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Location: Kingston, Ontario, Canada

The following ISS sightings are possible from Monday Jul 22, 2019 through Tuesday Aug 6, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Mon Jul 22, 9:38 PM 3 min 36° 36° above NNW 11° above NE  
Mon Jul 22, 11:15 PM 3 min 22° 22° above N 11° above NE  
Tue Jul 23, 00:50 AM 2 min 27° 10° above NW 27° above NNW  
Tue Jul 23, 10:26 PM 3 min 23° 23° above NNW 10° above NE  
Wed Jul 24, 00:02 AM 2 min 29° 21° above NNW 28° above NNE  
Wed Jul 24, 9:37 PM 3 min 25° 25° above N 11° above NE  
Wed Jul 24, 11:13 PM 3 min 24° 23° above N 14° above ENE  
Thu Jul 25, 00:48 AM 1 min 18° 10° above NW 18° above NW  
Thu Jul 25, 10:24 PM 3 min 22° 21° above NNW 11° above NE  
Thu Jul 25, 11:58 PM 2 min 36° 10° above NW 36° above NNW  
Fri Jul 26, 9:34 PM 3 min 22° 21° above NNW 11° above NE  
Fri Jul 26, 11:11 PM 2 min 34° 26° above NNW 28° above NE  
Sat Jul 27, 00:46 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above WNW 10° above WNW  
Sat Jul 27, 10:22 PM 3 min 27° 23° above NNW 13° above ENE  
Sat Jul 27, 11:57 PM 2 min 27° 10° above WNW 27° above WNW  
Sun Jul 28, 9:33 PM 3 min 24° 22° above N 10° above ENE  
Sun Jul 28, 11:09 PM 2 min 59° 22° above NW 59° above N  
Mon Jul 29, 10:20 PM 3 min 42° 29° above NNW 25° above E  
Mon Jul 29, 11:55 PM < 1 min 14° 11° above WNW 14° above W  
Tue Jul 30, 9:31 PM 4 min 32° 25° above NNW 10° above E  
Tue Jul 30, 11:05 PM 3 min 46° 10° above WNW 46° above W  
Wed Jul 31, 10:18 PM 3 min 87° 27° above WNW 41° above ESE  
Thu Aug 1, 9:29 PM 4 min 56° 39° above NNW 13° above ESE  
Thu Aug 1, 11:04 PM 2 min 20° 10° above W 20° above WSW  
Fri Aug 2, 10:15 PM 3 min 37° 17° above W 34° above SSW  
Sat Aug 3, 9:27 PM 4 min 64° 33° above WNW 17° above SE  
Sun Aug 4, 10:13 PM 3 min 15° 11° above W 14° above SSW  
Mon Aug 5, 9:24 PM 4 min 25° 17° above W 10° above SSE  
2019-07-23 01:38:00.0,Mon Jul 22, 9:38 PM,3 min,36°,36° above NNW,11° above NE|2019-07-23 03:15:00.0,Mon Jul 22, 11:15 PM,3 min,22°,22° above N,11° above NE|2019-07-23 04:50:00.0,Tue Jul 23, 00:50 AM,2 min,27°,10° above NW,27° above NNW|2019-07-24 02:26:00.0,Tue Jul 23, 10:26 PM,3 min,23°,23° above NNW,10° above NE|2019-07-24 04:02:00.0,Wed Jul 24, 00:02 AM,2 min,29°,21° above NNW,28° above NNE|2019-07-25 01:37:00.0,Wed Jul 24, 9:37 PM,3 min,25°,25° above N,11° above NE|2019-07-25 03:13:00.0,Wed Jul 24, 11:13 PM,3 min,24°,23° above N,14° above ENE|2019-07-25 04:48:00.0,Thu Jul 25, 00:48 AM,1 min,18°,10° above NW,18° above NW|2019-07-26 02:24:00.0,Thu Jul 25, 10:24 PM,3 min,22°,21° above NNW,11° above NE|2019-07-26 03:58:00.0,Thu Jul 25, 11:58 PM,2 min,36°,10° above NW,36° above NNW|2019-07-27 01:34:00.0,Fri Jul 26, 9:34 PM,3 min,22°,21° above NNW,11° above NE|2019-07-27 03:11:00.0,Fri Jul 26, 11:11 PM,2 min,34°,26° above NNW,28° above NE|2019-07-27 04:46:00.0,Sat Jul 27, 00:46 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above WNW,10° above WNW|2019-07-28 02:22:00.0,Sat Jul 27, 10:22 PM,3 min,27°,23° above NNW,13° above ENE|2019-07-28 03:57:00.0,Sat Jul 27, 11:57 PM,2 min,27°,10° above WNW,27° above WNW|2019-07-29 01:33:00.0,Sun Jul 28, 9:33 PM,3 min,24°,22° above N,10° above ENE|2019-07-29 03:09:00.0,Sun Jul 28, 11:09 PM,2 min,59°,22° above NW,59° above N|2019-07-30 02:20:00.0,Mon Jul 29, 10:20 PM,3 min,42°,29° above NNW,25° above E|2019-07-30 03:55:00.0,Mon Jul 29, 11:55 PM,< 1 min,14°,11° above WNW,14° above W|2019-07-31 01:31:00.0,Tue Jul 30, 9:31 PM,4 min,32°,25° above NNW,10° above E|2019-07-31 03:05:00.0,Tue Jul 30, 11:05 PM,3 min,46°,10° above WNW,46° above W|2019-08-01 02:18:00.0,Wed Jul 31, 10:18 PM,3 min,87°,27° above WNW,41° above ESE|2019-08-02 01:29:00.0,Thu Aug 1, 9:29 PM,4 min,56°,39° above NNW,13° above ESE|2019-08-02 03:04:00.0,Thu Aug 1, 11:04 PM,2 min,20°,10° above W,20° above WSW|2019-08-03 02:15:00.0,Fri Aug 2, 10:15 PM,3 min,37°,17° above W,34° above SSW|2019-08-04 01:27:00.0,Sat Aug 3, 9:27 PM,4 min,64°,33° above WNW,17° above SE|2019-08-05 02:13:00.0,Sun Aug 4, 10:13 PM,3 min,15°,11° above W,14° above SSW|2019-08-06 01:24:00.0,Mon Aug 5, 9:24 PM,4 min,25°,17° above W,10° 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