Can You See The Int’l Space Station from NH?
Yes indeed! In fact, if everything lines up properly, it's very easy to see. But timing is EVERYTHING and I've got the definitive way to figure out when that will be each night.
This excellent video above will give you an idea of what you're looking for.
Keep in mind, that thing is humming along at 17 THOUSAND MILES AN HOUR so, you won't be able to see it for any longer than about 4 minutes in the most perfect of conditions.
If you're lucky enough to have a place on a lake? That makes for ideal viewing. My Uncle has a house on Merrymeeting Lake up in New Durham and that is the best view of the ISS I've ever had.
At around 250 miles above us, it reflects in excess of 90% of the sunlight that hits it and is only dimmer than the sun and the moon. It's just begging to be seen!
The number one factor you're looking for is the degree of maximum height, if it's less than 40 degrees, you probably won't see it if you're standing out on your steps. But if it's clear and you're in a field, away from city lights or if you're up at a camp in Northern Maine?
Feel free to wave to Bob and Doug!