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Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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, 1:22 AM 2 min 32° 32° above ESE 12° above E  
Thu Jul 9, 2:55 AM 6 min 67° 12° above W 10° above ENE  
Thu Jul 9, 4:32 AM 6 min 61° 10° above WNW 12° above E  
Fri Jul 10, 00:36 AM < 1 min 15° 15° above E 10° above E  
Fri Jul 10, 2:09 AM 5 min 81° 27° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Fri Jul 10, 3:44 AM 6 min 56° 10° above WNW 11° above E  
Sat Jul 11, 1:22 AM 4 min 79° 54° above SW 10° above ENE  
Sat Jul 11, 2:57 AM 6 min 56° 10° above W 11° above ENE  
Sat Jul 11, 4:33 AM 6 min 87° 10° above WNW 10° above ESE  
Sun Jul 12, 00:36 AM 3 min 52° 52° above ESE 11° above ENE  
Sun Jul 12, 2:09 AM 6 min 59° 10° above W 12° above ENE  
Sun Jul 12, 3:46 AM 6 min 71° 10° above WNW 10° above E  
Sun Jul 12, 11:47 PM 3 min 39° 39° above SE 11° above E  
Mon Jul 13, 1:21 AM 6 min 67° 10° above W 10° above ENE  
Mon Jul 13, 2:58 AM 6 min 61° 10° above WNW 12° above E  
Mon Jul 13, 4:35 AM 6 min 50° 10° above WNW 11° above SE  
Mon Jul 13, 10:57 PM 6 min 27° 10° above SSW 10° above E  
Tue Jul 14, 00:33 AM 6 min 81° 10° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Tue Jul 14, 2:10 AM 6 min 56° 10° above WNW 11° above E  
Tue Jul 14, 3:47 AM 6 min 71° 10° above WNW 12° above ESE  
Tue Jul 14, 10:09 PM 5 min 18° 10° above S 10° above E  
Tue Jul 14, 11:45 PM 6 min 77° 10° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Wed Jul 15, 1:22 AM 6 min 56° 10° above W 11° above ENE  
Wed Jul 15, 2:59 AM 6 min 86° 10° above WNW 10° above ESE  
Wed Jul 15, 4:36 AM 5 min 24° 11° above W 10° above SSE  
Wed Jul 15, 10:57 PM 6 min 56° 10° above SW 11° above ENE  
Thu Jul 16, 00:34 AM 6 min 59° 10° above W 12° above ENE  
Thu Jul 16, 2:11 AM 6 min 71° 10° above WNW 10° above E  
Thu Jul 16, 3:48 AM 6 min 35° 11° above W 11° above SSE  
Thu Jul 16, 10:09 PM 6 min 38° 10° above SW 11° above E  
Thu Jul 16, 11:46 PM 6 min 68° 10° above W 10° above ENE  
Fri Jul 17, 1:23 AM 6 min 61° 10° above WNW 12° above E  
Fri Jul 17, 3:00 AM 6 min 51° 10° above WNW 11° above SE  
Fri Jul 17, 4:38 AM 2 min 11° 10° above WSW 10° above SSW  
Fri Jul 17, 10:58 PM 6 min 82° 10° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Sat Jul 18, 00:35 AM 6 min 56° 10° above WNW 11° above E  
Sat Jul 18, 2:12 AM 4 min 72° 10° above WNW 51° above SE  
Sat Jul 18, 10:10 PM 6 min 76° 10° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Sat Jul 18, 11:47 PM 6 min 56° 10° above W 11° above ENE  
Sun Jul 19, 1:24 AM 4 min 85° 10° above WNW 70° above E  
Sun Jul 19, 10:59 PM 6 min 60° 10° above W 12° above ENE  
Mon Jul 20, 00:36 AM 4 min 70° 10° above WNW 41° above E  
Mon Jul 20, 2:13 AM < 1 min 11° 11° above W 11° above W  
Mon Jul 20, 10:11 PM 6 min 68° 10° above W 10° above ENE  
Mon Jul 20, 11:48 PM 6 min 60° 10° above WNW 17° above E  
Tue Jul 21, 1:25 AM 2 min 26° 10° above WNW 26° above W  
Tue Jul 21, 11:00 PM 6 min 56° 10° above WNW 11° above E  
Wed Jul 22, 00:37 AM 3 min 52° 10° above WNW 52° above W  
Wed Jul 22, 10:14 PM 4 min 56° 31° above WNW 11° above ENE  
Wed Jul 22, 11:49 PM 4 min 84° 10° above WNW 54° above E  
2020-07-09 08:22:00.0,Thu Jul 9, 1:22 AM,2 min,32°,32° above ESE,12° above E|2020-07-09 09:55:00.0,Thu Jul 9, 2:55 AM,6 min,67°,12° above W,10° above ENE|2020-07-09 11:32:00.0,Thu Jul 9, 4:32 AM,6 min,61°,10° above WNW,12° above E|2020-07-10 07:36:00.0,Fri Jul 10, 00:36 AM,< 1 min,15°,15° above E,10° above E|2020-07-10 09:09:00.0,Fri Jul 10, 2:09 AM,5 min,81°,27° above WSW,10° above ENE|2020-07-10 10:44:00.0,Fri Jul 10, 3:44 AM,6 min,56°,10° above WNW,11° above E|2020-07-11 08:22:00.0,Sat Jul 11, 1:22 AM,4 min,79°,54° above SW,10° above ENE|2020-07-11 09:57:00.0,Sat Jul 11, 2:57 AM,6 min,56°,10° above W,11° above ENE|2020-07-11 11:33:00.0,Sat Jul 11, 4:33 AM,6 min,87°,10° above WNW,10° above ESE|2020-07-12 07:36:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 00:36 AM,3 min,52°,52° above ESE,11° above ENE|2020-07-12 09:09:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 2:09 AM,6 min,59°,10° above W,12° above ENE|2020-07-12 10:46:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 3:46 AM,6 min,71°,10° above WNW,10° above E|2020-07-13 06:47:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 11:47 PM,3 min,39°,39° above SE,11° above E|2020-07-13 08:21:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 1:21 AM,6 min,67°,10° above W,10° above ENE|2020-07-13 09:58:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 2:58 AM,6 min,61°,10° above WNW,12° above E|2020-07-13 11:35:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 4:35 AM,6 min,50°,10° above WNW,11° above SE|2020-07-14 05:57:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 10:57 PM,6 min,27°,10° above SSW,10° above E|2020-07-14 07:33:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 00:33 AM,6 min,81°,10° above WSW,10° above ENE|2020-07-14 09:10:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 2:10 AM,6 min,56°,10° above WNW,11° above E|2020-07-14 10:47:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 3:47 AM,6 min,71°,10° above WNW,12° above ESE|2020-07-15 05:09:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 10:09 PM,5 min,18°,10° above S,10° above E|2020-07-15 06:45:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 11:45 PM,6 min,77°,10° above WSW,10° above ENE|2020-07-15 08:22:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 1:22 AM,6 min,56°,10° above W,11° above ENE|2020-07-15 09:59:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 2:59 AM,6 min,86°,10° above WNW,10° above ESE|2020-07-15 11:36:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 4:36 AM,5 min,24°,11° above W,10° above SSE|2020-07-16 05:57:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 10:57 PM,6 min,56°,10° above SW,11° above ENE|2020-07-16 07:34:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 00:34 AM,6 min,59°,10° above W,12° above ENE|2020-07-16 09:11:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 2:11 AM,6 min,71°,10° above WNW,10° above E|2020-07-16 10:48:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 3:48 AM,6 min,35°,11° above W,11° above SSE|2020-07-17 05:09:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 10:09 PM,6 min,38°,10° above SW,11° above E|2020-07-17 06:46:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 11:46 PM,6 min,68°,10° above W,10° above ENE|2020-07-17 08:23:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 1:23 AM,6 min,61°,10° above WNW,12° above E|2020-07-17 10:00:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 3:00 AM,6 min,51°,10° above WNW,11° above SE|2020-07-17 11:38:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 4:38 AM,2 min,11°,10° above WSW,10° above SSW|2020-07-18 05:58:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 10:58 PM,6 min,82°,10° above WSW,10° above ENE|2020-07-18 07:35:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 00:35 AM,6 min,56°,10° above WNW,11° above E|2020-07-18 09:12:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 2:12 AM,4 min,72°,10° above WNW,51° above SE|2020-07-19 05:10:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 10:10 PM,6 min,76°,10° above WSW,10° above ENE|2020-07-19 06:47:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 11:47 PM,6 min,56°,10° above W,11° above ENE|2020-07-19 08:24:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 1:24 AM,4 min,85°,10° above WNW,70° above E|2020-07-20 05:59:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 10:59 PM,6 min,60°,10° above W,12° above ENE|2020-07-20 07:36:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 00:36 AM,4 min,70°,10° above WNW,41° above E|2020-07-20 09:13:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 2:13 AM,< 1 min,11°,11° above W,11° above W|2020-07-21 05:11:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 10:11 PM,6 min,68°,10° above W,10° above ENE|2020-07-21 06:48:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 11:48 PM,6 min,60°,10° above WNW,17° above E|2020-07-21 08:25:00.0,Tue Jul 21, 1:25 AM,2 min,26°,10° above WNW,26° above W|2020-07-22 06:00:00.0,Tue Jul 21, 11:00 PM,6 min,56°,10° above WNW,11° above E|2020-07-22 07:37:00.0,Wed Jul 22, 00:37 AM,3 min,52°,10° above WNW,52° above W|2020-07-23 05:14:00.0,Wed Jul 22, 10:14 PM,4 min,56°,31° above WNW,11° above ENE|2020-07-23 06:49:00.0,Wed Jul 22, 11:49 PM,4 min,84°,10° above WNW,54° above E|

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.