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Location: Amiens, France

The following ISS sightings are possible from Thursday Jul 12, 2018 through Friday Jul 27, 2018

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Thu Jul 12, 2:48 AM 2 min 31° 31° above SE 11° above E  
Thu Jul 12, 4:21 AM 6 min 77° 10° above W 14° above ENE  
Fri Jul 13, 1:58 AM < 1 min 12° 12° above E 10° above E  
Fri Jul 13, 3:30 AM 5 min 81° 28° above WSW 11° above ENE  
Fri Jul 13, 5:05 AM 4 min 61° 10° above W 36° above ENE  
Sat Jul 14, 2:40 AM 3 min 56° 56° above SE 10° above ENE  
Sat Jul 14, 4:13 AM 6 min 63° 10° above W 11° above ENE  
Sun Jul 15, 1:49 AM 2 min 25° 25° above E 10° above E  
Sun Jul 15, 3:22 AM 5 min 72° 18° above W 11° above ENE  
Sun Jul 15, 4:58 AM 6 min 68° 10° above WNW 11° above E  
Mon Jul 16, 2:31 AM 4 min 88° 44° above WSW 11° above ENE  
Mon Jul 16, 4:06 AM 6 min 62° 10° above W 11° above E  
Tue Jul 17, 1:41 AM 3 min 56° 56° above ESE 11° above ENE  
Tue Jul 17, 3:14 AM 6 min 61° 10° above W 11° above E  
Tue Jul 17, 4:50 AM 6 min 87° 10° above WNW 11° above ESE  
Wed Jul 18, 00:49 AM 2 min 29° 29° above E 11° above E  
Wed Jul 18, 2:22 AM 6 min 68° 15° above W 11° above ENE  
Wed Jul 18, 3:58 AM 6 min 73° 10° above WNW 11° above E  
Wed Jul 18, 11:57 PM 2 min 25° 25° above ESE 10° above E  
Thu Jul 19, 1:29 AM 6 min 82° 10° above WSW 11° above ENE  
Thu Jul 19, 3:06 AM 6 min 63° 10° above WNW 11° above E  
Thu Jul 19, 4:42 AM 6 min 56° 10° above WNW 10° above SE  
Thu Jul 19, 11:02 PM 4 min 18° 10° above S 11° above E  
Fri Jul 20, 00:37 AM 6 min 75° 10° above WSW 11° above ENE  
Fri Jul 20, 2:14 AM 6 min 61° 10° above W 11° above E  
Fri Jul 20, 3:50 AM 6 min 80° 10° above WNW 11° above ESE  
Fri Jul 20, 5:27 AM 5 min 20° 10° above W 11° above S  
Fri Jul 20, 11:45 PM 6 min 52° 10° above SW 10° above ENE  
Sat Jul 21, 1:22 AM 6 min 64° 10° above W 11° above ENE  
Sat Jul 21, 2:58 AM 6 min 78° 10° above WNW 11° above E  
Sat Jul 21, 4:35 AM 5 min 31° 11° above W 12° above SSE  
Sat Jul 21, 10:53 PM 6 min 34° 10° above SW 12° above E  
Sun Jul 22, 00:29 AM 6 min 75° 10° above W 11° above ENE  
Sun Jul 22, 2:06 AM 6 min 66° 10° above WNW 11° above E  
Sun Jul 22, 3:43 AM 6 min 48° 10° above WNW 10° above SE  
Sun Jul 22, 5:21 AM 1 min 10° 10° above WSW 10° above SSW  
Sun Jul 22, 11:37 PM 6 min 84° 10° above WSW 11° above ENE  
Mon Jul 23, 1:14 AM 6 min 61° 10° above W 11° above E  
Mon Jul 23, 2:51 AM 3 min 54° 10° above WNW 54° above W  
Mon Jul 23, 10:45 PM 6 min 60° 10° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Tue Jul 24, 00:22 AM 6 min 62° 10° above W 11° above ENE  
Tue Jul 24, 1:58 AM 3 min 74° 10° above WNW 74° above WNW  
Tue Jul 24, 11:30 PM 6 min 70° 10° above W 11° above ENE  
Wed Jul 25, 1:06 AM 4 min 70° 10° above WNW 47° above ENE  
Wed Jul 25, 2:43 AM < 1 min 12° 10° above W 12° above W  
Wed Jul 25, 10:37 PM 6 min 87° 10° above WSW 11° above ENE  
Thu Jul 26, 00:14 AM 5 min 62° 10° above WNW 19° above E  
Thu Jul 26, 1:51 AM 2 min 27° 10° above WNW 27° above W  
2018-07-12 00:48:00.0,Thu Jul 12, 2:48 AM,2 min,31°,31° above SE,11° above E|2018-07-12 02:21:00.0,Thu Jul 12, 4:21 AM,6 min,77°,10° above W,14° above ENE|2018-07-12 23:58:00.0,Fri Jul 13, 1:58 AM,< 1 min,12°,12° above E,10° above E|2018-07-13 01:30:00.0,Fri Jul 13, 3:30 AM,5 min,81°,28° above WSW,11° above ENE|2018-07-13 03:05:00.0,Fri Jul 13, 5:05 AM,4 min,61°,10° above W,36° above ENE|2018-07-14 00:40:00.0,Sat Jul 14, 2:40 AM,3 min,56°,56° above SE,10° above ENE|2018-07-14 02:13:00.0,Sat Jul 14, 4:13 AM,6 min,63°,10° above W,11° above ENE|2018-07-14 23:49:00.0,Sun Jul 15, 1:49 AM,2 min,25°,25° above E,10° above E|2018-07-15 01:22:00.0,Sun Jul 15, 3:22 AM,5 min,72°,18° above W,11° above ENE|2018-07-15 02:58:00.0,Sun Jul 15, 4:58 AM,6 min,68°,10° above WNW,11° above E|2018-07-16 00:31:00.0,Mon Jul 16, 2:31 AM,4 min,88°,44° above WSW,11° above ENE|2018-07-16 02:06:00.0,Mon Jul 16, 4:06 AM,6 min,62°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-16 23:41:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 1:41 AM,3 min,56°,56° above ESE,11° above ENE|2018-07-17 01:14:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 3:14 AM,6 min,61°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-17 02:50:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 4:50 AM,6 min,87°,10° above WNW,11° above ESE|2018-07-17 22:49:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 00:49 AM,2 min,29°,29° above E,11° above E|2018-07-18 00:22:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 2:22 AM,6 min,68°,15° above W,11° above ENE|2018-07-18 01:58:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 3:58 AM,6 min,73°,10° above WNW,11° above E|2018-07-18 21:57:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 11:57 PM,2 min,25°,25° above ESE,10° above E|2018-07-18 23:29:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 1:29 AM,6 min,82°,10° above WSW,11° above ENE|2018-07-19 01:06:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 3:06 AM,6 min,63°,10° above WNW,11° above E|2018-07-19 02:42:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 4:42 AM,6 min,56°,10° above WNW,10° above SE|2018-07-19 21:02:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 11:02 PM,4 min,18°,10° above S,11° above E|2018-07-19 22:37:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 00:37 AM,6 min,75°,10° above WSW,11° above ENE|2018-07-20 00:14:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 2:14 AM,6 min,61°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-20 01:50:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 3:50 AM,6 min,80°,10° above WNW,11° above ESE|2018-07-20 03:27:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 5:27 AM,5 min,20°,10° above W,11° above S|2018-07-20 21:45:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 11:45 PM,6 min,52°,10° above SW,10° above ENE|2018-07-20 23:22:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 1:22 AM,6 min,64°,10° above W,11° above ENE|2018-07-21 00:58:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 2:58 AM,6 min,78°,10° above WNW,11° above E|2018-07-21 02:35:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 4:35 AM,5 min,31°,11° above W,12° above SSE|2018-07-21 20:53:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 10:53 PM,6 min,34°,10° above SW,12° above E|2018-07-21 22:29:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 00:29 AM,6 min,75°,10° above W,11° above ENE|2018-07-22 00:06:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 2:06 AM,6 min,66°,10° above WNW,11° above E|2018-07-22 01:43:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 3:43 AM,6 min,48°,10° above WNW,10° above SE|2018-07-22 03:21:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 5:21 AM,1 min,10°,10° above WSW,10° above SSW|2018-07-22 21:37:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 11:37 PM,6 min,84°,10° above WSW,11° above ENE|2018-07-22 23:14:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 1:14 AM,6 min,61°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-23 00:51:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 2:51 AM,3 min,54°,10° above WNW,54° above W|2018-07-23 20:45:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 10:45 PM,6 min,60°,10° above WSW,10° above ENE|2018-07-23 22:22:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 00:22 AM,6 min,62°,10° above W,11° above ENE|2018-07-23 23:58:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 1:58 AM,3 min,74°,10° above WNW,74° above WNW|2018-07-24 21:30:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 11:30 PM,6 min,70°,10° above W,11° above ENE|2018-07-24 23:06:00.0,Wed Jul 25, 1:06 AM,4 min,70°,10° above WNW,47° above ENE|2018-07-25 00:43:00.0,Wed Jul 25, 2:43 AM,< 1 min,12°,10° above W,12° above W|2018-07-25 20:37:00.0,Wed Jul 25, 10:37 PM,6 min,87°,10° above WSW,11° above ENE|2018-07-25 22:14:00.0,Thu Jul 26, 00:14 AM,5 min,62°,10° above WNW,19° above E|2018-07-25 23:51:00.0,Thu Jul 26, 1:51 AM,2 min,27°,10° above WNW,27° above W|

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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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