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Location: Rostock, 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 17° 17° above ESE 11° above E  
Sat Jul 23, 2:29 AM 5 min 53° 22° above WSW 10° above E  
Sat Jul 23, 4:04 AM 6 min 44° 10° above W 11° above ESE  
Sun Jul 24, 1:38 AM 3 min 45° 42° above SSW 11° above E  
Sun Jul 24, 3:11 AM 6 min 52° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Mon Jul 25, 00:46 AM 2 min 29° 29° above ESE 10° above E  
Mon Jul 25, 2:19 AM 6 min 55° 12° above WSW 10° above ESE  
Mon Jul 25, 3:55 AM 5 min 33° 12° above W 12° above SE  
Mon Jul 25, 11:54 PM 1 min 17° 17° above ESE 10° above E  
Tue Jul 26, 1:27 AM 5 min 54° 22° above WSW 10° above E  
Tue Jul 26, 3:02 AM 6 min 42° 10° above W 11° above SE  
Tue Jul 26, 4:39 AM 1 min 14° 11° above WSW 14° above SW  
Tue Jul 26, 10:57 PM 5 min 20° 11° above SSW 10° above E  
Wed Jul 27, 00:33 AM 6 min 48° 10° above WSW 12° above E  
Wed Jul 27, 2:09 AM 6 min 50° 10° above W 12° above ESE  
Wed Jul 27, 3:45 AM 5 min 22° 11° above W 10° above SSE  
Wed Jul 27, 10:05 PM 3 min 14° 10° above S 10° above ESE  
Wed Jul 27, 11:40 PM 6 min 39° 10° above SW 10° above E  
Thu Jul 28, 1:16 AM 6 min 55° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Thu Jul 28, 2:52 AM 5 min 30° 11° above W 11° above SE  
Thu Jul 28, 10:47 PM 5 min 30° 11° above SW 11° above E  
Fri Jul 29, 00:23 AM 5 min 55° 10° above WSW 27° above ESE  
Fri Jul 29, 1:59 AM 1 min 17° 10° above W 17° above W  
Fri Jul 29, 9:55 PM 5 min 22° 11° above SSW 11° above ESE  
Fri Jul 29, 11:30 PM 6 min 50° 10° above WSW 12° above E  
Sat Jul 30, 1:06 AM 2 min 37° 10° above W 37° above SW  
Sat Jul 30, 10:37 PM 6 min 41° 10° above WSW 11° above E  
Sun Jul 31, 00:13 AM 4 min 54° 10° above W 47° above SSE  
Sun Jul 31, 9:45 PM 5 min 32° 12° above SW 11° above E  
Sun Jul 31, 11:20 PM 5 min 55° 10° above WSW 18° above ESE  
Mon Aug 1, 00:57 AM 2 min 24° 10° above W 24° above WSW  
Mon Aug 1, 10:27 PM 6 min 51° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Tue Aug 2, 00:04 AM 3 min 46° 10° above W 46° above SSW  
Tue Aug 2, 9:40 PM < 1 min 16° 16° above E 11° above E  
Tue Aug 2, 11:11 PM 5 min 53° 10° above W 26° above ESE  
Wed Aug 3, 00:47 AM < 1 min 15° 11° above W 15° above WSW  
Wed Aug 3, 10:18 PM 6 min 56° 10° above WSW 10° above ESE  
Wed Aug 3, 11:54 PM 2 min 33° 12° above W 33° above SW  
Thu Aug 4, 11:01 PM 4 min 43° 10° above W 28° above SE  
Fri Aug 5, 00:38 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above WSW 10° above WSW  
Fri Aug 5, 10:08 PM 6 min 51° 10° above W 12° above ESE  
Fri Aug 5, 11:45 PM 2 min 23° 11° above W 23° above SW  
2016-07-22 22:56:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 00:56 AM,1 min,17°,17° above ESE,11° above E|2016-07-23 00:29:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 2:29 AM,5 min,53°,22° above WSW,10° above E|2016-07-23 02:04:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 4:04 AM,6 min,44°,10° above W,11° above ESE|2016-07-23 23:38:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 1:38 AM,3 min,45°,42° above SSW,11° above E|2016-07-24 01:11:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 3:11 AM,6 min,52°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2016-07-24 22:46:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 00:46 AM,2 min,29°,29° above ESE,10° above E|2016-07-25 00:19:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 2:19 AM,6 min,55°,12° above WSW,10° above ESE|2016-07-25 01:55:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 3:55 AM,5 min,33°,12° above W,12° above SE|2016-07-25 21:54:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 11:54 PM,1 min,17°,17° above ESE,10° above E|2016-07-25 23:27:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 1:27 AM,5 min,54°,22° above WSW,10° above E|2016-07-26 01:02:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 3:02 AM,6 min,42°,10° above W,11° above SE|2016-07-26 02:39:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 4:39 AM,1 min,14°,11° above WSW,14° above SW|2016-07-26 20:57:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 10:57 PM,5 min,20°,11° above SSW,10° above E|2016-07-26 22:33:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 00:33 AM,6 min,48°,10° above WSW,12° above E|2016-07-27 00:09:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 2:09 AM,6 min,50°,10° above W,12° above ESE|2016-07-27 01:45:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 3:45 AM,5 min,22°,11° above W,10° above SSE|2016-07-27 20:05:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 10:05 PM,3 min,14°,10° above S,10° above ESE|2016-07-27 21:40:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 11:40 PM,6 min,39°,10° above SW,10° above E|2016-07-27 23:16:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 1:16 AM,6 min,55°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2016-07-28 00:52:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 2:52 AM,5 min,30°,11° above W,11° above SE|2016-07-28 20:47:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 10:47 PM,5 min,30°,11° above SW,11° above E|2016-07-28 22:23:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 00:23 AM,5 min,55°,10° above WSW,27° above ESE|2016-07-28 23:59:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 1:59 AM,1 min,17°,10° above W,17° above W|2016-07-29 19:55:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 9:55 PM,5 min,22°,11° above SSW,11° above ESE|2016-07-29 21:30:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 11:30 PM,6 min,50°,10° above WSW,12° above E|2016-07-29 23:06:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 1:06 AM,2 min,37°,10° above W,37° above SW|2016-07-30 20:37:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 10:37 PM,6 min,41°,10° above WSW,11° above E|2016-07-30 22:13:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 00:13 AM,4 min,54°,10° above W,47° above SSE|2016-07-31 19:45:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 9:45 PM,5 min,32°,12° above SW,11° above E|2016-07-31 21:20:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 11:20 PM,5 min,55°,10° above WSW,18° above ESE|2016-07-31 22:57:00.0,Mon Aug 1, 00:57 AM,2 min,24°,10° above W,24° above WSW|2016-08-01 20:27:00.0,Mon Aug 1, 10:27 PM,6 min,51°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2016-08-01 22:04:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 00:04 AM,3 min,46°,10° above W,46° above SSW|2016-08-02 19:40:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 9:40 PM,< 1 min,16°,16° above E,11° above E|2016-08-02 21:11:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 11:11 PM,5 min,53°,10° above W,26° above ESE|2016-08-02 22:47:00.0,Wed Aug 3, 00:47 AM,< 1 min,15°,11° above W,15° above WSW|2016-08-03 20:18:00.0,Wed Aug 3, 10:18 PM,6 min,56°,10° above WSW,10° above ESE|2016-08-03 21:54:00.0,Wed Aug 3, 11:54 PM,2 min,33°,12° above W,33° above SW|2016-08-04 21:01:00.0,Thu Aug 4, 11:01 PM,4 min,43°,10° above W,28° above SE|2016-08-04 22:38:00.0,Fri Aug 5, 00:38 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above WSW,10° above WSW|2016-08-05 20:08:00.0,Fri Aug 5, 10:08 PM,6 min,51°,10° above W,12° above ESE|2016-08-05 21:45:00.0,Fri Aug 5, 11:45 PM,2 min,23°,11° above W,23° 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