 

The space station will look like a bright star, like the North Star, and will be moving quickly across the evening sky. 

The space station passes overhead many times a day but lighting conditions usually make it difficult or impossible to see.  All sightings will occur within a few hours before or after sunrise or sunset. This is the optimum viewing period as the sun reflects off the space station and contrasts against the darker sky.