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Location: Saarbrucken, 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 11° 11° above ENE 11° above ENE  
Sat Jul 23, 2:29 AM 4 min 62° 42° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Sat Jul 23, 4:03 AM 6 min 59° 10° above WNW 10° above E  
Sun Jul 24, 1:38 AM 2 min 48° 48° above ENE 11° above ENE  
Sun Jul 24, 3:10 AM 6 min 53° 10° above WNW 10° above E  
Sun Jul 24, 4:47 AM 6 min 75° 10° above WNW 10° above ESE  
Mon Jul 25, 00:46 AM 1 min 19° 19° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Mon Jul 25, 2:19 AM 5 min 53° 22° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Mon Jul 25, 3:54 AM 6 min 78° 10° above WNW 11° above ESE  
Tue Jul 26, 1:27 AM 4 min 59° 41° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Tue Jul 26, 3:01 AM 6 min 62° 10° above WNW 10° above E  
Tue Jul 26, 4:38 AM 6 min 42° 10° above WNW 11° above SE  
Tue Jul 26, 10:55 PM 6 min 30° 10° above SSW 10° above E  
Wed Jul 27, 00:31 AM 6 min 74° 10° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Wed Jul 27, 2:08 AM 6 min 54° 10° above WNW 10° above E  
Wed Jul 27, 3:45 AM 6 min 67° 10° above WNW 10° above ESE  
Wed Jul 27, 5:22 AM 3 min 14° 10° above WSW 11° above S  
Wed Jul 27, 10:03 PM 4 min 18° 11° above S 11° above E  
Wed Jul 27, 11:38 PM 6 min 81° 10° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Thu Jul 28, 1:15 AM 6 min 53° 10° above W 10° above ENE  
Thu Jul 28, 2:52 AM 6 min 85° 10° above WNW 11° above ESE  
Thu Jul 28, 4:28 AM 5 min 23° 11° above W 10° above SSE  
Thu Jul 28, 10:46 PM 6 min 54° 10° above SW 10° above ENE  
Fri Jul 29, 00:22 AM 6 min 57° 10° above W 15° above ENE  
Fri Jul 29, 1:59 AM 2 min 27° 10° above WNW 27° above WNW  
Fri Jul 29, 9:53 PM 6 min 34° 10° above SW 11° above E  
Fri Jul 29, 11:29 PM 6 min 69° 10° above W 10° above ENE  
Sat Jul 30, 1:06 AM 3 min 54° 10° above WNW 54° above N  
Sat Jul 30, 10:36 PM 6 min 88° 10° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Sun Jul 31, 00:13 AM 5 min 52° 10° above WNW 27° above ENE  
Sun Jul 31, 1:49 AM < 1 min 15° 10° above WNW 15° above WNW  
Sun Jul 31, 9:43 PM 6 min 61° 10° above SW 10° above ENE  
Sun Jul 31, 11:19 PM 6 min 55° 10° above W 10° above ENE  
Mon Aug 1, 00:56 AM 2 min 34° 10° above WNW 34° above WNW  
Mon Aug 1, 10:26 PM 6 min 65° 10° above W 10° above ENE  
Tue Aug 2, 00:03 AM 4 min 57° 10° above WNW 50° above NE  
Tue Aug 2, 1:40 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above WNW 10° above WNW  
Tue Aug 2, 9:38 PM 2 min 37° 37° above ENE 11° above ENE  
Tue Aug 2, 11:10 PM 6 min 53° 10° above WNW 15° above ENE  
Wed Aug 3, 00:47 AM 2 min 28° 10° above WNW 28° above WNW  
Wed Aug 3, 10:19 PM 4 min 54° 32° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Wed Aug 3, 11:53 PM 3 min 75° 10° above WNW 73° above NE  
Thu Aug 4, 11:02 PM 4 min 60° 22° above WNW 23° above E  
Fri Aug 5, 00:37 AM 1 min 18° 10° above WNW 18° above W  
Fri Aug 5, 10:10 PM 4 min 53° 39° above NW 10° above E  
Fri Aug 5, 11:44 PM 3 min 55° 10° above WNW 55° above W  
2016-07-22 22:56:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 00:56 AM,< 1 min,11°,11° above ENE,11° above ENE|2016-07-23 00:29:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 2:29 AM,4 min,62°,42° above WNW,10° above ENE|2016-07-23 02:03:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 4:03 AM,6 min,59°,10° above WNW,10° above E|2016-07-23 23:38:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 1:38 AM,2 min,48°,48° above ENE,11° above ENE|2016-07-24 01:10:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 3:10 AM,6 min,53°,10° above WNW,10° above E|2016-07-24 02:47:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 4:47 AM,6 min,75°,10° above WNW,10° above ESE|2016-07-24 22:46:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 00:46 AM,1 min,19°,19° above ENE,10° above ENE|2016-07-25 00:19:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 2:19 AM,5 min,53°,22° above WNW,10° above ENE|2016-07-25 01:54:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 3:54 AM,6 min,78°,10° above WNW,11° above ESE|2016-07-25 23:27:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 1:27 AM,4 min,59°,41° above WNW,10° above ENE|2016-07-26 01:01:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 3:01 AM,6 min,62°,10° above WNW,10° above E|2016-07-26 02:38:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 4:38 AM,6 min,42°,10° above WNW,11° above SE|2016-07-26 20:55:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 10:55 PM,6 min,30°,10° above SSW,10° above E|2016-07-26 22:31:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 00:31 AM,6 min,74°,10° above WSW,10° above ENE|2016-07-27 00:08:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 2:08 AM,6 min,54°,10° above WNW,10° above E|2016-07-27 01:45:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 3:45 AM,6 min,67°,10° above WNW,10° above ESE|2016-07-27 03:22:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 5:22 AM,3 min,14°,10° above WSW,11° above S|2016-07-27 20:03:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 10:03 PM,4 min,18°,11° above S,11° above E|2016-07-27 21:38:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 11:38 PM,6 min,81°,10° above WSW,10° above ENE|2016-07-27 23:15:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 1:15 AM,6 min,53°,10° above W,10° above ENE|2016-07-28 00:52:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 2:52 AM,6 min,85°,10° above WNW,11° above ESE|2016-07-28 02:28:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 4:28 AM,5 min,23°,11° above W,10° above SSE|2016-07-28 20:46:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 10:46 PM,6 min,54°,10° above SW,10° above ENE|2016-07-28 22:22:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 00:22 AM,6 min,57°,10° above W,15° above ENE|2016-07-28 23:59:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 1:59 AM,2 min,27°,10° above WNW,27° above WNW|2016-07-29 19:53:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 9:53 PM,6 min,34°,10° above SW,11° above E|2016-07-29 21:29:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 11:29 PM,6 min,69°,10° above W,10° above ENE|2016-07-29 23:06:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 1:06 AM,3 min,54°,10° above WNW,54° above N|2016-07-30 20:36:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 10:36 PM,6 min,88°,10° above WSW,10° above ENE|2016-07-30 22:13:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 00:13 AM,5 min,52°,10° above WNW,27° above ENE|2016-07-30 23:49:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 1:49 AM,< 1 min,15°,10° above WNW,15° above WNW|2016-07-31 19:43:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 9:43 PM,6 min,61°,10° above SW,10° above ENE|2016-07-31 21:19:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 11:19 PM,6 min,55°,10° above W,10° above ENE|2016-07-31 22:56:00.0,Mon Aug 1, 00:56 AM,2 min,34°,10° above WNW,34° above WNW|2016-08-01 20:26:00.0,Mon Aug 1, 10:26 PM,6 min,65°,10° above W,10° above ENE|2016-08-01 22:03:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 00:03 AM,4 min,57°,10° above WNW,50° above NE|2016-08-01 23:40:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 1:40 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above WNW,10° above WNW|2016-08-02 19:38:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 9:38 PM,2 min,37°,37° above ENE,11° above ENE|2016-08-02 21:10:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 11:10 PM,6 min,53°,10° above WNW,15° above ENE|2016-08-02 22:47:00.0,Wed Aug 3, 00:47 AM,2 min,28°,10° above WNW,28° above WNW|2016-08-03 20:19:00.0,Wed Aug 3, 10:19 PM,4 min,54°,32° above WNW,10° above ENE|2016-08-03 21:53:00.0,Wed Aug 3, 11:53 PM,3 min,75°,10° above WNW,73° above NE|2016-08-04 21:02:00.0,Thu Aug 4, 11:02 PM,4 min,60°,22° above WNW,23° above E|2016-08-04 22:37:00.0,Fri Aug 5, 00:37 AM,1 min,18°,10° above WNW,18° above W|2016-08-05 20:10:00.0,Fri Aug 5, 10:10 PM,4 min,53°,39° above NW,10° above E|2016-08-05 21:44:00.0,Fri Aug 5, 11:44 PM,3 min,55°,10° above WNW,55° above W|

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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