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Location: Chemnitz, 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, 00:57 AM 1 min 20° 20° above E 11° above E  
Sat Jul 23, 2:29 AM 5 min 77° 23° above W 11° above E  
Sat Jul 23, 4:04 AM 6 min 84° 10° above WNW 11° above ESE  
Sun Jul 24, 1:38 AM 3 min 88° 77° above W 11° above ENE  
Sun Jul 24, 3:11 AM 6 min 80° 10° above W 11° above E  
Sun Jul 24, 4:48 AM 4 min 39° 10° above W 26° above SSE  
Mon Jul 25, 00:46 AM 2 min 36° 36° above E 10° above ENE  
Mon Jul 25, 2:19 AM 6 min 74° 12° above W 11° above E  
Mon Jul 25, 3:55 AM 6 min 58° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Mon Jul 25, 11:54 PM 1 min 21° 21° above E 12° above E  
Tue Jul 26, 1:27 AM 5 min 76° 23° above W 11° above E  
Tue Jul 26, 3:02 AM 6 min 79° 10° above WNW 10° above ESE  
Tue Jul 26, 4:39 AM 5 min 23° 11° above W 10° above SSE  
Tue Jul 26, 10:56 PM 6 min 33° 10° above SW 11° above E  
Wed Jul 27, 00:32 AM 6 min 84° 10° above W 11° above E  
Wed Jul 27, 2:09 AM 6 min 84° 10° above W 11° above E  
Wed Jul 27, 3:46 AM 6 min 35° 12° above W 10° above SE  
Wed Jul 27, 10:04 PM 5 min 22° 11° above SSW 11° above E  
Wed Jul 27, 11:39 PM 6 min 77° 10° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Thu Jul 28, 1:16 AM 6 min 75° 10° above W 11° above E  
Thu Jul 28, 2:52 AM 6 min 52° 10° above W 10° above SE  
Thu Jul 28, 4:30 AM 3 min 13° 10° above WSW 10° above SSW  
Thu Jul 28, 10:47 PM 6 min 56° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Fri Jul 29, 00:23 AM 5 min 74° 10° above W 30° above ENE  
Fri Jul 29, 1:59 AM < 1 min 15° 10° above WNW 15° above W  
Fri Jul 29, 9:54 PM 6 min 37° 10° above SW 10° above E  
Fri Jul 29, 11:30 PM 6 min 82° 10° above W 13° above E  
Sat Jul 30, 1:06 AM 2 min 35° 10° above WNW 35° above WNW  
Sat Jul 30, 10:37 PM 6 min 82° 10° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Sun Jul 31, 00:13 AM 4 min 77° 10° above W 61° above ENE  
Sun Jul 31, 9:44 PM 6 min 61° 10° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Sun Jul 31, 11:20 PM 5 min 74° 10° above W 19° above E  
Mon Aug 1, 00:57 AM 1 min 22° 10° above WNW 22° above W  
Mon Aug 1, 10:27 PM 6 min 79° 10° above W 11° above E  
Tue Aug 2, 00:04 AM 3 min 76° 10° above WNW 76° above W  
Tue Aug 2, 9:34 PM 6 min 87° 10° above WSW 11° above ENE  
Tue Aug 2, 11:11 PM 5 min 79° 10° above W 30° above E  
Wed Aug 3, 00:47 AM < 1 min 14° 10° above W 14° above W  
Wed Aug 3, 10:18 PM 6 min 74° 10° above W 11° above E  
Wed Aug 3, 11:54 PM 2 min 42° 10° above WNW 42° above W  
Thu Aug 4, 9:26 PM 5 min 77° 23° above W 11° above E  
Thu Aug 4, 11:01 PM 4 min 82° 10° above WNW 48° above ESE  
Fri Aug 5, 10:09 PM 5 min 81° 18° above WNW 16° above E  
Fri Aug 5, 11:45 PM 2 min 28° 10° above W 28° above WSW  
2016-07-22 22:57:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 00:57 AM,1 min,20°,20° above E,11° above E|2016-07-23 00:29:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 2:29 AM,5 min,77°,23° above W,11° above E|2016-07-23 02:04:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 4:04 AM,6 min,84°,10° above WNW,11° above ESE|2016-07-23 23:38:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 1:38 AM,3 min,88°,77° above W,11° above ENE|2016-07-24 01:11:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 3:11 AM,6 min,80°,10° above W,11° above E|2016-07-24 02:48:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 4:48 AM,4 min,39°,10° above W,26° above SSE|2016-07-24 22:46:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 00:46 AM,2 min,36°,36° above E,10° above ENE|2016-07-25 00:19:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 2:19 AM,6 min,74°,12° above W,11° above E|2016-07-25 01:55:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 3:55 AM,6 min,58°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2016-07-25 21:54:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 11:54 PM,1 min,21°,21° above E,12° above E|2016-07-25 23:27:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 1:27 AM,5 min,76°,23° above W,11° above E|2016-07-26 01:02:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 3:02 AM,6 min,79°,10° above WNW,10° above ESE|2016-07-26 02:39:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 4:39 AM,5 min,23°,11° above W,10° above SSE|2016-07-26 20:56:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 10:56 PM,6 min,33°,10° above SW,11° above E|2016-07-26 22:32:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 00:32 AM,6 min,84°,10° above W,11° above E|2016-07-27 00:09:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 2:09 AM,6 min,84°,10° above W,11° above E|2016-07-27 01:46:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 3:46 AM,6 min,35°,12° above W,10° above SE|2016-07-27 20:04:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 10:04 PM,5 min,22°,11° above SSW,11° above E|2016-07-27 21:39:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 11:39 PM,6 min,77°,10° above WSW,10° above ENE|2016-07-27 23:16:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 1:16 AM,6 min,75°,10° above W,11° above E|2016-07-28 00:52:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 2:52 AM,6 min,52°,10° above W,10° above SE|2016-07-28 02:30:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 4:30 AM,3 min,13°,10° above WSW,10° above SSW|2016-07-28 20:47:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 10:47 PM,6 min,56°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2016-07-28 22:23:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 00:23 AM,5 min,74°,10° above W,30° above ENE|2016-07-28 23:59:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 1:59 AM,< 1 min,15°,10° above WNW,15° above W|2016-07-29 19:54:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 9:54 PM,6 min,37°,10° above SW,10° above E|2016-07-29 21:30:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 11:30 PM,6 min,82°,10° above W,13° above E|2016-07-29 23:06:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 1:06 AM,2 min,35°,10° above WNW,35° above WNW|2016-07-30 20:37:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 10:37 PM,6 min,82°,10° above WSW,10° above ENE|2016-07-30 22:13:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 00:13 AM,4 min,77°,10° above W,61° above ENE|2016-07-31 19:44:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 9:44 PM,6 min,61°,10° above WSW,10° above ENE|2016-07-31 21:20:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 11:20 PM,5 min,74°,10° above W,19° above E|2016-07-31 22:57:00.0,Mon Aug 1, 00:57 AM,1 min,22°,10° above WNW,22° above W|2016-08-01 20:27:00.0,Mon Aug 1, 10:27 PM,6 min,79°,10° above W,11° above E|2016-08-01 22:04:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 00:04 AM,3 min,76°,10° above WNW,76° above W|2016-08-02 19:34:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 9:34 PM,6 min,87°,10° above WSW,11° above ENE|2016-08-02 21:11:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 11:11 PM,5 min,79°,10° above W,30° above E|2016-08-02 22:47:00.0,Wed Aug 3, 00:47 AM,< 1 min,14°,10° above W,14° above W|2016-08-03 20:18:00.0,Wed Aug 3, 10:18 PM,6 min,74°,10° above W,11° above E|2016-08-03 21:54:00.0,Wed Aug 3, 11:54 PM,2 min,42°,10° above WNW,42° above W|2016-08-04 19:26:00.0,Thu Aug 4, 9:26 PM,5 min,77°,23° above W,11° above E|2016-08-04 21:01:00.0,Thu Aug 4, 11:01 PM,4 min,82°,10° above WNW,48° above ESE|2016-08-05 20:09:00.0,Fri Aug 5, 10:09 PM,5 min,81°,18° above WNW,16° above E|2016-08-05 21:45:00.0,Fri Aug 5, 11:45 PM,2 min,28°,10° above W,28° above WSW|

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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