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Location: Toronto, 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, 10:29 PM 6 min 29° 10° above SSW 10° above ENE  
Thu Jul 19, 00:05 AM 6 min 41° 10° above W 11° above NE  
Thu Jul 19, 1:42 AM 5 min 20° 10° above NW 11° above NE  
Thu Jul 19, 3:19 AM 5 min 26° 11° above NW 10° above ENE  
Thu Jul 19, 4:56 AM 6 min 72° 10° above WNW 11° above SE  
Thu Jul 19, 9:37 PM 4 min 16° 10° above S 11° above E  
Thu Jul 19, 11:12 PM 6 min 66° 10° above WSW 10° above NE  
Fri Jul 20, 00:50 AM 5 min 22° 10° above WNW 10° above NE  
Fri Jul 20, 2:27 AM 5 min 22° 11° above NW 10° above ENE  
Fri Jul 20, 4:04 AM 6 min 64° 10° above NW 11° above ESE  
Fri Jul 20, 10:20 PM 6 min 70° 10° above SW 10° above ENE  
Fri Jul 20, 11:58 PM 5 min 27° 11° above WNW 10° above NE  
Sat Jul 21, 1:35 AM 5 min 20° 10° above NW 11° above NE  
Sat Jul 21, 3:11 AM 6 min 40° 10° above NW 11° above E  
Sat Jul 21, 4:48 AM 5 min 31° 11° above WNW 11° above SSE  
Sat Jul 21, 9:29 PM 6 min 37° 10° above SSW 10° above ENE  
Sat Jul 21, 11:05 PM 6 min 36° 12° above W 11° above NE  
Sun Jul 22, 00:43 AM 5 min 19° 10° above NW 11° above NE  
Sun Jul 22, 2:20 AM 5 min 29° 11° above NW 11° above E  
Sun Jul 22, 3:56 AM 6 min 57° 10° above WNW 10° above SE  
Sun Jul 22, 10:13 PM 6 min 55° 10° above WSW 10° above NE  
Sun Jul 22, 11:50 PM 5 min 21° 10° above WNW 10° above NE  
Mon Jul 23, 1:28 AM 3 min 23° 11° above NW 21° above NE  
Mon Jul 23, 9:20 PM 6 min 86° 10° above SW 11° above ENE  
Mon Jul 23, 11:00 PM 3 min 24° 24° above NNW 10° above NE  
Tue Jul 24, 00:35 AM 4 min 20° 10° above NW 15° above NE  
Tue Jul 24, 2:12 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 19° 19° above N 11° above NE  
Wed Jul 25, 1:20 AM 1 min 19° 12° above NW 19° above NNW  
Wed Jul 25, 9:15 PM 4 min 46° 42° above NW 10° above NE  
Wed Jul 25, 10:53 PM 2 min 20° 20° above N 11° above NE  
Thu Jul 26, 00:28 AM 2 min 24° 11° above NW 24° above N  
Thu Jul 26, 10:01 PM 3 min 23° 23° above NNW 11° above NE  
Thu Jul 26, 11:38 PM 2 min 21° 20° above N 15° above NE  
Fri Jul 27, 1:12 AM < 1 min 12° 10° above NW 12° above NW  
Fri Jul 27, 10:45 PM 3 min 19° 19° above N 11° above NE  
Sat Jul 28, 00:20 AM 2 min 28° 10° above NW 28° above NNW  
Sat Jul 28, 9:53 PM 3 min 20° 19° above NNW 11° above NE  
Sat Jul 28, 11:30 PM 1 min 27° 23° above NNW 26° above NNE  
Sun Jul 29, 10:38 PM 3 min 22° 20° above NNW 12° above ENE  
Mon Jul 30, 00:12 AM 1 min 23° 10° above NW 23° above NW  
Mon Jul 30, 9:46 PM 3 min 20° 18° above NNW 11° above NE  
Mon Jul 30, 11:22 PM 1 min 42° 25° above NNW 42° above NNE  
Tue Jul 31, 10:31 PM 3 min 30° 25° above NNW 19° above ENE  
Wed Aug 1, 00:05 AM < 1 min 15° 10° above WNW 15° above WNW  
Wed Aug 1, 9:39 PM 3 min 24° 21° above NNW 11° above ENE  
Wed Aug 1, 11:14 PM 2 min 58° 19° above WNW 58° above NW  

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 49° 49° above NNW 11° above NE  
Tue Jul 17, 2:26 AM 6 min 23° 10° above WNW 10° above NE  
Tue Jul 17, 4:05 AM 6 min 30° 11° above NW 10° above ENE  
Tue Jul 17, 10:47 PM < 1 min 11° 11° above ENE 11° above ENE  
Wed Jul 18, 00:21 AM 5 min 53° 39° above WNW 10° above NE  
Wed Jul 18, 1:58 AM 6 min 24° 10° above WNW 10° above NE  
Wed Jul 18, 3:37 AM 6 min 29° 11° above NW 10° above ENE  
Wed Jul 18, 5:15 AM 7 min 83° 10° above WNW 10° above SE  
Wed Jul 18, 10:13 PM 6 min 24° 10° above S 10° above E  
Wed Jul 18, 11:50 PM 7 min 57° 10° above WSW 10° above NE  
Thu Jul 19, 1:30 AM 6 min 24° 10° above WNW 10° above NE  
Thu Jul 19, 3:09 AM 6 min 28° 11° above NW 10° above ENE  
Thu Jul 19, 4:46 AM 7 min 88° 10° above WNW 10° above ESE  
Thu Jul 19, 9:45 PM 6 min 22° 10° above S 10° above E  
Thu Jul 19, 11:22 PM 7 min 62° 10° above WSW 10° above NE  
Fri Jul 20, 1:02 AM 6 min 25° 10° above WNW 10° above NE  
Fri Jul 20, 2:40 AM 6 min 27° 11° above NW 11° above ENE  
Fri Jul 20, 4:18 AM 7 min 82° 10° above WNW 10° above ESE  
Fri Jul 20, 9:19 PM 3 min 20° 19° above SSE 10° above E  
Fri Jul 20, 10:54 PM 7 min 68° 10° above WSW 10° above NE  
Sat Jul 21, 00:33 AM 6 min 25° 10° above WNW 11° above NE  
Sat Jul 21, 2:12 AM 6 min 26° 11° above NW 11° above ENE  
Sat Jul 21, 3:50 AM 7 min 75° 10° above NW 10° above ESE  
Sat Jul 21, 5:29 AM < 1 min 14° 11° above W 14° above W  
Sat Jul 21, 10:26 PM 7 min 74° 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 25° 11° above NW 10° above ENE  
Sun Jul 22, 3:22 AM 7 min 69° 10° above NW 10° above ESE  
Sun Jul 22, 5:01 AM 5 min 19° 10° above W 11° above S  
Sun Jul 22, 9:57 PM 7 min 81° 10° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Sun Jul 22, 11:37 PM 6 min 27° 11° above WNW 11° above NE  
Mon Jul 23, 1:16 AM 6 min 25° 10° above NW 10° above ENE  
Mon Jul 23, 2:54 AM 7 min 63° 10° above NW 10° above ESE  
Mon Jul 23, 4:32 AM 6 min 22° 10° above W 10° above S  
Mon Jul 23, 9:29 PM 7 min 88° 10° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Mon Jul 23, 11:08 PM 6 min 28° 11° above WNW 10° above NE  
Tue Jul 24, 00:47 AM 6 min 24° 10° above NW 10° above ENE  
Tue Jul 24, 2:25 AM 2 min 34° 10° above NW 34° above NW  
Tue Jul 24, 10:43 PM 4 min 29° 28° above NNW 10° above NE  
Wed Jul 25, 00:19 AM 6 min 24° 10° above NW 12° above ENE  
Wed Jul 25, 1:57 AM 2 min 24° 10° above NW 24° above NW  
Wed Jul 25, 10:14 PM 4 min 30° 29° above NNW 10° above NE  
Wed Jul 25, 11:53 PM 4 min 23° 21° above NNW 11° above ENE  
Thu Jul 26, 1:29 AM 2 min 28° 10° above NW 28° above NW  
Thu Jul 26, 9:47 PM 3 min 31° 31° above NNW 11° above NE  
Thu Jul 26, 11:25 PM 4 min 23° 22° above N 10° above ENE  
Fri Jul 27, 1:01 AM 2 min 32° 10° above NW 32° above NNW  
Fri Jul 27, 9:18 PM 3 min 32° 32° above NNW 11° above NE  
Fri Jul 27, 10:57 PM 3 min 23° 22° above NNW 11° above NE  
Sat Jul 28, 00:32 AM 3 min 35° 10° above NW 35° above NNW  
Sat Jul 28, 10:28 PM 3 min 23° 22° above NNW 11° above NE  
Sun Jul 29, 00:05 AM 3 min 40° 12° above NW 40° above NNE  
Sun Jul 29, 9:51 PM 3 min 19° 19° above NNW 11° above NE  
Sun Jul 29, 11:27 PM 1 min 30° 24° above NNW 29° above NNE  
2018-07-19 02:29:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 10:29 PM,6 min,29°,10° above SSW,10° above ENE|2018-07-19 04:05:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 00:05 AM,6 min,41°,10° above W,11° above NE|2018-07-19 05:42:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 1:42 AM,5 min,20°,10° above NW,11° above NE|2018-07-19 07:19:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 3:19 AM,5 min,26°,11° above NW,10° above ENE|2018-07-19 08:56:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 4:56 AM,6 min,72°,10° above WNW,11° above SE|2018-07-20 01:37:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 9:37 PM,4 min,16°,10° above S,11° above E|2018-07-20 03:12:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 11:12 PM,6 min,66°,10° above WSW,10° above NE|2018-07-20 04:50:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 00:50 AM,5 min,22°,10° above WNW,10° above NE|2018-07-20 06:27:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 2:27 AM,5 min,22°,11° above NW,10° above ENE|2018-07-20 08:04:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 4:04 AM,6 min,64°,10° above NW,11° above ESE|2018-07-21 02:20:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 10:20 PM,6 min,70°,10° above SW,10° above ENE|2018-07-21 03:58:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 11:58 PM,5 min,27°,11° above WNW,10° above NE|2018-07-21 05:35:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 1:35 AM,5 min,20°,10° above NW,11° above NE|2018-07-21 07:11:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 3:11 AM,6 min,40°,10° above NW,11° above E|2018-07-21 08:48:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 4:48 AM,5 min,31°,11° above WNW,11° above SSE|2018-07-22 01:29:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 9:29 PM,6 min,37°,10° above SSW,10° above ENE|2018-07-22 03:05:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 11:05 PM,6 min,36°,12° above W,11° above NE|2018-07-22 04:43:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 00:43 AM,5 min,19°,10° above NW,11° above NE|2018-07-22 06:20:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 2:20 AM,5 min,29°,11° above NW,11° above E|2018-07-22 07:56:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 3:56 AM,6 min,57°,10° above WNW,10° above SE|2018-07-23 02:13:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 10:13 PM,6 min,55°,10° above WSW,10° above NE|2018-07-23 03:50:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 11:50 PM,5 min,21°,10° above WNW,10° above NE|2018-07-23 05:28:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 1:28 AM,3 min,23°,11° above NW,21° above NE|2018-07-24 01:20:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 9:20 PM,6 min,86°,10° above SW,11° 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 04:35:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 00:35 AM,4 min,20°,10° above NW,15° above NE|2018-07-24 06:12:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 2:12 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,19°,19° above N,11° above NE|2018-07-25 05:20:00.0,Wed Jul 25, 1:20 AM,1 min,19°,12° above NW,19° above NNW|2018-07-26 01:15:00.0,Wed Jul 25, 9:15 PM,4 min,46°,42° above NW,10° above NE|2018-07-26 02:53:00.0,Wed Jul 25, 10:53 PM,2 min,20°,20° above N,11° above NE|2018-07-26 04:28:00.0,Thu Jul 26, 00:28 AM,2 min,24°,11° above NW,24° above N|2018-07-27 02:01:00.0,Thu Jul 26, 10:01 PM,3 min,23°,23° above NNW,11° above NE|2018-07-27 03:38:00.0,Thu Jul 26, 11:38 PM,2 min,21°,20° above N,15° above NE|2018-07-27 05:12:00.0,Fri Jul 27, 1:12 AM,< 1 min,12°,10° above NW,12° above NW|2018-07-28 02:45:00.0,Fri Jul 27, 10:45 PM,3 min,19°,19° above N,11° above NE|2018-07-28 04:20:00.0,Sat Jul 28, 00:20 AM,2 min,28°,10° above NW,28° above NNW|2018-07-29 01:53:00.0,Sat Jul 28, 9:53 PM,3 min,20°,19° above NNW,11° above NE|2018-07-29 03:30:00.0,Sat Jul 28, 11:30 PM,1 min,27°,23° above NNW,26° above NNE|2018-07-30 02:38:00.0,Sun Jul 29, 10:38 PM,3 min,22°,20° above NNW,12° above ENE|2018-07-30 04:12:00.0,Mon Jul 30, 00:12 AM,1 min,23°,10° above NW,23° above NW|2018-07-31 01:46:00.0,Mon Jul 30, 9:46 PM,3 min,20°,18° above NNW,11° above NE|2018-07-31 03:22:00.0,Mon Jul 30, 11:22 PM,1 min,42°,25° above NNW,42° above NNE|2018-08-01 02:31:00.0,Tue Jul 31, 10:31 PM,3 min,30°,25° above NNW,19° above ENE|2018-08-01 04:05:00.0,Wed Aug 1, 00:05 AM,< 1 min,15°,10° above WNW,15° above WNW|2018-08-02 01:39:00.0,Wed Aug 1, 9:39 PM,3 min,24°,21° above NNW,11° above ENE|2018-08-02 03:14:00.0,Wed Aug 1, 11:14 PM,2 min,58°,19° above WNW,58° above NW|

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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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