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Location: Brest, France

The following ISS sightings are possible from Monday Jun 24, 2019 through Wednesday Jul 10, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Mon Jul 1, 5:47 AM 2 min 21° 11° above SSW 21° above SSE  
Tue Jul 2, 4:58 AM 3 min 14° 10° above SSE 10° above ESE  
Wed Jul 3, 5:43 AM 5 min 46° 10° above SW 21° above E  
Thu Jul 4, 4:55 AM 5 min 30° 17° above SSW 11° above E  
Fri Jul 5, 4:08 AM 3 min 19° 19° above SSE 11° above E  
Fri Jul 5, 5:41 AM 4 min 89° 10° above WSW 40° above ENE  
Sat Jul 6, 3:20 AM < 1 min 11° 11° above ESE 10° above ESE  
Sat Jul 6, 4:53 AM 5 min 63° 18° above SW 16° above ENE  
Sun Jul 7, 4:05 AM 4 min 41° 34° above S 11° above ENE  
Sun Jul 7, 5:39 AM 4 min 57° 10° above W 43° above NE  
Mon Jul 8, 3:18 AM 2 min 24° 24° above ESE 10° above E  
Mon Jul 8, 4:50 AM 5 min 72° 12° above WSW 25° above ENE  
Tue Jul 9, 2:30 AM < 1 min 11° 11° above E 11° above E  
Tue Jul 9, 4:03 AM 4 min 83° 34° above WSW 11° above ENE  
Tue Jul 9, 5:38 AM 4 min 46° 10° above W 42° above NNE  
2019-07-01 03:47:00.0,Mon Jul 1, 5:47 AM,2 min,21°,11° above SSW,21° above SSE|2019-07-02 02:58:00.0,Tue Jul 2, 4:58 AM,3 min,14°,10° above SSE,10° above ESE|2019-07-03 03:43:00.0,Wed Jul 3, 5:43 AM,5 min,46°,10° above SW,21° above E|2019-07-04 02:55:00.0,Thu Jul 4, 4:55 AM,5 min,30°,17° above SSW,11° above E|2019-07-05 02:08:00.0,Fri Jul 5, 4:08 AM,3 min,19°,19° above SSE,11° above E|2019-07-05 03:41:00.0,Fri Jul 5, 5:41 AM,4 min,89°,10° above WSW,40° above ENE|2019-07-06 01:20:00.0,Sat Jul 6, 3:20 AM,< 1 min,11°,11° above ESE,10° above ESE|2019-07-06 02:53:00.0,Sat Jul 6, 4:53 AM,5 min,63°,18° above SW,16° above ENE|2019-07-07 02:05:00.0,Sun Jul 7, 4:05 AM,4 min,41°,34° above S,11° above ENE|2019-07-07 03:39:00.0,Sun Jul 7, 5:39 AM,4 min,57°,10° above W,43° above NE|2019-07-08 01:18:00.0,Mon Jul 8, 3:18 AM,2 min,24°,24° above ESE,10° above E|2019-07-08 02:50:00.0,Mon Jul 8, 4:50 AM,5 min,72°,12° above WSW,25° above ENE|2019-07-09 00:30:00.0,Tue Jul 9, 2:30 AM,< 1 min,11°,11° above E,11° above E|2019-07-09 02:03:00.0,Tue Jul 9, 4:03 AM,4 min,83°,34° above WSW,11° above ENE|2019-07-09 03:38:00.0,Tue Jul 9, 5:38 AM,4 min,46°,10° above W,42° above NNE|

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