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Location: Florence, Italy

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 12° 12° above NE 10° above NE  
Sat Jul 23, 2:29 AM 2 min 21° 16° above NW 20° above N  
Sat Jul 23, 4:05 AM 3 min 24° 11° above NW 23° above NNE  
Sun Jul 24, 1:38 AM 2 min 23° 23° above N 11° above NE  
Sun Jul 24, 3:12 AM 2 min 20° 10° above NW 20° above N  
Sun Jul 24, 4:48 AM 6 min 49° 10° above NW 12° above ESE  
Mon Jul 25, 00:46 AM < 1 min 16° 16° above NE 12° above NE  
Mon Jul 25, 2:19 AM 5 min 19° 10° above NW 11° above NE  
Mon Jul 25, 3:55 AM 6 min 33° 10° above NW 10° above E  
Mon Jul 25, 10:12 PM < 1 min 14° 10° above SSW 14° above S  
Tue Jul 26, 1:27 AM 4 min 20° 16° above NW 11° above NE  
Tue Jul 26, 3:03 AM 5 min 25° 11° above NW 10° above ENE  
Tue Jul 26, 4:39 AM 6 min 82° 10° above WNW 10° above SE  
Tue Jul 26, 9:21 PM 3 min 14° 10° above SSE 10° above E  
Tue Jul 26, 10:55 PM 6 min 78° 10° above WSW 10° above NE  
Wed Jul 27, 00:32 AM 5 min 23° 11° above WNW 11° above NE  
Wed Jul 27, 2:10 AM 5 min 21° 10° above NW 10° above ENE  
Wed Jul 27, 3:46 AM 6 min 57° 10° above NW 10° above ESE  
Wed Jul 27, 5:23 AM 5 min 19° 10° above W 10° above S  
Wed Jul 27, 10:02 PM 6 min 57° 10° above SW 12° above ENE  
Wed Jul 27, 11:39 PM 5 min 29° 11° above W 11° above NE  
Thu Jul 28, 1:17 AM 5 min 19° 10° above NW 11° above NE  
Thu Jul 28, 2:53 AM 6 min 36° 10° above NW 10° above E  
Thu Jul 28, 4:30 AM 6 min 36° 12° above WNW 10° above SSE  
Thu Jul 28, 9:10 PM 6 min 30° 10° above SSW 10° above ENE  
Thu Jul 28, 10:46 PM 6 min 41° 10° above W 11° above NE  
Fri Jul 29, 00:23 AM 4 min 20° 10° above NW 13° above NE  
Fri Jul 29, 2:00 AM < 1 min 11° 11° above NW 11° above NW  
Fri Jul 29, 9:53 PM 6 min 67° 10° above WSW 10° above NE  
Fri Jul 29, 11:30 PM 5 min 22° 10° above WNW 10° above NE  
Sat Jul 30, 1:07 AM 1 min 18° 11° above NW 18° above NNW  
Sat Jul 30, 9:05 PM 1 min 23° 23° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Sat Jul 30, 10:39 PM 3 min 27° 26° above NNW 10° above NE  
Sun Jul 31, 00:14 AM 3 min 20° 10° above NW 19° above NNE  
Sun Jul 31, 9:46 PM 3 min 37° 35° above NW 10° above NE  
Sun Jul 31, 11:23 PM 3 min 19° 19° above NNW 11° above NE  
Mon Aug 1, 00:58 AM < 1 min 14° 11° above NW 14° above NW  
Mon Aug 1, 10:30 PM 3 min 21° 21° above NNW 10° above NE  
Tue Aug 2, 00:06 AM < 1 min 22° 19° above NNW 22° above N  
Tue Aug 2, 9:37 PM 3 min 25° 25° above NNW 10° above NE  
Tue Aug 2, 11:13 PM 2 min 20° 19° above NNW 14° above NE  
Wed Aug 3, 00:48 AM < 1 min 12° 10° above NW 12° above NW  
Wed Aug 3, 10:20 PM 3 min 19° 19° above N 11° above NE  
Wed Aug 3, 11:56 PM < 1 min 22° 19° above NNW 22° above NNW  
Thu Aug 4, 9:27 PM 3 min 20° 20° above NNW 11° above NE  
Thu Aug 4, 11:04 PM 2 min 24° 21° above NNW 22° above NE  
Fri Aug 5, 10:11 PM 3 min 21° 19° above NNW 11° above NE  
Fri Aug 5, 11:46 PM 1 min 22° 12° above NW 22° above NW  
2016-07-22 22:56:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 00:56 AM,< 1 min,12°,12° above NE,10° above NE|2016-07-23 00:29:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 2:29 AM,2 min,21°,16° above NW,20° above N|2016-07-23 02:05:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 4:05 AM,3 min,24°,11° above NW,23° above NNE|2016-07-23 23:38:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 1:38 AM,2 min,23°,23° above N,11° above NE|2016-07-24 01:12:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 3:12 AM,2 min,20°,10° above NW,20° above N|2016-07-24 02:48:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 4:48 AM,6 min,49°,10° above NW,12° above ESE|2016-07-24 22:46:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 00:46 AM,< 1 min,16°,16° above NE,12° above NE|2016-07-25 00:19:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 2:19 AM,5 min,19°,10° above NW,11° above NE|2016-07-25 01:55:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 3:55 AM,6 min,33°,10° above NW,10° above E|2016-07-25 20:12:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 10:12 PM,< 1 min,14°,10° above SSW,14° above S|2016-07-25 23:27:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 1:27 AM,4 min,20°,16° above NW,11° above NE|2016-07-26 01:03:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 3:03 AM,5 min,25°,11° above NW,10° above ENE|2016-07-26 02:39:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 4:39 AM,6 min,82°,10° above WNW,10° above SE|2016-07-26 19:21:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 9:21 PM,3 min,14°,10° above SSE,10° above E|2016-07-26 20:55:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 10:55 PM,6 min,78°,10° above WSW,10° above NE|2016-07-26 22:32:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 00:32 AM,5 min,23°,11° above WNW,11° above NE|2016-07-27 00:10:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 2:10 AM,5 min,21°,10° above NW,10° above ENE|2016-07-27 01:46:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 3:46 AM,6 min,57°,10° above NW,10° above ESE|2016-07-27 03:23:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 5:23 AM,5 min,19°,10° above W,10° above S|2016-07-27 20:02:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 10:02 PM,6 min,57°,10° above SW,12° above ENE|2016-07-27 21:39:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 11:39 PM,5 min,29°,11° above W,11° above NE|2016-07-27 23:17:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 1:17 AM,5 min,19°,10° above NW,11° above NE|2016-07-28 00:53:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 2:53 AM,6 min,36°,10° above NW,10° above E|2016-07-28 02:30:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 4:30 AM,6 min,36°,12° above WNW,10° above SSE|2016-07-28 19:10:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 9:10 PM,6 min,30°,10° above SSW,10° above ENE|2016-07-28 20:46:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 10:46 PM,6 min,41°,10° above W,11° above NE|2016-07-28 22:23:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 00:23 AM,4 min,20°,10° above NW,13° above NE|2016-07-29 00:00:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 2:00 AM,< 1 min,11°,11° above NW,11° above NW|2016-07-29 19:53:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 9:53 PM,6 min,67°,10° above WSW,10° above NE|2016-07-29 21:30:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 11:30 PM,5 min,22°,10° above WNW,10° above NE|2016-07-29 23:07:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 1:07 AM,1 min,18°,11° above NW,18° above NNW|2016-07-30 19:05:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 9:05 PM,1 min,23°,23° above ENE,10° above ENE|2016-07-30 20:39:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 10:39 PM,3 min,27°,26° above NNW,10° above NE|2016-07-30 22:14:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 00:14 AM,3 min,20°,10° above NW,19° above NNE|2016-07-31 19:46:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 9:46 PM,3 min,37°,35° above NW,10° above NE|2016-07-31 21:23:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 11:23 PM,3 min,19°,19° above NNW,11° above NE|2016-07-31 22:58:00.0,Mon Aug 1, 00:58 AM,< 1 min,14°,11° above NW,14° above NW|2016-08-01 20:30:00.0,Mon Aug 1, 10:30 PM,3 min,21°,21° above NNW,10° above NE|2016-08-01 22:06:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 00:06 AM,< 1 min,22°,19° above NNW,22° above N|2016-08-02 19:37:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 9:37 PM,3 min,25°,25° above NNW,10° above NE|2016-08-02 21:13:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 11:13 PM,2 min,20°,19° above NNW,14° above NE|2016-08-02 22:48:00.0,Wed Aug 3, 00:48 AM,< 1 min,12°,10° above NW,12° above NW|2016-08-03 20:20:00.0,Wed Aug 3, 10:20 PM,3 min,19°,19° above N,11° above NE|2016-08-03 21:56:00.0,Wed Aug 3, 11:56 PM,< 1 min,22°,19° above NNW,22° above NNW|2016-08-04 19:27:00.0,Thu Aug 4, 9:27 PM,3 min,20°,20° above NNW,11° above NE|2016-08-04 21:04:00.0,Thu Aug 4, 11:04 PM,2 min,24°,21° above NNW,22° above NE|2016-08-05 20:11:00.0,Fri Aug 5, 10:11 PM,3 min,21°,19° above NNW,11° above NE|2016-08-05 21:46:00.0,Fri Aug 5, 11:46 PM,1 min,22°,12° above NW,22° above NW|

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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