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Location: Grenoble, 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 3 min 64° 64° above NE 11° above ENE  
Thu Jul 12, 4:22 AM 3 min 28° 11° above WNW 26° above NNE  
Fri Jul 13, 1:58 AM 1 min 18° 18° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Fri Jul 13, 3:31 AM 3 min 34° 20° above WNW 28° above NNE  
Fri Jul 13, 5:07 AM 3 min 25° 11° above NW 25° above N  
Sat Jul 14, 2:40 AM 3 min 47° 47° above NNW 10° above NE  
Sat Jul 14, 4:14 AM 3 min 25° 11° above WNW 24° above N  
Sun Jul 15, 1:49 AM 2 min 30° 30° above NE 11° above ENE  
Sun Jul 15, 3:22 AM 3 min 27° 11° above WNW 24° above NNE  
Sun Jul 15, 4:59 AM 3 min 30° 11° above NW 30° above NNE  
Mon Jul 16, 00:59 AM < 1 min 13° 13° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Mon Jul 16, 2:32 AM 4 min 32° 25° above NW 10° above NE  
Mon Jul 16, 4:07 AM 3 min 26° 11° above NW 26° above N  
Tue Jul 17, 1:41 AM 3 min 41° 41° above N 11° above NE  
Tue Jul 17, 3:15 AM 5 min 25° 11° above NW 10° above ENE  
Tue Jul 17, 4:51 AM 6 min 42° 10° above NW 12° above E  
Wed Jul 18, 00:50 AM 2 min 28° 28° above NE 10° above NE  
Wed Jul 18, 2:22 AM 5 min 26° 11° above WNW 10° above NE  
Wed Jul 18, 3:59 AM 6 min 32° 11° above NW 10° above E  
Wed Jul 18, 5:36 AM 4 min 65° 10° above WNW 56° above SSE  
Wed Jul 18, 11:57 PM 2 min 37° 37° above ENE 11° above ENE  
Thu Jul 19, 1:30 AM 5 min 29° 11° above WNW 11° above NE  
Thu Jul 19, 3:07 AM 5 min 27° 11° above NW 11° above ENE  
Thu Jul 19, 4:44 AM 6 min 75° 10° above WNW 11° above ESE  
Thu Jul 19, 11:01 PM 6 min 46° 10° above SW 11° above ENE  
Fri Jul 20, 00:38 AM 6 min 37° 12° above W 11° above NE  
Fri Jul 20, 2:15 AM 5 min 25° 11° above NW 10° above ENE  
Fri Jul 20, 3:51 AM 6 min 48° 10° above NW 10° above E  
Fri Jul 20, 5:28 AM 5 min 29° 11° above W 11° above SSE  
Fri Jul 20, 10:09 PM 5 min 26° 10° above SSW 11° above E  
Fri Jul 20, 11:45 PM 6 min 52° 10° above WSW 10° above NE  
Sat Jul 21, 1:23 AM 5 min 25° 11° above WNW 10° above NE  
Sat Jul 21, 3:00 AM 6 min 35° 12° above NW 11° above E  
Sat Jul 21, 4:36 AM 6 min 52° 10° above WNW 10° above SE  
Sat Jul 21, 10:53 PM 6 min 82° 10° above WSW 11° above ENE  
Sun Jul 22, 00:30 AM 5 min 28° 11° above WNW 11° above NE  
Sun Jul 22, 2:08 AM 5 min 28° 11° above NW 11° above ENE  
Sun Jul 22, 3:44 AM 6 min 88° 10° above WNW 11° above ESE  
Sun Jul 22, 5:21 AM 3 min 14° 10° above WSW 10° above SSW  
Sun Jul 22, 10:01 PM 6 min 57° 10° above SW 10° above ENE  
Sun Jul 22, 11:38 PM 6 min 33° 11° above W 10° above NE  
Mon Jul 23, 1:15 AM 5 min 25° 11° above NW 10° above ENE  
Mon Jul 23, 2:52 AM 2 min 26° 10° above NW 26° above NW  
Mon Jul 23, 10:45 PM 6 min 45° 10° above W 10° above NE  
Tue Jul 24, 00:23 AM 5 min 25° 11° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Tue Jul 24, 1:59 AM 2 min 28° 10° above NW 28° above NNW  
Tue Jul 24, 9:53 PM 6 min 69° 10° above WSW 11° above ENE  
Tue Jul 24, 11:33 PM 3 min 26° 26° above NNW 10° above NE  
Wed Jul 25, 1:08 AM 3 min 30° 11° above NW 30° above NNE  
Wed Jul 25, 10:41 PM 3 min 31° 30° above NNW 10° above NE  
Thu Jul 26, 00:17 AM 2 min 26° 22° above NNW 19° above NE  
Thu Jul 26, 1:52 AM < 1 min 12° 10° above WNW 12° above WNW  
2018-07-12 00:48:00.0,Thu Jul 12, 2:48 AM,3 min,64°,64° above NE,11° above ENE|2018-07-12 02:22:00.0,Thu Jul 12, 4:22 AM,3 min,28°,11° above WNW,26° above NNE|2018-07-12 23:58:00.0,Fri Jul 13, 1:58 AM,1 min,18°,18° above ENE,10° above ENE|2018-07-13 01:31:00.0,Fri Jul 13, 3:31 AM,3 min,34°,20° above WNW,28° above NNE|2018-07-13 03:07:00.0,Fri Jul 13, 5:07 AM,3 min,25°,11° above NW,25° above N|2018-07-14 00:40:00.0,Sat Jul 14, 2:40 AM,3 min,47°,47° above NNW,10° above NE|2018-07-14 02:14:00.0,Sat Jul 14, 4:14 AM,3 min,25°,11° above WNW,24° above N|2018-07-14 23:49:00.0,Sun Jul 15, 1:49 AM,2 min,30°,30° above NE,11° above ENE|2018-07-15 01:22:00.0,Sun Jul 15, 3:22 AM,3 min,27°,11° above WNW,24° above NNE|2018-07-15 02:59:00.0,Sun Jul 15, 4:59 AM,3 min,30°,11° above NW,30° above NNE|2018-07-15 22:59:00.0,Mon Jul 16, 00:59 AM,< 1 min,13°,13° above ENE,10° above ENE|2018-07-16 00:32:00.0,Mon Jul 16, 2:32 AM,4 min,32°,25° above NW,10° above NE|2018-07-16 02:07:00.0,Mon Jul 16, 4:07 AM,3 min,26°,11° above NW,26° above N|2018-07-16 23:41:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 1:41 AM,3 min,41°,41° above N,11° above NE|2018-07-17 01:15:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 3:15 AM,5 min,25°,11° above NW,10° above ENE|2018-07-17 02:51:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 4:51 AM,6 min,42°,10° above NW,12° above E|2018-07-17 22:50:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 00:50 AM,2 min,28°,28° above NE,10° above NE|2018-07-18 00:22:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 2:22 AM,5 min,26°,11° above WNW,10° above NE|2018-07-18 01:59:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 3:59 AM,6 min,32°,11° above NW,10° above E|2018-07-18 03:36:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 5:36 AM,4 min,65°,10° above WNW,56° above SSE|2018-07-18 21:57:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 11:57 PM,2 min,37°,37° above ENE,11° above ENE|2018-07-18 23:30:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 1:30 AM,5 min,29°,11° above WNW,11° above NE|2018-07-19 01:07:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 3:07 AM,5 min,27°,11° above NW,11° above ENE|2018-07-19 02:44:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 4:44 AM,6 min,75°,10° above WNW,11° above ESE|2018-07-19 21:01:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 11:01 PM,6 min,46°,10° above SW,11° above ENE|2018-07-19 22:38:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 00:38 AM,6 min,37°,12° above W,11° above NE|2018-07-20 00:15:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 2:15 AM,5 min,25°,11° above NW,10° above ENE|2018-07-20 01:51:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 3:51 AM,6 min,48°,10° above NW,10° above E|2018-07-20 03:28:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 5:28 AM,5 min,29°,11° above W,11° above SSE|2018-07-20 20:09:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 10:09 PM,5 min,26°,10° above SSW,11° above E|2018-07-20 21:45:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 11:45 PM,6 min,52°,10° above WSW,10° above NE|2018-07-20 23:23:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 1:23 AM,5 min,25°,11° above WNW,10° above NE|2018-07-21 01:00:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 3:00 AM,6 min,35°,12° above NW,11° above E|2018-07-21 02:36:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 4:36 AM,6 min,52°,10° above WNW,10° above SE|2018-07-21 20:53:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 10:53 PM,6 min,82°,10° above WSW,11° above ENE|2018-07-21 22:30:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 00:30 AM,5 min,28°,11° above WNW,11° above NE|2018-07-22 00:08:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 2:08 AM,5 min,28°,11° above NW,11° above ENE|2018-07-22 01:44:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 3:44 AM,6 min,88°,10° above WNW,11° above ESE|2018-07-22 03:21:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 5:21 AM,3 min,14°,10° above WSW,10° above SSW|2018-07-22 20:01:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 10:01 PM,6 min,57°,10° above SW,10° above ENE|2018-07-22 21:38:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 11:38 PM,6 min,33°,11° above W,10° above NE|2018-07-22 23:15:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 1:15 AM,5 min,25°,11° above NW,10° above ENE|2018-07-23 00:52:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 2:52 AM,2 min,26°,10° above NW,26° above NW|2018-07-23 20:45:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 10:45 PM,6 min,45°,10° above W,10° above NE|2018-07-23 22:23:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 00:23 AM,5 min,25°,11° above WNW,10° above ENE|2018-07-23 23:59:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 1:59 AM,2 min,28°,10° above NW,28° above NNW|2018-07-24 19:53:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 9:53 PM,6 min,69°,10° above WSW,11° above ENE|2018-07-24 21:33:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 11:33 PM,3 min,26°,26° above NNW,10° above NE|2018-07-24 23:08:00.0,Wed Jul 25, 1:08 AM,3 min,30°,11° above NW,30° above NNE|2018-07-25 20:41:00.0,Wed Jul 25, 10:41 PM,3 min,31°,30° above NNW,10° above NE|2018-07-25 22:17:00.0,Thu Jul 26, 00:17 AM,2 min,26°,22° above NNW,19° above NE|2018-07-25 23:52:00.0,Thu Jul 26, 1:52 AM,< 1 min,12°,10° above WNW,12° above WNW|

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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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