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Location: Balve, Germany

The following ISS sightings are possible from Friday Jul 22, 2016 through Sunday Aug 7, 2016

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Sat Jul 23, 00:56 AM < 1 min 13° 13° above E 11° above E  
Sat Jul 23, 2:29 AM 4 min 86° 35° above WSW 11° above E  
Sat Jul 23, 4:03 AM 6 min 87° 10° above W 11° above E  
Sun Jul 24, 1:38 AM 3 min 57° 57° above ESE 10° above E  
Sun Jul 24, 3:10 AM 6 min 83° 10° above W 11° above E  
Sun Jul 24, 4:47 AM 6 min 47° 10° above W 11° above SE  
Mon Jul 25, 00:46 AM 1 min 21° 21° above E 12° above E  
Mon Jul 25, 2:19 AM 5 min 82° 23° above W 11° above E  
Mon Jul 25, 3:54 AM 6 min 66° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Mon Jul 25, 11:54 PM < 1 min 12° 12° above E 10° above E  
Tue Jul 26, 1:27 AM 4 min 87° 35° above W 11° above E  
Tue Jul 26, 3:01 AM 6 min 83° 10° above W 11° above ESE  
Tue Jul 26, 4:38 AM 5 min 29° 11° above W 10° above SSE  
Tue Jul 26, 10:56 PM 5 min 23° 11° above SSW 10° above E  
Wed Jul 27, 00:32 AM 6 min 75° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Wed Jul 27, 2:08 AM 6 min 85° 10° above W 11° above E  
Wed Jul 27, 3:45 AM 6 min 42° 10° above W 11° above SE  
Wed Jul 27, 10:04 PM 4 min 15° 11° above S 10° above ESE  
Wed Jul 27, 11:39 PM 6 min 56° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Thu Jul 28, 1:15 AM 6 min 82° 10° above W 11° above E  
Thu Jul 28, 2:52 AM 6 min 60° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Thu Jul 28, 4:29 AM 4 min 17° 10° above W 10° above S  
Thu Jul 28, 10:46 PM 6 min 39° 10° above SW 10° above E  
Fri Jul 29, 00:22 AM 6 min 87° 10° above W 16° above E  
Fri Jul 29, 1:59 AM 2 min 28° 10° above W 28° above W  
Fri Jul 29, 9:53 PM 5 min 26° 10° above SSW 11° above E  
Fri Jul 29, 11:29 PM 6 min 79° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Sat Jul 30, 1:06 AM 3 min 76° 10° above W 76° above WNW  
Sat Jul 30, 10:36 PM 6 min 61° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Sun Jul 31, 00:13 AM 4 min 82° 10° above W 38° above E  
Sun Jul 31, 1:49 AM < 1 min 15° 10° above W 15° above W  
Sun Jul 31, 9:47 PM 3 min 42° 42° above SE 11° above E  
Sun Jul 31, 11:20 PM 6 min 85° 10° above W 13° above E  
Mon Aug 1, 00:56 AM 2 min 35° 10° above W 35° above W  
Mon Aug 1, 10:27 PM 6 min 83° 10° above WSW 11° above E  
Tue Aug 2, 00:03 AM 4 min 89° 10° above W 64° above E  
Tue Aug 2, 11:10 PM 5 min 82° 10° above W 20° above E  
Wed Aug 3, 00:47 AM 2 min 26° 10° above W 26° above W  
Wed Aug 3, 10:17 PM 6 min 83° 10° above W 11° above E  
Wed Aug 3, 11:53 PM 3 min 69° 10° above W 68° above S  
Thu Aug 4, 11:00 PM 5 min 86° 10° above W 24° above ESE  
Fri Aug 5, 00:37 AM < 1 min 16° 11° above W 16° above W  
Fri Aug 5, 10:09 PM 5 min 84° 23° above W 11° above E  
Fri Aug 5, 11:44 PM 3 min 42° 10° above W 42° above SW  
2016-07-22 22:56:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 00:56 AM,< 1 min,13°,13° above E,11° above E|2016-07-23 00:29:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 2:29 AM,4 min,86°,35° above WSW,11° above E|2016-07-23 02:03:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 4:03 AM,6 min,87°,10° above W,11° above E|2016-07-23 23:38:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 1:38 AM,3 min,57°,57° above ESE,10° above E|2016-07-24 01:10:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 3:10 AM,6 min,83°,10° above W,11° above E|2016-07-24 02:47:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 4:47 AM,6 min,47°,10° above W,11° above SE|2016-07-24 22:46:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 00:46 AM,1 min,21°,21° above E,12° above E|2016-07-25 00:19:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 2:19 AM,5 min,82°,23° above W,11° above E|2016-07-25 01:54:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 3:54 AM,6 min,66°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2016-07-25 21:54:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 11:54 PM,< 1 min,12°,12° above E,10° above E|2016-07-25 23:27:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 1:27 AM,4 min,87°,35° above W,11° above E|2016-07-26 01:01:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 3:01 AM,6 min,83°,10° above W,11° above ESE|2016-07-26 02:38:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 4:38 AM,5 min,29°,11° above W,10° above SSE|2016-07-26 20:56:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 10:56 PM,5 min,23°,11° above SSW,10° above E|2016-07-26 22:32:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 00:32 AM,6 min,75°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2016-07-27 00:08:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 2:08 AM,6 min,85°,10° above W,11° above E|2016-07-27 01:45:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 3:45 AM,6 min,42°,10° above W,11° above SE|2016-07-27 20:04:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 10:04 PM,4 min,15°,11° above S,10° above ESE|2016-07-27 21:39:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 11:39 PM,6 min,56°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2016-07-27 23:15:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 1:15 AM,6 min,82°,10° above W,11° above E|2016-07-28 00:52:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 2:52 AM,6 min,60°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2016-07-28 02:29:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 4:29 AM,4 min,17°,10° above W,10° above S|2016-07-28 20:46:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 10:46 PM,6 min,39°,10° above SW,10° above E|2016-07-28 22:22:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 00:22 AM,6 min,87°,10° above W,16° above E|2016-07-28 23:59:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 1:59 AM,2 min,28°,10° above W,28° above W|2016-07-29 19:53:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 9:53 PM,5 min,26°,10° above SSW,11° above E|2016-07-29 21:29:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 11:29 PM,6 min,79°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2016-07-29 23:06:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 1:06 AM,3 min,76°,10° above W,76° above WNW|2016-07-30 20:36:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 10:36 PM,6 min,61°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2016-07-30 22:13:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 00:13 AM,4 min,82°,10° above W,38° above E|2016-07-30 23:49:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 1:49 AM,< 1 min,15°,10° above W,15° above W|2016-07-31 19:47:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 9:47 PM,3 min,42°,42° above SE,11° above E|2016-07-31 21:20:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 11:20 PM,6 min,85°,10° above W,13° above E|2016-07-31 22:56:00.0,Mon Aug 1, 00:56 AM,2 min,35°,10° above W,35° above W|2016-08-01 20:27:00.0,Mon Aug 1, 10:27 PM,6 min,83°,10° above WSW,11° above E|2016-08-01 22:03:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 00:03 AM,4 min,89°,10° above W,64° above E|2016-08-02 21:10:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 11:10 PM,5 min,82°,10° above W,20° above E|2016-08-02 22:47:00.0,Wed Aug 3, 00:47 AM,2 min,26°,10° above W,26° above W|2016-08-03 20:17:00.0,Wed Aug 3, 10:17 PM,6 min,83°,10° above W,11° above E|2016-08-03 21:53:00.0,Wed Aug 3, 11:53 PM,3 min,69°,10° above W,68° above S|2016-08-04 21:00:00.0,Thu Aug 4, 11:00 PM,5 min,86°,10° above W,24° above ESE|2016-08-04 22:37:00.0,Fri Aug 5, 00:37 AM,< 1 min,16°,11° above W,16° above W|2016-08-05 20:09:00.0,Fri Aug 5, 10:09 PM,5 min,84°,23° above W,11° above E|2016-08-05 21:44:00.0,Fri Aug 5, 11:44 PM,3 min,42°,10° above W,42° above SW|

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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

Visit the JSC Flickr photo gallery of ISS sightings

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