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Location: Grand Bend, Ontario, Canada

The following ISS sightings are possible from Monday Jul 16, 2018 through Thursday Aug 2, 2018

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Wed Jul 18, 10:28 PM 5 min 26° 11° above SSW 10° above ENE  
Thu Jul 19, 00:04 AM 6 min 44° 10° above W 12° above NE  
Thu Jul 19, 1:42 AM 5 min 19° 10° above NW 10° above NE  
Thu Jul 19, 3:19 AM 5 min 23° 11° above NW 11° above ENE  
Thu Jul 19, 4:55 AM 6 min 87° 10° above WNW 11° above ESE  
Thu Jul 19, 9:37 PM 3 min 14° 10° above SSE 10° above E  
Thu Jul 19, 11:12 PM 6 min 73° 10° above WSW 11° above NE  
Fri Jul 20, 00:50 AM 5 min 21° 10° above WNW 10° above NE  
Fri Jul 20, 2:27 AM 5 min 19° 10° above NW 11° above NE  
Fri Jul 20, 4:03 AM 6 min 51° 10° above NW 10° above ESE  
Fri Jul 20, 10:20 PM 6 min 62° 10° above SW 10° above ENE  
Fri Jul 20, 11:57 PM 5 min 27° 11° above WNW 11° above NE  
Sat Jul 21, 1:35 AM 5 min 18° 10° above NW 10° above NE  
Sat Jul 21, 3:11 AM 6 min 33° 10° above NW 10° above E  
Sat Jul 21, 4:48 AM 6 min 39° 10° above WNW 11° above SSE  
Sat Jul 21, 9:28 PM 6 min 32° 10° above SSW 10° above ENE  
Sat Jul 21, 11:05 PM 6 min 37° 12° above W 11° above NE  
Sun Jul 22, 00:42 AM 5 min 18° 10° above NW 10° above NE  
Sun Jul 22, 2:19 AM 5 min 25° 11° above NW 10° above ENE  
Sun Jul 22, 3:55 AM 6 min 75° 10° above WNW 11° above SE  
Sun Jul 22, 10:12 PM 6 min 59° 10° above WSW 10° above NE  
Sun Jul 22, 11:50 PM 5 min 20° 10° above WNW 10° above NE  
Mon Jul 23, 1:27 AM 4 min 20° 10° above NW 17° above NE  
Mon Jul 23, 3:03 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above NW 10° above NW  
Mon Jul 23, 9:23 PM 3 min 78° 74° above S 10° above ENE  
Mon Jul 23, 11:00 PM 3 min 24° 24° above NNW 10° above NE  
Tue Jul 24, 00:37 AM 2 min 18° 18° above N 12° above NE  
Tue Jul 24, 2:11 AM < 1 min 12° 10° above NW 12° above NW  
Tue Jul 24, 10:08 PM 3 min 32° 32° above NNW 10° above NE  
Tue Jul 24, 11:45 PM 2 min 18° 18° above N 10° above NE  
Wed Jul 25, 1:20 AM 1 min 21° 11° above NW 21° above NNW  
Wed Jul 25, 10:52 PM 2 min 19° 19° above N 11° above NE  
Thu Jul 26, 00:29 AM 1 min 22° 20° above N 22° above NNE  
Thu Jul 26, 10:00 PM 3 min 23° 22° above NNW 11° above NE  
Thu Jul 26, 11:37 PM 2 min 19° 19° above N 12° above NE  
Fri Jul 27, 1:12 AM < 1 min 15° 10° above NW 15° above NW  
Fri Jul 27, 10:45 PM 3 min 18° 18° above N 10° above NE  
Sat Jul 28, 00:21 AM < 1 min 25° 19° above NNW 25° above NNW  
Sat Jul 28, 9:53 PM 3 min 19° 18° above NNW 10° above NE  
Sat Jul 28, 11:30 PM 2 min 24° 21° above N 21° above NE  
Sun Jul 29, 1:04 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above WNW 10° above WNW  
Sun Jul 29, 10:38 PM 3 min 20° 18° above N 11° above ENE  
Mon Jul 30, 00:12 AM 2 min 27° 10° above NW 27° above NW  
Mon Jul 30, 9:46 PM 3 min 18° 17° above NNW 10° above NE  
Mon Jul 30, 11:22 PM 1 min 35° 23° above NNW 35° above NNE  
Tue Jul 31, 10:30 PM 3 min 26° 22° above N 14° above ENE  
Wed Aug 1, 00:05 AM 1 min 18° 10° above WNW 18° above WNW  
Wed Aug 1, 9:38 PM 4 min 21° 18° above NNW 10° above ENE  
Wed Aug 1, 11:14 PM 1 min 53° 22° above NW 53° above NNW  

The following CYGNUS sightings are possible from Monday Jul 16, 2018 through Thursday Aug 2, 2018

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Tue Jul 17, 00:51 AM 3 min 44° 44° above NNE 12° above NE  
Tue Jul 17, 2:26 AM 6 min 23° 10° above WNW 11° above NE  
Tue Jul 17, 4:05 AM 3 min 26° 11° above NW 26° above NNE  
Wed Jul 18, 00:21 AM 4 min 56° 47° above WNW 10° above NE  
Wed Jul 18, 1:58 AM 6 min 23° 10° above WNW 10° above NE  
Wed Jul 18, 3:37 AM 6 min 26° 11° above NW 11° above ENE  
Wed Jul 18, 5:14 AM 7 min 79° 10° above NW 10° above ESE  
Wed Jul 18, 10:13 PM 6 min 21° 10° above S 10° above E  
Wed Jul 18, 11:50 PM 7 min 61° 10° above WSW 10° above NE  
Thu Jul 19, 1:29 AM 6 min 24° 10° above WNW 10° above NE  
Thu Jul 19, 3:08 AM 6 min 25° 11° above NW 10° above ENE  
Thu Jul 19, 4:46 AM 7 min 73° 10° above NW 10° above ESE  
Thu Jul 19, 9:45 PM 5 min 19° 10° above S 10° above E  
Thu Jul 19, 11:22 PM 7 min 67° 10° above WSW 10° above NE  
Fri Jul 20, 1:01 AM 6 min 24° 10° above WNW 10° above NE  
Fri Jul 20, 2:40 AM 6 min 24° 11° above NW 10° above ENE  
Fri Jul 20, 4:18 AM 7 min 67° 10° above NW 10° above ESE  
Fri Jul 20, 10:54 PM 7 min 73° 10° above WSW 10° above NE  
Sat Jul 21, 00:33 AM 6 min 25° 10° above WNW 10° above NE  
Sat Jul 21, 2:12 AM 6 min 24° 10° above NW 10° above ENE  
Sat Jul 21, 3:50 AM 7 min 61° 10° above NW 10° above ESE  
Sat Jul 21, 5:28 AM 6 min 22° 10° above W 10° above S  
Sat Jul 21, 10:25 PM 7 min 80° 10° above WSW 10° above NE  
Sun Jul 22, 00:05 AM 6 min 26° 10° above WNW 11° above NE  
Sun Jul 22, 1:44 AM 6 min 23° 10° above NW 11° above ENE  
Sun Jul 22, 3:22 AM 7 min 56° 10° above NW 10° above ESE  
Sun Jul 22, 5:00 AM 6 min 24° 10° above W 10° above S  
Sun Jul 22, 9:57 PM 7 min 87° 10° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Sun Jul 22, 11:36 PM 6 min 26° 11° above WNW 11° above NE  
Mon Jul 23, 1:15 AM 6 min 23° 10° above NW 11° above ENE  
Mon Jul 23, 2:53 AM 7 min 52° 10° above NW 11° above ESE  
Mon Jul 23, 4:32 AM 6 min 27° 11° above WNW 11° above SSE  
Mon Jul 23, 9:29 PM 7 min 84° 10° above SW 10° above ENE  
Mon Jul 23, 11:08 PM 6 min 27° 11° above WNW 10° above NE  
Tue Jul 24, 00:47 AM 6 min 22° 10° above NW 11° above ENE  
Tue Jul 24, 2:25 AM 3 min 37° 10° above NW 37° above NNW  
Tue Jul 24, 10:42 PM 4 min 29° 28° above NNW 10° above NE  
Wed Jul 25, 00:19 AM 6 min 22° 10° above NW 11° above NE  
Wed Jul 25, 1:57 AM 2 min 27° 10° above NW 27° above NNW  
Wed Jul 25, 10:14 PM 3 min 30° 30° above NNW 10° above NE  
Wed Jul 25, 11:53 PM 3 min 22° 21° above N 11° above NE  
Thu Jul 26, 1:29 AM 2 min 30° 10° above NW 30° above NNW  
Thu Jul 26, 9:46 PM 3 min 31° 31° above NNW 11° above NE  
Thu Jul 26, 11:25 PM 3 min 21° 21° above N 10° above NE  
Fri Jul 27, 1:00 AM 3 min 33° 10° above NW 33° above NNW  
Fri Jul 27, 9:19 PM 2 min 29° 29° above N 11° above NE  
Fri Jul 27, 10:56 PM 3 min 21° 21° above NNW 10° above NE  
Sat Jul 28, 00:33 AM 3 min 34° 11° above NW 34° above N  
Sat Jul 28, 10:28 PM 3 min 21° 21° above NNW 10° above NE  
Sun Jul 29, 00:05 AM 2 min 34° 18° above NW 34° above NNE  
Sun Jul 29, 9:51 PM 3 min 18° 18° above NNW 10° above NE  
Sun Jul 29, 11:27 PM 2 min 26° 22° above NNW 24° above NE  
2018-07-19 02:28:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 10:28 PM,5 min,26°,11° above SSW,10° above ENE|2018-07-19 04:04:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 00:04 AM,6 min,44°,10° above W,12° above NE|2018-07-19 05:42:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 1:42 AM,5 min,19°,10° above NW,10° above NE|2018-07-19 07:19:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 3:19 AM,5 min,23°,11° above NW,11° above ENE|2018-07-19 08:55:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 4:55 AM,6 min,87°,10° above WNW,11° above ESE|2018-07-20 01:37:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 9:37 PM,3 min,14°,10° above SSE,10° above E|2018-07-20 03:12:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 11:12 PM,6 min,73°,10° above WSW,11° above NE|2018-07-20 04:50:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 00:50 AM,5 min,21°,10° above WNW,10° above NE|2018-07-20 06:27:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 2:27 AM,5 min,19°,10° above NW,11° above NE|2018-07-20 08:03:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 4:03 AM,6 min,51°,10° above NW,10° above ESE|2018-07-21 02:20:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 10:20 PM,6 min,62°,10° above SW,10° above ENE|2018-07-21 03:57:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 11:57 PM,5 min,27°,11° above WNW,11° above NE|2018-07-21 05:35:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 1:35 AM,5 min,18°,10° above NW,10° above NE|2018-07-21 07:11:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 3:11 AM,6 min,33°,10° above NW,10° above E|2018-07-21 08:48:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 4:48 AM,6 min,39°,10° above WNW,11° above SSE|2018-07-22 01:28:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 9:28 PM,6 min,32°,10° above SSW,10° above ENE|2018-07-22 03:05:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 11:05 PM,6 min,37°,12° above W,11° above NE|2018-07-22 04:42:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 00:42 AM,5 min,18°,10° above NW,10° above NE|2018-07-22 06:19:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 2:19 AM,5 min,25°,11° above NW,10° above ENE|2018-07-22 07:55:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 3:55 AM,6 min,75°,10° above WNW,11° above SE|2018-07-23 02:12:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 10:12 PM,6 min,59°,10° above WSW,10° above NE|2018-07-23 03:50:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 11:50 PM,5 min,20°,10° above WNW,10° above NE|2018-07-23 05:27:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 1:27 AM,4 min,20°,10° above NW,17° above NE|2018-07-23 07:03:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 3:03 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above NW,10° above NW|2018-07-24 01:23:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 9:23 PM,3 min,78°,74° above S,10° above ENE|2018-07-24 03:00:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 11:00 PM,3 min,24°,24° above NNW,10° above NE|2018-07-24 04:37:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 00:37 AM,2 min,18°,18° above N,12° above NE|2018-07-24 06:11:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 2:11 AM,< 1 min,12°,10° above NW,12° above NW|2018-07-25 02:08:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 10:08 PM,3 min,32°,32° above NNW,10° above NE|2018-07-25 03:45:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 11:45 PM,2 min,18°,18° above N,10° above NE|2018-07-25 05:20:00.0,Wed Jul 25, 1:20 AM,1 min,21°,11° above NW,21° above NNW|2018-07-26 02:52:00.0,Wed Jul 25, 10:52 PM,2 min,19°,19° above N,11° above NE|2018-07-26 04:29:00.0,Thu Jul 26, 00:29 AM,1 min,22°,20° above N,22° above NNE|2018-07-27 02:00:00.0,Thu Jul 26, 10:00 PM,3 min,23°,22° above NNW,11° above NE|2018-07-27 03:37:00.0,Thu Jul 26, 11:37 PM,2 min,19°,19° above N,12° above NE|2018-07-27 05:12:00.0,Fri Jul 27, 1:12 AM,< 1 min,15°,10° above NW,15° above NW|2018-07-28 02:45:00.0,Fri Jul 27, 10:45 PM,3 min,18°,18° above N,10° above NE|2018-07-28 04:21:00.0,Sat Jul 28, 00:21 AM,< 1 min,25°,19° above NNW,25° above NNW|2018-07-29 01:53:00.0,Sat Jul 28, 9:53 PM,3 min,19°,18° above NNW,10° above NE|2018-07-29 03:30:00.0,Sat Jul 28, 11:30 PM,2 min,24°,21° above N,21° above NE|2018-07-29 05:04:00.0,Sun Jul 29, 1:04 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above WNW,10° above WNW|2018-07-30 02:38:00.0,Sun Jul 29, 10:38 PM,3 min,20°,18° above N,11° above ENE|2018-07-30 04:12:00.0,Mon Jul 30, 00:12 AM,2 min,27°,10° above NW,27° above NW|2018-07-31 01:46:00.0,Mon Jul 30, 9:46 PM,3 min,18°,17° above NNW,10° above NE|2018-07-31 03:22:00.0,Mon Jul 30, 11:22 PM,1 min,35°,23° above NNW,35° above NNE|2018-08-01 02:30:00.0,Tue Jul 31, 10:30 PM,3 min,26°,22° above N,14° above ENE|2018-08-01 04:05:00.0,Wed Aug 1, 00:05 AM,1 min,18°,10° above WNW,18° above WNW|2018-08-02 01:38:00.0,Wed Aug 1, 9:38 PM,4 min,21°,18° above NNW,10° above ENE|2018-08-02 03:14:00.0,Wed Aug 1, 11:14 PM,1 min,53°,22° above NW,53° above NNW|

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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.

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