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Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The following ISS sightings are possible from Friday Jul 22, 2016 through Sunday Aug 7, 2016

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Sat Jul 23, 1:07 AM < 1 min 14° 14° above NE 11° above NE  
Sat Jul 23, 2:39 AM 2 min 20° 12° above NW 19° above N  
Sat Jul 23, 4:16 AM 3 min 26° 11° above NW 25° above NNE  
Sun Jul 24, 1:48 AM 3 min 22° 22° above NNW 10° above NE  
Sun Jul 24, 3:23 AM 2 min 21° 11° above NW 21° above N  
Sun Jul 24, 4:59 AM 6 min 61° 10° above NW 10° above ESE  
Mon Jul 25, 00:56 AM 1 min 20° 20° above NNE 10° above NE  
Mon Jul 25, 2:30 AM 5 min 19° 10° above NW 10° above NE  
Mon Jul 25, 4:06 AM 6 min 38° 10° above NW 10° above E  
Mon Jul 25, 10:23 PM 3 min 34° 10° above SSW 32° above ESE  
Mon Jul 25, 11:59 PM 6 min 37° 12° above W 11° above NE  
Tue Jul 26, 1:37 AM 5 min 19° 10° above NW 10° above NE  
Tue Jul 26, 3:14 AM 5 min 27° 11° above NW 10° above ENE  
Tue Jul 26, 4:50 AM 6 min 63° 10° above WNW 10° above SE  
Tue Jul 26, 9:31 PM 4 min 18° 10° above S 11° above E  
Tue Jul 26, 11:06 PM 6 min 60° 10° above WSW 10° above NE  
Wed Jul 27, 00:43 AM 5 min 21° 10° above WNW 10° above NE  
Wed Jul 27, 2:21 AM 5 min 22° 11° above NW 10° above ENE  
Wed Jul 27, 3:57 AM 6 min 71° 10° above NW 10° above ESE  
Wed Jul 27, 5:34 AM 3 min 15° 11° above W 13° above SSW  
Wed Jul 27, 10:13 PM 6 min 77° 10° above SW 10° above ENE  
Wed Jul 27, 11:50 PM 5 min 25° 11° above WNW 10° above NE  
Thu Jul 28, 1:27 AM 5 min 20° 10° above NW 11° above NE  
Thu Jul 28, 3:06 AM 3 min 43° 40° above N 11° above E  
Thu Jul 28, 4:41 AM 5 min 28° 11° above W 10° above SSE  
Thu Jul 28, 9:20 PM 6 min 40° 10° above SSW 10° above ENE  
Thu Jul 28, 10:57 PM 6 min 34° 12° above W 10° above NE  
Fri Jul 29, 00:34 AM 4 min 19° 10° above NW 15° above NNE  
Fri Jul 29, 10:03 PM 6 min 52° 10° above WSW 10° above NE  
Fri Jul 29, 11:41 PM 5 min 20° 10° above WNW 11° above NE  
Sat Jul 30, 1:18 AM < 1 min 15° 11° above NW 15° above NNW  
Sat Jul 30, 9:10 PM 6 min 88° 10° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Sat Jul 30, 10:50 PM 3 min 24° 24° above NNW 11° above NE  
Sun Jul 31, 00:25 AM 2 min 20° 10° above NW 20° above N  
Sun Jul 31, 9:57 PM 3 min 31° 30° above NNW 11° above NE  
Sun Jul 31, 11:34 PM 2 min 19° 19° above N 12° above NE  
Mon Aug 1, 1:08 AM < 1 min 12° 10° above NW 12° above NW  
Mon Aug 1, 9:05 PM 2 min 29° 29° above NNE 11° above NE  
Mon Aug 1, 10:41 PM 2 min 20° 20° above N 11° above NE  
Tue Aug 2, 00:17 AM < 1 min 22° 17° above NNW 22° above NNW  
Tue Aug 2, 9:48 PM 3 min 23° 22° above NNW 11° above NE  
Tue Aug 2, 11:24 PM 2 min 21° 19° above NNW 18° above NNE  
Wed Aug 3, 10:31 PM 3 min 19° 19° above N 10° above NE  
Thu Aug 4, 00:06 AM 1 min 20° 12° above NW 20° above NNW  
Thu Aug 4, 9:38 PM 3 min 19° 19° above NNW 11° above NE  
Thu Aug 4, 11:14 PM 1 min 26° 20° above NNW 26° above NNE  
Fri Aug 5, 10:22 PM 3 min 21° 20° above NNW 12° above ENE  
Fri Aug 5, 11:56 PM 1 min 18° 10° above NW 18° above NW  
2016-07-23 05:07:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 1:07 AM,< 1 min,14°,14° above NE,11° above NE|2016-07-23 06:39:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 2:39 AM,2 min,20°,12° above NW,19° above N|2016-07-23 08:16:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 4:16 AM,3 min,26°,11° above NW,25° above NNE|2016-07-24 05:48:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 1:48 AM,3 min,22°,22° above NNW,10° above NE|2016-07-24 07:23:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 3:23 AM,2 min,21°,11° above NW,21° above N|2016-07-24 08:59:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 4:59 AM,6 min,61°,10° above NW,10° above ESE|2016-07-25 04:56:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 00:56 AM,1 min,20°,20° above NNE,10° above NE|2016-07-25 06:30:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 2:30 AM,5 min,19°,10° above NW,10° above NE|2016-07-25 08:06:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 4:06 AM,6 min,38°,10° above NW,10° above E|2016-07-26 02:23:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 10:23 PM,3 min,34°,10° above SSW,32° above ESE|2016-07-26 03:59:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 11:59 PM,6 min,37°,12° above W,11° above NE|2016-07-26 05:37:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 1:37 AM,5 min,19°,10° above NW,10° above NE|2016-07-26 07:14:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 3:14 AM,5 min,27°,11° above NW,10° above ENE|2016-07-26 08:50:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 4:50 AM,6 min,63°,10° above WNW,10° above SE|2016-07-27 01:31:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 9:31 PM,4 min,18°,10° above S,11° above E|2016-07-27 03:06:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 11:06 PM,6 min,60°,10° above WSW,10° above NE|2016-07-27 04:43:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 00:43 AM,5 min,21°,10° above WNW,10° above NE|2016-07-27 06:21:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 2:21 AM,5 min,22°,11° above NW,10° above ENE|2016-07-27 07:57:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 3:57 AM,6 min,71°,10° above NW,10° above ESE|2016-07-27 09:34:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 5:34 AM,3 min,15°,11° above W,13° above SSW|2016-07-28 02:13:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 10:13 PM,6 min,77°,10° above SW,10° above ENE|2016-07-28 03:50:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 11:50 PM,5 min,25°,11° above WNW,10° above NE|2016-07-28 05:27:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 1:27 AM,5 min,20°,10° above NW,11° above NE|2016-07-28 07:06:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 3:06 AM,3 min,43°,40° above N,11° above E|2016-07-28 08:41:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 4:41 AM,5 min,28°,11° above W,10° above SSE|2016-07-29 01:20:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 9:20 PM,6 min,40°,10° above SSW,10° above ENE|2016-07-29 02:57:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 10:57 PM,6 min,34°,12° above W,10° above NE|2016-07-29 04:34:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 00:34 AM,4 min,19°,10° above NW,15° above NNE|2016-07-30 02:03:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 10:03 PM,6 min,52°,10° above WSW,10° above NE|2016-07-30 03:41:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 11:41 PM,5 min,20°,10° above WNW,11° above NE|2016-07-30 05:18:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 1:18 AM,< 1 min,15°,11° above NW,15° above NNW|2016-07-31 01:10:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 9:10 PM,6 min,88°,10° above WSW,10° above ENE|2016-07-31 02:50:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 10:50 PM,3 min,24°,24° above NNW,11° above NE|2016-07-31 04:25:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 00:25 AM,2 min,20°,10° above NW,20° above N|2016-08-01 01:57:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 9:57 PM,3 min,31°,30° above NNW,11° above NE|2016-08-01 03:34:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 11:34 PM,2 min,19°,19° above N,12° above NE|2016-08-01 05:08:00.0,Mon Aug 1, 1:08 AM,< 1 min,12°,10° above NW,12° above NW|2016-08-02 01:05:00.0,Mon Aug 1, 9:05 PM,2 min,29°,29° above NNE,11° above NE|2016-08-02 02:41:00.0,Mon Aug 1, 10:41 PM,2 min,20°,20° above N,11° above NE|2016-08-02 04:17:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 00:17 AM,< 1 min,22°,17° above NNW,22° above NNW|2016-08-03 01:48:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 9:48 PM,3 min,23°,22° above NNW,11° above NE|2016-08-03 03:24:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 11:24 PM,2 min,21°,19° above NNW,18° above NNE|2016-08-04 02:31:00.0,Wed Aug 3, 10:31 PM,3 min,19°,19° above N,10° above NE|2016-08-04 04:06:00.0,Thu Aug 4, 00:06 AM,1 min,20°,12° above NW,20° above NNW|2016-08-05 01:38:00.0,Thu Aug 4, 9:38 PM,3 min,19°,19° above NNW,11° above NE|2016-08-05 03:14:00.0,Thu Aug 4, 11:14 PM,1 min,26°,20° above NNW,26° above NNE|2016-08-06 02:22:00.0,Fri Aug 5, 10:22 PM,3 min,21°,20° above NNW,12° above ENE|2016-08-06 03:56:00.0,Fri Aug 5, 11:56 PM,1 min,18°,10° above NW,18° 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

Visit the JSC Flickr photo gallery of ISS sightings

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