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Location: Mainz, 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 10° above E  
Sat Jul 23, 2:29 AM 4 min 71° 34° above W 10° above ENE  
Sat Jul 23, 4:04 AM 6 min 71° 10° above WNW 10° above E  
Sun Jul 24, 1:38 AM 3 min 63° 63° above ENE 11° above ENE  
Sun Jul 24, 3:11 AM 6 min 63° 10° above WNW 10° above E  
Sun Jul 24, 4:47 AM 6 min 60° 10° above WNW 10° above ESE  
Mon Jul 25, 00:46 AM 1 min 23° 23° above E 10° above ENE  
Mon Jul 25, 2:19 AM 5 min 62° 18° above W 10° above E  
Mon Jul 25, 3:54 AM 6 min 84° 10° above WNW 11° above ESE  
Mon Jul 25, 11:54 PM < 1 min 11° 11° above E 11° above E  
Tue Jul 26, 1:27 AM 4 min 68° 34° above W 10° above ENE  
Tue Jul 26, 3:01 AM 6 min 75° 10° above WNW 11° above E  
Tue Jul 26, 4:38 AM 6 min 34° 12° above W 10° above SE  
Tue Jul 26, 10:56 PM 6 min 29° 10° above SSW 10° above E  
Wed Jul 27, 00:32 AM 6 min 82° 10° above WSW 11° above ENE  
Wed Jul 27, 2:08 AM 6 min 65° 10° above WNW 10° above E  
Wed Jul 27, 3:45 AM 6 min 53° 10° above WNW 10° above SE  
Wed Jul 27, 10:04 PM 4 min 18° 10° above S 11° above E  
Wed Jul 27, 11:39 PM 6 min 74° 10° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Thu Jul 28, 1:15 AM 6 min 62° 10° above W 10° above E  
Thu Jul 28, 2:52 AM 6 min 78° 10° above WNW 10° above ESE  
Thu Jul 28, 4:29 AM 5 min 19° 10° above W 10° above S  
Thu Jul 28, 10:46 PM 6 min 50° 10° above SW 12° above ENE  
Fri Jul 29, 00:22 AM 6 min 66° 10° above W 16° above ENE  
Fri Jul 29, 1:59 AM 2 min 28° 10° above WNW 28° above WNW  
Fri Jul 29, 9:53 PM 6 min 32° 10° above SW 11° above E  
Fri Jul 29, 11:29 PM 6 min 77° 10° above W 11° above ENE  
Sat Jul 30, 1:06 AM 3 min 53° 10° above WNW 53° above NW  
Sat Jul 30, 10:36 PM 6 min 81° 10° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Sun Jul 31, 00:13 AM 4 min 62° 10° above W 35° above ENE  
Sun Jul 31, 1:49 AM < 1 min 12° 10° above WNW 12° above WNW  
Sun Jul 31, 9:43 PM 6 min 57° 10° above SW 10° above ENE  
Sun Jul 31, 11:20 PM 6 min 64° 10° above W 13° above ENE  
Mon Aug 1, 00:56 AM 2 min 35° 10° above WNW 35° above WNW  
Mon Aug 1, 10:27 PM 6 min 73° 10° above W 10° above ENE  
Tue Aug 2, 00:03 AM 4 min 69° 10° above WNW 58° above ENE  
Tue Aug 2, 9:36 PM 4 min 88° 35° above WSW 11° above ENE  
Tue Aug 2, 11:10 PM 5 min 63° 10° above W 19° above E  
Wed Aug 3, 00:47 AM 1 min 22° 10° above WNW 22° above W  
Wed Aug 3, 10:18 PM 5 min 63° 18° above W 10° above E  
Wed Aug 3, 11:54 PM 3 min 76° 10° above WNW 76° above WNW  
Thu Aug 4, 11:01 PM 5 min 73° 10° above WNW 29° above E  
Fri Aug 5, 00:37 AM 1 min 17° 10° above W 17° above W  
Fri Aug 5, 10:10 PM 4 min 64° 34° above WNW 10° above E  
Fri Aug 5, 11:44 PM 3 min 49° 10° above WNW 49° above WSW  
2016-07-22 22:56:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 00:56 AM,< 1 min,13°,13° above E,10° above E|2016-07-23 00:29:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 2:29 AM,4 min,71°,34° above W,10° above ENE|2016-07-23 02:04:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 4:04 AM,6 min,71°,10° above WNW,10° above E|2016-07-23 23:38:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 1:38 AM,3 min,63°,63° above ENE,11° above ENE|2016-07-24 01:11:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 3:11 AM,6 min,63°,10° above WNW,10° above E|2016-07-24 02:47:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 4:47 AM,6 min,60°,10° above WNW,10° above ESE|2016-07-24 22:46:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 00:46 AM,1 min,23°,23° above E,10° above ENE|2016-07-25 00:19:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 2:19 AM,5 min,62°,18° above W,10° above E|2016-07-25 01:54:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 3:54 AM,6 min,84°,10° above WNW,11° above ESE|2016-07-25 21:54:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 11:54 PM,< 1 min,11°,11° above E,11° above E|2016-07-25 23:27:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 1:27 AM,4 min,68°,34° above W,10° above ENE|2016-07-26 01:01:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 3:01 AM,6 min,75°,10° above WNW,11° above E|2016-07-26 02:38:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 4:38 AM,6 min,34°,12° above W,10° above SE|2016-07-26 20:56:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 10:56 PM,6 min,29°,10° above SSW,10° above E|2016-07-26 22:32:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 00:32 AM,6 min,82°,10° above WSW,11° above ENE|2016-07-27 00:08:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 2:08 AM,6 min,65°,10° above WNW,10° above E|2016-07-27 01:45:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 3:45 AM,6 min,53°,10° above WNW,10° above SE|2016-07-27 20:04:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 10:04 PM,4 min,18°,10° above S,11° above E|2016-07-27 21:39:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 11:39 PM,6 min,74°,10° above WSW,10° above ENE|2016-07-27 23:15:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 1:15 AM,6 min,62°,10° above W,10° above E|2016-07-28 00:52:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 2:52 AM,6 min,78°,10° above WNW,10° above ESE|2016-07-28 02:29:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 4:29 AM,5 min,19°,10° above W,10° above S|2016-07-28 20:46:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 10:46 PM,6 min,50°,10° above SW,12° above ENE|2016-07-28 22:22:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 00:22 AM,6 min,66°,10° above W,16° above ENE|2016-07-28 23:59:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 1:59 AM,2 min,28°,10° above WNW,28° above WNW|2016-07-29 19:53:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 9:53 PM,6 min,32°,10° above SW,11° above E|2016-07-29 21:29:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 11:29 PM,6 min,77°,10° above W,11° above ENE|2016-07-29 23:06:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 1:06 AM,3 min,53°,10° above WNW,53° above NW|2016-07-30 20:36:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 10:36 PM,6 min,81°,10° above WSW,10° above ENE|2016-07-30 22:13:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 00:13 AM,4 min,62°,10° above W,35° above ENE|2016-07-30 23:49:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 1:49 AM,< 1 min,12°,10° above WNW,12° above WNW|2016-07-31 19:43:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 9:43 PM,6 min,57°,10° above SW,10° above ENE|2016-07-31 21:20:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 11:20 PM,6 min,64°,10° above W,13° above ENE|2016-07-31 22:56:00.0,Mon Aug 1, 00:56 AM,2 min,35°,10° above WNW,35° above WNW|2016-08-01 20:27:00.0,Mon Aug 1, 10:27 PM,6 min,73°,10° above W,10° above ENE|2016-08-01 22:03:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 00:03 AM,4 min,69°,10° above WNW,58° above ENE|2016-08-02 19:36:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 9:36 PM,4 min,88°,35° above WSW,11° above ENE|2016-08-02 21:10:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 11:10 PM,5 min,63°,10° above W,19° above E|2016-08-02 22:47:00.0,Wed Aug 3, 00:47 AM,1 min,22°,10° above WNW,22° above W|2016-08-03 20:18:00.0,Wed Aug 3, 10:18 PM,5 min,63°,18° above W,10° above E|2016-08-03 21:54:00.0,Wed Aug 3, 11:54 PM,3 min,76°,10° above WNW,76° above WNW|2016-08-04 21:01:00.0,Thu Aug 4, 11:01 PM,5 min,73°,10° above WNW,29° above E|2016-08-04 22:37:00.0,Fri Aug 5, 00:37 AM,1 min,17°,10° above W,17° above W|2016-08-05 20:10:00.0,Fri Aug 5, 10:10 PM,4 min,64°,34° above WNW,10° above E|2016-08-05 21:44:00.0,Fri Aug 5, 11:44 PM,3 min,49°,10° above WNW,49° 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