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Location: Gottingen, 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 14° 14° above E 12° above E  
Sat Jul 23, 2:29 AM 5 min 85° 28° above W 11° above E  
Sat Jul 23, 4:04 AM 6 min 80° 10° above W 11° above ESE  
Sun Jul 24, 1:38 AM 3 min 70° 70° above SE 10° above E  
Sun Jul 24, 3:11 AM 6 min 88° 10° above W 11° above E  
Sun Jul 24, 4:47 AM 6 min 41° 10° above W 11° above SE  
Mon Jul 25, 00:46 AM 2 min 26° 26° above E 10° above E  
Mon Jul 25, 2:19 AM 5 min 85° 18° above W 11° above E  
Mon Jul 25, 3:54 AM 6 min 58° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Mon Jul 25, 11:54 PM < 1 min 15° 15° above E 10° above E  
Tue Jul 26, 1:27 AM 5 min 88° 28° above W 11° above E  
Tue Jul 26, 3:01 AM 6 min 76° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Tue Jul 26, 4:38 AM 5 min 25° 11° above W 11° above SSE  
Tue Jul 26, 10:57 PM 5 min 25° 11° above SSW 11° above E  
Wed Jul 27, 00:32 AM 6 min 76° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Wed Jul 27, 2:08 AM 6 min 88° 10° above W 11° above E  
Wed Jul 27, 3:45 AM 6 min 37° 10° above W 10° above SE  
Wed Jul 27, 10:04 PM 4 min 17° 10° above S 10° above E  
Wed Jul 27, 11:39 PM 6 min 59° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Thu Jul 28, 1:15 AM 6 min 85° 10° above W 11° above E  
Thu Jul 28, 2:52 AM 6 min 53° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Thu Jul 28, 4:29 AM 3 min 14° 10° above WSW 11° above S  
Thu Jul 28, 10:46 PM 6 min 42° 10° above SW 11° above E  
Fri Jul 29, 00:22 AM 5 min 88° 10° above W 20° above E  
Fri Jul 29, 1:59 AM 1 min 22° 10° above W 22° above W  
Fri Jul 29, 9:54 PM 6 min 28° 10° above SSW 10° above E  
Fri Jul 29, 11:30 PM 6 min 81° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Sat Jul 30, 1:06 AM 3 min 58° 10° above W 58° above W  
Sat Jul 30, 10:37 PM 6 min 64° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Sun Jul 31, 00:13 AM 4 min 85° 10° above W 49° above E  
Sun Jul 31, 1:49 AM < 1 min 12° 10° above W 12° above W  
Sun Jul 31, 9:44 PM 6 min 46° 10° above SW 11° above E  
Sun Jul 31, 11:20 PM 6 min 86° 10° above W 16° above E  
Mon Aug 1, 00:56 AM 2 min 27° 10° above W 27° above W  
Mon Aug 1, 10:27 PM 6 min 84° 10° above WSW 11° above E  
Tue Aug 2, 00:03 AM 3 min 82° 10° above W 79° above SE  
Tue Aug 2, 9:36 PM 4 min 69° 35° above WSW 10° above E  
Tue Aug 2, 11:10 PM 5 min 87° 10° above W 24° above E  
Wed Aug 3, 00:47 AM 1 min 21° 10° above W 21° above W  
Wed Aug 3, 10:17 PM 6 min 85° 10° above W 11° above E  
Wed Aug 3, 11:54 PM 3 min 59° 10° above W 59° above SW  
Thu Aug 4, 11:01 PM 5 min 78° 10° above W 30° above ESE  
Fri Aug 5, 00:38 AM < 1 min 13° 11° above W 13° above W  
Fri Aug 5, 10:09 PM 5 min 88° 18° above W 11° above E  
Fri Aug 5, 11:44 PM 2 min 33° 10° above W 33° above WSW  
2016-07-22 22:57:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 00:57 AM,< 1 min,14°,14° above E,12° above E|2016-07-23 00:29:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 2:29 AM,5 min,85°,28° above W,11° above E|2016-07-23 02:04:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 4:04 AM,6 min,80°,10° above W,11° above ESE|2016-07-23 23:38:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 1:38 AM,3 min,70°,70° above SE,10° above E|2016-07-24 01:11:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 3:11 AM,6 min,88°,10° above W,11° above E|2016-07-24 02:47:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 4:47 AM,6 min,41°,10° above W,11° above SE|2016-07-24 22:46:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 00:46 AM,2 min,26°,26° above E,10° above E|2016-07-25 00:19:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 2:19 AM,5 min,85°,18° above W,11° above E|2016-07-25 01:54:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 3:54 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,15°,15° above E,10° above E|2016-07-25 23:27:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 1:27 AM,5 min,88°,28° above W,11° above E|2016-07-26 01:01:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 3:01 AM,6 min,76°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2016-07-26 02:38:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 4:38 AM,5 min,25°,11° above W,11° above SSE|2016-07-26 20:57:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 10:57 PM,5 min,25°,11° above SSW,11° above E|2016-07-26 22:32:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 00:32 AM,6 min,76°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2016-07-27 00:08:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 2:08 AM,6 min,88°,10° above W,11° above E|2016-07-27 01:45:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 3:45 AM,6 min,37°,10° above W,10° above SE|2016-07-27 20:04:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 10:04 PM,4 min,17°,10° above S,10° above E|2016-07-27 21:39:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 11:39 PM,6 min,59°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2016-07-27 23:15:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 1:15 AM,6 min,85°,10° above W,11° above E|2016-07-28 00:52:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 2:52 AM,6 min,53°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2016-07-28 02:29:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 4:29 AM,3 min,14°,10° above WSW,11° above S|2016-07-28 20:46:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 10:46 PM,6 min,42°,10° above SW,11° above E|2016-07-28 22:22:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 00:22 AM,5 min,88°,10° above W,20° above E|2016-07-28 23:59:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 1:59 AM,1 min,22°,10° above W,22° above W|2016-07-29 19:54:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 9:54 PM,6 min,28°,10° above SSW,10° above E|2016-07-29 21:30:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 11:30 PM,6 min,81°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2016-07-29 23:06:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 1:06 AM,3 min,58°,10° above W,58° above W|2016-07-30 20:37:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 10:37 PM,6 min,64°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2016-07-30 22:13:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 00:13 AM,4 min,85°,10° above W,49° above E|2016-07-30 23:49:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 1:49 AM,< 1 min,12°,10° above W,12° above W|2016-07-31 19:44:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 9:44 PM,6 min,46°,10° above SW,11° above E|2016-07-31 21:20:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 11:20 PM,6 min,86°,10° above W,16° above E|2016-07-31 22:56:00.0,Mon Aug 1, 00:56 AM,2 min,27°,10° above W,27° above W|2016-08-01 20:27:00.0,Mon Aug 1, 10:27 PM,6 min,84°,10° above WSW,11° above E|2016-08-01 22:03:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 00:03 AM,3 min,82°,10° above W,79° above SE|2016-08-02 19:36:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 9:36 PM,4 min,69°,35° above WSW,10° above E|2016-08-02 21:10:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 11:10 PM,5 min,87°,10° above W,24° above E|2016-08-02 22:47:00.0,Wed Aug 3, 00:47 AM,1 min,21°,10° above W,21° above W|2016-08-03 20:17:00.0,Wed Aug 3, 10:17 PM,6 min,85°,10° above W,11° above E|2016-08-03 21:54:00.0,Wed Aug 3, 11:54 PM,3 min,59°,10° above W,59° above SW|2016-08-04 21:01:00.0,Thu Aug 4, 11:01 PM,5 min,78°,10° above W,30° above ESE|2016-08-04 22:38:00.0,Fri Aug 5, 00:38 AM,< 1 min,13°,11° above W,13° above W|2016-08-05 20:09:00.0,Fri Aug 5, 10:09 PM,5 min,88°,18° above W,11° above E|2016-08-05 21:44:00.0,Fri Aug 5, 11:44 PM,2 min,33°,10° above W,33° 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