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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 52° 52° above NNE 10° above NE  
Thu Jul 12, 4:22 AM 3 min 21° 10° above WNW 21° above N  
Fri Jul 13, 1:58 AM 1 min 20° 20° above ENE 11° above ENE  
Fri Jul 13, 3:31 AM 3 min 25° 15° above WNW 23° above N  
Fri Jul 13, 5:07 AM 3 min 20° 10° above NW 20° above NNE  
Sat Jul 14, 2:40 AM 2 min 33° 33° above NNW 18° above NE  
Sat Jul 14, 4:15 AM 3 min 19° 10° above NW 19° above N  
Sun Jul 15, 1:50 AM 2 min 26° 26° above NE 10° above NE  
Sun Jul 15, 3:23 AM 3 min 20° 10° above WNW 20° above N  
Sun Jul 15, 5:00 AM 3 min 24° 11° above NW 24° above NNE  
Mon Jul 16, 00:59 AM < 1 min 13° 13° above ENE 11° above ENE  
Mon Jul 16, 2:32 AM 2 min 24° 19° above NW 21° above N  
Mon Jul 16, 4:08 AM 2 min 21° 10° above NW 21° above N  
Tue Jul 17, 1:41 AM 2 min 29° 29° above N 12° above NE  
Tue Jul 17, 3:15 AM 2 min 19° 10° above NW 19° above N  
Tue Jul 17, 4:52 AM 6 min 35° 10° above NW 10° above E  
Wed Jul 18, 00:49 AM 2 min 28° 28° above NNE 11° above NE  
Wed Jul 18, 2:23 AM 5 min 20° 10° above NW 11° above NE  
Wed Jul 18, 4:00 AM 5 min 26° 11° above NW 10° above ENE  
Wed Jul 18, 5:36 AM 3 min 68° 10° above WNW 68° above WSW  
Wed Jul 18, 11:57 PM 2 min 36° 36° above NE 11° above NE  
Thu Jul 19, 1:31 AM 5 min 22° 10° above WNW 11° above NE  
Thu Jul 19, 3:08 AM 5 min 22° 11° above NW 10° above ENE  
Thu Jul 19, 4:44 AM 6 min 63° 10° above NW 11° above ESE  
Thu Jul 19, 11:01 PM 6 min 68° 10° above SW 10° above ENE  
Fri Jul 20, 00:38 AM 5 min 27° 11° above WNW 11° above NE  
Fri Jul 20, 2:16 AM 5 min 20° 10° above NW 11° above NE  
Fri Jul 20, 3:52 AM 6 min 40° 10° above NW 11° above E  
Fri Jul 20, 5:29 AM 5 min 31° 11° above WNW 12° above SSE  
Fri Jul 20, 10:09 PM 6 min 36° 10° above SSW 11° above ENE  
Fri Jul 20, 11:46 PM 6 min 36° 12° above W 11° above NE  
Sat Jul 21, 1:23 AM 5 min 19° 10° above NW 11° above NE  
Sat Jul 21, 3:00 AM 5 min 29° 11° above NW 11° above E  
Sat Jul 21, 4:36 AM 6 min 59° 10° above WNW 10° above SE  
Sat Jul 21, 10:53 PM 6 min 56° 10° above WSW 10° above NE  
Sun Jul 22, 00:31 AM 5 min 21° 10° above WNW 10° above NE  
Sun Jul 22, 2:08 AM 5 min 23° 11° above NW 11° above ENE  
Sun Jul 22, 3:44 AM 6 min 77° 10° above NW 11° above ESE  
Sun Jul 22, 5:22 AM 3 min 14° 10° above W 10° above SSW  
Sun Jul 22, 10:01 PM 6 min 84° 10° above SW 11° above ENE  
Sun Jul 22, 11:38 PM 5 min 25° 11° above WNW 10° above NE  
Mon Jul 23, 1:16 AM 5 min 20° 10° above NW 10° above ENE  
Mon Jul 23, 2:52 AM 1 min 21° 10° above NW 21° above NW  
Mon Jul 23, 10:46 PM 6 min 32° 11° above W 10° above NE  
Tue Jul 24, 00:23 AM 5 min 19° 10° above NW 11° above NE  
Tue Jul 24, 2:00 AM 1 min 19° 12° above NW 19° above NNW  
Tue Jul 24, 9:53 PM 6 min 47° 10° above WSW 10° above NE  
Tue Jul 24, 11:33 PM 3 min 20° 20° above N 10° above NE  
Wed Jul 25, 1:08 AM 2 min 24° 11° above NW 24° above N  
Wed Jul 25, 10:41 PM 3 min 23° 23° above NNW 11° above NE  
Thu Jul 26, 00:18 AM 2 min 21° 20° above N 17° above NE  
Thu Jul 26, 1:52 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above NW 10° above NW  
2018-07-12 00:48:00.0,Thu Jul 12, 2:48 AM,3 min,52°,52° above NNE,10° above NE|2018-07-12 02:22:00.0,Thu Jul 12, 4:22 AM,3 min,21°,10° above WNW,21° above N|2018-07-12 23:58:00.0,Fri Jul 13, 1:58 AM,1 min,20°,20° above ENE,11° above ENE|2018-07-13 01:31:00.0,Fri Jul 13, 3:31 AM,3 min,25°,15° above WNW,23° above N|2018-07-13 03:07:00.0,Fri Jul 13, 5:07 AM,3 min,20°,10° above NW,20° above NNE|2018-07-14 00:40:00.0,Sat Jul 14, 2:40 AM,2 min,33°,33° above NNW,18° above NE|2018-07-14 02:15:00.0,Sat Jul 14, 4:15 AM,3 min,19°,10° above NW,19° above N|2018-07-14 23:50:00.0,Sun Jul 15, 1:50 AM,2 min,26°,26° above NE,10° above NE|2018-07-15 01:23:00.0,Sun Jul 15, 3:23 AM,3 min,20°,10° above WNW,20° above N|2018-07-15 03:00:00.0,Sun Jul 15, 5:00 AM,3 min,24°,11° above NW,24° above NNE|2018-07-15 22:59:00.0,Mon Jul 16, 00:59 AM,< 1 min,13°,13° above ENE,11° above ENE|2018-07-16 00:32:00.0,Mon Jul 16, 2:32 AM,2 min,24°,19° above NW,21° above N|2018-07-16 02:08:00.0,Mon Jul 16, 4:08 AM,2 min,21°,10° above NW,21° above N|2018-07-16 23:41:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 1:41 AM,2 min,29°,29° above N,12° above NE|2018-07-17 01:15:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 3:15 AM,2 min,19°,10° above NW,19° above N|2018-07-17 02:52:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 4:52 AM,6 min,35°,10° above NW,10° above E|2018-07-17 22:49:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 00:49 AM,2 min,28°,28° above NNE,11° above NE|2018-07-18 00:23:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 2:23 AM,5 min,20°,10° above NW,11° above NE|2018-07-18 02:00:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 4:00 AM,5 min,26°,11° above NW,10° above ENE|2018-07-18 03:36:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 5:36 AM,3 min,68°,10° above WNW,68° above WSW|2018-07-18 21:57:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 11:57 PM,2 min,36°,36° above NE,11° above NE|2018-07-18 23:31:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 1:31 AM,5 min,22°,10° above WNW,11° above NE|2018-07-19 01:08:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 3:08 AM,5 min,22°,11° above NW,10° above ENE|2018-07-19 02:44:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 4:44 AM,6 min,63°,10° above NW,11° above ESE|2018-07-19 21:01:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 11:01 PM,6 min,68°,10° above SW,10° above ENE|2018-07-19 22:38:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 00:38 AM,5 min,27°,11° above WNW,11° above NE|2018-07-20 00:16:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 2:16 AM,5 min,20°,10° above NW,11° above NE|2018-07-20 01:52:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 3:52 AM,6 min,40°,10° above NW,11° above E|2018-07-20 03:29:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 5:29 AM,5 min,31°,11° above WNW,12° above SSE|2018-07-20 20:09:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 10:09 PM,6 min,36°,10° above SSW,11° above ENE|2018-07-20 21:46:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 11:46 PM,6 min,36°,12° above W,11° above NE|2018-07-20 23:23:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 1:23 AM,5 min,19°,10° above NW,11° above NE|2018-07-21 01:00:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 3:00 AM,5 min,29°,11° above NW,11° above E|2018-07-21 02:36:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 4:36 AM,6 min,59°,10° above WNW,10° above SE|2018-07-21 20:53:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 10:53 PM,6 min,56°,10° above WSW,10° above NE|2018-07-21 22:31:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 00:31 AM,5 min,21°,10° above WNW,10° above NE|2018-07-22 00:08:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 2:08 AM,5 min,23°,11° above NW,11° above ENE|2018-07-22 01:44:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 3:44 AM,6 min,77°,10° above NW,11° above ESE|2018-07-22 03:22:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 5:22 AM,3 min,14°,10° above W,10° above SSW|2018-07-22 20:01:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 10:01 PM,6 min,84°,10° above SW,11° above ENE|2018-07-22 21:38:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 11:38 PM,5 min,25°,11° above WNW,10° above NE|2018-07-22 23:16:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 1:16 AM,5 min,20°,10° above NW,10° above ENE|2018-07-23 00:52:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 2:52 AM,1 min,21°,10° above NW,21° above NW|2018-07-23 20:46:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 10:46 PM,6 min,32°,11° above W,10° above NE|2018-07-23 22:23:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 00:23 AM,5 min,19°,10° above NW,11° above NE|2018-07-24 00:00:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 2:00 AM,1 min,19°,12° above NW,19° above NNW|2018-07-24 19:53:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 9:53 PM,6 min,47°,10° above WSW,10° above NE|2018-07-24 21:33:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 11:33 PM,3 min,20°,20° above N,10° above NE|2018-07-24 23:08:00.0,Wed Jul 25, 1:08 AM,2 min,24°,11° above NW,24° above N|2018-07-25 20:41:00.0,Wed Jul 25, 10:41 PM,3 min,23°,23° above NNW,11° above NE|2018-07-25 22:18:00.0,Thu Jul 26, 00:18 AM,2 min,21°,20° above N,17° above NE|2018-07-25 23:52:00.0,Thu Jul 26, 1:52 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above NW,10° 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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