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Location: Westport, Ireland

The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Jul 8, 2020 through Friday Jul 24, 2020

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Thu Jul 9, 1:38 AM 1 min 15° 15° above SE 10° above ESE  
Thu Jul 9, 3:11 AM 6 min 45° 14° above SW 10° above E  
Fri Jul 10, 2:24 AM 4 min 37° 23° above SSW 11° above E  
Fri Jul 10, 3:59 AM 6 min 60° 10° above W 11° above E  
Sat Jul 11, 1:38 AM 3 min 29° 28° above SSE 11° above E  
Sat Jul 11, 3:11 AM 6 min 58° 10° above WSW 11° above E  
Sun Jul 12, 00:51 AM 2 min 21° 21° above SE 10° above E  
Sun Jul 12, 2:24 AM 6 min 52° 12° above WSW 11° above E  
Sun Jul 12, 4:00 AM 6 min 53° 10° above W 11° above ESE  
Mon Jul 13, 00:04 AM 1 min 15° 15° above SE 10° above ESE  
Mon Jul 13, 1:36 AM 6 min 45° 12° above WSW 10° above E  
Mon Jul 13, 3:12 AM 6 min 58° 10° above W 11° above ESE  
Mon Jul 13, 11:14 PM 2 min 12° 10° above SSE 10° above ESE  
Tue Jul 14, 00:49 AM 6 min 36° 12° above SW 11° above E  
Tue Jul 14, 2:25 AM 6 min 60° 10° above W 11° above E  
Tue Jul 14, 4:02 AM 6 min 38° 12° above W 12° above SE  
Wed Jul 15, 00:01 AM 5 min 29° 11° above SW 11° above E  
Wed Jul 15, 1:37 AM 6 min 58° 10° above WSW 11° above E  
Wed Jul 15, 3:13 AM 6 min 46° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Wed Jul 15, 11:13 PM 5 min 22° 11° above SSW 10° above E  
Thu Jul 16, 00:49 AM 6 min 52° 10° above WSW 11° above E  
Thu Jul 16, 2:25 AM 6 min 54° 10° above W 11° above ESE  
Thu Jul 16, 4:03 AM 5 min 23° 11° above W 11° above SSE  
Fri Jul 17, 00:01 AM 6 min 44° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Fri Jul 17, 1:38 AM 6 min 58° 10° above W 11° above ESE  
Fri Jul 17, 3:15 AM 6 min 30° 11° above W 10° above SE  
Fri Jul 17, 11:13 PM 6 min 36° 10° above SW 11° above E  
Sat Jul 18, 00:50 AM 6 min 60° 10° above W 11° above E  
Sat Jul 18, 2:27 AM 6 min 38° 12° above W 10° above SE  
Sat Jul 18, 4:04 AM 2 min 13° 10° above WSW 13° above SW  
Sun Jul 19, 00:02 AM 6 min 57° 10° above WSW 11° above E  
Sun Jul 19, 1:38 AM 5 min 47° 10° above W 22° above SE  
Sun Jul 19, 3:16 AM < 1 min 13° 10° above WSW 13° above WSW  
Sun Jul 19, 11:14 PM 6 min 52° 10° above WSW 11° above E  
Mon Jul 20, 00:50 AM 5 min 54° 10° above W 20° above ESE  
Mon Jul 20, 2:28 AM 1 min 17° 11° above W 17° above WSW  
Mon Jul 20, 10:29 PM 3 min 44° 43° above S 10° above E  
Tue Jul 21, 00:03 AM 6 min 59° 10° above W 11° above ESE  
Tue Jul 21, 1:40 AM 2 min 30° 11° above W 30° above SW  
Tue Jul 21, 11:15 PM 6 min 60° 10° above W 11° above E  
Wed Jul 22, 00:52 AM 3 min 39° 12° above W 36° above S  
Wed Jul 22, 10:27 PM 6 min 57° 10° above WSW 11° above E  
Thu Jul 23, 00:03 AM 5 min 47° 10° above W 23° above SE  
Thu Jul 23, 1:41 AM < 1 min 13° 10° above WSW 13° above WSW  
2020-07-09 00:38:00.0,Thu Jul 9, 1:38 AM,1 min,15°,15° above SE,10° above ESE|2020-07-09 02:11:00.0,Thu Jul 9, 3:11 AM,6 min,45°,14° above SW,10° above E|2020-07-10 01:24:00.0,Fri Jul 10, 2:24 AM,4 min,37°,23° above SSW,11° above E|2020-07-10 02:59:00.0,Fri Jul 10, 3:59 AM,6 min,60°,10° above W,11° above E|2020-07-11 00:38:00.0,Sat Jul 11, 1:38 AM,3 min,29°,28° above SSE,11° above E|2020-07-11 02:11:00.0,Sat Jul 11, 3:11 AM,6 min,58°,10° above WSW,11° above E|2020-07-11 23:51:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 00:51 AM,2 min,21°,21° above SE,10° above E|2020-07-12 01:24:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 2:24 AM,6 min,52°,12° above WSW,11° above E|2020-07-12 03:00:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 4:00 AM,6 min,53°,10° above W,11° above ESE|2020-07-12 23:04:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 00:04 AM,1 min,15°,15° above SE,10° above ESE|2020-07-13 00:36:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 1:36 AM,6 min,45°,12° above WSW,10° above E|2020-07-13 02:12:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 3:12 AM,6 min,58°,10° above W,11° above ESE|2020-07-13 22:14:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 11:14 PM,2 min,12°,10° above SSE,10° above ESE|2020-07-13 23:49:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 00:49 AM,6 min,36°,12° above SW,11° above E|2020-07-14 01:25:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 2:25 AM,6 min,60°,10° above W,11° above E|2020-07-14 03:02:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 4:02 AM,6 min,38°,12° above W,12° above SE|2020-07-14 23:01:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 00:01 AM,5 min,29°,11° above SW,11° above E|2020-07-15 00:37:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 1:37 AM,6 min,58°,10° above WSW,11° above E|2020-07-15 02:13:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 3:13 AM,6 min,46°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2020-07-15 22:13:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 11:13 PM,5 min,22°,11° above SSW,10° above E|2020-07-15 23:49:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 00:49 AM,6 min,52°,10° above WSW,11° above E|2020-07-16 01:25:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 2:25 AM,6 min,54°,10° above W,11° above ESE|2020-07-16 03:03:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 4:03 AM,5 min,23°,11° above W,11° above SSE|2020-07-16 23:01:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 00:01 AM,6 min,44°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2020-07-17 00:38:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 1:38 AM,6 min,58°,10° above W,11° above ESE|2020-07-17 02:15:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 3:15 AM,6 min,30°,11° above W,10° above SE|2020-07-17 22:13:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 11:13 PM,6 min,36°,10° above SW,11° above E|2020-07-17 23:50:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 00:50 AM,6 min,60°,10° above W,11° above E|2020-07-18 01:27:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 2:27 AM,6 min,38°,12° above W,10° above SE|2020-07-18 03:04:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 4:04 AM,2 min,13°,10° above WSW,13° above SW|2020-07-18 23:02:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 00:02 AM,6 min,57°,10° above WSW,11° above E|2020-07-19 00:38:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 1:38 AM,5 min,47°,10° above W,22° above SE|2020-07-19 02:16:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 3:16 AM,< 1 min,13°,10° above WSW,13° above WSW|2020-07-19 22:14:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 11:14 PM,6 min,52°,10° above WSW,11° above E|2020-07-19 23:50:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 00:50 AM,5 min,54°,10° above W,20° above ESE|2020-07-20 01:28:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 2:28 AM,1 min,17°,11° above W,17° above WSW|2020-07-20 21:29:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 10:29 PM,3 min,44°,43° above S,10° above E|2020-07-20 23:03:00.0,Tue Jul 21, 00:03 AM,6 min,59°,10° above W,11° above ESE|2020-07-21 00:40:00.0,Tue Jul 21, 1:40 AM,2 min,30°,11° above W,30° above SW|2020-07-21 22:15:00.0,Tue Jul 21, 11:15 PM,6 min,60°,10° above W,11° above E|2020-07-21 23:52:00.0,Wed Jul 22, 00:52 AM,3 min,39°,12° above W,36° above S|2020-07-22 21:27:00.0,Wed Jul 22, 10:27 PM,6 min,57°,10° above WSW,11° above E|2020-07-22 23:03:00.0,Thu Jul 23, 00:03 AM,5 min,47°,10° above W,23° above SE|2020-07-23 00:41:00.0,Thu Jul 23, 1:41 AM,< 1 min,13°,10° above WSW,13° above WSW|

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 chart. Click the link for a detailed description of the astronomical horizon and sighting alert messages.