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Location: Nantes, 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
Tue Jul 2, 4:58 AM 5 min 20° 10° above S 11° above E  
Wed Jul 3, 4:10 AM 2 min 12° 12° above SE 10° above ESE  
Wed Jul 3, 5:43 AM 1 min 22° 10° above SW 22° above SW  
Thu Jul 4, 4:55 AM 4 min 44° 18° above SSW 17° above E  
Fri Jul 5, 4:08 AM 3 min 28° 26° above SSE 10° above E  
Fri Jul 5, 5:42 AM 4 min 62° 10° above WSW 45° above NE  
Sat Jul 6, 3:20 AM 1 min 16° 16° above ESE 11° above E  
Sat Jul 6, 4:53 AM 4 min 86° 15° above WSW 32° above ENE  
Sun Jul 7, 4:05 AM 4 min 62° 41° above SSW 11° above ENE  
Sun Jul 7, 5:40 AM 4 min 41° 10° above W 38° above NNE  
Mon Jul 8, 3:18 AM 2 min 35° 35° above ESE 11° above ENE  
Mon Jul 8, 4:51 AM 4 min 50° 10° above W 40° above NNE  
Tue Jul 9, 2:30 AM < 1 min 15° 15° above E 11° above E  
Tue Jul 9, 4:03 AM 4 min 67° 27° above W 17° above ENE  
Tue Jul 9, 5:39 AM 3 min 36° 11° above WNW 33° above NNE  
2019-07-02 02:58:00.0,Tue Jul 2, 4:58 AM,5 min,20°,10° above S,11° above E|2019-07-03 02:10:00.0,Wed Jul 3, 4:10 AM,2 min,12°,12° above SE,10° above ESE|2019-07-03 03:43:00.0,Wed Jul 3, 5:43 AM,1 min,22°,10° above SW,22° above SW|2019-07-04 02:55:00.0,Thu Jul 4, 4:55 AM,4 min,44°,18° above SSW,17° above E|2019-07-05 02:08:00.0,Fri Jul 5, 4:08 AM,3 min,28°,26° above SSE,10° above E|2019-07-05 03:42:00.0,Fri Jul 5, 5:42 AM,4 min,62°,10° above WSW,45° above NE|2019-07-06 01:20:00.0,Sat Jul 6, 3:20 AM,1 min,16°,16° above ESE,11° above E|2019-07-06 02:53:00.0,Sat Jul 6, 4:53 AM,4 min,86°,15° above WSW,32° above ENE|2019-07-07 02:05:00.0,Sun Jul 7, 4:05 AM,4 min,62°,41° above SSW,11° above ENE|2019-07-07 03:40:00.0,Sun Jul 7, 5:40 AM,4 min,41°,10° above W,38° above NNE|2019-07-08 01:18:00.0,Mon Jul 8, 3:18 AM,2 min,35°,35° above ESE,11° above ENE|2019-07-08 02:51:00.0,Mon Jul 8, 4:51 AM,4 min,50°,10° above W,40° above NNE|2019-07-09 00:30:00.0,Tue Jul 9, 2:30 AM,< 1 min,15°,15° above E,11° above E|2019-07-09 02:03:00.0,Tue Jul 9, 4:03 AM,4 min,67°,27° above W,17° above ENE|2019-07-09 03:39:00.0,Tue Jul 9, 5:39 AM,3 min,36°,11° above WNW,33° 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