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Location: Metz, 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 47° 46° above SSE 12° above ENE  
Thu Jul 12, 4:22 AM 4 min 59° 10° above W 35° above NE  
Fri Jul 13, 1:58 AM 1 min 20° 20° above ESE 11° above E  
Fri Jul 13, 3:30 AM 5 min 74° 18° above W 11° above ENE  
Fri Jul 13, 5:06 AM 4 min 53° 10° above WNW 41° above NE  
Sat Jul 14, 2:40 AM 4 min 82° 57° above SW 11° above ENE  
Sat Jul 14, 4:14 AM 5 min 52° 10° above W 27° above ENE  
Sun Jul 15, 1:49 AM 2 min 40° 40° above E 10° above ENE  
Sun Jul 15, 3:22 AM 6 min 56° 12° above W 11° above ENE  
Sun Jul 15, 4:59 AM 6 min 64° 10° above WNW 11° above E  
Mon Jul 16, 00:59 AM < 1 min 14° 14° above E 10° above E  
Mon Jul 16, 2:31 AM 5 min 67° 27° above W 11° above ENE  
Mon Jul 16, 4:06 AM 6 min 55° 10° above WNW 10° above E  
Tue Jul 17, 1:41 AM 3 min 87° 75° above W 11° above ENE  
Tue Jul 17, 3:14 AM 6 min 52° 10° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Tue Jul 17, 4:51 AM 6 min 86° 10° above WNW 11° above ESE  
Wed Jul 18, 00:50 AM 2 min 44° 44° above E 10° above ENE  
Wed Jul 18, 2:22 AM 6 min 54° 10° above W 10° above ENE  
Wed Jul 18, 3:59 AM 6 min 70° 10° above WNW 11° above E  
Wed Jul 18, 11:57 PM 3 min 40° 40° above SE 11° above ENE  
Thu Jul 19, 1:30 AM 6 min 62° 10° above W 11° above ENE  
Thu Jul 19, 3:07 AM 6 min 58° 10° above WNW 11° above E  
Thu Jul 19, 4:43 AM 6 min 51° 10° above WNW 10° above SE  
Thu Jul 19, 11:02 PM 5 min 26° 10° above SSW 11° above E  
Fri Jul 20, 00:38 AM 6 min 79° 10° above WSW 11° above ENE  
Fri Jul 20, 2:14 AM 6 min 52° 10° above WNW 10° above E  
Fri Jul 20, 3:51 AM 6 min 77° 10° above WNW 11° above ESE  
Fri Jul 20, 10:11 PM 4 min 16° 10° above S 11° above E  
Fri Jul 20, 11:46 PM 6 min 75° 10° above WSW 11° above ENE  
Sat Jul 21, 1:22 AM 6 min 52° 10° above W 10° above ENE  
Sat Jul 21, 2:59 AM 6 min 77° 10° above WNW 11° above ESE  
Sat Jul 21, 4:36 AM 5 min 27° 11° above W 10° above SSE  
Sat Jul 21, 10:54 PM 6 min 49° 10° above SW 12° above ENE  
Sun Jul 22, 00:30 AM 6 min 58° 10° above W 10° above ENE  
Sun Jul 22, 2:07 AM 6 min 61° 10° above WNW 11° above E  
Sun Jul 22, 3:43 AM 6 min 43° 10° above WNW 11° above SE  
Sun Jul 22, 10:02 PM 6 min 31° 10° above SSW 11° above E  
Sun Jul 22, 11:38 PM 6 min 71° 10° above W 11° above ENE  
Mon Jul 23, 1:15 AM 6 min 53° 10° above WNW 10° above E  
Mon Jul 23, 2:51 AM 2 min 34° 10° above WNW 34° above W  
Mon Jul 23, 10:46 PM 6 min 85° 10° above WSW 11° above ENE  
Tue Jul 24, 00:22 AM 6 min 52° 10° above W 10° above ENE  
Tue Jul 24, 1:59 AM 2 min 44° 10° above WNW 44° above WNW  
Tue Jul 24, 9:55 PM 5 min 58° 18° above SW 10° above ENE  
Tue Jul 24, 11:30 PM 6 min 55° 10° above W 10° above ENE  
Wed Jul 25, 1:07 AM 3 min 66° 10° above WNW 65° above NNE  
Wed Jul 25, 10:38 PM 6 min 65° 10° above W 11° above ENE  
Thu Jul 26, 00:15 AM 5 min 55° 10° above WNW 28° above ENE  
Thu Jul 26, 1:51 AM 1 min 18° 10° above WNW 18° above WNW  
2018-07-12 00:48:00.0,Thu Jul 12, 2:48 AM,3 min,47°,46° above SSE,12° above ENE|2018-07-12 02:22:00.0,Thu Jul 12, 4:22 AM,4 min,59°,10° above W,35° above NE|2018-07-12 23:58:00.0,Fri Jul 13, 1:58 AM,1 min,20°,20° above ESE,11° above E|2018-07-13 01:30:00.0,Fri Jul 13, 3:30 AM,5 min,74°,18° above W,11° above ENE|2018-07-13 03:06:00.0,Fri Jul 13, 5:06 AM,4 min,53°,10° above WNW,41° above NE|2018-07-14 00:40:00.0,Sat Jul 14, 2:40 AM,4 min,82°,57° above SW,11° above ENE|2018-07-14 02:14:00.0,Sat Jul 14, 4:14 AM,5 min,52°,10° above W,27° above ENE|2018-07-14 23:49:00.0,Sun Jul 15, 1:49 AM,2 min,40°,40° above E,10° above ENE|2018-07-15 01:22:00.0,Sun Jul 15, 3:22 AM,6 min,56°,12° above W,11° above ENE|2018-07-15 02:59:00.0,Sun Jul 15, 4:59 AM,6 min,64°,10° above WNW,11° above E|2018-07-15 22:59:00.0,Mon Jul 16, 00:59 AM,< 1 min,14°,14° above E,10° above E|2018-07-16 00:31:00.0,Mon Jul 16, 2:31 AM,5 min,67°,27° above W,11° above ENE|2018-07-16 02:06:00.0,Mon Jul 16, 4:06 AM,6 min,55°,10° above WNW,10° above E|2018-07-16 23:41:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 1:41 AM,3 min,87°,75° above W,11° above ENE|2018-07-17 01:14:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 3:14 AM,6 min,52°,10° above WNW,10° above ENE|2018-07-17 02:51:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 4:51 AM,6 min,86°,10° above WNW,11° above ESE|2018-07-17 22:50:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 00:50 AM,2 min,44°,44° above E,10° above ENE|2018-07-18 00:22:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 2:22 AM,6 min,54°,10° above W,10° above ENE|2018-07-18 01:59:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 3:59 AM,6 min,70°,10° above WNW,11° above E|2018-07-18 21:57:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 11:57 PM,3 min,40°,40° above SE,11° above ENE|2018-07-18 23:30:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 1:30 AM,6 min,62°,10° above W,11° above ENE|2018-07-19 01:07:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 3:07 AM,6 min,58°,10° above WNW,11° above E|2018-07-19 02:43:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 4:43 AM,6 min,51°,10° above WNW,10° above SE|2018-07-19 21:02:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 11:02 PM,5 min,26°,10° above SSW,11° above E|2018-07-19 22:38:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 00:38 AM,6 min,79°,10° above WSW,11° above ENE|2018-07-20 00:14:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 2:14 AM,6 min,52°,10° above WNW,10° above E|2018-07-20 01:51:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 3:51 AM,6 min,77°,10° above WNW,11° above ESE|2018-07-20 20:11:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 10:11 PM,4 min,16°,10° above S,11° above E|2018-07-20 21:46:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 11:46 PM,6 min,75°,10° above WSW,11° above ENE|2018-07-20 23:22:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 1:22 AM,6 min,52°,10° above W,10° above ENE|2018-07-21 00:59:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 2:59 AM,6 min,77°,10° above WNW,11° above ESE|2018-07-21 02:36:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 4:36 AM,5 min,27°,11° above W,10° above SSE|2018-07-21 20:54:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 10:54 PM,6 min,49°,10° above SW,12° above ENE|2018-07-21 22:30:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 00:30 AM,6 min,58°,10° above W,10° above ENE|2018-07-22 00:07:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 2:07 AM,6 min,61°,10° above WNW,11° above E|2018-07-22 01:43:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 3:43 AM,6 min,43°,10° above WNW,11° above SE|2018-07-22 20:02:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 10:02 PM,6 min,31°,10° above SSW,11° above E|2018-07-22 21:38:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 11:38 PM,6 min,71°,10° above W,11° above ENE|2018-07-22 23:15:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 1:15 AM,6 min,53°,10° above WNW,10° above E|2018-07-23 00:51:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 2:51 AM,2 min,34°,10° above WNW,34° above W|2018-07-23 20:46:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 10:46 PM,6 min,85°,10° above WSW,11° above ENE|2018-07-23 22:22:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 00:22 AM,6 min,52°,10° above W,10° above ENE|2018-07-23 23:59:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 1:59 AM,2 min,44°,10° above WNW,44° above WNW|2018-07-24 19:55:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 9:55 PM,5 min,58°,18° above SW,10° above ENE|2018-07-24 21:30:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 11:30 PM,6 min,55°,10° above W,10° above ENE|2018-07-24 23:07:00.0,Wed Jul 25, 1:07 AM,3 min,66°,10° above WNW,65° above NNE|2018-07-25 20:38:00.0,Wed Jul 25, 10:38 PM,6 min,65°,10° above W,11° above ENE|2018-07-25 22:15:00.0,Thu Jul 26, 00:15 AM,5 min,55°,10° above WNW,28° above ENE|2018-07-25 23:51:00.0,Thu Jul 26, 1:51 AM,1 min,18°,10° above WNW,18° 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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