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Location: Lecco, 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, 00:57 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Sat Jul 23, 2:29 AM 4 min 30° 25° above NW 11° above NE  
Sat Jul 23, 4:04 AM 6 min 32° 11° above NW 10° above ENE  
Sun Jul 24, 1:38 AM 2 min 33° 33° above NNE 10° above NE  
Sun Jul 24, 3:11 AM 5 min 28° 11° above NW 11° above ENE  
Sun Jul 24, 4:48 AM 6 min 65° 10° above WNW 10° above ESE  
Mon Jul 25, 00:46 AM 1 min 18° 18° above NE 10° above ENE  
Mon Jul 25, 2:19 AM 5 min 27° 13° above WNW 11° above ENE  
Mon Jul 25, 3:55 AM 6 min 44° 10° above NW 11° above E  
Mon Jul 25, 10:13 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above S 10° above S  
Mon Jul 25, 11:54 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Tue Jul 26, 1:27 AM 4 min 29° 24° above NW 11° above NE  
Tue Jul 26, 3:02 AM 6 min 34° 12° above NW 10° above E  
Tue Jul 26, 4:38 AM 6 min 66° 10° above WNW 10° above SE  
Tue Jul 26, 10:55 PM 6 min 62° 10° above SW 10° above ENE  
Wed Jul 27, 00:32 AM 6 min 34° 12° above W 10° above NE  
Wed Jul 27, 2:09 AM 5 min 29° 11° above NW 11° above ENE  
Wed Jul 27, 3:45 AM 6 min 74° 10° above WNW 10° above ESE  
Wed Jul 27, 5:22 AM 4 min 18° 10° above W 11° above S  
Wed Jul 27, 10:02 PM 6 min 34° 10° above SSW 11° above ENE  
Wed Jul 27, 11:39 PM 6 min 45° 10° above W 12° above NE  
Thu Jul 28, 1:16 AM 5 min 27° 11° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Thu Jul 28, 2:52 AM 6 min 48° 10° above WNW 12° above E  
Thu Jul 28, 4:29 AM 5 min 31° 11° above W 11° above SSE  
Thu Jul 28, 10:45 PM 6 min 68° 10° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Fri Jul 29, 00:23 AM 5 min 28° 11° above WNW 13° above NE  
Fri Jul 29, 1:59 AM 1 min 17° 10° above NW 17° above NW  
Fri Jul 29, 9:53 PM 6 min 73° 10° above SW 10° above ENE  
Fri Jul 29, 11:30 PM 6 min 33° 11° above WNW 10° above NE  
Sat Jul 30, 1:07 AM 2 min 27° 11° above NW 27° above NNW  
Sat Jul 30, 10:36 PM 6 min 42° 10° above W 11° above NE  
Sun Jul 31, 00:14 AM 4 min 28° 11° above WNW 23° above NE  
Sun Jul 31, 9:43 PM 6 min 60° 10° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Sun Jul 31, 11:22 PM 3 min 28° 26° above NNW 11° above ENE  
Mon Aug 1, 00:57 AM 1 min 20° 10° above NW 20° above NW  
Mon Aug 1, 10:29 PM 3 min 31° 30° above NNW 12° above NE  
Tue Aug 2, 00:04 AM 3 min 31° 11° above NW 31° above N  
Tue Aug 2, 9:36 PM 3 min 38° 36° above NW 11° above NE  
Tue Aug 2, 11:13 PM 2 min 28° 26° above NNW 18° above NE  
Wed Aug 3, 00:47 AM < 1 min 15° 10° above WNW 15° above NW  
Wed Aug 3, 10:20 PM 3 min 27° 26° above NNW 11° above ENE  
Wed Aug 3, 11:54 PM 2 min 34° 10° above NW 34° above NNW  
Thu Aug 4, 9:27 PM 3 min 30° 29° above NNW 11° above NE  
Thu Aug 4, 11:03 PM 2 min 33° 26° above NNW 23° above ENE  
Fri Aug 5, 00:38 AM < 1 min 12° 10° above WNW 12° above WNW  
Fri Aug 5, 10:10 PM 3 min 28° 26° above NNW 11° above ENE  
Fri Aug 5, 11:45 PM 2 min 34° 10° above WNW 34° above NW  
2016-07-22 22:57:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 00:57 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above ENE,10° above ENE|2016-07-23 00:29:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 2:29 AM,4 min,30°,25° above NW,11° above NE|2016-07-23 02:04:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 4:04 AM,6 min,32°,11° above NW,10° above ENE|2016-07-23 23:38:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 1:38 AM,2 min,33°,33° above NNE,10° above NE|2016-07-24 01:11:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 3:11 AM,5 min,28°,11° above NW,11° above ENE|2016-07-24 02:48:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 4:48 AM,6 min,65°,10° above WNW,10° above ESE|2016-07-24 22:46:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 00:46 AM,1 min,18°,18° above NE,10° above ENE|2016-07-25 00:19:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 2:19 AM,5 min,27°,13° above WNW,11° above ENE|2016-07-25 01:55:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 3:55 AM,6 min,44°,10° above NW,11° above E|2016-07-25 20:13:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 10:13 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above S,10° above S|2016-07-25 21:54:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 11:54 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above ENE,10° above ENE|2016-07-25 23:27:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 1:27 AM,4 min,29°,24° above NW,11° above NE|2016-07-26 01:02:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 3:02 AM,6 min,34°,12° above NW,10° above E|2016-07-26 02:38:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 4:38 AM,6 min,66°,10° above WNW,10° above SE|2016-07-26 20:55:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 10:55 PM,6 min,62°,10° above SW,10° above ENE|2016-07-26 22:32:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 00:32 AM,6 min,34°,12° above W,10° above NE|2016-07-27 00:09:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 2:09 AM,5 min,29°,11° above NW,11° above ENE|2016-07-27 01:45:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 3:45 AM,6 min,74°,10° above WNW,10° above ESE|2016-07-27 03:22:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 5:22 AM,4 min,18°,10° above W,11° above S|2016-07-27 20:02:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 10:02 PM,6 min,34°,10° above SSW,11° above ENE|2016-07-27 21:39:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 11:39 PM,6 min,45°,10° above W,12° above NE|2016-07-27 23:16:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 1:16 AM,5 min,27°,11° above WNW,10° above ENE|2016-07-28 00:52:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 2:52 AM,6 min,48°,10° above WNW,12° above E|2016-07-28 02:29:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 4:29 AM,5 min,31°,11° above W,11° above SSE|2016-07-28 20:45:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 10:45 PM,6 min,68°,10° above WSW,10° above ENE|2016-07-28 22:23:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 00:23 AM,5 min,28°,11° above WNW,13° above NE|2016-07-28 23:59:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 1:59 AM,1 min,17°,10° above NW,17° above NW|2016-07-29 19:53:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 9:53 PM,6 min,73°,10° above SW,10° above ENE|2016-07-29 21:30:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 11:30 PM,6 min,33°,11° above WNW,10° above NE|2016-07-29 23:07:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 1:07 AM,2 min,27°,11° above NW,27° above NNW|2016-07-30 20:36:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 10:36 PM,6 min,42°,10° above W,11° above NE|2016-07-30 22:14:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 00:14 AM,4 min,28°,11° above WNW,23° above NE|2016-07-31 19:43:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 9:43 PM,6 min,60°,10° above WSW,10° above ENE|2016-07-31 21:22:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 11:22 PM,3 min,28°,26° above NNW,11° above ENE|2016-07-31 22:57:00.0,Mon Aug 1, 00:57 AM,1 min,20°,10° above NW,20° above NW|2016-08-01 20:29:00.0,Mon Aug 1, 10:29 PM,3 min,31°,30° above NNW,12° above NE|2016-08-01 22:04:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 00:04 AM,3 min,31°,11° above NW,31° above N|2016-08-02 19:36:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 9:36 PM,3 min,38°,36° above NW,11° above NE|2016-08-02 21:13:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 11:13 PM,2 min,28°,26° above NNW,18° above NE|2016-08-02 22:47:00.0,Wed Aug 3, 00:47 AM,< 1 min,15°,10° above WNW,15° above NW|2016-08-03 20:20:00.0,Wed Aug 3, 10:20 PM,3 min,27°,26° above NNW,11° above ENE|2016-08-03 21:54:00.0,Wed Aug 3, 11:54 PM,2 min,34°,10° above NW,34° above NNW|2016-08-04 19:27:00.0,Thu Aug 4, 9:27 PM,3 min,30°,29° above NNW,11° above NE|2016-08-04 21:03:00.0,Thu Aug 4, 11:03 PM,2 min,33°,26° above NNW,23° above ENE|2016-08-04 22:38:00.0,Fri Aug 5, 00:38 AM,< 1 min,12°,10° above WNW,12° above WNW|2016-08-05 20:10:00.0,Fri Aug 5, 10:10 PM,3 min,28°,26° above NNW,11° above ENE|2016-08-05 21:45:00.0,Fri Aug 5, 11:45 PM,2 min,34°,10° above WNW,34° 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