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The following ISS sightings are possible from Monday Jul 22, 2019 through Tuesday Aug 6, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Mon Jul 22, 11:34 PM 6 min 64° 10° above W 11° above E  
Tue Jul 23, 1:10 AM 3 min 40° 10° above W 40° above SSW  
Tue Jul 23, 10:45 PM 6 min 62° 10° above WSW 11° above E  
Wed Jul 24, 00:21 AM 4 min 50° 10° above W 33° above SE  
Wed Jul 24, 1:58 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above W 10° above W  
Wed Jul 24, 11:32 PM 6 min 58° 10° above W 16° above ESE  
Thu Jul 25, 1:09 AM 1 min 20° 11° above W 20° above WSW  
Thu Jul 25, 10:43 PM 6 min 63° 10° above W 11° above ESE  
Fri Jul 26, 00:20 AM 3 min 33° 11° above W 33° above SSW  
Fri Jul 26, 11:30 PM 5 min 43° 10° above W 25° above SE  
Sat Jul 27, 1:07 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above WSW 10° above WSW  
Sat Jul 27, 10:41 PM 6 min 52° 10° above W 11° above ESE  
Sun Jul 28, 00:18 AM 2 min 19° 10° above W 19° above SW  
Sun Jul 28, 11:28 PM 4 min 27° 11° above W 23° above S  
Mon Jul 29, 10:39 PM 5 min 36° 12° above W 13° above SE  
Tue Jul 30, 00:17 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above SW 10° above SW  
Tue Jul 30, 11:27 PM 2 min 16° 11° above WSW 15° above SSW  
Wed Jul 31, 10:37 PM 5 min 22° 10° above W 12° above SSE  
Fri Aug 2, 10:36 PM 3 min 12° 10° above WSW 10° above SSW  
Sat Aug 3, 9:50 PM < 1 min 11° 11° above S 11° above S  
2019-07-22 22:34:00.0,Mon Jul 22, 11:34 PM,6 min,64°,10° above W,11° above E|2019-07-23 00:10:00.0,Tue Jul 23, 1:10 AM,3 min,40°,10° above W,40° above SSW|2019-07-23 21:45:00.0,Tue Jul 23, 10:45 PM,6 min,62°,10° above WSW,11° above E|2019-07-23 23:21:00.0,Wed Jul 24, 00:21 AM,4 min,50°,10° above W,33° above SE|2019-07-24 00:58:00.0,Wed Jul 24, 1:58 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above W,10° above W|2019-07-24 22:32:00.0,Wed Jul 24, 11:32 PM,6 min,58°,10° above W,16° above ESE|2019-07-25 00:09:00.0,Thu Jul 25, 1:09 AM,1 min,20°,11° above W,20° above WSW|2019-07-25 21:43:00.0,Thu Jul 25, 10:43 PM,6 min,63°,10° above W,11° above ESE|2019-07-25 23:20:00.0,Fri Jul 26, 00:20 AM,3 min,33°,11° above W,33° above SSW|2019-07-26 22:30:00.0,Fri Jul 26, 11:30 PM,5 min,43°,10° above W,25° above SE|2019-07-27 00:07:00.0,Sat Jul 27, 1:07 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above WSW,10° above WSW|2019-07-27 21:41:00.0,Sat Jul 27, 10:41 PM,6 min,52°,10° above W,11° above ESE|2019-07-27 23:18:00.0,Sun Jul 28, 00:18 AM,2 min,19°,10° above W,19° above SW|2019-07-28 22:28:00.0,Sun Jul 28, 11:28 PM,4 min,27°,11° above W,23° above S|2019-07-29 21:39:00.0,Mon Jul 29, 10:39 PM,5 min,36°,12° above W,13° above SE|2019-07-29 23:17:00.0,Tue Jul 30, 00:17 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above SW,10° above SW|2019-07-30 22:27:00.0,Tue Jul 30, 11:27 PM,2 min,16°,11° above WSW,15° above SSW|2019-07-31 21:37:00.0,Wed Jul 31, 10:37 PM,5 min,22°,10° above W,12° above SSE|2019-08-02 21:36:00.0,Fri Aug 2, 10:36 PM,3 min,12°,10° above WSW,10° above SSW|2019-08-03 20:50:00.0,Sat Aug 3, 9:50 PM,< 1 min,11°,11° above S,11° above S|

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