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Location: Buxtehude, 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 15° 15° above ESE 11° above E  
Sat Jul 23, 2:29 AM 5 min 57° 27° above WSW 10° above E  
Sat Jul 23, 4:04 AM 6 min 54° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Sun Jul 24, 1:38 AM 3 min 48° 47° above S 12° above E  
Sun Jul 24, 3:11 AM 6 min 61° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Sun Jul 24, 4:47 AM 2 min 29° 11° above W 29° above SW  
Mon Jul 25, 00:46 AM 2 min 25° 25° above ESE 10° above E  
Mon Jul 25, 2:19 AM 5 min 63° 18° above WSW 10° above E  
Mon Jul 25, 3:54 AM 6 min 40° 10° above W 11° above SE  
Mon Jul 25, 11:54 PM < 1 min 14° 14° above E 10° above E  
Tue Jul 26, 1:27 AM 5 min 59° 27° above WSW 10° above E  
Tue Jul 26, 3:01 AM 6 min 51° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Tue Jul 26, 4:38 AM 5 min 19° 10° above W 10° above SSE  
Tue Jul 26, 10:57 PM 4 min 19° 11° above SSW 11° above ESE  
Wed Jul 27, 00:32 AM 6 min 51° 10° above WSW 12° above E  
Wed Jul 27, 2:08 AM 6 min 60° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Wed Jul 27, 3:45 AM 5 min 27° 11° above W 10° above SSE  
Wed Jul 27, 10:05 PM 3 min 13° 10° above S 10° above ESE  
Wed Jul 27, 11:39 PM 6 min 40° 10° above SW 11° above E  
Thu Jul 28, 1:15 AM 6 min 63° 10° above W 10° above E  
Thu Jul 28, 2:52 AM 6 min 37° 10° above W 10° above SE  
Thu Jul 28, 4:30 AM 2 min 11° 10° above WSW 10° above SSW  
Thu Jul 28, 10:47 PM 5 min 30° 12° above SW 10° above E  
Fri Jul 29, 00:23 AM 5 min 61° 10° above WSW 19° above E  
Fri Jul 29, 1:59 AM 1 min 21° 10° above W 21° above W  
Fri Jul 29, 9:54 PM 5 min 21° 11° above SSW 11° above E  
Fri Jul 29, 11:30 PM 6 min 53° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Sat Jul 30, 1:06 AM 3 min 49° 10° above W 49° above SW  
Sat Jul 30, 10:37 PM 6 min 43° 10° above SW 11° above E  
Sun Jul 31, 00:13 AM 4 min 63° 10° above W 43° above ESE  
Sun Jul 31, 1:50 AM < 1 min 12° 12° above W 12° above W  
Sun Jul 31, 11:20 PM 6 min 62° 10° above WSW 15° above E  
Mon Aug 1, 00:56 AM 2 min 30° 10° above W 30° above WSW  
Mon Aug 1, 10:27 PM 6 min 56° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Tue Aug 2, 00:03 AM 4 min 55° 10° above W 48° above SSE  
Tue Aug 2, 11:10 PM 5 min 62° 10° above W 23° above ESE  
Wed Aug 3, 00:47 AM 1 min 19° 11° above W 19° above WSW  
Wed Aug 3, 10:17 PM 6 min 63° 10° above W 10° above E  
Wed Aug 3, 11:54 PM 3 min 42° 10° above W 42° above SSW  
Thu Aug 4, 11:01 PM 5 min 53° 10° above W 26° above SE  
Fri Aug 5, 00:38 AM < 1 min 12° 10° above W 12° above WSW  
Fri Aug 5, 10:08 PM 6 min 61° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Fri Aug 5, 11:44 PM 2 min 28° 11° above W 28° above SW  
2016-07-22 22:56:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 00:56 AM,< 1 min,15°,15° above ESE,11° above E|2016-07-23 00:29:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 2:29 AM,5 min,57°,27° above WSW,10° above E|2016-07-23 02:04:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 4:04 AM,6 min,54°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2016-07-23 23:38:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 1:38 AM,3 min,48°,47° above S,12° above E|2016-07-24 01:11:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 3:11 AM,6 min,61°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2016-07-24 02:47:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 4:47 AM,2 min,29°,11° above W,29° above SW|2016-07-24 22:46:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 00:46 AM,2 min,25°,25° above ESE,10° above E|2016-07-25 00:19:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 2:19 AM,5 min,63°,18° above WSW,10° above E|2016-07-25 01:54:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 3:54 AM,6 min,40°,10° above W,11° above SE|2016-07-25 21:54:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 11:54 PM,< 1 min,14°,14° above E,10° above E|2016-07-25 23:27:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 1:27 AM,5 min,59°,27° above WSW,10° above E|2016-07-26 01:01:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 3:01 AM,6 min,51°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2016-07-26 02:38:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 4:38 AM,5 min,19°,10° above W,10° above SSE|2016-07-26 20:57:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 10:57 PM,4 min,19°,11° above SSW,11° above ESE|2016-07-26 22:32:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 00:32 AM,6 min,51°,10° above WSW,12° above E|2016-07-27 00:08:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 2:08 AM,6 min,60°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2016-07-27 01:45:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 3:45 AM,5 min,27°,11° above W,10° above SSE|2016-07-27 20:05:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 10:05 PM,3 min,13°,10° above S,10° above ESE|2016-07-27 21:39:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 11:39 PM,6 min,40°,10° above SW,11° above E|2016-07-27 23:15:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 1:15 AM,6 min,63°,10° above W,10° above E|2016-07-28 00:52:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 2:52 AM,6 min,37°,10° above W,10° above SE|2016-07-28 02:30:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 4:30 AM,2 min,11°,10° above WSW,10° above SSW|2016-07-28 20:47:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 10:47 PM,5 min,30°,12° above SW,10° above E|2016-07-28 22:23:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 00:23 AM,5 min,61°,10° above WSW,19° above E|2016-07-28 23:59:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 1:59 AM,1 min,21°,10° above W,21° above W|2016-07-29 19:54:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 9:54 PM,5 min,21°,11° above SSW,11° above E|2016-07-29 21:30:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 11:30 PM,6 min,53°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2016-07-29 23:06:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 1:06 AM,3 min,49°,10° above W,49° above SW|2016-07-30 20:37:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 10:37 PM,6 min,43°,10° above SW,11° above E|2016-07-30 22:13:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 00:13 AM,4 min,63°,10° above W,43° above ESE|2016-07-30 23:50:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 1:50 AM,< 1 min,12°,12° above W,12° above W|2016-07-31 21:20:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 11:20 PM,6 min,62°,10° above WSW,15° above E|2016-07-31 22:56:00.0,Mon Aug 1, 00:56 AM,2 min,30°,10° above W,30° above WSW|2016-08-01 20:27:00.0,Mon Aug 1, 10:27 PM,6 min,56°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2016-08-01 22:03:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 00:03 AM,4 min,55°,10° above W,48° above SSE|2016-08-02 21:10:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 11:10 PM,5 min,62°,10° above W,23° above ESE|2016-08-02 22:47:00.0,Wed Aug 3, 00:47 AM,1 min,19°,11° above W,19° above WSW|2016-08-03 20:17:00.0,Wed Aug 3, 10:17 PM,6 min,63°,10° above W,10° above E|2016-08-03 21:54:00.0,Wed Aug 3, 11:54 PM,3 min,42°,10° above W,42° above SSW|2016-08-04 21:01:00.0,Thu Aug 4, 11:01 PM,5 min,53°,10° above W,26° above SE|2016-08-04 22:38:00.0,Fri Aug 5, 00:38 AM,< 1 min,12°,10° above W,12° above WSW|2016-08-05 20:08:00.0,Fri Aug 5, 10:08 PM,6 min,61°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2016-08-05 21:44:00.0,Fri Aug 5, 11:44 PM,2 min,28°,11° above W,28° 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