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The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Jul 15, 2020 through Thursday Jul 30, 2020

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Wed Jul 15, 10:23 PM 5 min 18° 10° above S 10° above E  
Wed Jul 15, 11:58 PM 6 min 65° 10° above WSW 12° above E  
Thu Jul 16, 1:35 AM 6 min 78° 10° above W 10° above E  
Thu Jul 16, 3:12 AM 6 min 59° 10° above W 11° above ESE  
Thu Jul 16, 4:50 AM 4 min 16° 11° above WSW 10° above S  
Thu Jul 16, 11:11 PM 6 min 48° 10° above SW 11° above E  
Fri Jul 17, 00:47 AM 6 min 80° 10° above W 10° above E  
Fri Jul 17, 2:24 AM 6 min 76° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Fri Jul 17, 4:01 AM 5 min 23° 11° above W 11° above SSE  
Fri Jul 17, 10:23 PM 6 min 35° 10° above SW 11° above E  
Fri Jul 17, 11:59 PM 6 min 87° 10° above W 10° above E  
Sat Jul 18, 1:36 AM 6 min 88° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Sat Jul 18, 3:13 AM 2 min 31° 11° above W 31° above SW  
Sat Jul 18, 11:11 PM 6 min 79° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Sun Jul 19, 00:48 AM 6 min 81° 10° above W 12° above E  
Sun Jul 19, 2:25 AM 2 min 35° 10° above W 35° above WSW  
Sun Jul 19, 10:24 PM 6 min 63° 10° above WSW 11° above E  
Mon Jul 20, 00:00 AM 6 min 78° 10° above W 10° above E  
Mon Jul 20, 1:37 AM 3 min 57° 10° above W 57° above SW  
Mon Jul 20, 11:12 PM 6 min 80° 10° above W 10° above E  
Tue Jul 21, 00:49 AM 4 min 76° 10° above W 53° above ESE  
Tue Jul 21, 10:24 PM 6 min 88° 10° above W 10° above E  
Wed Jul 22, 00:01 AM 5 min 88° 10° above W 22° above E  
Wed Jul 22, 1:38 AM 1 min 19° 11° above W 19° above W  
Wed Jul 22, 11:13 PM 6 min 81° 10° above W 10° above E  
Thu Jul 23, 00:50 AM 3 min 40° 10° above W 40° above WSW  
Thu Jul 23, 10:26 PM 6 min 78° 12° above W 10° above E  
Fri Jul 24, 00:02 AM 4 min 61° 10° above W 47° above SSE  
Fri Jul 24, 11:14 PM 6 min 77° 10° above W 18° above ESE  
Sat Jul 25, 00:51 AM 1 min 19° 11° above W 19° above WSW  
Sat Jul 25, 10:28 PM 5 min 88° 22° above W 10° above E  
Sun Jul 26, 00:03 AM 3 min 33° 11° above W 33° above SSW  
Sun Jul 26, 11:15 PM 5 min 46° 10° above W 27° above SE  
Mon Jul 27, 10:28 PM 5 min 62° 18° above W 12° above ESE  
Tue Jul 28, 00:05 AM 2 min 17° 10° above W 17° above SW  
Tue Jul 28, 11:17 PM 4 min 24° 11° above W 20° above S  
Wed Jul 29, 10:29 PM 5 min 34° 14° above W 13° above SSE  
2020-07-16 04:23:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 10:23 PM,5 min,18°,10° above S,10° above E|2020-07-16 05:58:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 11:58 PM,6 min,65°,10° above WSW,12° above E|2020-07-16 07:35:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 1:35 AM,6 min,78°,10° above W,10° above E|2020-07-16 09:12:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 3:12 AM,6 min,59°,10° above W,11° above ESE|2020-07-16 10:50:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 4:50 AM,4 min,16°,11° above WSW,10° above S|2020-07-17 05:11:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 11:11 PM,6 min,48°,10° above SW,11° above E|2020-07-17 06:47:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 00:47 AM,6 min,80°,10° above W,10° above E|2020-07-17 08:24:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 2:24 AM,6 min,76°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2020-07-17 10:01:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 4:01 AM,5 min,23°,11° above W,11° above SSE|2020-07-18 04:23:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 10:23 PM,6 min,35°,10° above SW,11° above E|2020-07-18 05:59:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 11:59 PM,6 min,87°,10° above W,10° above E|2020-07-18 07:36:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 1:36 AM,6 min,88°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2020-07-18 09:13:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 3:13 AM,2 min,31°,11° above W,31° above SW|2020-07-19 05:11:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 11:11 PM,6 min,79°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2020-07-19 06:48:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 00:48 AM,6 min,81°,10° above W,12° above E|2020-07-19 08:25:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 2:25 AM,2 min,35°,10° above W,35° above WSW|2020-07-20 04:24:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 10:24 PM,6 min,63°,10° above WSW,11° above E|2020-07-20 06:00:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 00:00 AM,6 min,78°,10° above W,10° above E|2020-07-20 07:37:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 1:37 AM,3 min,57°,10° above W,57° above SW|2020-07-21 05:12:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 11:12 PM,6 min,80°,10° above W,10° above E|2020-07-21 06:49:00.0,Tue Jul 21, 00:49 AM,4 min,76°,10° above W,53° above ESE|2020-07-22 04:24:00.0,Tue Jul 21, 10:24 PM,6 min,88°,10° above W,10° above E|2020-07-22 06:01:00.0,Wed Jul 22, 00:01 AM,5 min,88°,10° above W,22° above E|2020-07-22 07:38:00.0,Wed Jul 22, 1:38 AM,1 min,19°,11° above W,19° above W|2020-07-23 05:13:00.0,Wed Jul 22, 11:13 PM,6 min,81°,10° above W,10° above E|2020-07-23 06:50:00.0,Thu Jul 23, 00:50 AM,3 min,40°,10° above W,40° above WSW|2020-07-24 04:26:00.0,Thu Jul 23, 10:26 PM,6 min,78°,12° above W,10° above E|2020-07-24 06:02:00.0,Fri Jul 24, 00:02 AM,4 min,61°,10° above W,47° above SSE|2020-07-25 05:14:00.0,Fri Jul 24, 11:14 PM,6 min,77°,10° above W,18° above ESE|2020-07-25 06:51:00.0,Sat Jul 25, 00:51 AM,1 min,19°,11° above W,19° above WSW|2020-07-26 04:28:00.0,Sat Jul 25, 10:28 PM,5 min,88°,22° above W,10° above E|2020-07-26 06:03:00.0,Sun Jul 26, 00:03 AM,3 min,33°,11° above W,33° above SSW|2020-07-27 05:15:00.0,Sun Jul 26, 11:15 PM,5 min,46°,10° above W,27° above SE|2020-07-28 04:28:00.0,Mon Jul 27, 10:28 PM,5 min,62°,18° above W,12° above ESE|2020-07-28 06:05:00.0,Tue Jul 28, 00:05 AM,2 min,17°,10° above W,17° above SW|2020-07-29 05:17:00.0,Tue Jul 28, 11:17 PM,4 min,24°,11° above W,20° above S|2020-07-30 04:29:00.0,Wed Jul 29, 10:29 PM,5 min,34°,14° above W,13° 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.