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Location: Belo Horizonte, Brazil

The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Jul 8, 2020 through Friday Jul 24, 2020

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Thu Jul 9, 6:50 PM 1 min 23° 11° above SSW 23° above S  
Fri Jul 10, 6:03 PM 5 min 18° 10° above S 10° above E  
Fri Jul 10, 7:39 PM 1 min 16° 10° above WSW 16° above W  
Sat Jul 11, 6:51 PM 6 min 41° 10° above SW 10° above NNE  
Sun Jul 12, 6:03 PM 6 min 81° 11° above SW 11° above NE  
Tue Jul 14, 6:08 PM 1 min 18° 18° above NNW 11° above N  
Fri Jul 17, 5:50 AM 2 min 19° 11° above N 19° above NE  
Sun Jul 19, 5:50 AM 6 min 74° 11° above NW 10° above SE  
Mon Jul 20, 5:02 AM 6 min 44° 10° above NNW 10° above SE  
Tue Jul 21, 4:19 AM 1 min 16° 16° above E 11° above ESE  
Tue Jul 21, 5:52 AM 4 min 17° 11° above W 10° above S  
Wed Jul 22, 5:08 AM 1 min 21° 21° above S 11° above SSE  
2020-07-09 21:50:00.0,Thu Jul 9, 6:50 PM,1 min,23°,11° above SSW,23° above S|2020-07-10 21:03:00.0,Fri Jul 10, 6:03 PM,5 min,18°,10° above S,10° above E|2020-07-10 22:39:00.0,Fri Jul 10, 7:39 PM,1 min,16°,10° above WSW,16° above W|2020-07-11 21:51:00.0,Sat Jul 11, 6:51 PM,6 min,41°,10° above SW,10° above NNE|2020-07-12 21:03:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 6:03 PM,6 min,81°,11° above SW,11° above NE|2020-07-14 21:08:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 6:08 PM,1 min,18°,18° above NNW,11° above N|2020-07-17 08:50:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 5:50 AM,2 min,19°,11° above N,19° above NE|2020-07-19 08:50:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 5:50 AM,6 min,74°,11° above NW,10° above SE|2020-07-20 08:02:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 5:02 AM,6 min,44°,10° above NNW,10° above SE|2020-07-21 07:19:00.0,Tue Jul 21, 4:19 AM,1 min,16°,16° above E,11° above ESE|2020-07-21 08:52:00.0,Tue Jul 21, 5:52 AM,4 min,17°,11° above W,10° above S|2020-07-22 08:08:00.0,Wed Jul 22, 5:08 AM,1 min,21°,21° above S,11° above SSE|

The space station looks like an airplane or a very bright star moving across the sky, except it doesn���t have flashing lights or change direction. It will also be moving considerably faster than a typical airplane (airplanes generally fly at about 600 miles per hour; the space station flies at 17,500 miles per hour).

Below is a time-lapse photo of the space station moving across the sky.

The International Space Station is seen in this 30 second exposure as it flies over Elkton, VA early in the morning, Saturday, August 1, 2015. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls The International Space Station is seen in this 30 second exposure as it flies over Elkton, VA early in the morning, Saturday, August 1, 2015. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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How do I Spot The Station?

What does all this sighting information mean?

Time��is when the sighting opportunity will begin in your local time zone. 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.

Visible��is the maximum time period the space station is visible before crossing back below the horizon.

Max Height��is measured in degrees (also known as elevation). It represents the height of the space station from the horizon in the night sky. The horizon is at zero degrees, and directly overhead is ninety degrees. If you hold your fist at arm���s length and place your fist resting on the horizon, the top will be about 10 degrees.

Appears is the location in the sky where the station will be visible first. This value, like maximum height, also is measured in degrees from the horizon. The letters represent compass directions -- N is north, WNW is west by northwest, and so on.

Disappears represents where in the night sky the International Space Station will leave your field of view.

Astronomical Horizon chart. Click the link for a detailed description of the astronomical horizon and sighting alert messages.