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The following ISS sightings are possible from Thursday Jul 12, 2018 through Friday Jul 27, 2018

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Thu Jul 12, 1:48 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above ESE 10° above ESE  
Thu Jul 12, 3:21 AM 5 min 46° 21° above SW 10° above E  
Fri Jul 13, 2:31 AM 3 min 32° 32° above SSE 10° above E  
Fri Jul 13, 4:04 AM 6 min 80° 10° above WSW 11° above E  
Sat Jul 14, 1:40 AM 1 min 18° 18° above ESE 10° above E  
Sat Jul 14, 3:13 AM 5 min 67° 18° above WSW 11° above E  
Sat Jul 14, 4:48 AM 6 min 83° 10° above W 11° above E  
Sun Jul 15, 2:22 AM 4 min 52° 39° above SSW 10° above E  
Sun Jul 15, 3:56 AM 6 min 86° 10° above W 11° above E  
Mon Jul 16, 1:31 AM 2 min 33° 33° above SE 10° above E  
Mon Jul 16, 3:04 AM 6 min 83° 10° above W 11° above E  
Mon Jul 16, 4:40 AM 6 min 67° 10° above W 11° above ESE  
Tue Jul 17, 00:41 AM < 1 min 16° 16° above ESE 11° above E  
Tue Jul 17, 2:13 AM 5 min 73° 22° above WSW 11° above E  
Tue Jul 17, 3:48 AM 6 min 80° 10° above W 11° above ESE  
Wed Jul 18, 1:22 AM 4 min 58° 40° above SW 10° above E  
Wed Jul 18, 2:56 AM 6 min 86° 10° above W 11° above E  
Wed Jul 18, 4:33 AM 6 min 46° 10° above W 10° above SE  
Thu Jul 19, 00:29 AM 5 min 42° 21° above SW 11° above E  
Thu Jul 19, 2:04 AM 6 min 85° 10° above W 11° above E  
Thu Jul 19, 3:41 AM 6 min 61° 10° above W 11° above ESE  
Thu Jul 19, 11:36 PM 6 min 30° 10° above SW 11° above E  
Fri Jul 20, 1:12 AM 6 min 77° 10° above WSW 11° above E  
Fri Jul 20, 2:48 AM 6 min 76° 10° above W 11° above ESE  
Fri Jul 20, 4:25 AM 5 min 28° 11° above W 11° above SSE  
Fri Jul 20, 10:45 PM 5 min 20° 11° above SSW 10° above E  
Sat Jul 21, 00:20 AM 6 min 63° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Sat Jul 21, 1:56 AM 6 min 84° 10° above W 11° above E  
Sat Jul 21, 3:33 AM 6 min 40° 10° above W 11° above SE  
Sat Jul 21, 11:28 PM 6 min 48° 10° above SW 10° above E  
Sun Jul 22, 1:04 AM 6 min 86° 10° above W 11° above E  
Sun Jul 22, 2:41 AM 6 min 55° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Sun Jul 22, 4:18 AM 4 min 16° 10° above W 10° above S  
Sun Jul 22, 10:36 PM 6 min 34° 10° above SW 10° above E  
Mon Jul 23, 00:12 AM 6 min 81° 10° above W 11° above E  
Mon Jul 23, 1:49 AM 5 min 71° 10° above W 30° above ESE  
Mon Jul 23, 3:26 AM < 1 min 13° 11° above W 13° above W  
Mon Jul 23, 11:20 PM 6 min 69° 10° above WSW 11° above E  
Tue Jul 24, 00:57 AM 5 min 82° 10° above W 25° above E  
Tue Jul 24, 2:33 AM < 1 min 17° 12° above W 17° above W  
Tue Jul 24, 10:28 PM 6 min 53° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Wed Jul 25, 00:04 AM 6 min 86° 10° above W 14° above E  
Wed Jul 25, 1:41 AM 2 min 31° 10° above W 31° above WSW  
Wed Jul 25, 11:12 PM 6 min 84° 10° above W 11° above E  
Thu Jul 26, 00:49 AM 3 min 65° 10° above W 64° above S  
2018-07-12 00:48:00.0,Thu Jul 12, 1:48 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above ESE,10° above ESE|2018-07-12 02:21:00.0,Thu Jul 12, 3:21 AM,5 min,46°,21° above SW,10° above E|2018-07-13 01:31:00.0,Fri Jul 13, 2:31 AM,3 min,32°,32° above SSE,10° above E|2018-07-13 03:04:00.0,Fri Jul 13, 4:04 AM,6 min,80°,10° above WSW,11° above E|2018-07-14 00:40:00.0,Sat Jul 14, 1:40 AM,1 min,18°,18° above ESE,10° above E|2018-07-14 02:13:00.0,Sat Jul 14, 3:13 AM,5 min,67°,18° above WSW,11° above E|2018-07-14 03:48:00.0,Sat Jul 14, 4:48 AM,6 min,83°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-15 01:22:00.0,Sun Jul 15, 2:22 AM,4 min,52°,39° above SSW,10° above E|2018-07-15 02:56:00.0,Sun Jul 15, 3:56 AM,6 min,86°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-16 00:31:00.0,Mon Jul 16, 1:31 AM,2 min,33°,33° above SE,10° above E|2018-07-16 02:04:00.0,Mon Jul 16, 3:04 AM,6 min,83°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-16 03:40:00.0,Mon Jul 16, 4:40 AM,6 min,67°,10° above W,11° above ESE|2018-07-16 23:41:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 00:41 AM,< 1 min,16°,16° above ESE,11° above E|2018-07-17 01:13:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 2:13 AM,5 min,73°,22° above WSW,11° above E|2018-07-17 02:48:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 3:48 AM,6 min,80°,10° above W,11° above ESE|2018-07-18 00:22:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 1:22 AM,4 min,58°,40° above SW,10° above E|2018-07-18 01:56:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 2:56 AM,6 min,86°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-18 03:33:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 4:33 AM,6 min,46°,10° above W,10° above SE|2018-07-18 23:29:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 00:29 AM,5 min,42°,21° above SW,11° above E|2018-07-19 01:04:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 2:04 AM,6 min,85°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-19 02:41:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 3:41 AM,6 min,61°,10° above W,11° above ESE|2018-07-19 22:36:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 11:36 PM,6 min,30°,10° above SW,11° above E|2018-07-20 00:12:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 1:12 AM,6 min,77°,10° above WSW,11° above E|2018-07-20 01:48:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 2:48 AM,6 min,76°,10° above W,11° above ESE|2018-07-20 03:25:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 4:25 AM,5 min,28°,11° above W,11° above SSE|2018-07-20 21:45:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 10:45 PM,5 min,20°,11° above SSW,10° above E|2018-07-20 23:20:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 00:20 AM,6 min,63°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2018-07-21 00:56:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 1:56 AM,6 min,84°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-21 02:33:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 3:33 AM,6 min,40°,10° above W,11° above SE|2018-07-21 22:28:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 11:28 PM,6 min,48°,10° above SW,10° above E|2018-07-22 00:04:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 1:04 AM,6 min,86°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-22 01:41:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 2:41 AM,6 min,55°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2018-07-22 03:18:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 4:18 AM,4 min,16°,10° above W,10° above S|2018-07-22 21:36:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 10:36 PM,6 min,34°,10° above SW,10° above E|2018-07-22 23:12:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 00:12 AM,6 min,81°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-23 00:49:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 1:49 AM,5 min,71°,10° above W,30° above ESE|2018-07-23 02:26:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 3:26 AM,< 1 min,13°,11° above W,13° above W|2018-07-23 22:20:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 11:20 PM,6 min,69°,10° above WSW,11° above E|2018-07-23 23:57:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 00:57 AM,5 min,82°,10° above W,25° above E|2018-07-24 01:33:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 2:33 AM,< 1 min,17°,12° above W,17° above W|2018-07-24 21:28:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 10:28 PM,6 min,53°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2018-07-24 23:04:00.0,Wed Jul 25, 00:04 AM,6 min,86°,10° above W,14° above E|2018-07-25 00:41:00.0,Wed Jul 25, 1:41 AM,2 min,31°,10° above W,31° above WSW|2018-07-25 22:12:00.0,Wed Jul 25, 11:12 PM,6 min,84°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-25 23:49:00.0,Thu Jul 26, 00:49 AM,3 min,65°,10° above W,64° above S|

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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

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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