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Location: Nantes, 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 25° 25° above E 10° above ENE  
Thu Jul 12, 4:21 AM 3 min 51° 18° above W 33° above NE  
Fri Jul 13, 3:31 AM 4 min 72° 55° above W 11° above ENE  
Fri Jul 13, 5:05 AM 3 min 36° 12° above WNW 33° above NNE  
Sat Jul 14, 2:40 AM 2 min 47° 47° above E 11° above ENE  
Sat Jul 14, 4:13 AM 4 min 39° 10° above W 32° above NNE  
Sat Jul 14, 5:50 AM 4 min 43° 10° above WNW 39° above NE  
Sun Jul 15, 1:49 AM < 1 min 17° 17° above ENE 11° above ENE  
Sun Jul 15, 3:22 AM 5 min 47° 25° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Sun Jul 15, 4:58 AM 3 min 37° 12° above WNW 34° above NNE  
Mon Jul 16, 2:32 AM 3 min 62° 62° above N 11° above ENE  
Mon Jul 16, 4:05 AM 6 min 35° 12° above WNW 11° above ENE  
Mon Jul 16, 5:42 AM 6 min 62° 10° above WNW 11° above ESE  
Tue Jul 17, 1:41 AM 2 min 30° 30° above ENE 11° above ENE  
Tue Jul 17, 3:13 AM 6 min 37° 12° above WNW 11° above ENE  
Tue Jul 17, 4:50 AM 6 min 46° 10° above WNW 10° above E  
Wed Jul 18, 00:49 AM 1 min 18° 18° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Wed Jul 18, 2:22 AM 5 min 43° 21° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Wed Jul 18, 3:58 AM 6 min 39° 10° above WNW 11° above ENE  
Wed Jul 18, 5:34 AM 6 min 77° 10° above WNW 11° above ESE  
Wed Jul 18, 11:57 PM 1 min 19° 19° above E 11° above E  
Thu Jul 19, 1:29 AM 5 min 55° 18° above W 10° above ENE  
Thu Jul 19, 3:06 AM 6 min 36° 12° above WNW 11° above ENE  
Thu Jul 19, 4:42 AM 6 min 71° 10° above WNW 11° above ESE  
Thu Jul 19, 11:01 PM 5 min 20° 11° above S 10° above E  
Fri Jul 20, 00:36 AM 6 min 79° 10° above WSW 11° above ENE  
Fri Jul 20, 2:14 AM 6 min 36° 12° above WNW 11° above ENE  
Fri Jul 20, 3:50 AM 6 min 51° 10° above WNW 10° above E  
Fri Jul 20, 5:27 AM 6 min 38° 10° above WNW 11° above SE  
Fri Jul 20, 11:44 PM 6 min 67° 10° above SW 10° above ENE  
Sat Jul 21, 1:21 AM 6 min 40° 10° above W 11° above ENE  
Sat Jul 21, 2:58 AM 6 min 41° 10° above WNW 12° above E  
Sat Jul 21, 4:34 AM 6 min 64° 10° above WNW 11° above SE  
Sat Jul 21, 10:52 PM 6 min 39° 10° above SW 10° above ENE  
Sun Jul 22, 00:29 AM 6 min 50° 10° above W 10° above ENE  
Sun Jul 22, 2:06 AM 6 min 36° 12° above WNW 11° above ENE  
Sun Jul 22, 3:42 AM 6 min 81° 10° above WNW 11° above ESE  
Sun Jul 22, 5:19 AM 5 min 19° 10° above W 10° above S  
Sun Jul 22, 11:36 PM 6 min 68° 10° above WSW 11° above ENE  
Mon Jul 23, 1:14 AM 6 min 35° 12° above WNW 11° above ENE  
Mon Jul 23, 2:50 AM 3 min 55° 10° above WNW 55° above N  
Mon Jul 23, 10:44 PM 6 min 79° 10° above WSW 11° above ENE  
Tue Jul 24, 00:21 AM 6 min 38° 10° above WNW 11° above ENE  
Tue Jul 24, 1:58 AM 3 min 44° 10° above WNW 43° above NNE  
Tue Jul 24, 11:29 PM 6 min 45° 10° above W 10° above ENE  
Wed Jul 25, 1:06 AM 4 min 37° 12° above WNW 22° above ENE  
Wed Jul 25, 2:42 AM < 1 min 15° 10° above WNW 15° above WNW  
Wed Jul 25, 10:37 PM 6 min 60° 10° above W 10° above ENE  
Thu Jul 26, 00:14 AM 6 min 35° 12° above WNW 11° above ENE  
Thu Jul 26, 1:50 AM 2 min 33° 10° above WNW 33° above NW  
2018-07-12 00:48:00.0,Thu Jul 12, 2:48 AM,2 min,25°,25° above E,10° above ENE|2018-07-12 02:21:00.0,Thu Jul 12, 4:21 AM,3 min,51°,18° above W,33° above NE|2018-07-13 01:31:00.0,Fri Jul 13, 3:31 AM,4 min,72°,55° above W,11° above ENE|2018-07-13 03:05:00.0,Fri Jul 13, 5:05 AM,3 min,36°,12° above WNW,33° above NNE|2018-07-14 00:40:00.0,Sat Jul 14, 2:40 AM,2 min,47°,47° above E,11° above ENE|2018-07-14 02:13:00.0,Sat Jul 14, 4:13 AM,4 min,39°,10° above W,32° above NNE|2018-07-14 03:50:00.0,Sat Jul 14, 5:50 AM,4 min,43°,10° above WNW,39° above NE|2018-07-14 23:49:00.0,Sun Jul 15, 1:49 AM,< 1 min,17°,17° above ENE,11° above ENE|2018-07-15 01:22:00.0,Sun Jul 15, 3:22 AM,5 min,47°,25° above WNW,10° above ENE|2018-07-15 02:58:00.0,Sun Jul 15, 4:58 AM,3 min,37°,12° above WNW,34° above NNE|2018-07-16 00:32:00.0,Mon Jul 16, 2:32 AM,3 min,62°,62° above N,11° above ENE|2018-07-16 02:05:00.0,Mon Jul 16, 4:05 AM,6 min,35°,12° above WNW,11° above ENE|2018-07-16 03:42:00.0,Mon Jul 16, 5:42 AM,6 min,62°,10° above WNW,11° above ESE|2018-07-16 23:41:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 1:41 AM,2 min,30°,30° above ENE,11° above ENE|2018-07-17 01:13:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 3:13 AM,6 min,37°,12° above WNW,11° above ENE|2018-07-17 02:50:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 4:50 AM,6 min,46°,10° above WNW,10° above E|2018-07-17 22:49:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 00:49 AM,1 min,18°,18° above ENE,10° above ENE|2018-07-18 00:22:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 2:22 AM,5 min,43°,21° above WNW,10° above ENE|2018-07-18 01:58:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 3:58 AM,6 min,39°,10° above WNW,11° above ENE|2018-07-18 03:34:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 5:34 AM,6 min,77°,10° above WNW,11° above ESE|2018-07-18 21:57:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 11:57 PM,1 min,19°,19° above E,11° above E|2018-07-18 23:29:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 1:29 AM,5 min,55°,18° above W,10° above ENE|2018-07-19 01:06:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 3:06 AM,6 min,36°,12° above WNW,11° above ENE|2018-07-19 02:42:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 4:42 AM,6 min,71°,10° above WNW,11° above ESE|2018-07-19 21:01:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 11:01 PM,5 min,20°,11° above S,10° above E|2018-07-19 22:36:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 00:36 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,36°,12° above WNW,11° above ENE|2018-07-20 01:50:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 3:50 AM,6 min,51°,10° above WNW,10° above E|2018-07-20 03:27:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 5:27 AM,6 min,38°,10° above WNW,11° above SE|2018-07-20 21:44:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 11:44 PM,6 min,67°,10° above SW,10° above ENE|2018-07-20 23:21:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 1:21 AM,6 min,40°,10° above W,11° above ENE|2018-07-21 00:58:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 2:58 AM,6 min,41°,10° above WNW,12° above E|2018-07-21 02:34:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 4:34 AM,6 min,64°,10° above WNW,11° above SE|2018-07-21 20:52:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 10:52 PM,6 min,39°,10° above SW,10° above ENE|2018-07-21 22:29:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 00:29 AM,6 min,50°,10° above W,10° above ENE|2018-07-22 00:06:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 2:06 AM,6 min,36°,12° above WNW,11° above ENE|2018-07-22 01:42:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 3:42 AM,6 min,81°,10° above WNW,11° above ESE|2018-07-22 03:19:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 5:19 AM,5 min,19°,10° above W,10° above S|2018-07-22 21:36:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 11:36 PM,6 min,68°,10° above WSW,11° above ENE|2018-07-22 23:14:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 1:14 AM,6 min,35°,12° above WNW,11° above ENE|2018-07-23 00:50:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 2:50 AM,3 min,55°,10° above WNW,55° above N|2018-07-23 20:44:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 10:44 PM,6 min,79°,10° above WSW,11° above ENE|2018-07-23 22:21:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 00:21 AM,6 min,38°,10° above WNW,11° above ENE|2018-07-23 23:58:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 1:58 AM,3 min,44°,10° above WNW,43° above NNE|2018-07-24 21:29:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 11:29 PM,6 min,45°,10° above W,10° above ENE|2018-07-24 23:06:00.0,Wed Jul 25, 1:06 AM,4 min,37°,12° above WNW,22° above ENE|2018-07-25 00:42:00.0,Wed Jul 25, 2:42 AM,< 1 min,15°,10° above WNW,15° above WNW|2018-07-25 20:37:00.0,Wed Jul 25, 10:37 PM,6 min,60°,10° above W,10° above ENE|2018-07-25 22:14:00.0,Thu Jul 26, 00:14 AM,6 min,35°,12° above WNW,11° above ENE|2018-07-25 23:50:00.0,Thu Jul 26, 1:50 AM,2 min,33°,10° above WNW,33° 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

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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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