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Location: Royan, 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 1 min 25° 25° above E 12° above ENE  
Thu Jul 12, 4:21 AM 3 min 37° 14° above W 30° above NNE  
Thu Jul 12, 5:58 AM < 1 min 15° 11° above NW 15° above NW  
Fri Jul 13, 3:31 AM 4 min 51° 45° above WNW 10° above NE  
Fri Jul 13, 5:05 AM 3 min 27° 11° above WNW 26° above N  
Sat Jul 14, 2:40 AM 2 min 38° 38° above NE 11° above ENE  
Sat Jul 14, 4:13 AM 3 min 29° 11° above WNW 26° above NNE  
Sat Jul 14, 5:50 AM 3 min 32° 11° above NW 32° above NNE  
Sun Jul 15, 1:49 AM < 1 min 15° 15° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Sun Jul 15, 3:22 AM 4 min 34° 23° above WNW 10° above NE  
Sun Jul 15, 4:58 AM 3 min 28° 11° above NW 27° above NNE  
Mon Jul 16, 2:32 AM 3 min 44° 44° above N 10° above NE  
Mon Jul 16, 4:06 AM 3 min 27° 11° above WNW 26° above NNE  
Mon Jul 16, 5:42 AM 6 min 46° 10° above NW 10° above E  
Tue Jul 17, 1:41 AM 2 min 29° 29° above NE 11° above ENE  
Tue Jul 17, 3:13 AM 5 min 28° 11° above WNW 11° above NE  
Tue Jul 17, 4:50 AM 6 min 35° 12° above NW 11° above E  
Wed Jul 18, 00:50 AM < 1 min 16° 16° above ENE 11° above ENE  
Wed Jul 18, 2:22 AM 5 min 31° 19° above WNW 10° above NE  
Wed Jul 18, 3:58 AM 5 min 29° 11° above NW 11° above ENE  
Wed Jul 18, 5:34 AM 6 min 82° 10° above WNW 11° above ESE  
Wed Jul 18, 11:57 PM 1 min 19° 19° above E 11° above ENE  
Thu Jul 19, 1:29 AM 5 min 40° 17° above W 11° above NE  
Thu Jul 19, 3:06 AM 5 min 27° 11° above NW 11° above ENE  
Thu Jul 19, 4:42 AM 6 min 53° 10° above WNW 10° above E  
Thu Jul 19, 11:01 PM 5 min 25° 11° above SSW 11° above E  
Fri Jul 20, 00:36 AM 6 min 56° 10° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Fri Jul 20, 2:14 AM 5 min 27° 11° above WNW 11° above NE  
Fri Jul 20, 3:50 AM 6 min 38° 10° above NW 11° above E  
Fri Jul 20, 5:27 AM 6 min 47° 10° above WNW 10° above SE  
Fri Jul 20, 10:13 PM < 1 min 12° 12° above ESE 10° above ESE  
Fri Jul 20, 11:44 PM 6 min 87° 10° above WSW 11° above ENE  
Sat Jul 21, 1:21 AM 5 min 30° 11° above WNW 11° above NE  
Sat Jul 21, 2:58 AM 6 min 31° 11° above NW 10° above ENE  
Sat Jul 21, 4:35 AM 6 min 82° 10° above WNW 11° above ESE  
Sat Jul 21, 10:52 PM 6 min 54° 10° above SW 10° above ENE  
Sun Jul 22, 00:29 AM 6 min 36° 12° above W 11° above NE  
Sun Jul 22, 2:06 AM 5 min 27° 11° above NW 11° above ENE  
Sun Jul 22, 3:43 AM 6 min 62° 10° above WNW 11° above ESE  
Sun Jul 22, 5:20 AM 5 min 22° 11° above W 10° above S  
Sun Jul 22, 11:36 PM 6 min 48° 10° above W 10° above NE  
Mon Jul 23, 1:14 AM 5 min 27° 11° above WNW 11° above ENE  
Mon Jul 23, 2:50 AM 3 min 42° 10° above NW 42° above N  
Mon Jul 23, 10:44 PM 6 min 74° 10° above WSW 11° above ENE  
Tue Jul 24, 00:22 AM 5 min 28° 11° above WNW 11° above NE  
Tue Jul 24, 1:59 AM 3 min 33° 12° above NW 33° above N  
Tue Jul 24, 11:29 PM 6 min 33° 11° above WNW 10° above NE  
Wed Jul 25, 1:06 AM 4 min 28° 11° above NW 21° above NE  
Wed Jul 25, 2:43 AM < 1 min 12° 10° above WNW 12° above WNW  
Wed Jul 25, 10:37 PM 6 min 43° 10° above W 11° above NE  
Thu Jul 26, 00:16 AM 3 min 27° 25° above NNW 10° above ENE  
Thu Jul 26, 1:51 AM 2 min 26° 10° above NW 26° above NW  
2018-07-12 00:48:00.0,Thu Jul 12, 2:48 AM,1 min,25°,25° above E,12° above ENE|2018-07-12 02:21:00.0,Thu Jul 12, 4:21 AM,3 min,37°,14° above W,30° above NNE|2018-07-12 03:58:00.0,Thu Jul 12, 5:58 AM,< 1 min,15°,11° above NW,15° above NW|2018-07-13 01:31:00.0,Fri Jul 13, 3:31 AM,4 min,51°,45° above WNW,10° above NE|2018-07-13 03:05:00.0,Fri Jul 13, 5:05 AM,3 min,27°,11° above WNW,26° above N|2018-07-14 00:40:00.0,Sat Jul 14, 2:40 AM,2 min,38°,38° above NE,11° above ENE|2018-07-14 02:13:00.0,Sat Jul 14, 4:13 AM,3 min,29°,11° above WNW,26° above NNE|2018-07-14 03:50:00.0,Sat Jul 14, 5:50 AM,3 min,32°,11° above NW,32° above NNE|2018-07-14 23:49:00.0,Sun Jul 15, 1:49 AM,< 1 min,15°,15° above ENE,10° above ENE|2018-07-15 01:22:00.0,Sun Jul 15, 3:22 AM,4 min,34°,23° above WNW,10° above NE|2018-07-15 02:58:00.0,Sun Jul 15, 4:58 AM,3 min,28°,11° above NW,27° above NNE|2018-07-16 00:32:00.0,Mon Jul 16, 2:32 AM,3 min,44°,44° above N,10° above NE|2018-07-16 02:06:00.0,Mon Jul 16, 4:06 AM,3 min,27°,11° above WNW,26° above NNE|2018-07-16 03:42:00.0,Mon Jul 16, 5:42 AM,6 min,46°,10° above NW,10° above E|2018-07-16 23:41:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 1:41 AM,2 min,29°,29° above NE,11° above ENE|2018-07-17 01:13:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 3:13 AM,5 min,28°,11° above WNW,11° above NE|2018-07-17 02:50:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 4:50 AM,6 min,35°,12° above NW,11° above E|2018-07-17 22:50:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 00:50 AM,< 1 min,16°,16° above ENE,11° above ENE|2018-07-18 00:22:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 2:22 AM,5 min,31°,19° above WNW,10° above NE|2018-07-18 01:58:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 3:58 AM,5 min,29°,11° above NW,11° above ENE|2018-07-18 03:34:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 5:34 AM,6 min,82°,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 ENE|2018-07-18 23:29:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 1:29 AM,5 min,40°,17° above W,11° above NE|2018-07-19 01:06:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 3:06 AM,5 min,27°,11° above NW,11° above ENE|2018-07-19 02:42:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 4:42 AM,6 min,53°,10° above WNW,10° above E|2018-07-19 21:01:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 11:01 PM,5 min,25°,11° above SSW,11° above E|2018-07-19 22:36:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 00:36 AM,6 min,56°,10° above WSW,10° above ENE|2018-07-20 00:14:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 2:14 AM,5 min,27°,11° above WNW,11° above NE|2018-07-20 01:50:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 3:50 AM,6 min,38°,10° above NW,11° above E|2018-07-20 03:27:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 5:27 AM,6 min,47°,10° above WNW,10° above SE|2018-07-20 20:13:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 10:13 PM,< 1 min,12°,12° above ESE,10° above ESE|2018-07-20 21:44:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 11:44 PM,6 min,87°,10° above WSW,11° above ENE|2018-07-20 23:21:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 1:21 AM,5 min,30°,11° above WNW,11° above NE|2018-07-21 00:58:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 2:58 AM,6 min,31°,11° above NW,10° above ENE|2018-07-21 02:35:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 4:35 AM,6 min,82°,10° above WNW,11° above ESE|2018-07-21 20:52:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 10:52 PM,6 min,54°,10° above SW,10° above ENE|2018-07-21 22:29:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 00:29 AM,6 min,36°,12° above W,11° above NE|2018-07-22 00:06:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 2:06 AM,5 min,27°,11° above NW,11° above ENE|2018-07-22 01:43:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 3:43 AM,6 min,62°,10° above WNW,11° above ESE|2018-07-22 03:20:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 5:20 AM,5 min,22°,11° above W,10° above S|2018-07-22 21:36:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 11:36 PM,6 min,48°,10° above W,10° above NE|2018-07-22 23:14:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 1:14 AM,5 min,27°,11° above WNW,11° above ENE|2018-07-23 00:50:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 2:50 AM,3 min,42°,10° above NW,42° above N|2018-07-23 20:44:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 10:44 PM,6 min,74°,10° above WSW,11° above ENE|2018-07-23 22:22:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 00:22 AM,5 min,28°,11° above WNW,11° above NE|2018-07-23 23:59:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 1:59 AM,3 min,33°,12° above NW,33° above N|2018-07-24 21:29:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 11:29 PM,6 min,33°,11° above WNW,10° above NE|2018-07-24 23:06:00.0,Wed Jul 25, 1:06 AM,4 min,28°,11° above NW,21° above NE|2018-07-25 00:43:00.0,Wed Jul 25, 2:43 AM,< 1 min,12°,10° above WNW,12° above WNW|2018-07-25 20:37:00.0,Wed Jul 25, 10:37 PM,6 min,43°,10° above W,11° above NE|2018-07-25 22:16:00.0,Thu Jul 26, 00:16 AM,3 min,27°,25° above NNW,10° above ENE|2018-07-25 23:51:00.0,Thu Jul 26, 1:51 AM,2 min,26°,10° above NW,26° 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