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The following ISS sightings are possible from Monday Aug 13, 2018 through Wednesday Aug 29, 2018

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Wed Aug 15, 5:33 AM 2 min 11° 10° above SSE 10° above ESE  
Fri Aug 17, 5:24 AM 4 min 31° 11° above SSW 26° above E  
Sat Aug 18, 4:35 AM 1 min 15° 15° above SE 13° above ESE  
Sat Aug 18, 6:08 AM 3 min 25° 11° above WSW 23° above NNW  
Sun Aug 19, 5:18 AM 4 min 68° 44° above WSW 10° above NNE  
Sun Aug 19, 6:38 PM 2 min 13° 10° above NNE 13° above NE  
Mon Aug 20, 4:29 AM 1 min 18° 18° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Mon Aug 20, 7:21 PM 3 min 63° 11° above NW 63° above WSW  
Tue Aug 21, 5:13 AM < 1 min 13° 13° above NNW 10° above N  
Tue Aug 21, 6:29 PM 6 min 46° 10° above NNW 14° above ESE  
Wed Aug 22, 7:16 PM 2 min 19° 18° above WSW 14° above S  
Thu Aug 23, 6:24 PM 4 min 43° 36° above W 12° above SSE  
Sat Aug 25, 6:16 PM 2 min 15° 14° above SW 10° above S  
2018-08-15 08:33:00.0,Wed Aug 15, 5:33 AM,2 min,11°,10° above SSE,10° above ESE|2018-08-17 08:24:00.0,Fri Aug 17, 5:24 AM,4 min,31°,11° above SSW,26° above E|2018-08-18 07:35:00.0,Sat Aug 18, 4:35 AM,1 min,15°,15° above SE,13° above ESE|2018-08-18 09:08:00.0,Sat Aug 18, 6:08 AM,3 min,25°,11° above WSW,23° above NNW|2018-08-19 08:18:00.0,Sun Aug 19, 5:18 AM,4 min,68°,44° above WSW,10° above NNE|2018-08-19 21:38:00.0,Sun Aug 19, 6:38 PM,2 min,13°,10° above NNE,13° above NE|2018-08-20 07:29:00.0,Mon Aug 20, 4:29 AM,1 min,18°,18° above ENE,10° above ENE|2018-08-20 22:21:00.0,Mon Aug 20, 7:21 PM,3 min,63°,11° above NW,63° above WSW|2018-08-21 08:13:00.0,Tue Aug 21, 5:13 AM,< 1 min,13°,13° above NNW,10° above N|2018-08-21 21:29:00.0,Tue Aug 21, 6:29 PM,6 min,46°,10° above NNW,14° above ESE|2018-08-22 22:16:00.0,Wed Aug 22, 7:16 PM,2 min,19°,18° above WSW,14° above S|2018-08-23 21:24:00.0,Thu Aug 23, 6:24 PM,4 min,43°,36° above W,12° above SSE|2018-08-25 21:16:00.0,Sat Aug 25, 6:16 PM,2 min,15°,14° above SW,10° above S|

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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