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Location: Perpignan, 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 29° 29° above NE 11° above NE  
Thu Jul 12, 4:21 AM 3 min 20° 10° above WNW 19° above N  
Fri Jul 13, 1:58 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Fri Jul 13, 3:31 AM 2 min 25° 22° above NW 23° above N  
Fri Jul 13, 5:07 AM 2 min 17° 10° above NW 17° above N  
Sat Jul 14, 2:40 AM 2 min 32° 32° above N 11° above NE  
Sat Jul 14, 4:14 AM 3 min 17° 10° above NW 17° above N  
Sat Jul 14, 5:51 AM 2 min 22° 11° above NW 22° above NNE  
Sun Jul 15, 1:50 AM < 1 min 15° 15° above NE 10° above NE  
Sun Jul 15, 3:22 AM 2 min 19° 12° above NW 19° above N  
Sun Jul 15, 4:59 AM 2 min 18° 10° above NW 18° above N  
Mon Jul 16, 2:31 AM 1 min 23° 22° above NNW 21° above N  
Mon Jul 16, 4:07 AM 2 min 17° 10° above NW 17° above N  
Mon Jul 16, 5:43 AM 3 min 34° 10° above NW 33° above NNE  
Tue Jul 17, 1:41 AM 2 min 25° 25° above NNE 10° above NE  
Tue Jul 17, 3:15 AM 2 min 17° 10° above NW 17° above N  
Tue Jul 17, 4:52 AM 2 min 24° 11° above NW 24° above N  
Wed Jul 18, 00:50 AM 1 min 17° 17° above NE 10° above NE  
Wed Jul 18, 2:22 AM 5 min 18° 10° above NW 10° above NE  
Wed Jul 18, 3:59 AM 2 min 19° 10° above NW 19° above N  
Wed Jul 18, 5:36 AM 6 min 65° 10° above NW 11° above ESE  
Wed Jul 18, 11:57 PM 1 min 24° 24° above NE 11° above NE  
Thu Jul 19, 1:30 AM 5 min 21° 10° above WNW 10° above NE  
Thu Jul 19, 3:07 AM 2 min 17° 10° above NW 17° above N  
Thu Jul 19, 4:44 AM 6 min 39° 10° above NW 11° above E  
Thu Jul 19, 11:00 PM 6 min 53° 10° above SW 12° above ENE  
Fri Jul 20, 00:37 AM 5 min 27° 11° above W 11° above NE  
Fri Jul 20, 2:15 AM 4 min 16° 10° above NW 10° above NE  
Fri Jul 20, 3:52 AM 5 min 27° 11° above NW 10° above E  
Fri Jul 20, 5:28 AM 6 min 54° 10° above WNW 10° above SE  
Fri Jul 20, 10:08 PM 6 min 28° 10° above SSW 10° above ENE  
Fri Jul 20, 11:44 PM 6 min 39° 10° above W 11° above NE  
Sat Jul 21, 1:22 AM 4 min 17° 10° above NW 11° above NE  
Sat Jul 21, 3:00 AM 5 min 21° 11° above NW 10° above ENE  
Sat Jul 21, 4:36 AM 6 min 80° 10° above NW 11° above ESE  
Sat Jul 21, 10:52 PM 6 min 65° 10° above WSW 10° above NE  
Sun Jul 22, 00:30 AM 5 min 20° 10° above WNW 11° above NE  
Sun Jul 22, 2:07 AM 5 min 18° 10° above NW 10° above NE  
Sun Jul 22, 3:44 AM 6 min 46° 10° above NW 10° above ESE  
Sun Jul 22, 5:21 AM 5 min 23° 11° above W 10° above S  
Sun Jul 22, 10:00 PM 6 min 69° 10° above SW 10° above ENE  
Sun Jul 22, 11:37 PM 5 min 24° 11° above WNW 10° above NE  
Mon Jul 23, 1:15 AM 4 min 17° 10° above NW 10° above NE  
Mon Jul 23, 2:52 AM 1 min 22° 12° above NW 22° above NNW  
Mon Jul 23, 10:45 PM 6 min 34° 11° above W 10° above NE  
Tue Jul 24, 00:25 AM 2 min 17° 17° above N 10° above NE  
Tue Jul 24, 2:00 AM 2 min 21° 11° above NW 21° above N  
Tue Jul 24, 9:52 PM 6 min 53° 10° above WSW 10° above NE  
Tue Jul 24, 11:33 PM 2 min 18° 18° above N 10° above NE  
Wed Jul 25, 1:09 AM 1 min 19° 18° above N 18° above NNE  
Wed Jul 25, 10:40 PM 2 min 22° 22° above N 11° above NE  
Thu Jul 26, 00:17 AM 2 min 17° 17° above N 10° above NE  
Thu Jul 26, 1:52 AM < 1 min 14° 10° above NW 14° above NW  
2018-07-12 00:48:00.0,Thu Jul 12, 2:48 AM,2 min,29°,29° above NE,11° above NE|2018-07-12 02:21:00.0,Thu Jul 12, 4:21 AM,3 min,20°,10° above WNW,19° above N|2018-07-12 23:58:00.0,Fri Jul 13, 1:58 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above ENE,10° above ENE|2018-07-13 01:31:00.0,Fri Jul 13, 3:31 AM,2 min,25°,22° above NW,23° above N|2018-07-13 03:07:00.0,Fri Jul 13, 5:07 AM,2 min,17°,10° above NW,17° above N|2018-07-14 00:40:00.0,Sat Jul 14, 2:40 AM,2 min,32°,32° above N,11° above NE|2018-07-14 02:14:00.0,Sat Jul 14, 4:14 AM,3 min,17°,10° above NW,17° above N|2018-07-14 03:51:00.0,Sat Jul 14, 5:51 AM,2 min,22°,11° above NW,22° above NNE|2018-07-14 23:50:00.0,Sun Jul 15, 1:50 AM,< 1 min,15°,15° above NE,10° above NE|2018-07-15 01:22:00.0,Sun Jul 15, 3:22 AM,2 min,19°,12° above NW,19° above N|2018-07-15 02:59:00.0,Sun Jul 15, 4:59 AM,2 min,18°,10° above NW,18° above N|2018-07-16 00:31:00.0,Mon Jul 16, 2:31 AM,1 min,23°,22° above NNW,21° above N|2018-07-16 02:07:00.0,Mon Jul 16, 4:07 AM,2 min,17°,10° above NW,17° above N|2018-07-16 03:43:00.0,Mon Jul 16, 5:43 AM,3 min,34°,10° above NW,33° above NNE|2018-07-16 23:41:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 1:41 AM,2 min,25°,25° above NNE,10° above NE|2018-07-17 01:15:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 3:15 AM,2 min,17°,10° above NW,17° above N|2018-07-17 02:52:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 4:52 AM,2 min,24°,11° above NW,24° above N|2018-07-17 22:50:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 00:50 AM,1 min,17°,17° above NE,10° above NE|2018-07-18 00:22:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 2:22 AM,5 min,18°,10° above NW,10° above NE|2018-07-18 01:59:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 3:59 AM,2 min,19°,10° above NW,19° above N|2018-07-18 03:36:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 5:36 AM,6 min,65°,10° above NW,11° above ESE|2018-07-18 21:57:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 11:57 PM,1 min,24°,24° above NE,11° above NE|2018-07-18 23:30:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 1:30 AM,5 min,21°,10° above WNW,10° above NE|2018-07-19 01:07:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 3:07 AM,2 min,17°,10° above NW,17° above N|2018-07-19 02:44:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 4:44 AM,6 min,39°,10° above NW,11° above E|2018-07-19 21:00:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 11:00 PM,6 min,53°,10° above SW,12° above ENE|2018-07-19 22:37:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 00:37 AM,5 min,27°,11° above W,11° above NE|2018-07-20 00:15:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 2:15 AM,4 min,16°,10° above NW,10° above NE|2018-07-20 01:52:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 3:52 AM,5 min,27°,11° above NW,10° above E|2018-07-20 03:28:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 5:28 AM,6 min,54°,10° above WNW,10° above SE|2018-07-20 20:08:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 10:08 PM,6 min,28°,10° above SSW,10° above ENE|2018-07-20 21:44:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 11:44 PM,6 min,39°,10° above W,11° above NE|2018-07-20 23:22:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 1:22 AM,4 min,17°,10° above NW,11° above NE|2018-07-21 01:00:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 3:00 AM,5 min,21°,11° above NW,10° above ENE|2018-07-21 02:36:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 4:36 AM,6 min,80°,10° above NW,11° above ESE|2018-07-21 20:52:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 10:52 PM,6 min,65°,10° above WSW,10° above NE|2018-07-21 22:30:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 00:30 AM,5 min,20°,10° above WNW,11° above NE|2018-07-22 00:07:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 2:07 AM,5 min,18°,10° above NW,10° above NE|2018-07-22 01:44:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 3:44 AM,6 min,46°,10° above NW,10° above ESE|2018-07-22 03:21:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 5:21 AM,5 min,23°,11° above W,10° above S|2018-07-22 20:00:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 10:00 PM,6 min,69°,10° above SW,10° above ENE|2018-07-22 21:37:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 11:37 PM,5 min,24°,11° above WNW,10° above NE|2018-07-22 23:15:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 1:15 AM,4 min,17°,10° above NW,10° above NE|2018-07-23 00:52:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 2:52 AM,1 min,22°,12° above NW,22° above NNW|2018-07-23 20:45:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 10:45 PM,6 min,34°,11° above W,10° above NE|2018-07-23 22:25:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 00:25 AM,2 min,17°,17° above N,10° above NE|2018-07-24 00:00:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 2:00 AM,2 min,21°,11° above NW,21° above N|2018-07-24 19:52:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 9:52 PM,6 min,53°,10° above WSW,10° above NE|2018-07-24 21:33:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 11:33 PM,2 min,18°,18° above N,10° above NE|2018-07-24 23:09:00.0,Wed Jul 25, 1:09 AM,1 min,19°,18° above N,18° above NNE|2018-07-25 20:40:00.0,Wed Jul 25, 10:40 PM,2 min,22°,22° above N,11° above NE|2018-07-25 22:17:00.0,Thu Jul 26, 00:17 AM,2 min,17°,17° above N,10° above NE|2018-07-25 23:52:00.0,Thu Jul 26, 1:52 AM,< 1 min,14°,10° above NW,14° 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.

Astronomical Horizon