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Location: Vilnius, Lithuania

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, 1:56 AM 3 min 37° 35° above S 10° above E  
Sat Jul 23, 3:30 AM 6 min 48° 10° above W 12° above ESE  
Sun Jul 24, 1:05 AM 2 min 23° 23° above ESE 10° above E  
Sun Jul 24, 2:38 AM 5 min 49° 15° above WSW 12° above ESE  
Sun Jul 24, 4:14 AM 5 min 33° 12° above W 12° above SE  
Mon Jul 25, 00:14 AM < 1 min 11° 11° above ESE 11° above ESE  
Mon Jul 25, 1:46 AM 4 min 46° 31° above SW 11° above E  
Mon Jul 25, 3:20 AM 6 min 41° 10° above W 11° above ESE  
Tue Jul 26, 00:54 AM 3 min 39° 39° above S 10° above E  
Tue Jul 26, 2:27 AM 6 min 47° 10° above W 11° above ESE  
Tue Jul 26, 4:04 AM 5 min 23° 11° above W 10° above SSE  
Tue Jul 26, 10:25 PM 1 min 10° 10° above SSE 10° above SE  
Tue Jul 26, 11:59 PM 5 min 31° 12° above SW 11° above E  
Wed Jul 27, 1:35 AM 6 min 49° 10° above WSW 12° above ESE  
Wed Jul 27, 3:11 AM 5 min 31° 11° above W 11° above SE  
Wed Jul 27, 11:06 PM 5 min 24° 11° above SSW 10° above E  
Thu Jul 28, 00:42 AM 6 min 47° 10° above WSW 11° above E  
Thu Jul 28, 2:18 AM 6 min 39° 10° above W 10° above SE  
Thu Jul 28, 3:55 AM 4 min 15° 11° above WSW 10° above S  
Thu Jul 28, 10:14 PM 4 min 17° 10° above S 10° above ESE  
Thu Jul 28, 11:49 PM 6 min 41° 10° above WSW 11° above E  
Fri Jul 29, 1:25 AM 3 min 42° 10° above W 42° above SW  
Fri Jul 29, 10:56 PM 5 min 33° 12° above SW 12° above E  
Sat Jul 30, 00:32 AM 4 min 49° 10° above WSW 37° above SE  
Sat Jul 30, 10:04 PM 5 min 26° 11° above SSW 11° above E  
Sat Jul 30, 11:39 PM 5 min 48° 10° above WSW 17° above ESE  
Sun Jul 31, 1:15 AM 2 min 24° 10° above W 24° above WSW  
Sun Jul 31, 10:46 PM 6 min 43° 10° above WSW 11° above E  
Mon Aug 1, 00:22 AM 3 min 43° 10° above W 43° above SSW  
Mon Aug 1, 9:54 PM 6 min 36° 10° above SW 10° above E  
Mon Aug 1, 11:30 PM 5 min 48° 10° above W 25° above ESE  
Tue Aug 2, 1:06 AM < 1 min 16° 11° above W 16° above WSW  
Tue Aug 2, 10:37 PM 6 min 49° 10° above WSW 12° above ESE  
Wed Aug 3, 00:13 AM 2 min 33° 12° above W 33° above SSW  
Wed Aug 3, 9:49 PM 1 min 20° 20° above ESE 11° above E  
Wed Aug 3, 11:20 PM 4 min 42° 10° above W 28° above SE  
Thu Aug 4, 00:57 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above WSW 10° above WSW  
Thu Aug 4, 10:27 PM 6 min 47° 10° above W 11° above ESE  
Fri Aug 5, 00:04 AM 2 min 23° 11° above W 23° above SW  
Fri Aug 5, 11:11 PM 4 min 32° 12° above W 26° above SSE  
2016-07-22 22:56:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 1:56 AM,3 min,37°,35° above S,10° above E|2016-07-23 00:30:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 3:30 AM,6 min,48°,10° above W,12° above ESE|2016-07-23 22:05:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 1:05 AM,2 min,23°,23° above ESE,10° above E|2016-07-23 23:38:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 2:38 AM,5 min,49°,15° above WSW,12° above ESE|2016-07-24 01:14:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 4:14 AM,5 min,33°,12° above W,12° above SE|2016-07-24 21:14:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 00:14 AM,< 1 min,11°,11° above ESE,11° above ESE|2016-07-24 22:46:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 1:46 AM,4 min,46°,31° above SW,11° above E|2016-07-25 00:20:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 3:20 AM,6 min,41°,10° above W,11° above ESE|2016-07-25 21:54:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 00:54 AM,3 min,39°,39° above S,10° above E|2016-07-25 23:27:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 2:27 AM,6 min,47°,10° above W,11° above ESE|2016-07-26 01:04:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 4:04 AM,5 min,23°,11° above W,10° above SSE|2016-07-26 19:25:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 10:25 PM,1 min,10°,10° above SSE,10° above SE|2016-07-26 20:59:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 11:59 PM,5 min,31°,12° above SW,11° above E|2016-07-26 22:35:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 1:35 AM,6 min,49°,10° above WSW,12° above ESE|2016-07-27 00:11:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 3:11 AM,5 min,31°,11° above W,11° above SE|2016-07-27 20:06:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 11:06 PM,5 min,24°,11° above SSW,10° above E|2016-07-27 21:42:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 00:42 AM,6 min,47°,10° above WSW,11° above E|2016-07-27 23:18:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 2:18 AM,6 min,39°,10° above W,10° above SE|2016-07-28 00:55:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 3:55 AM,4 min,15°,11° above WSW,10° above S|2016-07-28 19:14:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 10:14 PM,4 min,17°,10° above S,10° above ESE|2016-07-28 20:49:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 11:49 PM,6 min,41°,10° above WSW,11° above E|2016-07-28 22:25:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 1:25 AM,3 min,42°,10° above W,42° above SW|2016-07-29 19:56:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 10:56 PM,5 min,33°,12° above SW,12° above E|2016-07-29 21:32:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 00:32 AM,4 min,49°,10° above WSW,37° above SE|2016-07-30 19:04:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 10:04 PM,5 min,26°,11° above SSW,11° above E|2016-07-30 20:39:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 11:39 PM,5 min,48°,10° above WSW,17° above ESE|2016-07-30 22:15:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 1:15 AM,2 min,24°,10° above W,24° above WSW|2016-07-31 19:46:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 10:46 PM,6 min,43°,10° above WSW,11° above E|2016-07-31 21:22:00.0,Mon Aug 1, 00:22 AM,3 min,43°,10° above W,43° above SSW|2016-08-01 18:54:00.0,Mon Aug 1, 9:54 PM,6 min,36°,10° above SW,10° above E|2016-08-01 20:30:00.0,Mon Aug 1, 11:30 PM,5 min,48°,10° above W,25° above ESE|2016-08-01 22:06:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 1:06 AM,< 1 min,16°,11° above W,16° above WSW|2016-08-02 19:37:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 10:37 PM,6 min,49°,10° above WSW,12° above ESE|2016-08-02 21:13:00.0,Wed Aug 3, 00:13 AM,2 min,33°,12° above W,33° above SSW|2016-08-03 18:49:00.0,Wed Aug 3, 9:49 PM,1 min,20°,20° above ESE,11° above E|2016-08-03 20:20:00.0,Wed Aug 3, 11:20 PM,4 min,42°,10° above W,28° above SE|2016-08-03 21:57:00.0,Thu Aug 4, 00:57 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above WSW,10° above WSW|2016-08-04 19:27:00.0,Thu Aug 4, 10:27 PM,6 min,47°,10° above W,11° above ESE|2016-08-04 21:04:00.0,Fri Aug 5, 00:04 AM,2 min,23°,11° above W,23° above SW|2016-08-05 20:11:00.0,Fri Aug 5, 11:11 PM,4 min,32°,12° above W,26° above SSE|

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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