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Location: Netphen, 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 11° 11° above E 11° above E  
Sat Jul 23, 2:29 AM 4 min 85° 35° above W 11° above E  
Sat Jul 23, 4:03 AM 6 min 86° 10° above W 11° above E  
Sun Jul 24, 1:38 AM 3 min 60° 60° above E 10° above ENE  
Sun Jul 24, 3:11 AM 6 min 77° 10° above W 11° above E  
Sun Jul 24, 4:47 AM 6 min 50° 10° above W 12° above SE  
Mon Jul 25, 00:46 AM 1 min 22° 22° above E 10° above E  
Mon Jul 25, 2:19 AM 5 min 76° 23° above W 11° above E  
Mon Jul 25, 3:54 AM 6 min 71° 10° above WNW 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 82° 35° above W 11° above E  
Tue Jul 26, 3:01 AM 6 min 88° 10° above W 11° above ESE  
Tue Jul 26, 4:38 AM 5 min 30° 11° above W 11° above SSE  
Tue Jul 26, 10:56 PM 5 min 25° 10° above SSW 10° above E  
Wed Jul 27, 00:32 AM 6 min 82° 10° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Wed Jul 27, 2:08 AM 6 min 78° 10° above W 11° above E  
Wed Jul 27, 3:45 AM 6 min 45° 10° above W 11° above SE  
Wed Jul 27, 10:04 PM 4 min 16° 10° above S 11° above ESE  
Wed Jul 27, 11:39 PM 6 min 61° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Thu Jul 28, 1:15 AM 6 min 75° 10° above W 11° above E  
Thu Jul 28, 2:52 AM 6 min 65° 10° above WNW 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 42° 10° above SW 11° above E  
Fri Jul 29, 00:22 AM 6 min 80° 10° above W 16° above E  
Fri Jul 29, 1:59 AM 2 min 28° 10° above WNW 28° above W  
Fri Jul 29, 9:53 PM 6 min 28° 10° above SSW 10° above E  
Fri Jul 29, 11:29 PM 6 min 87° 10° above WSW 11° above ENE  
Sat Jul 30, 1:06 AM 3 min 73° 10° above W 73° above NW  
Sat Jul 30, 10:36 PM 6 min 67° 10° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Sun Jul 31, 00:13 AM 4 min 75° 10° above W 37° above E  
Sun Jul 31, 1:49 AM < 1 min 15° 10° above W 15° above W  
Sun Jul 31, 9:44 PM 5 min 47° 15° above SW 11° above E  
Sun Jul 31, 11:20 PM 6 min 78° 10° above W 13° above E  
Mon Aug 1, 00:56 AM 2 min 35° 10° above WNW 35° above W  
Mon Aug 1, 10:27 PM 6 min 88° 10° above WSW 11° above E  
Tue Aug 2, 00:03 AM 4 min 83° 10° above W 63° above E  
Tue Aug 2, 11:10 PM 5 min 76° 10° above W 20° above E  
Wed Aug 3, 00:47 AM 2 min 27° 10° above W 27° above W  
Wed Aug 3, 10:17 PM 6 min 76° 10° above W 11° above E  
Wed Aug 3, 11:54 PM 3 min 75° 10° above WNW 73° above S  
Thu Aug 4, 11:01 PM 5 min 87° 10° above W 24° above E  
Fri Aug 5, 00:37 AM < 1 min 16° 11° above W 16° above W  
Fri Aug 5, 10:09 PM 5 min 77° 28° above WNW 11° above E  
Fri Aug 5, 11:44 PM 3 min 44° 10° above W 44° above SW  
2016-07-22 22:57:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 00:57 AM,< 1 min,11°,11° above E,11° above E|2016-07-23 00:29:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 2:29 AM,4 min,85°,35° above W,11° above E|2016-07-23 02:03:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 4:03 AM,6 min,86°,10° above W,11° above E|2016-07-23 23:38:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 1:38 AM,3 min,60°,60° above E,10° above ENE|2016-07-24 01:11:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 3:11 AM,6 min,77°,10° above W,11° above E|2016-07-24 02:47:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 4:47 AM,6 min,50°,10° above W,12° above SE|2016-07-24 22:46:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 00:46 AM,1 min,22°,22° above E,10° above E|2016-07-25 00:19:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 2:19 AM,5 min,76°,23° above W,11° above E|2016-07-25 01:54:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 3:54 AM,6 min,71°,10° above WNW,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,82°,35° above W,11° above E|2016-07-26 01:01:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 3:01 AM,6 min,88°,10° above W,11° above ESE|2016-07-26 02:38:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 4:38 AM,5 min,30°,11° above W,11° above SSE|2016-07-26 20:56:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 10:56 PM,5 min,25°,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,10° above ENE|2016-07-27 00:08:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 2:08 AM,6 min,78°,10° above W,11° above E|2016-07-27 01:45:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 3:45 AM,6 min,45°,10° above W,11° above SE|2016-07-27 20:04:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 10:04 PM,4 min,16°,10° above S,11° above ESE|2016-07-27 21:39:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 11:39 PM,6 min,61°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2016-07-27 23:15:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 1:15 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,65°,10° above WNW,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,42°,10° above SW,11° above E|2016-07-28 22:22:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 00:22 AM,6 min,80°,10° above W,16° above E|2016-07-28 23:59:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 1:59 AM,2 min,28°,10° above WNW,28° above W|2016-07-29 19:53:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 9:53 PM,6 min,28°,10° above SSW,10° above E|2016-07-29 21:29:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 11:29 PM,6 min,87°,10° above WSW,11° above ENE|2016-07-29 23:06:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 1:06 AM,3 min,73°,10° above W,73° above NW|2016-07-30 20:36:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 10:36 PM,6 min,67°,10° above WSW,10° above ENE|2016-07-30 22:13:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 00:13 AM,4 min,75°,10° above W,37° 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 19:44:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 9:44 PM,5 min,47°,15° above SW,11° above E|2016-07-31 21:20:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 11:20 PM,6 min,78°,10° above W,13° above E|2016-07-31 22:56:00.0,Mon Aug 1, 00:56 AM,2 min,35°,10° above WNW,35° above W|2016-08-01 20:27:00.0,Mon Aug 1, 10:27 PM,6 min,88°,10° above WSW,11° above E|2016-08-01 22:03:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 00:03 AM,4 min,83°,10° above W,63° above E|2016-08-02 21:10:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 11:10 PM,5 min,76°,10° above W,20° above E|2016-08-02 22:47:00.0,Wed Aug 3, 00:47 AM,2 min,27°,10° above W,27° above W|2016-08-03 20:17:00.0,Wed Aug 3, 10:17 PM,6 min,76°,10° above W,11° above E|2016-08-03 21:54:00.0,Wed Aug 3, 11:54 PM,3 min,75°,10° above WNW,73° above S|2016-08-04 21:01:00.0,Thu Aug 4, 11:01 PM,5 min,87°,10° above W,24° above E|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,77°,28° above WNW,11° above E|2016-08-05 21:44:00.0,Fri Aug 5, 11:44 PM,3 min,44°,10° above W,44° 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